Joey Logano’s playoff hopes took another blow Sunday in the Overton’s 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Logano’s #22 Team Penske Ford began to spew smoke on lap 174, sending him to the pits and then the garage area. The team diagnosed a suspension issue and after more than thirty laps, he returned on track.
He wound up finishing 37th in the race and with only seven races remaining in the regular season, Logano remains outside the playoff grid.
Now Logano may face the wrath of NASCAR even more after the New Hampshire outing. Officials confiscated a suspension part from his car, which will be reviewed and evaluated at the R&D Center in Concord, North Carolina.