RCR Post Race Report - Food City 500

Austin Dillon Finishes 26th at Bristol Motor Speedway after Sustaining Damage
"Today wasn't our day, the Bass Pro Shops team worked hard during practice to get the handling right on our Chevrolet and we made a lot of gains. We started the race too tight. Slugger (Labbe, crew chief) made a great call on the first stop and fixed up our handling issues. We just couldn't get track position on our side today. We got a speeding penalty mid-race that put us further behind, which led to damage and a tire rub from tight racing. We battled hard and just couldn't luck on our side."
- Austin Dillon
The No. 27 Tarkett/Menards Team Rallies Late to Finish 15th in Thunder Valley
"My guys fought hard all day to make good adjustments and have fast stops on pit road. We came back from what could have been a bad day. I'm proud of this team. We just couldn't get the front end to turn for some reason, so we'll go back and look at those notes on Monday."
- Paul Menard
Ryan Newman and WIX Filters Team Earn Hard-Fought Ninth-Place Finish at Bristol Motor Speedway
"We overcame a lot today between getting a tire rub in one incident and front-nose damage in another. We stayed focused and dug deep. The biggest challenge for us were restarts on the inside line. It was such a disadvantage starting there. We were very fortunate to take the last two on the high side. I'm very happy all and all. We're looking forward to going to one of my favorite tracks at Richmond."
- Ryan Newman

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