No. 22 Team Penske driver and eventual 2019 Firekeepers Casino 400 winner Joey Logano learned some things about restarts throughout the Summer Michigan race. He talked about some of it. But just some of it.
When asked about what he learned about restarting after cautions, before executing the last and final one, Logano laughed and said he couldn’t tell everything he learned.
“You race this whole race, you keep building that notebook up,” Logano said.
“What a great execution day from our racecar, obviously very fast, our pit crew was amazing. T.J. Majors spotted his butt off up there. The race fans sticking around till Monday. You guys are the best.”
Logano said the whole team loves coming up to Michigan and representing Ford.
“Nothing like bringing a Ford to Victory Lane in their home turf, Roger Penske cars as well,” he said.
“This is a big win for us.”
On the final restart, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, and Martin Truex, Jr. all said Logano jumped the final restart. Logano said it was all about perspective and vision.
“Well, I was able to see right in front of me,” Logano said.
“I hit it when I got there. Had a good start, though. It was a good one. That one felt good.”
Michigan Importance for Ford Motor Company
Logano also noted the importance of the Michigan races for Ford and its trophy, the Michigan Heritage trophy.
The Ford family value the trophy and winning on home turf.
“[Edsel Ford] made it known how important it is, how racing is in their blood at the Ford Motor Company, the Ford family in particular,” Logano said.
“I couldn’t be more proud to be able to deliver that for them.”