• Joey Logano started second in Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, but finished 39th after a lap 59 accident ended the day for the No. 22 Autotrader Ford Mustang. Logano car was turned by another competitor entering turn 3 as the field was racing for the conclusion of the first stage.
• Logano led laps early in the No. 22 Autotrader Ford Mustang, despite reporting a loose-handling condition, and was running third at the competition caution on lap 25. Logano was battling for the Stage 1 victory when his car suffered contact on corner entry to Turn 3 and went airborne before coming to rest on the wheels of the Autotrader Mustang.
• Logano was uninjured in the accident, but he unable to finish the race as the No. 22 Autotrader Ford was scored in the 39th position.
“I am appreciative of driving a car that is this safe and what Team Penske has done for the safety of these cars so that I can live to talk about it and go again. I got lucky that I didn’t get hit while I was in the air. It is unfortunate for our Autotrader Mustang but we will go on but it won’t be a good starting spot next week.”