MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO 301
TEAM CHEVY POST RACE NOTES & QUOTES
JULY 21, 2019
TOP TEAM CHEVY UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS:
12th William Byron, No. 24 Liberty University Camaro ZL1
14th Alex Bowman, No. 88 Axalta Camaro ZL1
15th Chris Buescher, No. 37 Scott Comfort Plus Camaro ZL1
16th Ty Dillon, No. 13 GEICO Military Camaro ZL1
18th Kurt Busch, No. 1 Monster Energy Camaro ZL1
TOP FIVE UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS:
1st Kevin Harvick (Ford)
2nd Denny Hamlin (Toyota)
3rd Erik Jones (Toyota)
4th Ryan Blaney (Ford)
5th Matt Dibenedetto (Toyota)
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season continues next weekend at Pocono Raceway with the Gander RV 400 on Sunday, July 28 at 3 p.m. ET. Live coverage can be found on NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
TEAM CHEVY POST-RACE NOTES AND QUOTES:
WILLIAM BYRON, NO. 24 LIBERTY UNIVERSITY CAMARO ZL1 – Finished 12th
YOU GUYS CAME FROM THE BACK AND BATTLED HARD FOR A DECENT FINISH
“It was okay, we were just tight. We never had super-great track position and its tough to pass. I felt like our last run was decent, so going on to Pocono I think we will have a good race there.”
ALEX BOWMAN, NO. 88 AXALTA, CAMARO ZL1 – Finished 14th
AFTER A TOUGH WEEKEND YOU GUYS CAME BACK AND SALVAGED A DECENT FINISH
“I wouldn’t call 14th relatively good. We had a pretty bad day, really struggled on restarts. We put a lot of right rear spring in it trying to get it to turn the center and it was just real popped-up on restarts. I don’t know. We did what we could and didn’t need those late race cautions. But we will move on to Pocono and be better there.”
TY DILLON, NO. 13 GEICO MILITARY CAMARO ZL1 – Finished 16th
“We brought a great GEICO Military Camaro ZL1 up here to New Hampshire. We had a loose wheel early on in Stage 1 that put us in a hole, but this team didn’t give up. We took the wave-around when we could, and we were strong enough to grab the free pass position to get back on the lead lap. We had to work on getting more grip out of our tires in Stage 2, but by the final stage my balance really came in nicely on each run. These guys did a great job on pit road. My spotter gave great feedback throughout the day. Today was really a team effort.”
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 ALLY CAMARO ZL1 – Finished 30th
YOUR WEEKEND WASN’T QUITE AS ADVENTUROUS AS IT WAS FOR YOUR TEAMMATES, BUT HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR DAY?
“Well, it was certainly a letdown to say the least. We had some issue with the power steering and the water pump pulleys. I thought it might have been from some contact on a restart. I got in the back of the car in front of me. They told me that wasn’t the case. So, I assume some debris got in the pulley system and took out my power steering and the water pump as well. So, it’s just unlucky on that front. Certainly the wrong time of the year to have some bad luck. It looked like the guys I’m worried about in the points didn’t have the best day either, so maybe I got a pass on this one. I’m just disappointed to say the least.”
YOU ARE THE FIRST GUY DOWN, 17 BELOW THE CUTLINE IS WHERE YOU STAND NOW. AND DID YOU HAVE MAYBE A LITTLE REAL ESTATE BATTLE WITH BUBBA WALLACE THERE AT THE END?
“Yeah, just a racing thing. He was trying to get on the grip strip. I was on it. I didn’t realize the position he was in, racing the No. 47 (Ryan Preece) trying to get the Lucky Dog back. So, he wasn’t happy and I understand why. It’s just part of short track racing.”
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE STRENGTH OF YOUR TEAM NOW, NEEDING THAT LITTLE CLIMB BACK ABOVE THAT CUTLINE?
“We’ve been trying all year. It’s not like we can magically flip a switch and all of a sudden have more. We’ve been able to run in the Top 5 and we need to get back to doing that. That’s really what it boils down to.”
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