Defending Charlotte winner Joey Logano slams the wall after blowing a tire (video)
CONCORD, N.C. - Joey Logano won’t make it two consecutive wins in the October race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Logano took his No. 22 Ford to the garage on Lap 156 after hitting the wall for the second time in the Bank of America 500.
The defending race winner initially encountered trouble when he blew a left-front tire entering Turn 1 on Lap 118, slamming the outside wall. The accident came during a round of green-flag pit stops, but before Logano had pitted.
The No. 22 team from Team Penske fixed the right-side damage under caution, and Logano restarted 20th, the last car on the lead lap. The second accident occurred on Lap 157 when the right-front tire blew.
“I don’t know; tires are popping,” Logano said. “We’re not the only car that had the issue, but we’re the ones that hit the wall when it happened, so that’s not the best place to have them go down. We had a fast car. Our car was capable of winning the race. We drove up from 10th and were up to third and running down the leaders, so I felt really good about what we had. I don’t know. Things happen. It’s part of racing, I guess.”