"We’re heading to Pocono Raceway this weekend – one of my favorites. We’re coming off a really strong run at Charlotte Motor Speedway where we got our first Top-5 for the No. 11 team. We’ve had a really strong mile-and-a-half program. Going to Pocono, one of my best tracks, I am really excited."
John Hunter Nemechek and GMS Racing will utilize chassis no. 224 this weekend at Pocono Raceway. This chassis has been ran twice this season by Nemechek. Once at Atlanta Motor Speedway (start: 10th/finish:) and most recently at Auto Club Speedway (start:/finish:).
For a second-straight weekend, Austin Dillon will join Kaulig Racing’s No. 10 team – this time, behind the wheel of the Maestro’s Classic Chevrolet Camaro. Maestro’s Classic, a line of beard care products, has previously partnered with Dillon at Pocono Raceway as its home base is just over 100 miles southeast of the racetrack.
"Man, that Tame the Beast Chevy was one of the best race cars I've ever sat in. Randall Burnett and my team really used the two off-weekends to their advantage and spent a lot of time working to find what we needed to have just that edge we wanted to have when we roll of the hauler at these tracks."
COLE CUSTER, No. 00 Thompson Pipe Group Ford Mustang – WHAT HAPPENED ON THAT LAST RESTART WHEN YOU HAD THE LEAD? “I got such a good restart before that. I mean, I picked the bottom again because I got such a good launch and I didn’t have it that time. It’s really frustrating. It seemed whoever was leading just couldn’t really get a good launch for whatever reason. I’m pretty frustrated with myself. I think we had a really good Thompson Pipe Group Mustang I just probably made too many mistakes there at the end.”
BRANDON JONES, No. 19 Menards / Jeld-Wen Toyota Supra, Joe Gibbs Racing - What’s it like to have your team owner voted to the Hall of Fame and are you any more motivated to win now? “It’s pretty cool to be able to drive for a Hall of Famer. I’ve had the chance before in my career as well. Coach (Joe Gibbs) definitely deserves it. I love racing for this team. I love racing with him as well. We need to get a win. We need to knock that off to try to get one for Coach.”
AUSTIN CINDRIC, No. 22 PPG Ford Mustang – SUNDAY GETS A LOT OF ATTENTION WITH THE INDY 500 AND COCA-COLA 600, BUT THIS IS A BIG WEEKEND FOR YOUR SERIES AS WELL. “We get to kick off the greatest weekend in motorsports. Sunday does have its day for the greatest day in motorsports, but we get to get all of the race fans and everyone who has the weekend off to get excited for racing. A lot of people do barbeques and cookouts and watch a lot of racing this weekend, so I’m excited to be a part of that and hopefully kick it off on the right foot.”
LS Tractor USA, one of the fastest growing tractor companies in North America, will be joining JR Motorsports as a primary partner for the No. 8 Chevrolet and driver Jeb Burton in the NASCAR Xfinity Series events at Michigan International Speedway (June 8) and Bristol Motor Speedway (Aug. 16), the team announced today.