Logano: Darlington a “missed alternative” regardless of sturdy consequence
In a race the place many playoff drivers encountered misfortune, Logano did nicely to keep away from hassle.
He in fact nonetheless had his moments, together with door-to-door contact with Christopher Bell exiting Flip 2. However general, it was a superb day for the No. 22 Crew Penske Ford.
After ranging from pole place, he led 64 laps en path to a fourth-place end, amassing a handful of stage factors as nicely.
“It’s a stable day however a missed alternative might be the place I’d put it,” stated Logano, who received at Darlington earlier this 12 months. “With so many others having hassle, each time you come to the Southern 500, particularly within the playoffs, you’ve simply received to outlive and also you get a stable end. That’s what we have been in a position to do, end fourth after so many groups had points.
Nonetheless, Logano was not with out his personal setbacks, shedding monitor place on a number of events in the course of the grueling 500-mile occasion.
“We had loads of our personal points, too,” he added. “We gave up monitor place a pair occasions after which we received caught with that warning and misplaced monitor place pretty late within the race, after which we simply battled arduous. It’s actually arduous to come back up by the sphere right here. It’s actually arduous to cross and was in a position to sort of battle again and get a prime 5 out of it, which is OK.
“I imply, you’ve received to be blissful about it as a result of we scored loads of factors and that’s what it’s all about right here within the first spherical, but additionally a missed alternative to win the Southern 500 and I really need that one. That one stings a little bit bit as a result of I feel we have been higher than the automobiles in entrance of us if we had the air. If we have been in a position to keep in the direction of the entrance we may tune to cleaner air, as a substitute of going within the again and making an attempt to tune to soiled air. We simply set ourselves again too far.”
He now leads the standings after the primary of three races within the Spherical of 16, however way more importantly, he’s 38 factors away from the elimination zone.