Joey Logano: I missed the opportunity to win the Southern 500



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Joey Logano: I missed the opportunity to win the Southern 500

Joey Logano was great at Darlington and ended up finishing 4th. Given his ambitions and high expectations, Logano is not satisfied with the outcome. He believes that he could have used the opponent's mistakes to get a better result “It’s a solid day but a missed opportunity is probably where I would put it," said Logano for motorsport.com "With so many others having trouble, every time you come to the Southern 500, especially in the playoffs, you’ve just got to survive and you get a solid finish.

That’s what we were able to do, finish fourth after so many teams had issues." Logano had problems during the race and lost track position many times. What cannot be ignored is his fight during the race. He tried various ways to get to the very top, but it seems that the maximum was 4th place.

"We had plenty of our own issues, too," he added. "We gave up track position a couple times and then we got caught with that caution and lost track position fairly late in the race, and then we just battled hard.

It’s really hard to come up through the field here. It’s really hard to pass and was able to kind of battle back and get a top five out of it, which is OK."

Joey Logano wants a victory

His goal is always victory and nothing else.

Logano does not want to settle for another result. "I mean, you’ve got to be happy about it because we scored a lot of points and that’s what it’s all about here in the first round, but also a missed opportunity to win the Southern 500 and I really want that one," he confessed.

"That one stings a little bit because I think we were better than the cars in front of us if we had the air. If we were able to stay towards the front we could tune to cleaner air, instead of going in the back and trying to tune to dirty air.

We just set ourselves back too far”. On the other hand, Erik Jones excelled and achieved a well-deserved victory. “Well, I mean, I never lost any belief in myself through any of it. I knew I could still do it, and I just knew we needed to grow the program to do it, and we have.

We’ve brought on a lot of great people in the last year. Dave Elenz called a great race today. His first Cup win—that’s pretty cool for him,” says Erik Jones.