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• Joey Logano started 13th and finished fourth in Sunday afternoon’s SaveMart 350 at Sonoma Raceway in the No. 22 Autotrader Ford Mustang. Logano led five laps on the day and worked with the team to make steady progress on the cars handling throughout the day.
• Logano ran as high as the 11th position before pitting prior to the competition caution as he had a right rear tire coming apart. The team would return to pit road for fuel only. On the Stage 1 caution, crew chief Paul Wolfe elected to pit the Autotrader Mustang for four tires, air pressure and a trackbar change.
• A caution flag prior to the end of the second stage provided an opportunity for Logano and the Autotrader Mustang to remain on the track, cycling inside the top-five for the six-lap dash to the end of Stage 2. Logano would pit at the end of the stage for four tires and fuel with a slight air pressure change to the No. 22Autotrader Mustang.
• Logano would begin a conservative march forward, reaching the fourth position by lap 60, with 30 laps remaining in the race. Logano would hit pit road at lap 67 for potentially the last time in the race for four tires and an air pressure adjustment. A caution at lap 72 would allow the Logano to stay out and claim the lead with No. 22 Autotrader Mustang.
• Logano would slip from the lead back to the fourth position as several cars with fresher tires bypassed the Autotrader Mustang. Logano would finish the race fourth in the fourth position after leading five laps on the afternoon.

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“We had the tire issue the first run and that got our strategy off. Paul did some different things and we were able to get some stage points in the second stage. We had nothing to beat the 5, if I’m being honest, but our Autotrader Mustang was good enough to finish top three or four. We kind of did that one stop strategy the last run there and got to where we were probably a third-place car if we had the same tires as the cars racing around us, but, overall, we’ll take that considering how it was looking in the beginning. It’s fun to be out here in Sonoma again and great to see so many fans back out in the grandstands and around this racetrack.”