Start: 23rd | Stage One: 25th | Stage Two: 21st | Finish: 34th | Points: 30th

race review

Joey Logano’s debut in the No. 22 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford Mustang came to an abrupt end Sunday afternoon in Phoenix after getting collected in a multi-car incident on lap 206, resulting in a 34th-place finish. Logano and the No. 22 team worked to remedy a loose-handling condition throughout the opening two stages that saw long, green-flag runs as Logano came away with a 25th-place finish in Stage 1 before coming away with a 21st-place finish in Stage 2. Following a four-tire stop and a round of adjustments prior to the start of the final stage, Logano was battling to stay in the free pass position when contact from the No. 42 in turn one sent him sliding up the track and into the outside wall, bringing Logano’s run to an end.


“I think I just got hit from behind. It is a shame. We weren’t running well anyway, but this doesn’t make it any better. We were just fighting for the free pass. You get back there and everyone isn’t racing real well and we got caught up in it.”


WHAT’S NEXT: The NASCAR Cup Series ventures to Bristol Motor Speedway for Round 5 on Sunday, March 17, for the Food City 500 on the 0.533-mile concrete oval. Coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.


Phoenix 500