• Joey Logano started 11th and finished fourth in Thursday night’s Blue Green Vacations Duel #1 at Daytona International Speedway in the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Mustang. Logano had a relatively uneventful Duel, spending the majority of the race in the second position before making a move on the final lap in an attempt to win the race, but ultimately finishing fourth.
• Logano moved inside the top-five on the opening laps of the race and climbed to the second position while working with a group of Ford Performance teammates by lap 20, reporting the Shell-Pennzoil Ford Mustang was building free. The team pitted at lap 34 with several other Ford Mustangs, taking fuel and making a trackbar adjustment to the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Mustang to work on the loose handling condition.
• After the pit stop, Logano continued to run in the second position behind the No. 10 Ford Mustang of Aric Almirola, logging laps around in the high lane of the 2.5-mile superspeedway. Logano rode in the second position until the final lap, when he made a move on the race leader. However, he ultimately faded to the fourth position at the checkered flag.
• Logano will lineup in the ninth position for Sunday’s Daytona 500 as he chases his second win in “The Great American Race.”
“We had a solid race tonight with our Shell-Pennzoil Mustang. Overall the car drove really well, we were a little bit loose but the team made an adjustment at the stop to tighten me up a bit. We could have finished second there, but that’s not in my nature to just settle, so I tried to win, but ultimately we brought home a clean Shell-Pennzoil Ford to race again on Sunday.”