Stage One: 34th
Stage Two: 33rd
Joey Logano and the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil team were forced to a 34th-place finish at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course following a chaotic start to the 82-lap event set in the Racing Capital of the World. Logano took the green flag from the 18th position, taking his first lap across the bricks directly ahead of teammate Austin Cindric. The field stayed close together as drivers navigated the opening turns of the nearly 2.5-mile course, leaving limited space for advancement. The tight quarters forced Logano to drive deep into the corner and ultimately over a curb that sent him into another competitor and thwarted his efforts for forward movement. A handful of laps later in another attempt to propel ahead of the competition, Logano entered a narrow turn 1 with stronger momentum than those ahead of him, causing a collision and significant front-end damage to the Shell-Pennzoil machine. The No. 22 was able to continue on, yet track conditions stayed green for the remainder of the event, providing little opportunity for repairs and advancement as the laps ticked. Logano was ultimately relegated one lap down as he fought his car’s condition. He would have to settle for 34th when the checkered flag flew.
WHAT’S NEXT: The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Watkins Glen International on Sunday, August 20 for the Go Bowling at the Glen. Coverage begins at 3 p.m. E.T. on USA, MRN Radio and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.