Stage 1 Finish: 5th
Stage 2 Finish: 15th
With rain washing out Saturday’s qualifying, Joey Logano lined up 18th to start Sunday afternoon at Richmond Raceway. Logano made his way into the top-10 following a four-tire stop with a round of adjustments during the competition caution on lap 30. Logano continued to charge forward on the ensuing run, making his way into the top-five by lap 44 and crossing the line fifth in Stage 1. During another four-tire stop under caution on lap 95, Logano had to make an additional stop on pit road for a loose right-rear wheel and was scored 34th to begin Stage 2. Long green-flag runs allowed him to make his way back through the field en route to a 15th-place finish in Stage 2. Logano fought through a tight-handing condition in the center of the corner and a loose condition on the entry and exit to start Stage 3, although he was able to hold his position through the run. As the No. 22 team continued to make adjustments on pit road, Logano made his way forward again, entering the top-10 again on Lap 324. He made the most of the success of the outside line on the final restart, working his way up to an eventual seventh-place finish, marking his fourth top-10 of the season.
Logano currently sits seventh in the point standings.
“We had a really good car. Our Mustang was fast, maybe definitely could have won. It felt pretty good. That loose wheel set us back, but it was so early in the race we thought we could recover. We started to recover and did recover, and then we were trying to split it halfway and get the track position, but we had two untimely cautions that just didn’t work out for us. Typical Richmond it does work out, but more cautions today than typical.”