HOW ARE YOU LOOKING AT RICHMOND? IT’S A TOUGH TRACK. ARE WE GOING TO SEE FIREWORKS? “I don’t know if we’re gong to see fireworks. I don’t know if we’ll be fast enough for that. We’ve been pretty terrible since we unloaded. We’ll throw the kitchen sink at it for the race and hopefully we better. We need to be better than where we are. We’re pretty terrible.”
RYAN PREECE, NO. 47 KROGER CAMARO ZL1 Media Breakout Session Highlights: WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR MEMORIES OF MIKE STEFANIK AND WHAT HE MEANT TO YOUR CAREER? ‘I’ve been privileged to race against a lot of great drivers. I’m from the Northeast. I’ve learned a lot of lessons from Mike and others just in general, those lessons you won’t learn racing against young guys that haven’t learned those lessons."
CLINT BOWYER, No. 14 CSU/One Cure Ford Mustang – WHAT WAS LAST YEAR LIKE AT THE ROVAL WITH ALL THE UNCERTAINTY AND HOW DID YOU HANDLE THAT? “A lot of unknowns going into something like the Roval or any new race track or endeavor that we do with our sport it’s always nerve-racking times. I think the Roval, you get so busy in your days and living in the moment, living in that week wherever that week may be, whether it’s leading up to the Playoffs or before, you don’t think about the distant future until it becomes the near future.
WILLIAM BYRON, NO. 24 LIBERTY UNIVERSITY CAMARO ZL1, met with media to discuss the contract extension with sponsor Liberty University, the changes that have been made to the Roval, the importance of stage points in this round of the Playoffs, and more. Full Transcript:
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. was made available to media at Richmond Raceway:
Keen Parts's involvement with Go Fas Racing (GFR) as a sponsor dates back to 2014, one of several seasons that had an assortment of drivers behind the wheel of the No. 32. Owners Tom and TJ Keen have become close friends with Archie and Mason St. Hilaire, Go Fas Racing Team Owner and Team Manager, respectively.
Roush Fenway Racing heads north to the Commonwealth this weekend as the second race of the NASCAR Playoffs takes place under the lights Saturday night at Richmond Raceway. A Jack Roush Ford has won 15 times at the .75-mile track with 148 top-10 finishes over the years.
Jimmie Johnson on the rest of the season: “It would be truly special to win at (No. 48 team crew chief) Cliff (Daniels)' hometown track. There is a lot of good energy on our team right now. Everyone is pulling in the right direction, our cars are showing speed, we are making great gains. Richmond is a track where we can turn this around.”