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.”
In his final NASCAR Xfinity Series start for 2019, Paul Menard earned a fifth-place finish in the ROXOR 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Menard collected his second top-five finish in 2019 (he placed fourth earlier at Michigan in June) and claimed his second top-five in eight starts at New Hampshire.
“This weekend will be my first superspeedway race with an ECR engine and I’m looking forward to that. Excited to have CDA High Risk Training and to be back in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2020 with SS GreenLight Racing.
“Not taking any tires was certainly a help. We jumped the field there and I was worried about the restart. I just didn’t think there was going to be enough grip. This car certainly had enough grip in it. I can’t thank iK9, the First Foundation – this Toyota Supra was awesome today. It was really fast."
COLE CUSTER, No. 00 FIMS Manufacturing Ford Mustang: FINISHED 1st - WHAT ABOUT THAT LAST LAP PASS? “It was pretty unbelievable. Tyler gave me a real run for my money there. I have no idea how he made it stick on that restart on the bottom passing me but he did."
COLE CUSTER, No. 00 Production Alliance Group Ford Mustang – HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WON THE RACE AND HOW DOES IT FEEL UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES? “It’s a really strange feeling, obviously. You don’t want to win them that way, but it is what it is. We all play by the same rules. Was that the deciding factor? No, with everything he won the race but it is what it is. We get the points. We get the money and we get everything, including the trophy so we’ll take it.”