Joey Logano (@joeylogano), driver of the No. 19 Draw-Tite Ford F-150, fought through a variety of issues to post an 18th place finish in the Careers for Veterans 200 Presented by The Cooper Standard Foundation & Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation Saturday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway.

Logano started second – his best qualifying effort in six career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. He ran strong during the opening laps of the race, inches behind teammate Ryan Blaney, as the Brad Keselowski Racing duo ran 1-2.

Logano started to fade just after the 20 lap mark of the 100 lap event, wrestling a truck that he called “super tight.” He slipped outside the top 10 by lap 30 and was running 15th when he hit the pit lane for a scheduled green flag stop for four tires and adjustments on lap 55. On lap 69 Logano pitted for repairs to the front nose of his truck but he was able to return to the track and was credited with 18th place in the final rundown.

Just before the race began, Draw-Tite made a $10,000 donation to Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation. The company also entertained 280 guests at Saturday’s race.

Joey Logano – No. 19 Draw-Tite Ford F-150: “We qualified well and it was cool to put both of Brad’s trucks on the front row. We had a tough day in the Draw-Tite Ford F-150. The truck was really tight early in the race then we had to repair the front splitter. It’s a bummer because these Truck races are so much fun.”

Doug Randolph – Crew Chief, No. 19 Draw-Tite Ford F-150: “In qualifying Joey did a great job drafting and getting good runs and we exceeded our expectations. I thought we were going to be just fine for the race. We stayed up front at the start and were just going to have to make one stop there after that lap 10 stop so I think we were set to have one fall in our lap. Obviously we had some mechanical issues with the front nose separating and that put an end to our day.”

Careers for Veterans 200