Laps Led: 33
Joey Logano started sixth and led 33 laps before a last-lap incident resulted in a ninth-place finish and forced the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil team to a backup car for Sunday’s Daytona 500. Logano and Wood Brothers Racing driver Harrison Burton worked together early in the event, building runs and positioning themselves at the head of the field after green flag pit stops. From there, Logano led the field lap-after-lap until the final lap when he made contact with the No. 17 Ford and ended up in the outside wall and relegated to the ninth finishing position.
“Driver screwed up. That’s really all there is to it. I thought I was still clear and the run came a lot quicker than I thought it would. I tried to block it a little bit and just got a tag in the left-rear and off it went. It’s my fault. It stinks because it tore up our car and kind of puts us in a spot as a race team. It’s just a dumb mistake.”