Per week later one of its most solid performances of the summer season at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, Penske’s best campaign at Texas was a difficult 17th-place finish by Joey Logano.
In Martinsville, while teammate Ryan Blaney finished fourth Brad Keselowski won the race and also led 446 of all 500 laps. Sunday in Texas, they ended up 3 6 th along with 3-7 th, respectively.
Keselowski appeared to have a car that bunch compete to the triumph Sunday in Phase 2 he discovered he’d lost power into his brakes and coasted to pit road. He had been forced into the garage for more than 50 laps.
Keselowski returned into the race but finished 36th.
Blaney was also in contention for the win and the stage was started by him with the race lead after preferring not to pit such as some the others between Stages 2 and 3.
Blaney made a green-flag pitstop on Lap 218 of all 334 but on Lap 227 started massaging from his No. 12 Ford and he immediately took his car down pit road by which his crew went to work under the hood.
Logano also had a speedy No. 22 Ford but he fell victim to a penalty to get an outrageous tire during a pit stop on Lap 156. Afterwards, a brace shattered which demanded another pitstop. In addition, it was included with a second penalty, now for way too many crew members across the wall.
He ended up completing 17th.
“We rode round in the ‘lucky dog’ spot for some time, but not got this. I was proud. Our car had been capable of winning the race but didn’t even have the chance. ”