Laps Led: 1
Stage 1 Finish: 5th
Stage 2 Finish: 2nd
Point Standings: 11th (-21)
Joey Logano officially started 20th, but had to drop to the rear of the field to begin Sunday’s Daytona 500 after the team had to go to a backup car following a crash in Thursday night’s Duel event. Logano wasted little time moving forward, spending time racing inside the top-10. In the third stage, Logano was collected in a multi-vehicle wreck and sustained a flat tire, resulting in him getting stuck in the infield grass and dropping the Shell-Pennzoil Ford Mustang three laps down. Logano continued to battle, surviving multiple late race incidents to finish 21st.
“Certainly happy for Austin (Cindric) and the No. 2 Ford team, and for Roger Penske winning the Daytona 500 on his birthday. Obviously not the day we were looking for on the Shell-Pennzoil Ford. We had a great car and the guys worked really hard all week, appreciate all of their efforts. The flat tire and getting stuck in the infield sort of ended our day.”