Joey Logano (@joeylogano) made a late-race rally to score a third-place finish in Friday night's SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway.
The driver of the No. 19 Reese Towpower Ford F-150 was running second when he made a scheduled green flag pit stop on lap 122. Five laps later the ninth caution of the race waved for a two truck incident in Turn 2. The end result was that Logano, despite having a strong running truck (he would lead the race three times for 41 laps) found himself a lap down.
During the caution period Crew Chief Doug Randolph chose to take the "wave around" back onto the lead lap. When the race went back green on lap 132, Logano restarted in 11th-place.
From there, Logano's march towards the front was on. By lap 143 he had positioned the Reese Towpower Ford F-150 into the top five and three laps later he was running third with the leaders in sight. Try as he might, Logano couldn't close the distance over the final 18 laps and he claimed a third-place finish, his third top-five finish in five career NCWTS starts.
Joey Logano - Reese Towpower Ford F-150: "The Reese Towpower Ford F-150 was really good in traffic. It handled really good. There at the end once they strung out, when I was trying to drive back through the field there, I couldn't get a draft off 'em to catch back up. That's why I was really relying on having a drafting deal to stay up with 'em on the straightaways and then I could beat 'em through the corners. But once they pull away so much I couldn't really get that sniff anymore and we ended up third."
Doug Randolph - Reese Towpower Ford F-150: "We got a decent finish out of it.Our Reese Towpower F-150 could challenge for the win and we didn't quite pull it off. Looking back obviously there'd be a couple things you'd do different. We did lose track position a couple times and Joey did a great job driving back through and salvaging a good finish. I think with the right situation, the right restart, definitely had a shot at winning but it just didn't work out."