Ford Performance: NASCAR Darlington Xfinity Quotes

AUSTIN CINDRIC, No. 22 Car Shop Ford Mustang -- (Involved in accident on lap 27)--“I got spun through the tri-oval.  Obviously, everyone is trying to push lanes there, but it’s just really unfortunate.  That’s two weeks in a row for our Ford Mustangs to get torn up -- two cars that I thought were race-winning cars, so a lot of points lost today and a lot of work to do for the next three weeks.  A lot of work that a lot of the year you can look at it both ways -- half full or half empty -- that s gonna be put in jeopardy, so very frustrating.  We’ll move on.  That’s racing and sometimes it takes one and that’s it.”

RILEY HERBST, No. 98 Monster Energy Ford Mustang -- HOW DOES IT FEEL TO FINISH 10TH WITH A MUSTANG THAT UNDER DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCES COULD HAVE WON?  “It kind of sucks to be honest with you, but that’s just the racer in me.  Overall, it was a really, really good day for our year and our points situation.  We’ll take it, but, man, finishing 10th with a first-place car is always a gut punch.”

YOU WERE IN THE BOTTOM LINE TRYING TO MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN, BUT IT DIDN’T MATERIALIZE FAST ENOUGH.  “It’s just a matter of numbers.  I don’t know.  More cars on the top is faster than less cars on the bottom.”

WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS WHEN YOU SAW THE 1 CAR HAVE ITS PROBLEM EARLY ON?  DID THAT CHANGE YOUR THINKING IN TERMS OF LOOKING AT THE BIG PICTURE?  “I think we had to play it safe, but, I don’t know, I just want to win a race and show people that I can win a race in this series.  We’ll go to Darlington, I guess.”

THREE TO GO IN THE REGULAR SEASON.  HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR CONSISTENCY GOING INTO THIS STRETCH?   “Good. I feel like this is not a surprise to us.  We just haven’t finished earlier on in the season.  We’re where we’re supposed to be.  We’re running up front and leading laps, so it’s a good day.”

RYAN SIEG, No. 39 CMR Construction and Roofing/A-Game Ford Mustang -- “The car that blew up on the bottom kind of messed up the momentum pretty bad that we had there, but it is what it is.  We were in the lead pack when we needed to be, but once you get single-file like that there’s not a whole lot that can go on and then we got mired back in traffic.  I slipped through the stall that one time and kind of set us back.  We recovered, but once you’re seventh or eighth in one line and there are two lanes, you’re pretty far back and it’s hard to do anything.  Our Ford Mustang had plenty of power.  It drafted well, it just needed a little bit of track position.  We’ll work on it and try to get her better for Talladega.


Ron Fleshman

RIS NASCAR Editor.  Has been with RIS since the middle 90's. Writes on each of the three main series of NASCAR.

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Volume 2021, Issue 8, Posted 3:35 PM, 08.28.2021