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Joey Logano started seventh and finished 35th after a lap 71 incident in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday night. Logano demonstrated early in the race that the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion was one of the fastest cars in the field, running inside the top-10 until the team pitted at lap 16. As a majority of the field stayed out, Logano restarted 25th but raced his way to the fifth position before the end of the first stage. At the conclusion of the stage, crew chief Todd Gordon called Logano to the pits, changing four tires and making air pressure and wedge adjustments to the 22. Unfortunately, the stop was slowed after contact with another car entering the pit. Logano would restart in the 18th position but start working forward. On lap 60, the team elected to stay out with only 11 laps on tires and restart inside the top-10. Unfortunately, the night would be cut short for the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil team after the No. 18 of Kyle Busch cut a left rear tire, spinning directly in front of Logano and leaving him nowhere to go.

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“I saw four or five laps before the wreck that the 95 got into the side of the 18. I didn’t see any smoke off the 18, just a near miss. Then four or five laps later I think the left-rear popped on the 18 and around he started going and we were there. Wrong place at the wrong time again for us. It’s superspeedway racing. Sometimes you’re on the good side of it, sometimes you’re on the wrong side of it. That was the bad one. We’ll just move and head to the next race.”