RCR Post Race Report - Kentucky 400

Austin Dillon and the Dow Chevrolet Team Show Speed at Kentucky Speedway before Finishing 16th
"What a race. We had a really fast Dow Chevrolet tonight but we didn't execute the way we needed to in order to get to Victory Lane. It turned into a fuel conservation race and we didn't play that game as well as we could have. The down force package we ran tonight lacked takeoff speed but once the run progressed we were very good. We have some work to do on restarts. I think we can build on tonight and come back stronger next week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway."
- Austin Dillon
Paul Menard Finishes 18th in Fuel Mileage Event at Kentucky Speedway
"We had a top-10 Sylvania/Menards Chevrolet tonight. My guys worked really hard on pit road to make changes to keep us moving forward. The balance went to the tight side halfway through the race, but we were fast in Turns 3 and 4 where most teams struggled. Late in the event we pitted just prior to the caution and that left us 10 laps short on fuel. I tried to save as much as I could but the math just didn't work out. We will take this momentum and move on to New Hampshire Motor Speedway next weekend."
- Paul Menard
Ryan Newman Earns First Top-Five Finish of the Season with Third-Place Finish at Kentucky Speedway
"We had a good Caterpillar Chevrolet. We really struggled, like most people did, in dirty air. Track position was definitely key, but I'm proud of these guys on the Caterpillar Chevrolet and all the ECR Engines guys. They obviously did a good job on the fuel mileage to make that happen. We started saving fuel as soon as the final green-flag run started and we saved exactly the right amount. We were out at the end. I think all of us drivers that made it knew what we were doing. It's just a matter of if we thought we were as good as we were. I'm just proud of the guys. It's our first top-five finish of the year, but we'll keep digging."

- Ryan Newman

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