Laps Led: 0
Stage 1 Finish: 7th
Stage 2 Finish: 7th
Point Standings: 3rd (-21)
Joey Logano started 10th and finished third in Sunday night’s Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway in the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Mustang. Logano scored stage points in the opening stage with a seventh-place finish The driver of the No. 22 Mustang maintained in the top-10 most of the second stage before finishing in the seventh position once again. Racing would resume after a rain delay with the No. 22 team electing to stay on the track and restart in the second position. Logano would continue to battle with the race leaders until rain halted the action yet again with 32 scheduled laps remaining, being scored in the third position. Logano would fall back to fourth, but take advantage of an accident between the leaders coming to the checkers and finishing third.
“We’ll take that. We weren’t fast enough obviously to win. We had great execution on restarts and kept ourselves towards the front. Paul made a good call leaving us out. The tire was coming apart there at the end, but we did what we had to do to stay towards the front. Track position was so big. It’s so hard to pass and I felt like if I could just get towards the front, I could try to hold them all off and that’s what we did with our Mustang. We were able to get a top three finish with our Shell/Pennzoil car. It’s OK. We’ll take it. It’s not a win, but we’ve been stringing together some good finishes the last couple of weeks.”