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Start: 7th
Finish: 5th
Laps Led: 14

Stage 1 Finish: 7th
Stage 2 Finish: 3rd
Point Standings: 2nd (-8)

Following an incident in qualifying, Joey Logano surrendered his scheduled seventh place starting spot in Sunday’s 400-mile race at Auto Club Speedway as he started at the rear of the field. Logano wasted little time moving forward in the No. 22 Auto Club Ford Mustang as he raced his way up to the 14th position by lap five. The No. 22 Ford team and Logano raced inside the top 10 and led for 14 laps before ultimately finishing in the fifth position.


“The guys did a great job of getting the car fixed after I wrecked in qualifying and we were fast right off the get-go. We were okay. The short runs weren’t really our cup of tea with our Auto Club Mustang here. We had a shot there at the end though going down the backstretch two-wide and I thought it was my chance. Overall, coming here with big challenges and wrecking the car in qualifying and the guys fixing it and giving us a shot at the win, you have to be proud of that effort. We learned a lot and there is a lot more to get better at. Nobody is really good, that is what I figured out today. Nobody is good. We have work to do.”