Joey Logano, driver of the No. 19 Reese Towpower Carbon Forged Ford F-Series, made his second start for Brad Keselowski Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) during the SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway on Saturday. Logano qualified in the 16th position.
Logano got off to a solid start, moving into the top ten after a few caution flags fell early. When the first caution fell on lap 13, for a spin on the frontstretch, crew chief Chad Kendrick brought the Reese Towpower Ford F-Series down pit road, changing the right side tires, making a track bar adjustment, adjusting air pressures and topping it off with fuel.
The yellow flag waved again on lap 34 for the fourth time of the afternoon for a tangle in the frontstretch, involving teammates Miguel Paludo and James Buescher. Kendrick kept Logano out for track position, which ultimately placed him in the 6th position for the restart on lap 39.
Kendrick brought Logano and his F-Series machine down pit road under green for four tires and fuel on lap 71, putting him in the 14th position when he got back up to speed. An untimely caution came out for debris on lap 82 and put Logano one lap down. The No. 19 received the wave-around and was positioned 14th on the lead lap right before the restart on lap 87.
The BKR No. 19 Ford F-Series Reese Towpower Carbon Forged Truck had a terminal failure on lap 99 when there was an oil pump issue, which ended Logano’s day early in the 24th position. Logano is slated to run three additional NCWTS races for BKR later this season.
The No. 19 Brad Keselowski Racing entry currently sits 13th in NCWTS Owner’s points, 58 points behind the leader.
“It was a great weekend to build chemestry with the No. 19 Reese Towpower Carbon Forged team this weekend at Kansas, I just wish we had the results to show for it. Rockingham was great because it allowed me to get familiar with the team and the trucks once again. I really want to win one of these NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races bad. Thanks again to Brad (Keselowski) for the opportunity, I’m excited for my next shot to drive one of his Ford F-Series trucks”- Joey Logano