Logano Will Start Eighth at Sonoma Raceway

June 22, 2013

SONOMA, CA (JUNE 22, 2013) – Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion, qualified eighth for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Sonoma Raceway.  Logano turned a lap of 75.788 seconds at 94.527 mph around the 11-turn, 1.99-mile road course.

Logano’s Penske Racing teammate, Brad Keselowski and the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion team will start the race from the 18th position after posting a time of 76.470 sec. (93.684 mph).

“I think we could have been even faster, but I took it a little easy coming into the hairpin on my lap because I overshot it on the warm-up lap and I didn’t want to push it and lose even more time,” said Logano, who has a pole at Sonoma.  “But I’m happy with a top-10 starting position. That gives you a chance to get a great pit stall and start up front at a track where passing is tough.”

The Toyota Save Mart 350 from Sonoma Raceway will air live at 3:00 p.m. ET on TNT on Sunday afternoon. Race coverage will also be broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 90.