By: Pete Pistone – @PPistone | MRN.com on July sixteen, 2017 | 7:forty six P.M. EST&#thirteen;
“We now have to remain collectively. Keep as a group. Maintain pushing. If it occurs, it occurs. Hopefully we will get some velocity sufficient to squeak a win out earlier than the playoffs.” (Photograph: Getty Pictures)&#thirteen;
Joey Logano’s playoff hopes took one other blow Sunday within the Overton’s 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Logano’s Workforce Penske Ford started to spew smoke on lap 174, sending him to the pits after which the storage space. The staff recognized a suspension situation and after greater than thirty laps, he returned on monitor.
He wound up ending thirty seventh within the race and with solely seven races remaining within the common season, Logano stays outdoors the playoff grid. His Richmond win was discovered to be encumbered when NASCAR discovered an unlawful rear finish challenge together with his automotive.
Now Logano might face the wrath of NASCAR much more after the New Hampshire outing. Officers confiscated a suspension half from his automotive, which shall be reviewed and evaluated on the R&D Middle in Harmony, North Carolina.
“We now have to return to work and ensure our automobiles keep collectively and we now have to get quicker,” Logano stated. “All three of our automobiles have been just a little off immediately. I assume Brad might be the most effective driver at this race monitor and I attempt to study from him and he was struggling on the market with me. It was a humbling day. This race workforce is aware of how to do that. All of Group Penske is aware of find out how to win races and make automobiles quick. They do it in a bunch of various collection and have been doing it over right here for years.
“We now have to remain collectively. Keep as a staff. Hold pushing. If it occurs, it occurs. Hopefully we will get some velocity sufficient to squeak a win out earlier than the playoffs and get our 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford into the playoffs.”