Start: 4th
Finish: 19th

Stage One: 14th
Stage Two: 17th

Points: 10th (-114)

race review

Joey Logano started Sunday night’s Ally 400 from the outside of row two and made his way up to third on the leaderboard in the opening laps at Nashville Superspeedway, but a loose-handling condition during the first run of the night saw the No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Mustang fall out of the top-five before green flag stops began to cycle. Crew chief Paul Wolfe took a big swing on adjustments during the first pit stop on lap 43 but Logano’s struggles on corner exit continued through the end of the first stage, resulting in a 14th-place finish. Following another four-tire stop and a round of adjustments under caution, Logano maintained his track position during the first green-flag run of Stage 2 before pitting on lap 135 during the green flag pit cycle. The caution flag flew shortly after Logano made his way off pit road but was able to take the wave around to rejoin the lead lap prior to the ensuing restart. After crossing the line 17th in Stage 2, Logano battled his way back into the top-10 on lap 194 as the balance began to improve. The No. 22 team opted to pit later in the green-flag cycle during the final stage as Logano made his way up to fourth in the running order before being called to pit road on lap 244 for the final stop of the night, but the race stayed green the rest of the way as the Shell Pennzoil Ford Mustang settled for a 19th-place finish.


“The end result wasn’t the way that we wanted to come out of the off-week, but this No. 22 Shell Pennzoil team battled all night – whether it was going to work on the balance or going with strategy calls to get us some sort of track position. Our struggles in the corners hurt us on the longer runs and, unfortunately, that’s how this one played out for us. We had no choice but to take big swings on adjustments with the few chances we did have to work on our Ford Mustang and it didn’t fall our way.”

WHAT’S NEXT: The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Chicago for the Grant Park 220 – the series’ first-ever street course race – on Sunday, July 2. Coverage begins at 5:30 pm E.T. on NBC, MRN and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.