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Joey Logano drove the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion to the front of the field and led laps on Sunday, but got involved in a late-race, multi-car accident and finished a disappointing 25th on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. Logano started the race in the 22nd position to quickly used his drafting prowess to move his No. 22 to the front of the field, racing all the way to fourth in the first 12 laps of the event. Logano would be a top-10 car most of the afternoon, working the draft well. Through several round of pit stops, including a couple of green-flag stops, Logano was able to keep his Shell-Pennzoil Ford near the front all day long. Late in the going, Logano looked to work closely with teammate Brad Keselowski as the two Ford drivers raced toward the front of the field. Logano was actually able to take the lead late in the race and looked to be one of the cars to beat, pacing the field from lap 166 to lap 171. However, just nine laps later, Logano would get collected in a multi-car accident, which would eventually end the day for the No. 22 team. He retired from the event with a 25th-place finish. Logano remains fifth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings, 35 points behind the leader.

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“I haven’t seen a replay yet. We crashed. That is part of Talladega. 75-percent of us crashed I think. Congratulations to my teammate. That is great for them. It is a bummer for us though. We were in position decent toward the end. I don’t know. Something happened up top and cars came down across my nose. It is what it is.

It’s unfortunate. We had a pretty decent car. I wouldn’t say it was the fastest car out there. It took us all day to get towards the front, but we positioned ourselves well at the end there with around 20 to go up there in the front row and in the lead. I was proud of what our Shell/Pennzoil team did. We worked hard all day, but unfortunately didn’t end up as well as we’d like to two days in a row.”