Joey Logano started sixth and finished fourth in Sunday afternoon’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the No. 22 Pennzoil Ford Fusion. At the drop of the flag, Logano wasted no time moving inside the top-five where he ran for almost the entire first stage. Logano radioed the team saying he needed more security on corner entry, but overall the balance of his Fusion was to his satisfaction. The team completed a four-tire stop at lap 18, and gained Logano two positions at pit exit. At lap 68 when the second caution flag of the event was displayed, the 22 team elected to stay on the track with only 10 laps remaining before the end of the first stage. The rest of the lead lap competitors opted to pit, leaving the No. 22 Ford on an alternate strategy. Logano would finish the stage in 19th position, as he could not overcome the tire wear on his Goodyear radials. He would restart 20th after the stage break. The team made wedge and air pressure adjustments on their lap 82 pit stop, which proved beneficial. Logano wasted no time moving forward, reaching the sixth position before the fourth caution of the race brought all the leaders back to pit road. Again, the team adjusted on the handling of the Pennzoil Ford with air pressure, giving Logano the security on corner entry he needed for the run to the checkered flag. By lap 160, Logano and the No. 22 Pennzoil team found themselves back in the top-five where he would spend the remainder of the race. On the final lap of the race, Logano was able to survive as the field checked up for a slowing Brad Keselowski, despite making contact with the No. 18 of Kyle Busch. Logano would bring the No. 22 home in the fourth position, which marked a 16-position gain over his lowest running position of the afternoon. The performance was another solid team effort, displaying the team’s championship perseverance.

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