– Joey Logano started 10th in the No. 22 Autotrader Ford Fusion in Sunday afternoon’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Logano wasted no time moving forward, taking advantage of multiple early restarts on the outside line moving his way to the second position by lap 22.

– The red flag was displayed at lap 47 for rain and Logano told the team he needed more center turn but couldn’t be any looser. On the restart, Logano quickly moved to the second position after restarting eighth. With a late caution, the team elected to pit, which resulted in Logano finishing 13th in Stage 1.

– Following the second rain delay of the race, Logano ran inside the top-five for much of the run before dropping to sixth prior to the third caution for rain was displayed. Crew chief Todd Gordon called for an air pressure adjustment on the next stop.

– When the race resumed on Monday afternoon, Logano pitted to repair some right-front fender damage and restarted 14th on lap 217. During the 34-lap run to the completion of Stage 2, Logano found himself stuck in the outside lane and fell back to 18th. On the ensuing pit stop, excellent work by the team moved Logano up to the 11th position to begin the final stage.

– During the final 100 laps of the race, Logano described the car as tight. Logano felt he had superior center-turn, but struggled on corner-exit, leading to further air pressure adjustments on the final two stops of the stage.

– The handling improved through the final run, but Logano ran out of laps and was credited with a ninth-place finish.



“We had some things from an execution standpoint we could clean up after this weekend. I feel like we still had a top-five car and, unfortunately, just didn’t get the result to show for it. The guys on the Autotrader Ford Fusion team worked really hard this weekend, battled weather the last two days and didn’t give up. We’ll go to Richmond in a couple of days and look to continue getting stronger. That’s been a good track for us in the past, and the way our cars are running, it should be again.”

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