race review

• Joey Logano scored his second victory of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season on Sunday afternoon at Phoenix Raceway. The driver of Shell-Pennzoil Ford Mustang rebounded from multiple setbacks in the race to score his second career win in Phoenix.
• Logano started 13th and went forward in the first stage, reaching the fifth position before a lap 57 caution brought the leaders to pit road. He exited the pits in fifth and survived two restarts to score a third-place finish in Stage 1.
• Logano started Stage 2 in the 12th position and quickly drove back inside the top-five. He battled a tight condition but maintained third position until a caution on lap 130.
• Unfortunately, an uncontrolled tire on the pit stop would drop him to the tail of the field for the restart. The Shell-Pennzoil Mustang team was able to recover for a seventh-place finish at the end of Stage 2.
• Logano would restart the final stage in the sixth position after reporting the Shell-Pennzoil Mustang was good on long runs. A pit stop in the third stage would set him up in the fourth position and the first car on four new tires. Using those fresh tires, Logano powered to the race lead with 88 laps remaining, only to relinquish it with 61 laps to go.
• Unfortunately, an issue with the jack dropped him to the 18th position for the restart. A caution on lap 276 would bring many of the cars who stayed out under the previous caution to pit road, cycling Logano from seventh to third.
• Logano was able to power back to the lead and survived multiple late race restarts to claim his second victory of the 2020 Cup Series season. He now sits second in points, just a single point behind leader Kevin Harvick.



“We had a really good Shell‑Pennzoil Mustang. We had more things go wrong today with the jack braking which was no one’s fault. I had some good restarts to get ourselves back up there. I knew racing Kevin (Harvick) was going to be hard. I figured I was going to get hit, so I throttled up in the corner so much. I thought he was going to give me the bump‑n‑run, which I expected, I wouldn’t blame him for that. I couldn’t be prouder of this team. Two wins already in the books and we have to keep this thing rocking.”


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