race review

• Joey Logano started 13th and led 12 laps, running primarily inside the top-five throughout the 311-lap race at Dover International Speedway before ultimately finishing sixth in the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Mustang. Logano showed the pace of eventual race winner Kevin Harvick, often matching the lap times during the second and final stage of the event. Unfortunately, a late caution flag would spoil a presumptive runner-up finish, relegating Logano just outside the top-five.
• After an eventful start to the race that included an early pit stop, Logano settled in and worked forward inside the top 10, reaching the sixth position before the end of the opening stage. Logano had reported the Shell-Pennzoil Ford Mustang was a little free overall but could swing to the tight side from the center of the corner to corner exit. Solid pit work by the Shell-Pennzoil crew gained Logano six spots over the first two stops of the race and positioned the No. 22 Ford in the fourth position to begin the second stage.
• The Shell-Pennzoil pit crew continued their strong day into the second stage. After pitting from the third position they were able to put their driver in the lead. Logano would maintain the lead of the race before surrendering the top spot to Kevin Harvick later in the stage. Logano finished the second stage in the second position, leading crew chief Paul Wolfe to call for no adjustments on the stage-ending stop.
• With a caution flag, Logano pitted at lap 218 for four tires, fuel and tape on the nose, with the balance of the car being close to neutral overall. Prior to the caution flag, Logano had been running lap times faster than the race leading No. 4 Ford Mustang.
• Logano spent the majority of the final stage running in the second position, swapping fastest laps with the race leader. A caution flag with 23 laps remaining set the field up for a return to pit road for a final stop of the event. Unfortunately, a pit road issue dropped Logano to the fifth position for the restart. Logano fell one position to sixth on the opening lap and reported the Shell-Pennzoil Mustang took a swing to the tight side in the closing laps.



“Sixth obviously wasn’t the result we should have had today, we ran a lot better than that overall. Proud of the way the guys on this Shell-Pennzoil team were able to work on our car after yesterday’s race and we improved a lot for today. I think that shows what we’re capable of. Still need a little more speed but we’re getting there more and more.”


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