Cup / Xfinity / Truck Press Releases

Toyota MENCS Pocono Post-Race Report - 6.3.18

MARTIN TRUEX JR., No. 78 Bass Pro Shops/5-hour ENERGY Toyota Camry, Furniture Row Racing

Finishing Position: 1st

Were you concerned on the restart with seven to go?

“Yes, you’re always concerned on restarts at Pocono. So much can happen on those. We were luckily able to get a good one. I just can’t say enough about everyone on this team. Cole (Pearn, crew chief) and all of the guys. We did a good job last night. It’s been a really good weekend overall.

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Volume 2018, Issue 6, Posted 8:02 PM, 06.03.2018

CHEVY MENCS AT POCONO 1: Team Chevy Race Notes & Quotes

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 DC SOLAR CAMARO ZL1 – Finished 2nd

THAT RESTART, WITH LESS THAN 10 TO GO.  GREAT MOVES BY THE 78 OF TRUEX BUT A GREAT COUNTER BY YOU

“Yeah, I actually liked that the 78 tried to pull down and block me a little bit because it messed his angle up to the corner.  I knew he would have to slow down a little more on entry and I was hoping I could get close enough to him to get him loose.  Which I did, but I also got kind of loose behind him. 

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Volume 2018, Issue 6, Posted 8:01 PM, 06.03.2018

Toyota NXS Pocono Post-Race Xfinity Report - 6.2.18

KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Comcast Salute to Service Juniper Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing

Finishing Position: 1st

How does it feel to accomplish winning at Pocono in the Xfinity Series?

“It feels good for as good as our car was. I tried to screw it up again early this week. My guys are amazing. Joe Gibbs Racing and everybody back in the Xfinity Series. They do a great job in the body shop and chassis shop.

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Volume 2018, Issue 6, Posted 6:22 PM, 06.02.2018

Ford Performance NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) Pocono Green 250 (Pocono Raceway; Long Pond, PA) June 2, 2018

COLE CUSTER, No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang -- Finished 5th

“We had a really fast Haas Automation Mustang, we just didn’t have really good long run speed. That was our biggest problem. We just got too tight at the end of a run. It was interesting to run the package and try to learn it throughout the day. I just think we needed a little more there. We were close, we just needed a little more long run speed.”

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Volume 2018, Issue 6, Posted 6:17 PM, 06.02.2018

Ford Performance Kansas Quotes

RYAN BLANEY, No. 12 REV Group Ford Fusion

Finishing Position: Involved in accident on lap 247

“I don’t know.  It was hard racing.  I definitely take the blame on that one.  I was just trying to side draft hard and the car was kind of light down the frontstretch there and it was just hard racing at the end.  I got about spun out in one and two on the restart, getting sucked around.  We were making some spots back up and just trying to get back up to the front and tried too hard.  That stinks.  We had a really fast race car and I hate it for REV.  The two races they’ve been on our car this year and we’ve led a bunch of laps in both of them and ended up wrecked.  I wish we could get over that hump, but I thought we made a good gain tonightand where our cars need to be.  Hopefully, we can carry that forward into the next upcoming weeks, but it was definitely my fault just trying too hard.  I made contact and it cut my right-front down.  I hate I got the 42, but it was just hard racing.”

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Volume 2018, Issue 5, Posted 2:28 AM, 05.13.2018

Team Chevy Kansas Notes and Quotes

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 CLOVER/FIRST DATA CAMARO ZL1 – Finished 4th 
YOU LED 100 LAPS TONIGHT. ONE OF THE BEST DRIVES. HOW WERE YOU ABLE TO FIGHT BACK AFTER THAT CONTACT WITH RYAN BLANEY? WHAT HAPPENED ON PIT ROAD?

“Yeah, we just had a really good car tonight. Our Clover Chevy was fast. I always run pretty good here at Kansas, so it was nice to lead some laps. I thought we were going to have a really good shot to win there, and Kevin (Harvick) was able to get to my outside. And then, I was tight in traffic there.

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Volume 2018, Issue 5, Posted 2:26 AM, 05.13.2018

Ford Performance NASCAR: Harvick Wins Dover

KEVIN HARVICK, No. 4 Jimmy John’s Ford Fusion -- RACE WINNER (VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW)

HOW DID YOU GET IT DONE TO WIN BY SEVEN SECONDS?  “The first thing I’ve got to do is just thank everybody on my team -- everybody at Stewart-Haas Racing, Roush Yates Engines, everybody from Ford for just continuing to put the effort that they put into these cars.  Three cars in the top five says a lot about where we are as a company, but everybody from Jimmy John’s and Busch and Ford, Fields, Haas, Mobil 1, Morton Buildings, Textron Off-Road, Liftmaster and the fans, especially.  It was great to see those fans stick around for the finish, but it’s fun racing your teammate.  That says a lot about our company and one of your good friends as well.  I just want to say hi to DeLana, Keelan, and Piper at home.  I’ll be home in a little bit.”

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Volume 2018, Issue 5, Posted 2:26 AM, 05.07.2018

CHEVY MENCS AT DOVER 1: Post Race Notes and Quotes

JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S FOR PROS CAMARO ZL1 – Finished 9th

All in all, it’s been a really good day for our Lowe’s for Pros Chevy. We had a couple of restarts being in the wrong lane. We pitted and we expected a lot more (cars) to come but they didn’t, so we had to start in the teens and start all over again. It’s a good driving car. I’m was really happy with it. It’s amazing how much faster I was when I was up in third and fourth; just had a half a second of speed on our side just due to the cleaner air."

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Volume 2018, Issue 5, Posted 2:05 AM, 05.07.2018

CHEVY MENCS AT DOVER 1: Post Qualifying Notes and Quotes

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 DC SOLAR CAMARO ZL1 – Pole Winner

DID YOU GET EVERYTHING YOU HAD HOPED FOR THERE? DID YOU LEAVE ANYTHING OUT THERE?

“I felt like I nailed that lap pretty good. Everything from coming to the green to (Turns) 1 and 2 were really good. (Turns) 3 and 4 I maybe left a little bit out there.

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Volume 2018, Issue 5, Posted 12:11 AM, 05.05.2018

Ford Performance NASCAR: Harvick Takes Front Row Qualifying Spot at Dover

KEVIN HARVICK, No. 4 Jimmy John’s Ford Fusion -- Qualified 2nd

TALK ABOUT YOUR QUALIFYING RUN: “We’re feeling good about qualifying well. That’s not been something that we’ve done 100% great here. We’ve qualified okay. It definitely goes a long way in helping get your day started. This is definitely a race track that can take a while to work your way up the field so you don’t want to dig yourself a hole early on. They made the car better all three rounds. We ran our fastest lap at the end. I lost a lot of time in 1 and 2. I got myself hung a little higher and longer than I needed to finish the corner. Still a good lap for us and I’m looking forward to race runs.”

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Volume 2018, Issue 5, Posted 12:00 AM, 05.05.2018

CMS Pit Note: Byron Carries on Gordon's Legacy in Sam Bass-designed Axalta No. 24 Car

CMS Pit Note: Byron Carries on Gordon's Legacy in Sam Bass-designed Axalta No. 24 Car
(CONCORD, NC - Friday, May 18, 2018)
Jeff Gordon claimed his first NASCAR premier series victory in the 1994 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway aboard a rainbow-colored No. 24 car designed by Sam Bass - NASCAR's first officially licensed artist. The iconic paint scheme returns to action in September with Cup Series rookie William Byron behind the wheel.

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Volume 2018, Issue 5, Posted 9:29 AM, 05.19.2018

Toyota MENCS Talladega Post-Race Report 4.29.18

TOYOTA QUOTES

KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 M&M’s Flavor Vote Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing

Finishing Position: 13th

How difficult was the car to drive today?

“Once we got in that wreck, it was over, but we had a decent car up until then. We got the car handling better all day long and every adjustment we made to it was an improvement and gave us more on the race track, but we just lack speedway speed.”

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Volume 2018, Issue 4, Posted 8:21 PM, 04.29.2018

CHEVY MENCS AT TALLADEGA 1: Chase Elliott Gives Team Chevy Third Place Finish at Talladega (includes Ryan Newman post-race quote)

POST RACE PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT:

CHASE ELLIOTT:  It was definitely interesting.  Last few laps was really trying to make a run and do something there at the end.  Those guys were being awfully patient with one another.  I was very surprised.  I mean, it was more than obvious that they were not going to help me move forward.

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Volume 2018, Issue 4, Posted 7:59 PM, 04.29.2018

VICTORY LANE QUOTES: Toyota MENCS Texas Kyle Busch Quotes - 4.8.18

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

Finishing Position: 1st

What was going through your mind when you were holding off Kevin Harvick there at the end?

“They were probably just a tick faster overall, but I just had to make sure to do everything I could to hit all my marks and everything to focus on making sure that I did the right things to block his air a little bit.

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Volume 2018, Issue 4, Posted 8:49 PM, 04.08.2018

Ford Performance NASCAR: Texas (Post Race Quotes)

KEVIN HARVICK, No. 4 Busch Light Ford Fusion

Finished: 2nd

YOU OVERCAME AN AWFUL LOT THROUGH THE COURSE OF THE DAY TODAY: “We did overcome a lot. That was unfortunate. We had a pathetic day on pit road, two days on pit road because of pit guns. When you have a pit gun problem like we have multiple times and been able to overcome it and then today we couldn’t overcome it. Time after time you can’t get the lug nuts tight because the pit guns don’t work.”  

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Volume 2018, Issue 4, Posted 8:48 PM, 04.08.2018

CHEVY MENCS AT TEXAS 1: Post Race Notes & Quotes

JAMIE MCMURRAY, NO. 1 CESSNA CAMARO ZL1 – Finished 3rd

ON HIS DAY: 
“We just had a really good car and were able to miss some of those accidents.  The off-weekend couldn’t have come at a better time for us.  We had such a horrible season going and it’s awesome to run as good as we did today at a 1.5-mile.  We have so many of these and I feel like we have been a little bit behind on the 1.5-miles but had a really good run today.”

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Volume 2018, Issue 4, Posted 8:47 PM, 04.08.2018

Toyota Post-Race Recap NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) Texas Motor Speedway Race 6 of 34 300 miles, 200 laps April 7, 2018

TOYOTA QUOTES

CHRISTOPHER BELL, No. 20 GameStop / Hello Neighbor Toyota Camry, Joes Gibbs Racing

Finishing Position: 2nd

Talk about you race today and having to come from the back of the field following that pit road penalty on Lap 84.

“First off, thank you to Xfinity. It’s a dream come true to race for $100,000, so that’s really special. Our Hello Neighbor / GameStop Camry was really fast, as you guys saw throughout the course of the race. We were able to move our way to the front, just not quite good enough to run with the No. 22 (Ryan Blaney) yet. Felt like we were pretty equal at times, but overall he was just a little bit better than us. Good, solid day. After practice I didn’t think that we had a second-place car. My crew chief Jason Ratcliff and all of our entire team, they definitely make it better every single weekend once it comes time to race. I’m thankful for the opportunity that I have at Joe Gibbs Racing and thankful for all the partners we have as well.”

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Volume 2018, Issue 4, Posted 6:53 PM, 04.07.2018

Ford Performance at Texas 1 - RYAN BLANEY/BRIAN WILSON POST RACE PRESS CONFERENCE

RYAN BLANEY, No. 22 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Ford Mustang -- CAN YOU EACH WALK US THROUGH THE RACE TODAY? “We started up front and there were a lot of cautions early and in the middle stages of that race. It was kind of hard to get going and really tell what your car was doing. The temperatures were so different today from when we practiced yesterday. We didn’t know where we would be at with balance at the beginning of the race. I think we ran two laps in between like three or four cautions and I didn’t really know what we needed. We were pretty close to begin with but got behind a little when we got loose on that restart and then the stages got broken up. We were able to restart seventh and drive back up to the lead and lead the whole thing after that. It was just a really fast race car. That is three in a row for this team with three different drivers. That says a lot about Brian’s work that he has done and the whole team to bring fast race cars to the tracks lately. Hopefully we can keep this up. It was definitely a fun day.”

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Volume 2018, Issue 4, Posted 6:42 PM, 04.07.2018

Ford Notes and Quotes NASCAR XFINITY SERIES My Bariatric Solutions 300 Post Race (Texas Motor Speedway) Saturday, April 7, 2018

RYAN BLANEY, No. 22 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Ford Mustang

WAS THE ONLY SCARY MOMENT WHEN IT STEPPED OUT ON YOU ON THE RESTART? “Yeah. That was definitely the scary moment of the race. I can’t say enough about these guys. The Fitzgerald Glider Kits Mustang was amazing all weekend. We got behind a little bit on that restart. With the different strategies in the second stage we had to come from behind a little bit. The car was great and pit stops were great all day. I couldn’t ask more of this team. It’s finally nice to win one here in Texas.”

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Volume 2018, Issue 4, Posted 6:42 PM, 04.07.2018

Monster Returns Through 2019 Season

Monster Energy to Remain Entitlement Sponsor of NASCAR Premier Series Through 2019 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 10, 2018)– NASCAR®and Monster Energy have signed an agreement that will extend the entitlement sponsorship of NASCAR’s premier series. The extension keeps NASCAR and Monster Energy partners through 2019. As part of the agreement, the brand also continues as the Official Energy Drink of NASCAR.  

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Volume 2018, Issue 4, Posted 6:12 PM, 04.10.2018

Team Chevy at Fontana Notes and Quotes

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 DC SOLAR CAMARO ZL1 – Finished 2nd:

YOU ENDED UP BRINGING IT HOME SECOND BUT YOU HEARD KEVIN HARVICK SAY HE TOOK THE BLAME FOR THE INCIDENT, HOW DID THE TWO OF YOU COME TOGETHER EARLIER IN THE RACE?

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 9:55 PM, 03.18.2018

Ford Performance NASCAR: Logano Takes Mustang to NASCAR XFINITY Victory Lane

COLE CUSTER, No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang – “I don’t know if we had anything for the 22.  They were pretty dominant all day, but we were definitely a third or fourth-place car and just kind of fought hard all day.  That last restart just didn’t play in our favor with the 39 staying out and being behind him, but it was definitely a hard-fought day.  I was happy with the speed we had, we just have to come back next week and be a little bit better.”  A GOOD SOLID DAY WITH NO ISSUES.  “Yeah, for sure.  We have been getting better and better as the season goes.  We have fast cars, we just have to have one day where everything goes our way.”

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 10:46 PM, 03.17.2018

Toyota NXS California Post-Race Recap - 3.17.18

RYAN PREECE, No. 18 Rheem Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing

Finishing Position: 9th

How would you evaluate your first NXS start this season?

“We were really good on restarts and thought we were going to be really good on the long run, but we struggled there and for a place like this, it’s going to bite you. Overall, we got ninth so a top-10 and we’ll build on this for Texas.”

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 10:38 PM, 03.17.2018

Toyota MENCS California Post-Qualifying Report 3.16.18

MARTIN TRUEX JR., No. 78 Bass Pro Shops/ 5-hour ENERGY Toyota Camry, Furniture Row Racing

Starting Position: 1st

How does it feel to get back-to-back poles?

“Yeah first time ever. It’s definitely pretty cool, really. I just am proud of everybody; 5-hour ENERGY, Bass Pro Shops and Toyota. It’s been awesome all day long and we tried to stay on scuffs that first practice and ran our best laps on scuffs this morning. We thought that played into our hands in qualifying during the second round and we got the seam a little bit the first time and that bit me. But luckily in the third round we were able to put a nice round together. I wouldn’t say it was perfect but it was a pretty solid lap. I am happy with everyone at the team. I was out visiting the guys out at TRD (Toyota Racing Development) Engines. Thanks to them for all the great horsepower it takes a lot to get around here. It’s been a fun week and a great way to cap off the day. Looking forward to getting in this thing tomorrow.

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 10:33 PM, 03.16.2018

Ford Performance - Fontana Qualifying Quotes

ARIC ALMIROLA, No. 10 Smithfield Ford Fusion – HOW DISAPPOINTING IS THIS FOR YOU?  “Very.  Man, Fridays are just our Achilles heel right now.  Vegas, we showed up and I was out of control and we weren’t very fast and I think we qualified 29th, and then last weekend we qualified a little bit in qualifying, so Fridays have just not been good for us.  This weekend, we came here with a heavy focus on qualifying.  Our car was really fast right off the truck.  We ended up third in practice and I was really excited about qualifying, and then we didn’t make it out to qualify.  I’m disappointed because our Smithfield Ford Fusion was really fast, but it is what it is.  We’ll get ready for the race now and one of these days we’re gonna get Friday figured out and it’ll just make it a lot easier and cleaner weekend, but, nonetheless, a lot of cars didn’t make it through.  We’re gonna start two spots better than we did in Vegas and we’re gonna start on sticker tires, so we have that to look forward to.”

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 10:32 PM, 03.16.2018

Team Chevy Notes and Quotes from Fontana

KYLE LARSON, NO. 42 DC SOLAR CAMARO ZL1 - Qualified 3rd 

ON QUALIFYING: 
"Decent qualifying run, we would have liked to have been on the pole but got a little tighter each run.  That is kind of what ended up hurting us a little bit and lost some speed off Turn 2."

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 10:32 PM, 03.16.2018

Ford Notes and Quotes Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) Ticket Guardian 500 (ISM Raceway) Sunday, March 11, 2018

KEVIN HARVICK, No. 4 Jimmy John’s Ford Fusion

KEVIN HARVICK, No. 4 Jimmy John’s Ford Fusion

Finishing Position: 1st

VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW:  “I've been mad as all get out because this team does a great job. This organization does a great job and we've got fast race cars. And to take that away from those guys just really pissed me off last week. To come here to a race track that is so good for us is a lot of fun and everyone was just determined this week and we just wanted to just go stomp them. We didn't stomp them, but we won. That's all that really matters. Just proud of this team. Put a fire in our belly. I’ve just got to thank everyone at Jimmy John's, Busch, Ford, Mobile 1, Outback, Hunt Brothers, Morton Buildings, Textron, Liftmaster, Haas Automation. I always forget the owners. Gene Haas and and Tony Stewart. What a badass team right there!"

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 11:18 PM, 03.11.2018

Toyota MENCS Phoenix Post-Race Recap 3.11.18

KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Skittles Sweet Heat Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing

Finishing Position: 2nd

How was your race today and how strong was the race car?

“Our guys did a great job. We didn’t have a second-place car yesterday so Adam (Stevens, crew chief) and the guys did a phenomenal job overnight of making some adjustments to this thing and getting it where we needed it in order to have a fast race car to keep up with the 4 (Kevin Harvick). 

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 11:09 PM, 03.11.2018

Ford Notes and Quotes NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) DC Solar 200 (ISM Raceway)

BRAD KESELOWSKI, No. 22 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Ford Mustang

Finishing Position: 1st

VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW: “Brian Wilson made some great adjustments to the car and the weather kind of came to us with what we needed for how our car was handling. It is good to see that work out for everyone at Team Penske with the Fitzgerald Glider Ford Mustang. It was a solid team effort. I wasn’t perfect today by any stretch of the imagination but the car was really strong. Really, really good for about 50-60 laps. The last 20 laps it would fall off pretty good but the guys made it count. I am really proud of them.”

 

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 10:00 PM, 03.10.2018

Toyota NXS Phoenix Post-Race Recap - 3.10.18

CHRISTOPHER BELL, No. 20 Rheem Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing

Finishing Position: 4th

What happened after that final pit stop?

“I don’t know. I don’t know if the track changed or the car changed. We started the race on qualifying tires and then we sticky tires on. I am sure it changed a little bit but I couldn’t feel much inside the car. I am really bummed we didn’t get a better finish after that long run and taking the lead. I really felt like we had something for him. Our Rheem Camry was really strong on the long run and we lacked on the short run. We were just a little bit too loose. I am still proud of our partners Rheem, GameStop, Toyota and TRD (Toyota Racing Development). Thank you for the fans for sticking it out today and we’ll try to get another top finish next week.”

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 9:56 PM, 03.10.2018

Ford Performance NASCAR: Las Vegas (Ford Wins For 2nd Straight Weekend with Harvick)

KEVIN HARVICK, No. 4 Jimmy John’s Ford Fusion

VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW: “We have definitely had three good race cars with the Xfinity Car and the Cup car and we had a good race car at Daytona as well and got caught up in a wreck. As you look at the last two weeks and our 1.5-mile program in general it has been really good since I started here at SHR. They put a lot of effort into everything we do from every standpoint to get these cars going like they are. I have to thank everyone from Stewart-Haas Racing, Gene and Tony, it is fun to have them here when we win. Everybody who helps put this thing on the race track, we couldn’t do it without them. And the fans for coming out to the racetrack today. We really appreciate you all coming out. It is always fun for me to win on the west coast and I didn’t have a lot of luck here until I came to SHR. It is great to win on the west coast for me.”

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 8:30 PM, 03.04.2018

CHEVY MENCS AT LAS VEGAS 1: Kyle Larson Leads Team Chevy at Vegas

POST RACE PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT:

THE MODERATOR:  Now we are joined by the driver of the No. 42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet, third‑place finisher Kyle Larson.  Kyle, this is your second consecutive top‑three finish at Las Vegas, another good one following up a win yesterday.  Maybe talk about the race out there, please.


KYLE LARSON:  Yeah, it was a good race for us, finished third, I think, in both stages and third in the race.  You know, solid day.  Had to fight pretty hard there a few times throughout the race just from losing a lot of track position on the pit stops and stuff.  I don't honestly know what was going on yet with the pit stops, but we'll watch some tape, and if it was something I was doing wrong, we'll fix that up.

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 8:20 PM, 03.04.2018

Ford Performance NASCAR: Las Vegas (Xfinity Series Post Race Quotes)

RYAN BLANEY, No. 22 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Ford Mustang

Finishing Position: 4th

“We had a good car. We got better there after the second stop and the third stint but we couldn’t hang on very long. Lost the lead there and couldn’t pass anybody. At worst we should have run second, but it just didn’t work out that way today.”

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 8:18 PM, 03.03.2018

Toyota NXS Las Vegas Post-Race Recap 3.3.18

CHRISTOPHER BELL, No. 20 Rheem-Smurfit Kappa Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing

Finishing Position: 2nd

How much did you enjoy racing for the lead against Kyle Larson?

“It would have been nice to get up there and get the lead, but I knew if I could get Kyle (Larson) out there we’d be able to race it out. I have to say, I hope Pete Willoughby and Keith Kunz are watching this because they were the two that put both me and Kyle on the national scene and it’s really cool to be able to run one-two.

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 8:14 PM, 03.03.2018

Toyota Truck Notes 03.02.2018

TOYOTA QUOTES

KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Cessna Toyota Tundra, Kyle Busch Motorsports

Finishing Position: 1st

What does it mean to win this race at your home track?

“It’s pretty awesome, just great team – everybody at Kyle Busch Motorsports and Rowdy Manufacturing, can’t say enough about this Cessna Toyota Tundra. Really, really fast and I felt like we were just struggling a little bit on the long run. (Mike) Hillman (Jr.) kept making changes on it all night long and he made it better each and every pit stop.

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 1:03 AM, 03.03.2018

Ford Performance NASCAR: Harvick Leads Ford to 1-2-3 Cup Sweep

KEVIN HARVICK, No. 4 Jimmy John’s Ford Fusion

Finishing
Position: 1st

VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW – YOU DID THE 3 SALUTE.  WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU?  “I’m just so proud of everybody on our team.  That was the first win in my career and to be able to do that and pay tribute to Dale was pretty cool.  I’ve been waiting a long time to do that.  We’ve had so many days where we could do that here, but I just want to thank everybody from Stewart-Haas Racing, Jimmy John’s, Busch, Ford, Mobil 1, Outback, Hunt Brothers, Morton Buildings, Textron Off Road, Liftmaster, everybody who puts this car on the race track and for five years it’s been so fast at this particular race track and a lot of other ones.  I love racing here and it’s good to be back in Victory Lane finally.  It took a while.”

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Volume 2018, Issue 2, Posted 9:45 PM, 02.25.2018

Toyota MENCS Atlanta Post-Race Recap - 2.25.18

DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Ground Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing

Finishing Position: 4th

How did you view the strategy that Mike Wheeler was doing in the final runs?

“It panned out good for us, but obviously the caution fell there and we were still up front. I think we had about a 10-second gap to the next one and I thought that maybe one other car was going to catch us there, but our long run speed was so good that we felt like we needed to stay out there and have less stops and spend more time on the race track. Either way we ended up where we should have and it was a good day for our FedEx Ground Camry team. We’ll just move onto the next race track and see if we can’t improve.”

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Volume 2018, Issue 2, Posted 9:40 PM, 02.25.2018