JOEY LOGANO, No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Mustang: FINISHED 1st -- VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW “It is so hard to have perfect days like that. I made one mistake on the restart and let the 4 get to the outside of me and really made me mad at myself."
KURT BUSCH, NO. 1 MONSTER ENERGY CAMARO ZL1 – Finished 2nd - WE SAW YOU LOOKING AT THAT RIGHT-REAR QUARTER PANEL. WAS THAT THE DIFFERENCE? “Yeah, that’s more than what I was hoping to see, for damage."
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. was made available to media at Texas Motor Speedway:
Chase Elliott on winning at Talladega: “To have a win this early in the year I think is nice. And just because we won at Dover and Kansas last year doesn't mean we're going to go run well there, too. You know that. It's going to be hit‑or‑miss. We're going to go there, see what we have. We didn't run well at Richmond, which was unfortunate. Had a good day at Talladega, need to ride that as best we can in Dover.”
Kurt Busch’s victory at Kentucky Speedway was the third in a row for Chevrolet in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, following Justin Haley at Daytona and Alex Bowman at Chicagoland. Team Chevy last accomplished the feat in 2015 on three separate occasions. Most recently, it occurred in the November races at Martinsville (Jeff Gordon winner), Texas (Jimmie Johnson) and Phoenix (Dale Earnhardt Jr.).
Roush Fenway Racing makes the long trek West this weekend as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) converges on Sonoma Raceway for the first of two road course races this summer. RFR has three wins at the Napa Valley track, including two in the Cup series (1997, 2014).
After working his way inside the top-five and running comparable lap times as the leader Kevin Harvick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was collected in a spin on lap 52 ending his day forcing him to settle with a 40th-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway.
"The AAA Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was really fast to start the race today at Kentucky Speedway. We were able to run within the top-five for much of the first two Stages and earn Stage points, which is definitely an improvement over last year. We have speed, and that's a testament to all of the hard work RCR and ECR is doing. Unfortunately we had transmission and alternator issues today and spent time in the garage making repairs. I hate breaking stuff, but when you do, this No. 3 team just keeps working and never gives up. We're going to get this monkey off our back and we'll be just fine."