In a race where many postseason drivers have suffered misfortune, Logano did a good job of avoiding trouble.
He certainly had his moments, including door-to-door contact with Christopher Bell exiting the corner 2. But overall, for Team #22 Penske Ford, It’s a good day.
After starting from pole, he led 64 laps en route, finishing fourth and collecting a handful of stage points.
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“This is A full day, but a missed opportunity is probably what I want to say,” said Logano, who won at Darlington earlier this year. “There are so many people in trouble and every time you come to the South 500, especially in the playoffs, you just have to survive e you get a solid finish. That’s what we can do, in so many The team finished fourth after problems.
However, Logano was not without setbacks of his own, losing track position several times during the grueling 500-mile event.
“We also had a lot of our own problems,” he added. “We gave up track position a couple of times, then we got caught up in caution and lost track position late in the race, and then we just struggled. It’s hard to get through the venue here. It’s really hard to pass and be able to fight back and get a top five, that’s okay.
Logano has never won a crown jewel event and finished second in the 2018 South 500.
“I mean, you gotta do it Happy because we got a lot of points and that’s what the first round was all about, but also missed out on winning the South 500, which I really wanted,” he admitted. “That car stings a bit because I think if we had air, we would be better than the car in front of us. If we could stay in the front, we could tune to cleaner air instead of going back to the back and trying to tune to Dirty air. We just put ourselves too far behind.”
He now leads the standings after the first of three rounds of 16, but more importantly , he has a 38-point advantage from the elimination zone.