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NASCAR Cup: Todd Gordon apologizes for pit call at Martinsville Speedway

Crew chief Todd Gordon (right) with driver Joey Logano (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR)

Crew chief Todd Gordon (right) with driver Joey Logano (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR)

By AMANDA VINCENT

After Sunday’s First Data 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, crew chief Todd Gordon apologized for leaving his driver, Joey Logano, on the race track with a severe tire rub. That tire ultimately blew, resulting in a caution with nine laps remaining.

“I’ll say it to everybody, all the Team Penske fans and everybody out there – I probably made a poor call in not getting him to pit road before that tire got cut down,” Gordon said Tuesday during an interview on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s “The Morning Drive.” “It impacted our teammate’s day, and I’m regretful for that. Wish I could have that call over, but we make calls in 60 seconds at times and don’t always have all the facts clear in our head. I failed with that one a little bit and took a potential clinching spot from my teammate. Really, really sorry for that situation and that thought process.”

Logano’s Team Penske teammate, Brad Keselowski, was the race leading and pulling away from then-second-place driver Chase Elliott when the yellow flag waved for Logano’s tire. When the race restarted, Keselowski lost the lead.

Keselowski wound up fourth at the finish. He is among the eight drivers remaining in the 2017 playoffs.

Logano failed to make the 16-driver playoffs. He won earlier this season at Richmond (Va.) Raceway, but that win was declared “encumbered” by NASCAR, and as a result, did not get him into the playoffs.

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