• Joey Logano and the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford team started Friday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race in the 11th position after rain canceled the final two rounds of knockout qualifying earlier in the day
  • With only 100-laps on the docket, Logano knew he would need to try and get to the front of the field as the race went green. It took him only five laps to break into the top-five, but trying to run the high line proved difficult as Logano slipped back to 10th just a few laps later.
  • All night long, Logano seemed to find himself in the wrong lane at the wrong time. He backed all the way up to 26th by the time the first round of pit stops came on lap 38.
  • A great call by crew chief Jeremy Bullins of two tires and fuel on the first stop got Logano back out in front of the leaders. However, the No. 22 Discount Tire Mustang was tagged with a pit road speeding violation and was forced to serve a pass through penalty.
  • As the leaders were getting ready to catch Logano and put him a lap down after losing the draft due to the penalty, a caution waved, keeping Logano on the lead lap. Bullins called Logano in for four tires and then topped off with fuel just before the green waved.
  • Logano again couldn’t get his Discount Tire Ford in the right lane and hung around the 25th position. However, with about 25 laps to go, Logano began to make moves and make his way to the front. Buy lap 80, he was back in the top-10.
  • Things looked to be going his way as Logano found himself fourth after a couple of late-race cautions. With enough fuel to make it to the finish and the leaders running low, Logano was in a prime position.
  • On the final restart, Logano was able to push his way into second as the white flag waved. On the back stretch, Logano made a move for the lead but was shuffled out of line. Coming to the checkers, Logano crossed the line in sixth.
  • With the finish, the No. 22 team made up ground in the race for the NASCAR Owners’ Championship and now trails the No. 54 by 38 points.


“I am pretty frustrated with myself. I didn’t make the move I needed to at the right time. I think I was in the best position out there to win the race and I ended up making my move a little too early on the backstretch. I made a move to get outside of the 7 and the 5 snuck on the inside of me. I had kind of hoped that he would go with me and wasn’t thinking of him trying to go with his teammate. It’s just frustrating because you pretty much have one shot to make the move you need and I made it too early. If I would have waited or had been able to clear the 42 car on the inside, I think you would see the No. 22 sitting over there in victory lane. The guys gave me a great car. We just didn’t make the right moves tonight. It was one of those days.”


“I made an early mistake and sped on pit road. That was my fault. I kind of thought it might be coming because I knew I had pushed it to the max and just got too much. That made us lose all of our track position and I couldn’t get any moves to work when I was back in the pack. If I would get in one lane, someone would get in front of me and the lane would stall out. It was tough to make moves and not push. You just want to push the cars in front of you to get where you need to go. That makes this type of racing really hard. I miss the tandem racing where I feel like you were more in control of what you wanted to do and could do. But we were finally able to make the right moves and get back toward the front. We were at least able to put ourselves in the right position at the end. I’m just proud of my guys. This car was way better than sixth tonight.”

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