Saturday, Jul 02

RCR Post Race Report - Crown Royal Presents the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard

Austin Dillon Earns Best-Career Indianapolis Motor Speedway Finish with Ninth-Place Showing in Dow Mycogen Seeds Chevrolet
"There was a big wreck going on towards the end of the race right near me and I just stayed towards the middle and kept my line in order to avoid being involved in it. It worked because we survived for several more restarts and I was able to get my best finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and we advanced to 12th in the driver point standings. I feel like we still have some work to do though. I need to try something different with restarts because those hurt me a little bit today. At the end, we finished where we were supposed to finish, though.  I'm proud of the No. 3 Dow Mycogen Seeds team. They worked hard today and they built a fast race car. With six races to go until the Chase for the Sprint Cup begins, you have to have these good days in the overall standings so today was good."
- Austin Dillon
The No. 27 Valvoline/Menards Chevrolet Team Capitalize on Late-Race Cautions to Bring Home 10th-place Finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
"Our No. 27 Valvoline/Menards Chevy battled tight handling conditions for the majority of the race. We were loose in traffic and made an adjustment to help. Unfortunately, we must have had a bad set of tires or something because the car got worse. The drive off the corners wasn't very good, we had no side bite. Justin (Alexander, crew chief) and the guys worked hard to fix it, then we got some damage during the caution with 10 to go. The yellow flags fell in our favor at the end and we came home with a 10th-place finish. I'm proud of the fight this team had all weekend long."
- Paul Menard
Late-Race Accident Costs Grainger Team Top-10 Finish and Results in 31st Place at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
"Our Grainger Chevrolet was super sensitive today, especially in dirty air. It was a handful in traffic. With about seven laps to go, we were running in sixth on the restart and we were looking good but then got hit by someone. We were able to stay on the lead lap and in 15th but then got clobbered again in overtime and that was it for us. I thought we were going to come out of this with a third-straight top-10 but it didn't work out for us." 
- Ryan Newman


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