Two mistakes on pit road in the final 50 laps of the race proved costly for Joey Logano. The team dropped a lugnut and later failed to get the jack fully under the car with fewer than 20 laps remaining, which caused him to drop out of the top 10 to outside the top 20. He rallied to finish 16th, but that was the worst result among the Chasers.
Joey Logano was one of three Chasers who qualified among the top 10 at Homestead for the championship race. His lap of 179.259 mph was enough for ninth on the grid.
Joey Logano incurred a pit road penalty for dragging equipment out of his stall, which ultimately cost him a lap after getting stuck in traffic. He overcame the mistake and climbed to sixth in the final rundown, which earned enough points to make him one of the Final Four at Homestead.
Joey Logano set a new track record on Friday, but he failed to win the pole. His fastest lap of 142.141 mph was set in the first of two rounds.
Joey Logano simply needs a strong run this week to ensure his position among the Final Four and he should be able to accomplish that if his last two Phoenix efforts are an indication. He finished ninth in this race last year and was fourth in the spring Profit 500k.
Sprint Cup regular Joey Logano wins the Coors Light Pole Award for the O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge with a lap of 28.880 seconds, 186.981 mph.
Joey Logano finished fifth in the Goody's 500, which was his 12 result of sixth or better in his last 14 races.
Joey Logano has been almost perfect on short, flat tracks this year. He won the Richmond spring race, the fall New Hampshire race, and finished worse than sixth only once in six starts.
For the first time during the Chase, Joey Logano failed to finish in the top five. He crossed under the checkers 11th in the Geico 500.
Joey Logano enters the Geico 500 with a 12-race streak of top-15s this season. All but one of those was a top-10, but that could come to an end this week at Talladega. He has not earned a top-10 on this track in his last six attempts.
Joey Logano had a seesaw race Saturday night at Charlotte. He ran in the top 10 early, lost the handle on his Ford in the middle of the Bank of America 500, but took advantage of a frantic final two laps to surge into fourth.
Joey Logano (No. 22 Pennzoil Platinum Ford Fusion) is at the top of the speed chart in the final practice leading to the Sprint Cup Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Joey Logano led twice as many laps as any other driver and won the Hollywood Casino 400. He becomes the first Chaser to lock into the Eliminator round, after also advancing in the Contender round with a victory.
Joey Logano finished fourth in the AAA 400. That was the fourth consecutive race in which he finished sixth or better.