Saturday, Jun 25

RCR Post Race Report - Richmond 400

Austin Dillon Matches Career-Best Richmond International Raceway Finish in AAA Chevrolet Debut
"We had a better showing at Richmond International Raceway than we have in the past but there is certainly room for improvement. As a team, we just made too many mistakes today and it affected our overall performance. We had a few issues on pit road but we can work on those. We made a wedge adjustment in the middle of the race that put us behind. Once we recovered from that, the AAA Chevrolet was fast and handled well. It was just the small mistakes we made as a team that kept us out of the top-10 today. Today was tough, but encouraging at the same time."
- Austin Dillon
Paul Menard Finishes 22nd in the No. 27 Duracell / Menards Chevrolet SS at Richmond International Raceway 
"This Duracell / Menards team came a long way from practice on Friday and made some gains before the race during Saturday's practice session. Track position was important today and we just didn't have it until the end. The handling of our Chevrolet SS was loose in to the turns and tight through the center and despite all the adjustments we made, we were still a little bit off in finding the right balance that we needed. This group of guys will not give up and we'll regroup to look at what we did and see how we can improve on it." 
- Paul Menard
Ryan Newman Overcomes Cut-Down Tire and Spin to Finish 18th at Richmond International Raceway
"This was definitely not the finish this Grainger team expected, or deserved. We raced solidly in the top 10 until a competitor made contact with  us and it cut down our tire with less than 100 laps to go. At first I just thought we had a tire go down but then the team came over the radio and said someone got into us on the restart after watching the replay. At that point all we could do was pit and restart from the 22nd position. We obviously got some of our positions back but certainly not enough. We ran out of laps. Luke (crew chief - Lambert) and the team made solid adjustments on pit road to give me a car very capable of finishing in the top 10. We just need to keep fighting to get those finishes that reflect the quality of car we are bringing to the track. That's been our biggest challenge so far this season and I feel confident we'll work it all out." 

- Ryan Newman


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