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• Joey Logano started 10th and finished third in a wild Busch Clash on the Daytona International Speedway Road Course Tuesday night, rallying back from early damage and a mid-race pit road penalty to bring home the top-five result in the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Mustang. Logano spent time inside the top-five and at the back of the pack during the action filled event, narrowly missing a late race spin by the two race leaders to bring home the podium result.
• After starting 10th, Logano ran as high as the seventh position before pitting on lap 6 for overheating due to mud packing the grill, the driver of the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Mustang also took significant left front damage on the opening lap of the race when he was pinched into the curbing on the front chicane. The team would pit again to work on repairs under a lap 9 caution flag.
• The Shell-Pennzoil team elected to pit on lap 14, just prior to the lap 17 competition caution, taking four tires and make a significant trackbar adjustment. The team would also return to pit road to take fuel only during the competition caution, a strategic move that moved Logano up to sixth position for restart.
• After restarting sixth, Logano moved to third on lap 18, chasing race leader Denny Hamlin and teammate Ryan Blaney. Unfortunately, with 12 laps remaining, Logano was assessed a penalty for improperly entering pit road as another competitor elected to pit late, stacking the Shell-Pennzoil Mustang two wide. Logano had worked his way back to the 10th position before a caution was displayed with eight laps remaining.
• Logano would rally through the closing laps, ultimately finishing in the third position after the two race leaders tangled on the last lap in the final corner.

 

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“Perseverance, just keep fighting. It’s a small field so you can always come back. All of the cars ran off the road in the bus stop and got my grille packed full of mud. It’s not even grass back there, it’s just mud so I felt like I was dirt racing again. We got close. I just ran out of tires there at the end and tires ended up passing us.”