Joey Logano earned his 25th-career NASCAR Nationwide Series pole award following qualifying for Saturday afternoon’s Dover 200 at Dover International Speedway.

At the drop of the green, Logano took the lead in the No. 22 Hertz Mustang and would stay up front for the next 40 laps until the first caution of the day.

Following the first round of pit stops, Logano would come back on the track in the third position after two other competitors took two tires to gain track position. However, once the race restarted, it took Logano just one lap to regain his position out front, which he would hold until lap 99.

The Hertz Mustang returned to the pits again on lap 98. Unfortunately, the team’s four-tire stop wasn’t fast enough to beat the No. 54 of Kyle Busch off of pit road and Logano had to settle into second once the race resumed.

For the remainder of the race, Logano would fight an extremely tight racecar while running in dirty air. Despite the issues, Logano was able to hold onto the second position for the next 100 laps.

The tight condition wouldn’t get any better, and Logano would cross the finish line in the second position.

Logano led the race on two occasions for 98 laps. He never ran worse than second in the race.

The finish was Logano’s seventh top-five in nine NASCAR Nationwide Series races this season. Despite the slew of top-fives, the 24-year-old is still looking for his first win of the year.

The No. 22 was able to hold onto the lead in the Nationwide Series Owners’ Championship. They lead the No. 54 team by 32 points with just five races remaining.



“The first half of the race went perfect. We were able to have a very fast Hertz Mustang that could go out there and lead a lot of laps. We came in and put four tires on and lost the lead. Our car was really tight from there on. I don’t really understand why yet, so we’ll try to figure it out and look at our car and see if our adjustment affected something else or what happened there. These Nationwide races are so short that when you put four tires on and it doesn’t act just right and you’ve got to put two on the next time you’re not able to have the opportunity to try to fix your car. We just stayed tight there the last run. It’s second. You come here expecting to win. They (the No. 54) also have a very fast car normally here and I did in the beginning of the race, we just lost the handle a little bit in the second half.”

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