Brad Keselowski – winner: “It used to be a enormous trail for us and the 2 crew. That is, I mediate my automobile from Loudon, and I wanted to enact a extraordinarily wintry burnout with it, but I want this automobile for Phoenix. It’s 2-for-2 and I’m staunch pumped. I don’t must see too a ways ahead. We’ve got to salvage there. The following spherical is gonna be in fact refined, but, soundless, I’m in fact pumped about this efficiency and the potential we bustle at short tracks. I felt love coming in right here with the Western Well-known person/Alliance Ford Mustang that we’d bustle smartly, but this thing used to be superior.”
(WHAT KIND OF STATEMENT IS THIS FOR PHOENIX?) “We’ve got to salvage there. The final two years I haven’t made it the entire potential, so we’ve got to salvage the entire potential there, but when we can salvage to Phoenix, we’re gonna be in fact right.”
Martin Truex Jr. – accomplished 2d: “In fact used to be comely greatly bowled over that we ran as right as we did with the potential that the auto felt. It in fact wasn’t doing something that I wanted it to enact or that we’ve performed right here within the past when we’ve been right. Only a battle all night time, fought laborious and the guys did a enormous job with modifications, pit stops and all that to right produce and preserve us up entrance. Honest, valid night time.”
Joey Logano – accomplished third: “It used to be a comely quiet trail and we right create of hung spherical within the cease three the entire time. I felt love our automobile used to be comely right within the starting of the trail. The note create of tightened up a exiguous bit and we lost a exiguous bit of velocity to (Martin Truex Jr.) and (Austin Dillon) a exiguous bit and also, obviously, (Keselowski) Congrats to those guys. They were quick this day. It right appeared love if we fastened the flip I got loose off, so it appeared love have interaction your poison a exiguous bit. It right appeared love we had third to fourth-location velocity in our automobile and we accomplished third with the Shell/Pennzoil Mustang. We’re doing what we now safe got to enact.
We scored stage aspects and a top five and places us in a comely right blueprint for next weekend. I’m delighted with the effort and delighted with what we’ve picked up right here at the moment since the playoffs started. We right must preserve it rolling. If we preserve getting top fives we’ll salvage the entire potential to Phoenix. We right must preserve doing that.”
Austin Dillon – accomplished fourth: “I in fact feel love I gave one away tonight. Our Dow NORKOOL Chevrolet used to be so quick. We had a huge day for stage aspects, which goes to assist us out gargantuan image-wise. We had a speeding penalty in Stage 1, and to complete from the assist to the entrance in that stage right exhibits how quick our Chevy used to be tonight. This No. 3 crew is on fire factual now and showing up when it issues. I in fact safe a line at Richmond, and it has been working for me. I bustle a exiguous decrease on the straightaway, and it affords me right ahead pressure. I noticed some so a lot of drivers commence choosing it up and laying the rubber down on that line. It will additionally safe misfortune us a exiguous bit on the cease of the trail, but basically the most lively thing is when we came to pit road for our 2d inexperienced-flag end in Stage 3, we were searching to bring all people down.
“The No. 1 automobile used to be in my replicate on tires. I overdrove that entry right a exiguous bit pondering that I wanted to preserve a ways flung from getting rear-ended, after which it used to be love ‘Oh no, I’m going to hit the red field’ so I had to salvage some other lap at some level of the note. That charge us three seconds. It perhaps killed our deal, but it completely used to be soundless early, so who knows. It used to be so a lot of stress-free out right here tonight, and I mediate we had the handiest automobile tonight.”
Ride Elliott – accomplished fifth: “First off, we were potential better than we’ve been right here, perhaps ever, so I believed that used to be a gargantuan snarl for us. We in fact wanted it right here. This has been a extraordinarily, in fact refined note for us. I believed we got our NAPA Auto Parts Camaro right, particularly by the heart part. Just got a exiguous within the assist of, I mediate, as the trail went on to roll the heart as right as we wanted to leisurely in a bustle. However, we were potential, potential better than we’ve ever been right here I in fact feel love earlier than. And consistently all night time, too. I believed that used to be a comely gargantuan step for us at a note that we’ve in fact struggled at.”
Kyle Busch – accomplished sixth: “Extra or less identical as final night time (within the Xfinity trail). Just no longer slightly sufficient flip within the heart of the nook to preserve wrapping on the lengthy runs. The short runs it appeared love I was in fact a exiguous bit loose after which it used to be starting up to head a exiguous bit tight after which it used to be tight loose. Just no longer sufficient general grip I advise. Extra or less been struggling with that a exiguous bit this year. The blokes gave a enormous fight. Adam (Stevens, crew chief) no longer being right here and I believed Jacob (Canter, luxuriate in-in crew chief) did a enormous job. We all know Adam used to be assist at residence. … Overall, that’s all we had. We fought laborious with our M&M’s Camry and we came up short of a top-five.”
Aric Almirola – accomplished eighth: “The Smithfield Ford used to be a handful all night time. All people kept in it and kept engaged on it. We got a top-10 produce and it used to be an accurate level day. That’s the gargantuan thing. Now we want to head to Bristol next weekend, bustle smartly and salvage ourselves into the following spherical.”
Alex Bowman – accomplished ninth: “How about that? We ended up top 10 at Richmond. That’s love a miracle. We had a extraordinarily right automobile and positively better than a ninth-location automobile. I made my splendid fragment of mistakes and we had some disorders getting on and off pit road. We lost some time there. I am pumped for Truck Hero and CHEVYGOODS.com. It is basically fresh to be this pumped about running ninth, particularly when we had a significantly better automobile than ninth. Last time we were right here we ran, I mediate, 24th. That is good momentum for us going into the cutoff trail next week in Bristol.”
Clint Bowyer – accomplished 10th: “We were right off a click. Genuinely, I believed we’d almost about Richmond and bustle better than that. We wanted to bustle better than that. Tenth location isn’t gonna nick it within the event you salvage within the playoffs. We’re attempting for extra than that on these short tracks in particular. We’ve soundless got one extra. It’s so a lot of stress-free going to Bristol. Being anxious about something there’s a sense of stress-free in that. I’m expecting next weekend and seeing the arrangement it all shakes out. We were right final time there and there’s no clarification why we can’t be it as soon as more.
Tyler Reddick – accomplished 11th: “I mediate Richmond Raceway is one basically the most no longer easy tracks on the circuit, but my No. 8 Cat Condo Store crew did a enormous job tonight helping me get my rhythm and invent a noteworthy bustle available with our Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE. Now not having any note right here for my first Cup commence, it took me a exiguous bit of time within the first stage to resolve out the handiest potential to salvage spherical right here with the steadiness I had in our automobile. My complete crew did an accurate job of examining the SMT recordsdata on hand to us in staunch-time and relaying to my spotter, Derek Kneeland, on what I wanted to be doing in a different arrangement no longer off beam to form spots available. That recordsdata in fact did reduction and made a ton of incompatibility in our night time. Between that solutions and the modifications we made all by our pit stops tonight, I was ready to change into extra confident within the auto and bustle more difficult with every bustle of the night time.”
Denny Hamlin – accomplished 12th: “It right appeared love as soon as the note rubbered up, we right weren’t any right. We couldn’t salvage off the nook right, couldn’t salvage within the nook. Just nothing used to be in fact very right with it. I safe to thank all people from FedEx Cares for placing this automobile on the trail note. This positively potential so a lot to folks I spoke to final week with the National Urban League, so thank you all people. We are going to have the option to flow on to the following spherical and walk safe some stress-free next week and peek how we enact.”
Kurt Busch – accomplished 13th: “Our pit contrivance right didn’t flip out the potential that we had hoped. We in fact had to work laborious early within the trail to manage the tires and an in heart-broken health-facing automobile. The blokes did a nice job engaged on the steadiness, to salvage the Monster Vitality Chevy better on the lengthy runs. With out a cautions to assist us out we right weren’t ready to rob a damage that we wanted. Who ever idea we’d a brief note with no unplanned cautions?”
Cole Custer – accomplished 14th: “It’s right classic Richmond, I advise. You right strive to fight and fight all night time for that most lively create of steadiness and it’s right in fact laborious to get. This note, it’s love you’re on ice available comely worthy, so placing a most lively automobile collectively is basically laborious. We had instances where we were comely right with our HaasTooling.com Mustang and there were instances where we were a exiguous off, and it right create of resulted in an k day. I mediate we’re soundless eight aspects out, so it’s no longer too snide and we can walk to Bristol and if we now safe got an accurate day, we can lock ourselves in, but it completely’s right gonna be a fight the entire potential to the cease.”
Matt DiBenedetto – accomplished 17th: “If there is one note to be in a must-take downside that I would rob it would positively be Bristol. I mediate we now safe got an accurate shot at it. It is one which I am fascinated about and safe circled off on this spherical. I mediate obviously tonight used to be an elegant one on us. It is refined with no note. We had to in fact salvage so a lot of modifications on the auto on the pit stops. We got it where it wanted to be but it completely took a brief time thanks to no note. We got it driving respectable after which there were right no cautions to salvage us assist on the lead lap and salvage us in contention to safe an accurate day which we’d safe if we got the auto factual. So, we can walk to Bristol and enact the handiest we can.”
Ryan Blaney – accomplished 19th: “We now must take next weekend. It is comely undeniable and simple. With the snide couple of races we now safe got had right here to commence the playoffs off, we perhaps must walk available and take Bristol. That’s our mindset. That’s our goal. It is our goal every week to take the trail but now it’s a ways our season on the line. We are going to have the option to peek if we can salvage it performed. We now had been comely finish at Bristol earlier than, it’s a ways good a matter of searching to position a complete trail collectively there.”
William Byron – accomplished 21st: “It is what it’s a ways – we ran risky tonight and no excuse for that. It used to be in fact create of a leisurely death the entire trail, so we’ll walk to Bristol and regroup for that one.”
Michael McDowell – accomplished 25th: “Effectively that used to be a lengthy night time at Richmond. We fired off comely right on the first bustle and I felt love we were going to safe something, but I’m no longer exactly obvious what came about on the 2d bustle; we right got in fact loose and lost so a lot of note location for a while earlier than within the ruin getting it assist. With out so a lot of cautions, there weren’t many opportunities to salvage bunched assist up. It wasn’t the bustle that we wanted for our No. 34 Esteem’s Plug Stops / Speedco Ford Mustang, but we stayed finish to the guys that we’re racing with within the aspects and we’ll preserve struggling with; head to Bristol and strive to salvage a better bustle in there. All people did an accurate job and labored in fact laborious, we right didn’t slightly safe it tonight.”
Daniel Suarez – accomplished 29th: “We want to preserve working laborious to get velocity. Our T-TEN Toyota used to be loose on entry and exit and tight within the heart the first fragment of the trail. We labored to salvage it better, where it used to be comely right on unique tires within the first fragment of the bustle and in reality right on ragged tires the final fragment of the bustle. We right struggled all by the heart fragment of these lengthy runs. Esteem I stated, we right must preserve working laborious to get extra velocity. Let’s walk to Bristol, where we had one among our handiest finishes of the season, and strive to enact even better.”
John Hunter Nemechek – accomplished 30th: “It used to be an elegant night time for our No. 38 crew. We had a roar with the steering wheel from the commence, and right couldn’t in fact rob that worthy of a damage at some level of the trail. We were free for basically the most fragment, and right struggled on vitality. However the class of this Entrance Row Motorsports crew is that we under no conditions give up. My guys soundless enact all the pieces they are able to to location us up for an accurate produce. We now safe some notes to add to our short note notebook, so we’ll hit the reset button on the shop this week and flow on to Bristol.”
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