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Joey Logano started 18th and finished 15th in the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion in Sunday afternoon’s Apache Warrior 400 at Dover International Speedway. Logano started the race and ran just inside the top-20 during the opening stage, primarily battling dirty air from starting mid-pack. On the first pit stop of the race, crew chief Todd Gordon called for wedge and air pressure adjustments to combat the loose in and tight center condition in the No. 22 Ford Fusion. Logano and company found themselves a lap down to the leaders at the conclusion of the first stage where they were in 20th position. Fortunately, a quick caution at lap 135 would cycle the team forward as Logano was the beneficiary of the free pass. Throughout the second stage, Logano reported the handling of the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford to be free on corner entry and exit, despite moving forward into the top-15. Gordon again elected to adjust with air pressure, also telling Logano that his wheel temperatures were good, allowing him to use more front brake in the next run. Late in the second stage Logano reported his car was as good as it had been all race and felt like he was better than most the competitors in front of him. The team would continue to cycle forward, running long on the fourth run of the afternoon and moving as high as second before pitting. The gamble of running long cycled the team back to the 15th position as the race ran green to the conclusion.

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“We made good adjustments all day on our Shell-Pennzoil Ford. I felt like in the middle of the race I was as good as most of the cars in front of us, but were just kind of stuck with the track position. Our car wasn’t quite as good in dirty air, but the team did a great job of executing all day we were in a position to gamble and run long at the end.”