Joey Logano qualified his No. 20 Home Depot / Red Beacon Toyota 14h for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway.
At the start of the event, Logano jumped to the inside and was able to make up a number of positions, getting into the top-10 just 12 laps into the race. However, the car began to get tight in the center of the corners, forcing Logano to wait on the throttle off the corner and dropping him back to 12th.
In the first 100 laps, Logano and the Home Depot team made two separate stops to get the No. 20 Toyota handling better. The entire time, Logano hovered around the 13th to 15th positions.
On lap 129, Logano made his third stop of the day. When exiting the pits, Logano was cited for getting off pit road too fast and was forced to restart from the rear of the field in the 31st position. It took just 30 laps for Logano to work his way back up to 13th as the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota continued to get better and better.
Bad luck befell Logano a second ...