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CHEVY NCS AT KANSAS: Post-Race Notes and Quotes

TEAM CHEVY POST-RACE NOTES AND QUOTES:--KYLE LARSON, NO. 5 HENDRICKCARS.COM CAMARO ZL1 1LE – Race Winner--YOU HAVE GONE TO VICTORY LANE NINE TIMES NOW THIS YEAR, INCLUDING THREE IN A ROW. WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF WINNING THIS ONE, 17 YEARS TO THE DAY AFTER A TRAGEDY IN THE NASCAR COMMUNITY FOR HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS?
“Yes, I want to dedicate this win to Rick and Linda (Hendrick). I didn’t ever get to meet Ricky (Hendrick) or the other men and women who lost their lives that day, but I felt the importance of this race, no doubt. It’s crazy how it kind of all worked out there for me to win. I know they were all looking down and helping me out there with all the restarts and stuff after getting into the wall. Again, thank you to Rick Hendrick. I know this means a lot to you and I’m glad I could get it done. It’s cool to get another win and I don’t really know how that happened but, our HendrickCars.com Chevy was really fast. I thought we were like a third-place car, really. William (Byron) was really good. I hate to see that unfortunate luck there again for that team. They’ve been really, really strong. I’m glad we could capitalize and get another win. I hope we can go to Martinsville and get a clock.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 10, Posted 8:05 PM, 10.24.2021

Ford Performance NASCAR: Kansas 2 Cup Race (Harvick Leads the Way for Ford with 3rd Place Finish)

KEVIN HARVICK, No. 4 Subway Ford Mustang (Finished 4th)--“We were just getting tight at the end of the runs and the 5, 9 and 1 cars could really hold it wide open. I needed to get past the 5 so I was trying to hold it wide open and had a lot of wheel in to it and got a little tight as we went to the last half of that run. I am really proud of everyone on the Subway Ford Mustang. We closed a huge gap at 1.5 mile race tracks and everyone is doing a great job.”

 

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Volume 2021, Issue 10, Posted 8:00 PM, 10.24.2021

Toyota Racing NCS Post-Race Recap -- Kansas 10.24.21

DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing--Finishing Position: 5th--How was the race today for you overall?--“Just tried to optimize our day, that’s really all we could do. The second half we were much, much better, but by then it’s just so hard to pass. Decent day overall. The FedEx Camry was okay, we optimized. We didn’t make a whole lot of mistakes and we really swung a whole lot of things at it to try to make it better, but fourth or fifth is about where we were at.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 10, Posted 7:54 PM, 10.24.2021

Ford Performance NASCAR: NXS Kansas 2 (Cindric and Sieg Lead the Way for Ford at Kansas)

AUSTIN CINDRIC, No. 22 Odyssey Batteries Ford Mustang -- Finished 2nd--“It was a great points day in our Odyssey Battery Ford Mustang. I really would have loved to lock our way in and race for a win at Martinsville, that would be huge for us. Congrats to the 54, Ty (Gibbs). That whole team has been on it no matter who is in the car. They have earned it. It sucks to lose one that late in the race. Not the first time, but I didn’t spontaneously crash in the playoff Kansas race this time, so it is okay I guess. I hate losing but we will move on. In the bigger picture, it was a good day.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 10, Posted 7:28 PM, 10.23.2021

Toyota Racing NXS Post-Race Recap -- Kansas 10.23.21

TY GIBBS, No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota Supra, Joe Gibbs Racing--Finishing Position: 1st--How were you able to overcome some of the things you did in today’s race?--“First of all, I just want to say thank you to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and everybody that’s helped me – Monster Energy, Toyota, everybody at TRD and everybody at Interstate Batteries. Mitch (Covington, Monster Energy) and everyone. I’m just at a loss for words right now, this is awesome. To have four wins in my Xfinity rookie season is just unbelievable. I’m very thankful and blessed. This is just awesome.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 10, Posted 7:24 PM, 10.23.2021

CHEVY NCS AT TEXAS: Kyle Larson and Chevy Notes and Quotes

KYLE LARSON, NO. 5 HENDRICKCARS.COM CAMARO ZL1 ILE – Race Winner--YOU SURVIVED SEVEN STAGE 3 RE-STARTS AND GOT IT TO VICTORY LANE. WELCOME TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP 4. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME EVER FOR YOU, KYLE
“Yeah, this is unreal. I knew we had a good shot to win today, and our car was amazing. That’s probably the best 550 package, intermediate car, we’ve had all year. So, thanks to everybody on this No. 5 team, HendrickCars.com, Rick Hendrick, this is so cool; we had a lot of people from HendrickCars here. We get to go race for a championship in a few weeks. This is crazy.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 10, Posted 9:02 PM, 10.17.2021

Ford Performance NASCAR: Texas 2 (Keselowski, Harvick and Blaney Post Top-10 Finishes at Texas)

RYAN BLANEY, No. 12 DEX Imaging Ford Mustang (Finished 6th)--A SIXTH-PLACE FINISH TODAY MEANS YOU ARE NOW SECOND IN THE POINTS AS YOU HEAD TO KANSAS. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR PERFORMANCE TODAY OVERALL? “It was a pretty decent day. I didn’t think we had winning speed today. I thought the 5 was pretty incredible and the 24 was fast too. The 2 and me, I thought we were pretty good. Probably the third or fourth place cars. All the late race restarts at the end get so wild and crazy and you have no idea what is going to happen and who is going to get checked up and stuff like that. Not a bad day. We got good stage points and finished good and we will move on to Kansas.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 10, Posted 8:59 PM, 10.17.2021

Toyota Racing Post-Race Report - 10-17-21

CHRISTOPHER BELL, No. 20 Rheem/Watts/Opteon Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing--Finishing Position: 3rd--How were you able to come back from two laps down to claim a top-three finish?--“Adam (Stevens, crew chief) did a great job making the right calls – putting tires on at the end really helped us. We kept gaining on this Rheem Camry every pit stop. I felt like we were pretty strong at the beginning of the race and then we kind of lost the handle in the middle stages and fell back and lost some track position, so fortunate to come home third for sure. I’m really happy for this 20 group. I think we have some strong races coming up.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 10, Posted 8:59 PM, 10.17.2021

Toyota Racing - NXS Texas Post-Race Report - 10.16.21

JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK, No. 54 Romco Equipment Toyota Supra, Joe Gibbs Racing--Finishing Position: 1st--How did you stay calm when you had to go to the back?--“Stevie Reeves (spotter) and Chris Gayle (crew chief) kept me calm. I think this year I’ve grown a lot as a driver and got put in position in the Truck Series as well. I can’t say enough about this whole team. The 54 has been fast every single week. My goal coming in was to win. I had to win to prove to myself that I can do this. It’s just like taking that step back to the Truck Series. I wanted to get back to Victory Lane. Huge shoutout to Romco Equipment Company. Thank you to all the fans that are here. It’s an amazing accomplishment to get this done – beating a teammate as well. We’re racing for an owners championship. I’m back in the 54 in Phoenix, so double championships for us when we go.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 10, Posted 7:45 PM, 10.16.2021

Ford Performance NASCAR: Texas 2 (Cindric Finishes 5th to Pace Ford at Texas)

AUSTIN CINDRIC, No. 22 Snap On Ford Mustang--“It was a solid day. Obviously, the strategy there in Stage 1 that made for an eventful Stage 2 trying to get back through the field with our Snap On Ford Mustang. I wish that would have been able to be more straight-up because we could have had good stage points. Otherwise, we just struggled tight and struggled to keep up with the track. I felt like we made a really good adjustment on the last run but just didn’t have enough laps. It was an interesting day. No major dramas. I feel like we brought a good package, it was just really hard to predict what the track was going to do with the resin they added. It was fun trying to learn that throughout the day. Obviously, we wanted to win to lock in, but we have a good amount of points to work with for the next two weeks.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 10, Posted 7:39 PM, 10.16.2021

CHEVY NCS AT ROVAL: Post-Race Notes and Quotes

TYLER REDDICK, NO. 8 LENOVO CAMARO ZL1 1LE – Finished 2nd
I KNOW YOU ARE EXCITED ABOUT YOUR FINISH TODAY, BUT YOU PROBABLY WISH YOU WERE IN THE PLAYOFFS?
“I am fired up because we had a really good car today. We had to start 29th because of crashing at Talladega last week and didn’t have a great pit stall because of that as well. So, it really forced our hand to be off sequence and we were in a situation there pretty early in Stage 1 where we were on new tires and I thought I had established myself in the outside and got in the wall and knocked both sides in and that hurt me a little bit. As the race progressed and we were in that situation where we were trying to chase Kyle (Larson) down and I just knew we couldn’t change anything about what happened. It does leave a ‘what if’ in your mind. It’s like if I hadn’t crashed this car early in the race, and almost ended our day, it should have been a little bit faster.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 10, Posted 8:13 PM, 10.10.2021

CHEVY NCS AT ROVAL: Kyle Larson Quick Win Quote Inbox

KYLE LARSON, NO. 5 HENDRICKCARS.COM CAMARO ZL1 ILE – Race Winner--THIS WAS A BATTLE-TESTED WIN FOR THIS RACE TEAM TODAY. IF I HAD TOLD YOU IN THE MIDDLE OF STAGE 2 WHEN THEY WERE CHANGING ALTERNATOR BELT, THAT YOU WOULD WIN THIS THING, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE SAID?

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Volume 2021, Issue 10, Posted 7:33 PM, 10.10.2021

Toyota Racing NCS Post-Race Recap -- Charlotte 10.10.21

KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 M&M’s Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing--Finishing Position: 4th--What does it mean to have a day that isn’t a horrible day at the Roval?--0“We’ve run fair before here. Put the 9 (Chase Elliott) back in there and we’re fifth. Overall good day for the M&M’s Camry. We came here with a plan and we tried to execute it as best we could. We’re just okay, I wouldn’t call us stellar. We did lead that stage and get a point there so that was good. It was hard to pass and really hard to make up ground. Once everybody got spread out, everyone runs really equal. Not a lot of gain throughout the run it seemed.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 10, Posted 7:33 PM, 10.10.2021

Ford Performance NASCAR: Team Penske Drivers Blaney, Keselowski and Logano Advance to Round of 8

CHRIS BUESCHER, No. 17 Fastenal Ford Mustang -- “That was a fun time.  I’m really appreciative of everybody on this Fastenal Ford Mustang group.  We worked hard.  We were able to stay on pace all day and had a gameplan and followed through and ultimately got us into the top five.  I had a top three there, but it got a little rough there at the end and I made a mistake with probably five to go and unfortunately we didn’t have a shot to win because of that, but we were definitely in the hunt.  That was a lot of fun.  I enjoyed the day.  I’m pretty thankful for everybody.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 10, Posted 7:32 PM, 10.10.2021

CMS - Allmendinger Captures A ROVAL™ Hat Trick

A.J. ALLMENDINGER, No. 16 Hyperice Chevrolet (Race Winner): “It’s special, for sure, to win this race three years in a row and for it to be Drive for the Cure 250. The celebration, seeing the women in victory lane who’ve survived breast cancer makes it all the more special. For me, what means the most is to be able to represent them and it reminds me that we’re just out here racing cars. What they represent is bigger than racing. Today, I was nervous. We had a good points gap, but Talladega showed that anything can happen. We were deciding whether to go for points or go for the win. Once we decided that, our Hyperice Chevy was so good out front. I’m just pumped up to be able to get another win.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 10, Posted 10:32 PM, 10.09.2021

Ford Performance NASCAR: Cindric Finishes Second on Charlotte Roval to Lead Ford

AUSTIN CINDRIC, No. 22 Menards/Richmond Ford Mustang -- WHERE WERE THE KAULIG CARS BETTER TODAY?  “From turn one to turn 17 apparently.  They’re fast.  They’ve been fast all year.  I feel like this has honestly been one of my weakest road courses for probably exactly what you saw -- the rear tires fall off way too much.  I felt like I was driving a skid pad car after about 10 laps.  I feel a little bit lucky and a bit fortunate, honestly.  I didn’t get moved or put in the wall, so either way we had a fast car.  I think we set a fast lap time and got a good finish, so that sets us up well for Texas.  I just wish we could have taken advantage of getting a playoff point.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 10, Posted 8:20 PM, 10.09.2021

Toyota Racing NXS Post-Race Recap -- 10.9.21

DANIEL HEMRIC, No. 18 Poppy Bank Toyota Supra, Joe Gibbs Racing---Finishing Position: 3rd What was the final lap like that got you to the third-place finish?--“That was all I had, you know I just lost a little too much rear grip that last run. Then honestly we  were lucky to get as far forward as we did and then second, third, fourth, they were all right there in front of me, but I used my rear tires up. At that point we were locked in to the next round. We came here to win and knew we couldn’t with what we had; so Dave Rogers (Crew Chief) made a great call to come down and put four tires on Poppy Bank Toyota Supra. I don’t know, the 54 (Ty Gibbs) got hooked there on the next-to-last lap and I lost too much lap time to get to where I needed to, but proud of the effort, great call but just came up a little short.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 10, Posted 8:15 PM, 10.09.2021

Storylines for Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 Weekend

CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 4, 2021) – The drama of the NASCAR Playoffs shifts into high gear this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, as the Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 and the Drive for the Cure 250 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina give NASCAR’s championship contenders one final shot to advance to the Round of 8.

 

 

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Volume 2021, Issue 10, Posted 10:23 PM, 10.05.2021

Toyota Racing NCS Post-Race Recap -- Talladega 10.3.21

BUBBA WALLACE, No. 23 McDonald’s Toyota Camry, 23XI Racing--Finishing Position: 1st--What emotions were going through your mind waiting for a decision from NASCAR?--“Part of me is just sitting there waiting – it’s not over with. Just sit there and bide our time and if we go back racing, let’s put ourselves in position. So many cool fans behind us at the pit box just cheering for it to rain so that kind of amped up the intensity a little bit. Just so proud of everyone at 23XI Racing. New team and coming in here getting a win late in the season reminds me of 2013. Waited so long to get that first truck win. I know a lot of history was made today, which is really cool, but it’s about my guys and it’s about our team and about what we’ve done. Appreciate Michael Jordan, appreciate Denny (Hamlin) for giving me an opportunity and believing in me. Like we talked, it’s pretty fitting that it comes here at Talladega.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 10, Posted 7:20 PM, 10.04.2021

Ford Performance NASCAR: Five Fords Finish Top 10 in Rain-Shortened Talladega Cup Race

BRAD KESELOWSKI, No. 2 Discount Tire Ford Mustang -- “It was a good day for us, not the win.  Gosh, if I would have known it was gonna rain right then I had a move I could have made and I was like, “No, we’ve got five laps in the stage left, I don’t want to burn that move yet,’ and then it rains, so I feel like I kind of let one slip away here.  All in all, it’s still a great day.  We scored a lot of stage points, which is really positive and put ourselves in a good position next week to go to the Roval.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 10, Posted 7:15 PM, 10.04.2021

CHEVY NCS AT TALLADEGA: Post-Race Notes and Quotes

KURT BUSCH, NO. 1 MONSTER ENERGY CAMARO ZL1 1LE – Finished 4th--GOOD RUN HERE TODAY. WHAT CAN YOU TAKE AWAY FROM THAT?-“Yeah, I raced as smart as I could and raced on the unselfish side. The teamwork has to be there and has to be there at the right moment. For us, with the rain and the end of the Stage, we wanted to get everything we could and I am really proud of the way our car drove. This Monster Energy Chevy was fast and did everything we needed it to do. I stayed committed to the low lane and it was just a matter of when the low lane versus the high lane had the momentum and whenever the yellow was going to come out. So, we just didn’t quite have all the luck on our side today.”

ERIK JONES, NO. 43 US AIRFORCE: SPECIAL WARFARE CAMARO ZL1 1LE – Finished 9th
“Good day for the Air Force Chevy. Thought we had good speed all day and kept it up front. Thought the race was coming to us and then the rain came. Proud of the effort to have a top ten and hopefully keep it rolling at the ROVAL.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 10, Posted 7:09 PM, 10.04.2021

CHEVY NCS AT LAS VEGAS: Post-Race Notes and Quotes

CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS CAMARO ZL1 1LE – Finished 2nd--CHASE, A STRONG NIGHT FOR SURE, BUT SECOND PLACE. I KNOW THAT’S NOT WHERE YOU WANTED TO BE. TELL US ABOUT THE FINAL FIVE LAPS.--“We were really close, just not quite close enough. Denny (Hamlin) did a good job of controlling the gap to me. He was having a hard time with the 21 (Ryan Blaney). I think he was doing a good job of giving himself enough room to him to be able to work the lanes, kind of control the gap back to me.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 9, Posted 11:33 PM, 09.26.2021

Toyota Racing NCS Post-Race Recap -- Las Vegas 9.26.21

DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Office Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing--Finishing Position: 1st--How excited are you to score this win and move on to the round of 8?--“So happy for our FedEx Office Toyota team. Joe Gibbs Racing just gives us great race cars. That's what I'm so proud of is to drive for those guys. Can't thank them enough for everything they do. It feels so good to win in Vegas. Last couple times I've been so close, just didn't have the right breaks. They dialed the car in great. Great to hold those guys off.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 9, Posted 11:31 PM, 09.26.2021

Ford Performance NASCAR: Las Vegas (Blaney's Fifth Place Finish Paces Ford at Vegas)

RYAN BLANEY, No. 12 Menards/Knauf Insulation Ford Mustang -- FINISHED 5th--“I thought a couple of cars were a little quicker than us. We got behind the eight-ball a little bit there in that second stage having to pit at the end and take the wave around. That hurt us. We had a fast enough Menards Ford Mustang to finish fifth. That is something to be proud of. We will go on to Talladega.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 9, Posted 11:22 PM, 09.26.2021

Toyota Racing NXS Post-Race Recap -- Las Vegas 9.25.21

DANIEL HEMRIC, No. 18 Poppy Bank Toyota Supra, Joe Gibbs Racing--Finishing Position: 5th--How was your race overall tonight?--“Very strong car. We were probably better earlier when the sun was out and the track was the hottest. We had made pretty big strides on our No. 18 Poppy Bank Toyota Supra from the spring race in those conditions. We just lost it some whenever the track went to that weird stage of half shade, half not. I was tight on one end and loose in the other. I was elbows up and almost busted my tail a couple times trying to get too much and had to settle in and let Dave Rogers (crew chief) tune on it. Once we got completely dark there, I thought the balance came to me and we would be good for two or three laps and I would have to settle in for 10 to 15 and that cost me too much time to the leader. I feel like I could take off and turn better at the end of the run than most of the guys, just always struggled with a little bit of rear grip no matter what. Good, strong first Playoff showing for us.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 9, Posted 11:32 PM, 09.25.2021

Ford Performance NASCAR: Las Vegas 2 (Cindric Finishes 4th to Pace Ford in Xfinity Playoff Opener)

AUSTIN CINDRIC, No. 22 Odyssey Battery Ford Mustang -- IT WAS A TOUGH BATTLE WASN’T IT? “I think we maximized tonight. There were some things we were good at and things we need to get better at. It was a good points night. I am proud of the team and am looking forward to the next couple of weeks and trying to lock ourselves into the next round.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 9, Posted 11:28 PM, 09.25.2021

CHEVY NCS AT BRISTOL: Post-Race Notes and Quotes

KYLE LARSON, NO. 5 VALVOLINE CAMARO ZL1 1LE – Race Winner
KYLE MAKES IT HAPPEN WITH A PASS ON KEVIN HARVICK. A BRISTOL WIN IS IMPORTANT TO YOU, BUT HOW DID YOU GET THAT DONE?
“Yeah, that was an awesome race. It was so cool to be able to race there for the win. Obviously Harvick and Chase got together. Chase was upset. Kind of held him up. It got Harvick having to move around and use his tires up off the bottom.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 9, Posted 10:37 AM, 09.19.2021

Ford Performance NASCAR: Bristol Night Race Post-Race Driver Quotes

KEVIN HARVICK, No. 4 Subway Delivery Ford Mustang -- WHAT WAS YOUR CONVERSATION WITH CHASE AFTER THE RACE?  “I told him it was kind of a chicken @#@# move that he did there at the end.  We’re racing for the frickin win at Bristol.  We’re three-wide in the middle and he throws a temper tantrum, like I was just trying to get the lead and race him hard.  Then he pulls up in front of me and just sits there until I lose the whole lead, so I just hate it for our Subway Ford Mustang team to be able to lose a race like that.  I watched him let the 24 go by and then anytime you run into him it’s a problem.  They can boo all they want.  I don’t care.”

 

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Volume 2021, Issue 9, Posted 10:37 AM, 09.19.2021

Toyota Racing NCS Post-Race Recap -- Bristol 9.18.21

MARTIN TRUEX JR., No. 19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing--Finishing Position: 7th--How would you sum up your race tonight?--“Just a battle. We battled with our Bass Pro Shops Toyota all night long and had a decent night for Bristol. No problems, no wrecks, no drama. We got some stage points that first stage and then struggled a little bit with the car, but got a bit better in the end, but came home seventh. Not a great night, but for us at Bristol it was uneventful and not a terrible night by any means.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 9, Posted 10:36 AM, 09.19.2021

Ford Performance NASCAR: Cindric Finishes Second in Dramatic Final Lap at Bristol

AUSTIN CINDRIC, No. 22 Menards/Richmond Ford Mustang -- YOU WILL MAKE HIGHLIGHTS AT BRISTOL FOR YEARS TO COME WITH THAT FINISH.  “Yeah.  Absolutely.  I’m sure everybody in the grandstands tonight will remember this one.  I certainly will.  That’s two years in a row in this race that I feel like we should have won.  That’s a lot of races in this neon yellow car that I feel like we should have won this year, so really disappointed for Menards, Richmond, Team Penske -- all the hard work these guys put in.  We put ourselves in position.  That’s all you can ask for and I guess that’s short track racing.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 9, Posted 11:21 PM, 09.17.2021

Toyota Racing NXS Post-Race Recap -- Bristol 9.17.21

BRANDON JONES, No. 19 YeeYee Toyota Supra, Joe Gibbs Racing--Finishing Position: 5th--How do you feel about the race and your momentum heading into the Playoffs?--“This is exactly what we need to do truthfully is just have a good, solid run. We had decent stages – I think we finished eighth in both stages. There at the end, you never know what’s going to happen. I’ve been part of a lot of these races where these late-race restarts cause a lot of chaos and you can come and sneak in. I didn’t know what to expect, but that was my best shot at trying to come in here and win this race. Awesome day for YeeYee, I know they had a big deal setup in the fan zone so that was super cool for them so it was great to get them a top-five although I think we should be grateful for a top-five, we’re still hunting for that win. It’s awesome to go into the Playoffs with some momentum and we’ve got some good tracks coming up. Vegas is really good for us and looking forward to getting there.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 9, Posted 11:11 PM, 09.17.2021

Toyota Racing NCWTS Post-Race Recap -- Bristol 9.16.21

CHANDLER SMITH, No. 18 Safelite Auto Glass Toyota Tundra, Kyle Busch Motorsports--Finishing Position: 1st--How do you feel getting your first career Truck Series victory?--“God is good, God is so damn good. I’ve really been tested here in the last year or two. Tested my faith and I’ve kept it. This is unbelievable. I can’t thank everyone behind me. Safelite, Toyota, KBM, Kyle Busch (team owner) – everybody, Jack Irving (TRD). This is incredible, I’m speechless right now.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 9, Posted 1:13 AM, 09.17.2021

Ford Performance NASCAR: Logano, Harvick and Blaney Finish Top 10 in Richmond

JOEY LOGANO, No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Mustang -- “That’s about where we were -- a fifth-place car.  Maybe sometimes a little better, sometimes a little worse depending on the kind of run.  I’d say we averaged out as the fifth car and that’s where we finished.  We got some good points.  I think we were third in the first stage and fifth in the second and a fifth finish, so that’s some good points.  I don’t know where that’s gonna stack the Shell/Pennzoil Mustang up in the playoff standings, but it should put us in a decent spot going into Bristol next week.  That’s what it’s all about right now.  It’s about being solid and getting every point, so we’re getting them.  We’re doing what we’ve got to do.  We’re grinding them out, but had nothing for the Gibbs cars tonight.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 9, Posted 11:54 PM, 09.11.2021

Toyota Racing - NXS Richmond Post-Race Report - 09.11.21

JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK, No. 26 Safeway Toyota Supra, Sam Hunt Racing--Finishing Position: 3rd--Can you describe the racing out there today?--“It was overall a really solid day for our Safeway Toyota Supra for Sam Hunt. Just thankful for the opportunity from Sam, Toyota, all of our great partners that help us get to the racetrack. It was an off weekend for me in the Truck side, so good for me to put myself back in the seat. I felt like I learned a lot today for myself. In these Playoffs, it’s more about staying mentally tough. We were able to do so today. Racing was crazy. We were able to take a couple gambles I felt like and I’m glad the two cautions at the end there came out or we probably wouldn’t have finished where we did. Thankful for the opportunity. Looking forward to whatever is next. I don’t have any more with Sam this year, but who knows what the future holds.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 9, Posted 9:25 PM, 09.11.2021

Toyota Racing NCS Post-Race Recap -- Darlington 9.5.21

DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 Offerpad Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing--Finishing Position: 1st--How big is this victory for you and this team?--“Southern 500, it's a big win. I love this race track. It's by far my favorite race track. It's just great -- can't thank the Offerpad guys enough for everything they do and FedEx and Shady Ray's, the Jordan Brand, just everyone -- Coca-Cola, Toyota, everyone at JGR that builds these fast cars.” 

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Volume 2021, Issue 9, Posted 11:58 PM, 09.05.2021

CHEVY NCS AT DARLINGTON: Post-Race Notes and Quotes

The NASCAR Cup Series season continues next weekend at Richmond Raceway for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Salute to First Responders on Saturday, September 11, at 7:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage can be found on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.

TEAM CHEVY POST-RACE NOTES AND QUOTES:
KYLE LARSON, NO. 5 HENDRICKCARS.COM CAMARO ZL1 1LE – Finished 2nd
YOU USED THE VIDEO GAME MOVE DOWN IN 3 AND 4; IT ALMOST WORKED.
“Yeah. Yeah. I kind of -- we got to the white, and I was like, well, I haven't been able to gain on him now, I'm going to try something. Honestly got to his bumper too quick. I was hoping he was going to run that diamond to kind of be safe and I could skirt to his outside, but gave everything I had. “I didn't want to wreck him, I just wanted to try to get to his outside there, but he did a great job not really making any mistakes during the last run, and I was having to push really hard in second to try and just stay with him.

“Was hoping we'd catch some sort of traffic, but we never really did. Our HendrickCars.com Chevy was really good out front, just in traffic I would get stuck. Like in traffic I just got stuck really bad, and then there at the end losing control of the race really hurt us, but all-in-all a great day, good points day. Pit crew did great. Cliff (Daniels) made some good changes in the car, so try again next week.”

WE KNOW IT'S BEEN A GREAT YEAR FOR YOU, BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO START OFF THE PLAYOFFS THIS WAY? YOU'VE LED THE MOST LAPS, YOU'RE RIGHT IN CONTENTION AT THE END. WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR THIS TEAM GOING THROUGH THESE PLAYOFFS TO MAKE A CHAMPIONSHIP RUN TO HAVE A GREAT START?
“Yeah it's good to get a good start. I think everybody's, you know, nervous getting ready for the final 10 and just the anticipation of how it's going to go. So good to get a good first week in and build some momentum and some confidence within the team, so hopefully go to Richmond, be a little bit better than we were earlier in the year."

ROSS CHASTAIN, NO. 42 MCDONALD’S CAMARO ZL1 1LE – Finished 3rd
THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHERN 500 HERE TONIGHT THERE WAS ALL THE PLAYOFF CARS AND THEN THERE WAS ROSS CHASTAIN IN CONTENTION FOR THE WIN. WHAT A GREAT NIGHT FOR YOU GUYS. WHAT MORE DID YOU NEED TO MAYBE CHALLENGE THAT NO. 11 AND NO. 5?
“A better driver. I can go fast. I just can't quite race with them, and it starts with my restarts. I've got some work to do there, so I gave up the outside to take the bottom to be safe and then Kyle rolls around me.
Was able to make one last charge there at him at the end, but yeah, I just need to clean up a few things. This McDonald's car, I think it was the fastest car here tonight, so it's humbling to come with this CGR group these final 10 races here, a place where my career kind of took a totally different trajectory three years ago, and to have people like Clover and the Moose (Fraternity) and Advent Health on board supporting me and still letting me race three years later, it means the world. I've just got to clean up some more, though.”

WHAT IS IT ABOUT THIS PLACE FOR YOU? I REMEMBER BACK IN 2018 WHEN YOU HAD THAT AMAZING RUN FOR GANASSI HERE AT DARLINGTON. YOU'VE BEEN SO CLOSE TO WINNING HERE TWICE IN THE XFINITY SERIES. TALK ABOUT THIS PLACE, HOW GOOD IT IS FOR YOU AND ALSO THE COMPETITION LEVEL OF NOW DOING THIS ON THE CUP SIDE.
“Yeah, it's hard to say. I feel like I've put in work, but I always feel behind, so I never feel fully prepared. So I'm not going to say that. I'm going to say it's probably a lot of hot Saturday nights in south Florida racing at 417 Speedway. We don't run up against the fence there, but it's as sideways as we are here at Darlington, and I didn't run up against the fence at all tonight. A lot of Florida Saturday night short tracks and a lot of older, wiser guys and other racers down there that taught me a lot. To come back here now three years later for the people that supported me then and put me in that car, we're still here and we're still fighting, and it means the world.”

KURT BUSCH, NO. 1 MONSTER ENERGY CAMARO ZL1 1LE – Finished 6th
“That’s what was most impressive was the speed. It was fun to lead laps and be up front. It just seemed like we were juggling a ball of yarn and it was somewhat unraveling the whole race; whether it was the lane choice or a pit stop. And then handling, we were a little bit loose there and a little bit tight there. That last run, everything was back where we needed it; but I threw away all the track position with a couple of fender rubs.”

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Volume 2021, Issue 9, Posted 11:50 PM, 09.05.2021