RICKY STENHOUSE JR., No. 17 Fifth Third Bank Ford Mustang - Qualified: 6th“I didn’t really have any feelings before today. I don't care what the package is. Speedway racing is speedway racing. We are all going to be close together and learn a lot tomorrow. I don't think anybody learned anything in Friday’s session."
TY DILLON, NO. 13 GEICO CAMARO ZL1, met with media and discussed his 100th career start in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, what the cars and the racing will be like on Sunday in the GEICO 500 at Talladega, his long-term relationship with Germain Racing and GEICO and how they are growing together, what Talladega Superspeedway means to him, and more. Full Transcript:
RYAN PREECE, NO. 47 KROGER CAMARO ZL1 met with media in a breakout session at Talladega Superspeedway. Select highlights:
DANIEL HEMRICK, NO. 8 CATERPILLAR CAMARO ZL1 met with media in a breakout session at Talladega Superspeedway. Select highlights:
Ford Performance NASCAR: Talladega 1 Media Availability (Brad Keselowski, Michael McDowell, Cole Custer &...
MICHAEL MCDOWELL, No. 34 Love’s Travel Stops Ford Mustang -- HOW WAS YOUR PRACTICE? “It was fun. Anytime you have this many changes with the package you want to get some seat time and figure out the runs and figure out how to time passes and where the momentum is going to come from."
“We didn’t get to draft yet so I actually had to watch pretty closely to see what to expect. We were working on single car stuff and getting some of our little quirks and little issues right. There was different single car stuff that we had to work on and get right."
ERIK JONES, No. 20 Stanley Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing - Can you talk about the sensation you felt during the first practice session? “It feels really fast, but you look at the speeds and look at the times and actually the fastest car wasn’t even as fast as we were here last year."
DAVID RAGAN, No. 38 Shriners Hospitals for Children Ford Mustang - WHAT DID YOU PICK UP ON IN PRACTICE? “I think we have learned that it isn’t fun to wreck in practice so we try to be a little conservative. Right off the bat I felt my car accelerate right off the bat from pit road, a lot faster than normal at a speedway. I felt the runs were incredible. I have never been able to get such a quick run catching a car in front of me."
Drivers, Start Your Engines! Pre-Race Dignitaries are Announced for Talladega Superspeedway’s Tripleheader this Weekend
Talladega Superspeedway is ready to crank up the excitement for this weekend’s motorsports tripleheader, announcing the lineup for pre-race dignitaries for the GEICO 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event, the MoneyLion 300 for the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the ARCA Menards Series’ General Tire 200.