Stage 1 Finish: 13th
Stage 2 Finish: 14th
Joey Logano started Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 from the pole – marking his 27th-career pole award – and led the first nine laps at Las Vegas Motor Speedway before his No. 22 Ford Mustang began to suffer from a tight-handling condition. Following a round of adjustments during a scheduled green flag stop on lap 35, Logano crossed the line 13th at the end of Stage 1. Crew chief Paul Wolfe’s adjustments at the end of Stage 1 freed up Logano’s Ford Mustang, but he continued to have handling issues in traffic as the long green flag runs wore on. Logano was scored 14th at the conclusion of Stage 2 and lined up 11th to restart the final stage after a quick four-tire stop at the stage break. On lap 183, Logano found himself three-wide entering turn three and made contact with Brad Keselowski on the exit of turn four, causing the No. 22 to make contact with the outside wall and spin through the infield. The No. 22 team worked to make repairs under caution, but a broken right rear toe link ultimately led to an early end to the afternoon.
“Considering how we’ve been here in the past, you kind of expect it a little bit more performance today than what we had. Just off on overall speed. We had the balance somewhat close – just not fast. We have to go back to the drawing board for when we come back here.”