· Joey Logano started fifth and finished fourth in Sunday’s Daytona 500.

· Logano and the Shell-Pennzoil team found themselves in the front for the opening portion of the first stage before suffering contact with the No. 42 and having to pit for a tire rub.

· Despite losing a lap to the leaders, the No. 22 Ford team continued to repair the damage to the left-rear quarter panel, eventually regaining the lost lap.

· Logano battled a tight condition most of the race, but despite the challenges, rebounded to fight his way to the fourth position.



“There were a lot of ups and downs all day for us. Getting the left rear fender rub, needing to pit, going down a lap, getting the Lucky Dog, and scoring points in that stage was amazing. To get ourselves back in position where we needed to be behind Blaney, our teammate, to try to control the race and win. It was a mental mistake on pit road. My fault. Can’t pick a worse time to do that. Once you are back there, you are kind of back there in the garbage. It was getting crazy. All the holes close up at the end of the race and it is hard to make progress and the crashes happen more often. We were able to get a top-five out of it, which is nice for the Shell Pennzoil team. Maybe we would have gotten caught up in a crash if I stayed up front but overall I just feel like I let us down a little bit.”


2018 Daytona 500