· Joey Logano started seventh in Sunday afternoon’s Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway in the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion. Logano was running in fifth position until the first pit stop of the day on lap 16. Crew chief Todd Gordon called for a slight air pressure adjustment to help Logano regain overall grip and maintain stability in traffic.

· Unfortunately, Logano had to make an unscheduled stop on lap 49, after pit road had closed, because the car wasn’t completely full of fuel on the earlier stop. He restarted in 31st position at the tail end of the field when Stage 2 began on lap 57.

· Logano would run the entire second stage a lap down, minus a brief period where the leaders cycled through green flag pit stops. At the conclusion of the segment, the team elected to take the wave around, putting them back on the lead lap.

· After regaining the lead lap, Logano began working his way forward. A caution with 37 laps remaining gave Logano the opportunity to utilize four fresh tires to work his way up to 15th position. However, on lap 137, Logano reported that his brakes were fading, forcing the driver to back up his corner entry and sacrifice some lap time.

· Logano survived multiple late race restarts to fight through the field and into the top-10, bringing the Shell-Pennzoil Ford home in the ninth position. He is third in the MENCS driver standings, 90 points behind the leader.



“We just didn’t get the gas tank full on the first stop, ran out of gas and had to pit early. We came in while the pits were closed and we went down a lap. There weren’t many cautions in the race so it took a long time to get the lap back and once we did it was just too late. We finished ninth but I feel like we should have finished top-five with the car we had.”

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