Cup / Xfinity / Truck Press Releases

Manufacturer and Driver Notes and Quotes from the Auto Club 400

Toyota

KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing

Finishing Position: 1st

You finally did it.  It's complete.  How does 200 feel?

“Feels just like number one.  Feels just like yesterday. Man, that was such an awesome racecar.  I mean, dang.  This Interstate Batteries Camry was awesome today.  I'm glad we put on a heck of a show for all these fans out here in California at Auto Club Speedway.

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Volume 2019, Issue 3, Posted 11:36 PM, 03.17.2019

Ford and Toyota Notes and Quotes After Fontana Xfinity Race

COLE CUSTER, No. 00 Thompson Pipe/Haas CNC Ford Mustang (Finished 1st)

VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW --  THIS IS YOUR THIRD CAREER XFINITY WIN, BUT THIS ONE RIGHT DOWN THE ROAD FROM WHERE YOU GREW UP: “This means to ton. To win here, at home in Southern California - I grew up racing in San Bernardino and Irwindale. It means a ton. To come back here. I can’t thank the Thompson Pipe group enough. I wouldn’t be racing without what their family did for me. Haas Automation is a local company also. It was such a huge race for us. Everybody, it is a home town race for our whole team. I am pretty pumped up.”

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Volume 2019, Issue 3, Posted 8:35 PM, 03.16.2019

Manufacturer Quotes from Phoenix Cup Race

How do you conserve fuel and outrun Ryan Blaney at the same time?

“You don’t. You just give it everything you’ve got and push hard and do everything right to get the lead first. You worry about fuel afterwards. When they said the 12 (Ryan Blaney) was backing off, I started backing off and trying to save a little bit of fuel. You’re not going to save, but maybe a shot glass in 12 laps. Overall though, we had plenty. We did a burn out and everything was good. Great day for us here to be in victory lane.”

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Volume 2019, Issue 3, Posted 11:22 PM, 03.10.2019

Ford-Chevy-Toyota Quotes from Xfinity Race at Phoenix

TOYOTA


DID YOU GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR MUSTANG TODAY?  “Yeah, I think we did.  I think we made the most with a short run car.  It would have been great to have a late-race restart there because I think later on as we tried to nurse our long-run speed we just kind of learned that our short-run speed we might as well make that the most, so I’m proud of what we did today.  I think we learned a lot and hopefully enough to bring us back in the fall and have a good run again.”

 

HOW WERE THE RESTARTS?  “Restarts are crazy here.  I think those were the top six or seven at some point coming from the tail after we had to pit at the end of stage two, so it was a lot of fun.  I’m surprised it all went well, but it was definitely a fun day.”

 

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Volume 2019, Issue 3, Posted 11:41 PM, 03.09.2019

Manufacturer Notes and Quotes from LVMS's Pennzoil 400

TEAM PENSKE/FORD

Brad Keselowski: “That was a pretty good race.  I passed Joey with the lapped traffic, caught a break there, and then lapped traffic cost me the lead and he pulled a good slide job. I tried to pull it back but I was a touch too nice to him.

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Volume 2019, Issue 2, Posted 11:42 PM, 03.03.2019

Toyota Cup Notes and Quotes - Atlanta 02-24-19

MARTIN TRUEX JR, No. 19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing

Qualifying Position: 2nd Are you frustrated you couldn’t get to the lead at the end? “Yeah, I’m a lot frustrated, you know – lapped cars. They just have no respect for the leaders running for the win. It’s completely uncalled for, ridiculous. It’s a shame

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Volume 2019, Issue 2, Posted 10:18 PM, 02.24.2019

Ford Performance NASCAR: Atlanta (Mustang Claims First Cup Series Win with Brad Keselowski at Atlanta)

BRAD KESELOWSKI, No. 2 Autotrader Ford Mustang - Finished 1st - Victory Lane Interview
THEY TOLD ME BEFORE THE RACE YOU WERE 70 OR 80 PERCENT, BUT 70 OR 80 PERCENT IN THE CAR WAS ALL GOOD ENOUGH TO WIN.  YOU BACKED IT UP.  HOW DID YOU DO THAT?“Good enough to get the job done.  I think first off, I've got to give a lot to credit to one, my wife, who's standing in the back.  She was sick just like I was, and she took great care of me along with everybody in the care center.  I couldn't be here today without them.  So thank you. And Doug Yates, we ran over a piece of debris with, I don't know, probably 50 laps to go and overheated really bad, and I thought there was no way this engine would make it to the end, but Doug Yates and his team, they do a great job.  I'm pretty sure it's all used up, Doug, but it's in Victory Lane, so that's okay, right? And then my sponsor Autotrader; they let me put for my foundation all the names of some veterans on the car to honor them.  Just a lot of really cool things that came together this weekend, and this is one of them I'm not going to forget for a very long time.”

AND YOU'RE THE WINNINGEST PENSKE DRIVER EVER WITH YOUR 60TH WIN. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU?  “I think any win means a lot, but that's a big number.  Now I get to wear that yellow Mark Donohue helmet.  Yocum has been on me about it.  Now I can, Matt, so here we go, we're going to wear it next week. But what a tremendous honor.  This day is ‑‑ wow, I don't even know how to put it in words.  I'm just excited for this team, first race with the new rules or whatever they're called now, and to be able to win it, that's really special, as well, and I know everybody here is excited about that, and just a great day overall for Team Penske and our Ford Mustang.”

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Volume 2019, Issue 2, Posted 10:17 PM, 02.24.2019

CHEVY MENCS AT ATLANTA: Post Race Notes and Quotes

TEAM CHEVY NOTES AND QUOTES:

KURT BUSCH, NO. 1 COMSURV CAMARO ZL1 – Finished 3rd
YOU GUYS WERE THE FASTEST CAMARO’S HOW DOES THAT FEEL?
“It was great watching Larson up front I knew I needed to drive harder to catch him. Our balance was a little bit looser and then the track came to us a little bit better at the end, so it was a good day for us to carry that banner.”

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Volume 2019, Issue 2, Posted 10:11 PM, 02.24.2019

Ford Performance Notes and Quotes from Xfinity Race at Atlanta

COLE CUSTER, No. 00 Jacob Companies Ford Mustang: Finished 2nd

“That was a fun race. I thought the end was pretty good. I thought I might get it for a second. We just didn’t have enough there and Bell kind of took my line there in the last lap. It is a great start to the year in our first race with the Jacob Companies Mustang. We got a new crew chief and it was huge for us to start the year strong. I feel like we will be a threat all year.”

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Volume 2019, Issue 2, Posted 10:43 PM, 02.23.2019

Ford Performance NASCAR: Atlanta (Mustang Sweeps Top-3 Qualifying Spots)

RICKY STENHOUSE JR., No. 17 Little Hug Fruit Barrels Ford Mustang - Qualified 2nd

RICKY STENHOUSE JR., No. 17 Little Hug Fruit Barrels Ford Mustang - Qualified 2nd

“We made some big improvements the first run. We were 18th but our engineers really made a lot of adjustments to get us to where we needed to be so that I could hold the car wide open because the first run I couldn’t. It is a good start for our Little Hug Fruit Barrels Ford for this weekend at Atlanta. It is a bummer. I was trying to think to myself what I could have done to get a little more and I looked up and Aric ran a 55. There wasn’t much I was going to do to catch that. This is my second front row start here at Atlanta. I got my first pole here and I was hoping for another one. Track position for the race will be key trying to figure this thing out.”

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Volume 2019, Issue 2, Posted 10:09 PM, 02.22.2019

CHEVY MENCS AT ATLANTA: Post Qualifying Notes and Quotes

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 MCDONALD’S CAMARO ZL1 – Qualified 7th
TOP-12 RUN IN QUALIFYING TALK ABOUT IT FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE:
“Yeah, I don’t know. I feel like we tried to learn as much as we could throughout practice of what we needed to do just to get momentum built up. Yeah, I feel like we ran about a similar lap time every round there. I felt like that was all we kind of had in it. Yeah, I felt my balance was better in qualifying than it was practice, so that was good.”

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Volume 2019, Issue 2, Posted 10:02 PM, 02.22.2019

Ford Performance NASCAR: Post-Race Ford Daytona 500 Quotes

CLINT BOWYER, No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Ford Mustang -- “Hey, it is the Daytona 500, I had to go for it. I was a little bit frustrated with the lineup. I know I was ahead of the 22 when the caution came out but I guess it went back to the last scoring loop or something. It seemed like the lineup had trouble all night long. This just sucks, man. We had such a good Rush Truck Centers, Mobil 1 Ford Mustang. This is my best foot forward I have ever had here. We had a shot at it and I took it. I had a big run on the 34 and knew that I had to make quick work of him because in the mirror they were going three-wide and losing their minds so you knew that was going to come down on ya. So I decided to lose my mind too.”

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Volume 2019, Issue 2, Posted 10:32 PM, 02.17.2019

CHEVY MENCS AT DAYTONA 500: Post Race Notes and Quotes

DAYTONA, Fla. – (Feb. 17, 2019) - Ty Dillon, whose older brother Austin won The Great American Race a year ago, finished in sixth place to lead all Team Chevy drivers in the 61st running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday.

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Volume 2019, Issue 2, Posted 10:26 PM, 02.17.2019

Ford Performance Daytona 500 Media Day - Aric Almirola and Kevin Harvick

ARIC ALMIROLA, No. 10 Ford Fusion -- HOW DO YOU APPROACH THE DUEL RACE AND NOT WANTING TO WRECK YOUR PIECE FOR THE 500? “I think for me, my mindset is to go race. You have an opportunity to go and learn how your car is going to drive and be in the draft and make sure that your competitors and everybody knows you have a fast car and your car is driving good and all those things. If it is not, then you need to know that. For us, I don't think it is a viable option to just ride around. At the end of the day, if something bad happens, so be it. Last year, we finished dead-last in the Duel and got tangled up when Jimmie Johnson blew a tire and got caught up in that. We finished last and started last in the Daytona 500 and we were leading on the last lap and almost won the Daytona 500. It really is not about where you start, it is where you finish. I think the Duel plays a big part in that and giving you a really good idea of how your car is handling and driving. At night time conditions, which typically the Daytona 500 ends at night, so it gives you a glimpse of what to expect.”

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Volume 2019, Issue 2, Posted 9:59 PM, 02.13.2019

Team Chevy Daytona 500 Media Day Kurt Busch

KURT BUSCH, NO. 1 MONSTER ENERGY CAMARO ZL1, met with members of the media and discussed his return to Chevrolet, winning the Daytona 500, his brother’s upcoming milestone and many other topics. Full Transcript:

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Volume 2019, Issue 2, Posted 9:58 PM, 02.13.2019

Ford Performance Daytona 500 Media Day

JOEY LOGANO, No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Mustang -- DANIEL HEMRIC IS GETTING HIS CUP START AT 27 YEARS OLD.  CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN LIKE FOR YOU TO START AT THAT AGE?  “It’ll be a little easier than what it was for me when I was 18 (laughing).  It’s just different.  I think, in a way, that’s probably good for him because a lot of times, I know just from my experience, if you start too early and you make a name for yourself the wrong way or you don’t make it and you get put back down to XFINITY or Trucks, that’s usually it.  It’s over and that’s the end of your Cup career, most likely.  But for him he’s more prepared, he’s more ready, he’s more mature.  He’s been through some stuff in his racing career where he’s more ready to make the big step, which I think is probably a smart move on his part.”

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Volume 2019, Issue 2, Posted 9:47 PM, 02.13.2019

Toyota MENCS Daytona 500 Media Day

PARKER KLIGERMAN, No. 96 Toyota Camry, Gaunt Brothers Racing

 

Can you describe how this all came together to try and qualify for the Daytona 500?

 

“Marty Gaunt has been a huge supporter of mine the last year and a half. I feel like I get along with him because we have very similar ideas about how to create a team. I’ve worked with him before back when I was at Swan Racing and with his engine company, so I think it was sort of a natural position to end up where we are now where he’s trying to grow this Gaunt Brothers Racing team.

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Volume 2019, Issue 2, Posted 9:46 PM, 02.13.2019

CHEVY MENCS AT DAYTONA 500 MEDIA DAY

AUSTIN DILLON, NO. 3 DOW CAMARO ZL1, met with members of the media at Daytona 500 Media Day to discuss returning as the defending winner of the 500, the opportunity to repeat as winner and many other topics. Full Transcript:

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Volume 2019, Issue 2, Posted 9:39 PM, 02.13.2019

Ford and Chevy Daytona 500 Qualifying Quotes

CHEVROLET:

RICK HENDRICK, OWNER OF HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS

YOU JUST KEPT SAYING, ‘I CAN’T BELIEVE IT, I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’.

“You know, you work all these years coming down here and you want all the cars to run well.

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Volume 2019, Issue 2, Posted 12:34 AM, 02.12.2019

Ford Performance NASCAR: Clash at Daytona Post-Race Quote

PAUL MENARD, No. 21 Motorcraft Ford Mustang – YOU LED THE MOST LAPS EVER IN THE CLASH.  WHAT HAPPENED?  “I didn’t know that.  That’s something for the history books, I guess.  Unfortunately, we just got turned there.  I didn’t really know what happened until I saw a replay.  I felt like it was aggressive side-drafting.  I got turned to the inside and hooked to the right and all hell broke loose.” 

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Volume 2019, Issue 2, Posted 10:30 PM, 02.11.2019

Ford Performance NASCAR: Daytona 500 Qualifying Quotes

BRAD KESELOWSKI, No. 2 Discount Tire Ford Mustang – WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING ABOUT THE MUSTANG OUT THERE?  “We thought all along it was gonna be really competitive and I think it hasn’t missed a beat from testing to now.  We’re pretty excited about it.  I think it’s a pretty good upgrade.”  WHAT IS THE STRATEGY FOR THURSDAY?  “To win the race.  Nothing else matters.”  HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR CAR TO FEEL IN THE 500?  “I think with this rules package, especially with the temperatures we’re seeing, you’re gonna probably trim for speed rather than handling.  I think just fast.”  DO YOU LIKE IT TO BE LOOSE OR TIGHT OR WHAT?  “Generally in the 500 you want to be a little bit tighter than most of the race weekend here.  It seems like the track always changes on the 500 day a little bit.”

 

RYAN NEWMAN, No. 6 Oscar Mayer Ford Mustang – “Today is really only about the front row.  If you’re not there, then you really need to focus on making your car faster and making it drive good in race conditions.  We’ll work on our Oscar Mayer Ford to do that on Thursday.  We didn’t spend any effort at all with the way timing worked out in practice yesterday, so we’ll see how it drives on Thursday and then make sure we get it all tuned up for next Sunday.  That’s what really matters.”

 

ARIC ALMIROLA, No. 10 Smithfield Ford Mustang – “I think we’re pretty happy with that lap.  I thought it was a good lap for us.  We weren’t really sure what to expect because we didn’t know what we really had based on practice, but we felt good about it.  If you’re not gonna sit on the front row, you’ve really got to make sure your car drives good and you’ve got a good race car and I think we’ll have that.  I’m looking forward to it.  The Smithfield Mustang has been pretty comfortable to drive and it feels racy, so that’s what’ll pay off next Sunday.”

 

RYAN BLANEY, No. 12 Menards/Peak Ford Mustang – “We haven’t drafted with our 500 car yet, but I stress out the least about qualifying here because you have a chance in the duels to get better.  I think we qualified around there last year and we went out and won our duel and were really good in the 500.  I mainly look for how my car drives, if it’s gonna drive well and make aggressive moves.  Sometimes it seems the cars that qualify the best don’t handle great in the 500, so I think that was our strongpoint last year.  We could make really aggressive moves and our car did have decent speed, so we have chances to get up there, but we’ll see.”

 

CLINT BOWYER, No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Ford Mustang – “Obviously, it’s all about the front row, but I’m happy with our Mustang so far and the performance in it.  There are a lot of unknowns when you bring a new race car to the forefront you don’t know, and the guys worked hard.  You knew they put in the effort, the time and the hours spend on these race cars is just unreal.  The effort is there and now I’m happy with the results.  That being said, that’s qualifying day.  Let’s go out here and see what it does here in the race.  I’m looking forward to this Clash.  Our Clash car felt really good.  It pulled up really good in the draft and did a lot of good things you need it to do in these kind of conditions, so we’ll get that race under our belt and get ready for the 500.”

 

 

Ford Notes and Quotes

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS)

Daytona 500 Qualifying (Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL)

Sunday, February 10, 2019

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RICKY STENHOUSE JR., No. 17 Fastenal Ford Mustang – “It wasn’t too bad.  I’m a little disappointed we weren’t any faster than that.  We come down here and want to be in the final round and have a good shot at a pole, but the Hendrick cars are really fast so nobody has really got a shot other than them.  Our Fastenal Mustang felt really good yesterday the little bit that we did draft, so I’m looking forward to the duels.”

 

PAUL MENARD, No. 21 Motorcraft Ford Mustang – “We picked up a little bit from our mock runs yesterday, so I was happy with that.  The Hendrick cars are really fast, so we didn’t really figure we had a shot at the front row, so we put a little bit of driveability in the race car with it being an impound for the duels, knowing that we were gonna give up a little bit in qualifying because of that.  I was happy with having the speed in the car, plus the driveability we have.”  HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR CAR TO HANDLE?  “Here you definitely need big suck ups.  You don’t chase balance quite as much here with the new package and everything and last year with the ride height rule.  The cars are really stiff, they’re real rough so you just have to kind of deal with that.”

 

JOEY LOGANO, No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Mustang – HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THE BIG ONE?  “There’s not much you can do about it beside being ahead of it, but you can feel it ramping up as the pressure keeps building.  The moves are more aggressive.  The blocks become later and the bumping is more aggressive and eventually we crash.  You know it’s coming, you just hope that you’re ahead of it or in a place where you can miss it, but you can’t back out of it.  You might get yourself a solid top 10 if you do something like that, maybe, but that’s not the way I race and I don’t think that’s what the fans are here to see.”  HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR CAR TO FEEL IN THE 500?  “I want it to feel fast, really fast.  You want a car that has speed so you can make a move to the bottom or make a move somewhere and can finish it and complete the passes, but you also have to have a car that’s driveable to where you can take a bump to the back or you can put yourself in really tight spots and not crash.  You’ve got to have that too, so it’s just a balance between those two.”

 

MICHAEL MCDOWELL, No. 34 Love’s Travel Stops Ford Mustang – “You always want more speed, but we’re happy with where we’re at.  We built those cars in-house and feel really good about everything that we’re doing.  Somewhere inside that top 20 is good.  You’d love to have a shot at the front row, but we knew going into qualifying that the four cars that are up there sort of had it locked in, so we really set our car up to drive good Thursday night and I believe it will do that and we’ll go racing.  I’m really proud of everybody at Front Row Motorsports.”

 

DAVID RAGAN, No. 38 Select Blinds Ford Mustang – “We would have like to have gotten one more run yesterday in final practice and we could have adjusted a little bit more, but we were able top pick up some anyway.  That’s something we can go race with on Thursday.  For us, it’s all about fine-tuning on this car and getting it to drive good.  I think anytime you’re within a few tenths of those top 10 cars, you’re gonna be able to race well.  Our car drove good yesterday in the draft and this is an impound race, so it’s important for us to race good on Thursday to set us up good for the weekend.”

 

 

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Volume 2019, Issue 2, Posted 2:53 PM, 02.10.2019

Team Chevy NASCAR Pre-Season Quotes-Hendrick Motorsports

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS

 
 
Alan Gustafson, crew chief, No. 9 Camaro ZL1, Greg Ives, crew chief, No. 88 Camaro ZL1, Chad Knaus, crew chief, No. 24 Camaro ZL1 and Kevin Meendering, crew chief, No. 48 Camaro ZL1, met with members of the media today at the Hendrick Motorsports campus. Selected quotes:

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Volume 2019, Issue 0, Posted 9:44 PM, 01.30.2019

Ford Performance NASCAR: Joey Logano Championship Press Conference Transcript

JOEY LOGANO:  Yeah, I think it has sunk in.  It's just ‑‑ man, it's incredible what goes through your mind and how it feels to be able to cross the start‑finish line.  You're able to take the lead and you know there's quite a few laps left, and as you get closer, five laps, four laps, you're counting them down, like ugh, you just want to take the white flag to where you know the caution comes out, we got it.

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Volume 2018, Issue 11, Posted 12:11 AM, 11.19.2018

Ford Quotes (Homestead-Miami Speedway; Homestead, FL) Sunday, November 18, 2018

JOEY LOGANO WINS 2018 NASCAR CUP SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP FOR FORD

  • Joey Logano won his third race of the 2018 season to win the 2018 MENCS championship.

  • The win today is the 21st of his Cup Series career.

  • Ford finishes the season with a  manufacturer-best 19 victories and claims the 2018 Manufacturers’ Championship

  • The win is Fusion’s 108th Cup Series triumph since becoming Ford’s flagship vehicle in 2006.
  • Today’s win is Ford’s 677th all-time in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition.
  • Of Team Penske’s 65 MENCS wins with Ford, 38 have come since rejoining Ford in 2013.
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Volume 2018, Issue 11, Posted 12:06 AM, 11.19.2018

CHEVY MENCS AT HOMESTEAD: Post Race Notes and Quotes

TOP TEAM CHEVY UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS:

CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS CAMARO ZL1 – Finished 7th
NOT THE RUN YOU WANTED, BUT STILL A SOLID DAY TO END THE SEASON:
“Yeah, it was… we really suck down here. Man, if we make this Final 4 one day, we’ve got a lot of work to do.”
 
CAN YOU TALK ABOUT YOUR SEASON THIS YEAR?
“Yeah, better than the first two for sure, but not what we want.”
 

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Volume 2018, Issue 11, Posted 12:05 AM, 11.19.2018

Toyota Quotes After Miami-Homestead

  BRETT MOFFITT, No. 16 AISIN Group Toyota Tundra, Hattori Racing Enterprises
> Finishing Position: 1st
> Talk about your battle with Noah Gragson for the lead and what made the difference at the end.
> “(Crew chief Scott) “Zippy” (Zipadelli) and everybody at HRE (Hattori Racing Enterprises) gave me a really fast Tundra and I think we made the bottom work a hell of a lot better than anybody, so that gave me the opportunity to get down there, but doing that it’s really harsh on the tires. I knew we were faster than him.

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Volume 2018, Issue 11, Posted 12:15 AM, 11.17.2018

Ford and Chevrolet Post-Race Notes and Quotes from Phoenix 2

JOEY LOGANO, No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion – “The left-rear tire went flat.  I don’t really know why.  It just kind of came out of nowhere.  We may have run something over, I don’t know.  I went down on the flat a couple laps earlier to make a pass and I don’t know if it hit a little bit hard, maybe it knocked the fender into it, who knows what happened there, but she just went out.  I tried to save it.  I thought I had it saved, but by the time I got it straightened back out the rest of the tires were flat because I had them flat-spotted.  That’s what it is.  We’ll move on.  We’re locked into Miami, so it doesn’t really matter, so we’ll keep our heads high.”

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Volume 2018, Issue 11, Posted 9:32 PM, 11.11.2018

Qualifying Quotes from Phoenix

KEVIN HARVICK, No. 4 Busch Light Ford Fusion – “It’s been a good day for us.  All we concentrated on was qualifying and obviously we had some good adjustments to the car right there at the end and I was actually able to drive the car without screwing it up.  It was definitely a good lap for us and came at a good time.”

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Volume 2018, Issue 11, Posted 1:11 AM, 11.10.2018

Ford Performance NASCAR: Kevin Harvick Clinches Championship 4 Spot

FORD FINISHING RESULTS

KEVIN HARVICK, No. 4 Mobil 1 Ford Fusion - FINISHED 1st -- VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW

“That last restart I knew I needed to pick the top. I wanted to be on the bottom to be safe because the top got such a good sidedraft getting into one and the outside groove got rubbered up. I thought if I could keep him from finishing the corner I could drive back by him. It all worked out. Everything went well today on our Mobil 1 Ford and we were able to get to victory lane.”

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Volume 2018, Issue 11, Posted 9:28 PM, 11.04.2018

Team Chevy Notes and Quotes from Texas2

TOP TEAM CHEVY UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS:

TEAM CHEVY NOTES & QUOTES:
KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 DC SOLAR CAMARO ZL1 – Finished 5th
HOW DIFFICULT WAS YOUR DAY GETTING THROUGH TRAFFIC?
“We made some good ground that first run and then we had that issue there under the pit stop and then it was just hard to get track position after that. Our car was really loose on the short runs and it would build really tight, but we got that better. 

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Volume 2018, Issue 11, Posted 9:27 PM, 11.04.2018

Ford Performance NASCAR: Custer Advances to Championship 4 at Ford Championship Weekend Inbox x

COLE CUSTER, No. 00 Autodesk Ford Mustang -- Finished 1st

“I can’t believe it. The 1 is the best pusher in the series and I hated that I didn’t have him behind me. We did all we could. I drove it in deeper than I have all weekend and it worked out. I am pumped for Autodesk, their first time on the car. Gene Haas, I wouldn’t be here without him and Haas Automation. I am pumped. We are going to Homestead and I think we have a great shot of winning.”

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Volume 2018, Issue 11, Posted 9:26 PM, 11.04.2018

Logano Wins at Martinsville and Gets a Trip to the NASCAR Championship at Homestead

JOEY LOGANO, No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion - Finished 1st - VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW

“That was just a hard great race. NASCAR racing at its finest. It was a lot of bumper banging towards the end and a hard race. You know, we didn’t wreck each other. We bumped into each other a lot and that is what this sport was built on. I know a lot of fans out there aren’t too happy about it but it is racing and that is what NASCAR is about and what stock car racing is. I am just glad we finally won here. It has been so long and we have had so many chances and it feels like sweet redemption after everything that has happened here.”

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Volume 2018, Issue 10, Posted 10:39 PM, 10.28.2018

CHEVY MENCS AT MARTINSVILLE 2: Jimmie Johnson, Rick Hendrick and Jeffrey Brown Press Conf. Transcript (No.48 Camaro ZL1 sponsorship announcement comments)

IT WAS ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT ALLY FINANCIAL WILL JOIN HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS AS THE WHOLE-SEASON PRIMARY SPONSOR OF JIMMIE JOHNSON’S NO. 48 CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 TEAM IN 2019 AND 2020. JOHNSON WAS JOINED BY HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS TEAM OWNER, RICK HENDRICK, AND ALLY FINANCIAL CEO, JEFFREY BROWN FOR A Q&A SESSION WITH MEDIA AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY. TRANSCRIPT:

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Volume 2018, Issue 10, Posted 10:37 PM, 10.28.2018

Ford Performance NASCAR: Kansas 2 (5 Fords Advance to Round of 8)

RYAN BLANEY, No. 12 Menards/Wrangler Riggs Workwear Ford Fusion - YOU HIT THE WALL EARLY, HOW MUCH DID THAT IMPACT YOUR DAY?  “Obviously it was a mistake I made trying to work hard to catch those guys and I pushed too hard and got in the fence. It is all my fault. Whether it would have worked out for us or not, I don't know. I don't think we had the speed the 9 or 4 had. The 9 was super fast. I don't know. I messed up and cost us a shot. I want to thank Wrangler and Menards and Ford for doing what they do. The whole 12 team deserves better than that. That was unfortunate on my part.”

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Volume 2018, Issue 10, Posted 8:33 PM, 10.21.2018

Ford Performance NASCAR: Almirola Wins Talladega - Full Press Conferences

 ARIC ALMIROLA:  I knew when we qualified, all four of us starting up there in the front.  We kind of talked about it in our competition meeting, that we needed to be committed to each other, we needed to score as many stage points as we can, we needed to score more stage points than the 12, than the 42 and the 88.  We knew all that.

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Volume 2018, Issue 10, Posted 8:21 PM, 10.14.2018

Ford Performance Talladega2 Notes and Quotes

ARIC ALMIROLA, No. 10 Smithfield Bacon For Life Ford Fusion – VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW – “I felt like I kept giving it away and I was so disappointed for all these guys behind me because they’re awesome.  They’re the best.  I’m with the best team in the garage and I felt like I kept letting them down not winning a race.  Today, the Good Lord was shining on us and we went to Victory Lane.  We did it, finally.”

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Volume 2018, Issue 10, Posted 8:03 PM, 10.14.2018

CHEVY MENCS AT TALLADEGA TWO: Team Chevy Race Notes & Quotes

AJ ALLMENDINGER, NO. 47 KROGER CLICKLIST CAMARO ZL1 – Finished 6th

“I thought prior to the final restart I got myself in a good position on the outside there.  It just seemed like every time the line went to move somebody made a move and it checked the lineup.  I was just getting pinned out there. 

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Volume 2018, Issue 10, Posted 8:02 PM, 10.14.2018