HERBST POSTS ANOTHER STRONG FINISH AT KENTUCKY
Riley Herbst scored as the top rookie driver for the second straight night
SPARTA, Ky. (July 10, 2020) – Riley Herbst (10th) was the highest-finishing Toyota driver in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) race at Kentucky Speedway on Friday evening
Toyota Racing Post-Race Recap
NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS)
Race 15 of 33 – 300 miles, 200 laps
TOYOTA FINISHING POSITIONS
1st, Austin Cindric*
2nd, Chase Briscoe*
3rd, Justin Haley*
4th, Ross Chastain*
5th, Justin Allgaier*
10th, RILEY HERBST
12th, HARRISON BURTON
19th, MATT MILLS
23rd, MASON MASSEY
26th, TIMMY HILL
30th, BRANDON JONES
33rd, CHAD FINCHUM
34th, STEPHEN LEICHT
RILEY HERBST, No. 18 Monster Energy Toyota Supra, Joe Gibbs Racing
Finishing Position: 10th
Another solid night for you and the 18 team; talk about your run at Kentucky Speedway.
“We were probably a second-place car all night tonight. The 22 (Austin Cindric), he was really, really fast. I just made a mistake a sped on pit road under a green flag and that put us in a hole. We rebounded to finish 10th, which is cool, but we could have had another top three finish.”
Next up, your first career stop at Texas Motor Speedway. What are you looking forward to in the race in the Lone Star state?
“I’ve never been to Texas. I ran there one time in the infield – I think I was 13 in a Legends car – so that’s my on track activity at Texas Motor Speedway. Other than that, it’s kind of like every other week – just show up to a new racetrack and start racing. It’s cool to have a good points day the last few days and get myself back up inside the top 12 and get to start where we deserve.”
HARRISON BURTON, No. 20 DEX Imaging Toyota Supra, Joe Gibbs Racing
Finishing Position: 12th
What happened post-race between yourself and Noah Gragson after contact on the track?
“Just frustrated. This has been two times since we’ve come back from the COVID-19 pandemic on restarts. Same situation. We rallied all night to get our DEX Imaging Supra into fourth place and then the 9 (Noah Gragson) happens to start in third and I don’t know if he forgets what race track we’re at or what, but both times puts us in the fence – Charlotte and now here. I had a lot of people coming up to me afterwards saying that was a long time coming so I guess that was a popular move. Honestly, it’s about these guys that work so hard on this race car and give me fast race cars. They gave me a race car that was capable of winning both nights I think. Just mistakes made by me and we kind of tuned it out this race that took us out of contention. Once we finally got to where I thought we could have been, get taken out and that was frustrating. Just frustrated and just sorry for our race team that happened.”
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