· Joey Logano started 12th in the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion in Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Logano worked forward from the 12th position in the opening five laps, reaching the tenth position. He reported the Shell-Pennzoil Ford was on the edge of wheel-hop throughout the run and was mostly free around the circuit.

· As the Shell-Pennzoil Ford began to get tight as the opening run went on, Logano dropped to the 12th position. Outside of a points position for the stage end, crew chief Todd Gordon elected to pit Logano with three laps remaining in the opening stage. The move would cycle Logano to the fifth position for the restart to begin the second stage.

· Logano reported that the Shell-Pennzoil Ford began the second stage loose all around, but the condition was amplified in turns 2 and 3. Throughout the second stage, Logano battled a tight condition and an intensified sensation of wheel hopping. Crew chief Todd Gordon elected to pit Logano again prior to the stage end, making a major wedge adjustment and adding a spring rubber to the right rear of the Shell-Pennzoil Ford.

· Through the opening run of the final stage, Logano continued to struggle with the handling of the Shell-Pennzoil Ford. On the third stop of the afternoon, Gordon called for air pressure and wedge adjustments, looking to give Logano the handling he needed for the run to the finish.

· The major adjustments made on the final pit stop did help the handling of the Shell-Pennzoil Ford. Unfortunately, the race ran under green flag conditions to its conclusion, relegating the No. 22 Ford to the 19th position.



“We really struggled for most of the race. The last pit stop we were able to make some really positive adjustments but at that point our bed was made without a caution flag. I think we know the direction we need to go from here, certainly some things were learned and that should carry over. We’ll regroup as a team and be ready for Chicagoland Speedway next week.”

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