Monday, Aug 08

RCR Post Race Report - The Clash at Daytona International Speedway

Austin Dillon and the Dow Racing Team Kick Off Speedweeks with a Top-5 Finish in the Advance Auto Parts Clash
 

5th
 
 
 1st
 
 N/A
"That is the fastest we have been at a speedway in a while. The last two years we haven't been able to compete like that.  It feels really good to lead a couple of laps and dice it up.  The handling got a little worse when we lost some of the track position, so we will work on that for the Daytona 500.  But, overall it was a very promising day for our Dow Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. We came out of there without a scratch on the car and we've got something for the 500, all my guys are excited. The race was really fun at the beginning when we had track position.  We had a fast car, got some pushes from the No. 22 and the No. 2 and I got to dice it up there. We lost track position and my car didn't drive as good. We made a move there at the end from pretty far back and got up through there quite a way.  I was trying to get somebody to go with me, but I think everybody was scared of the Penske train up there that was running.  Those top three were pretty hard to get out of the way.  We will just have to figure out ways to work together with some of the other Camaro's.  The ZL1's are fast.  I think Chase Elliott and I both had really fast cars and I really liked working with him, so hopefully we can work good in the race."  
 
-Austin Dillon 
Ryan Newman Finishes 11th in Season Opener Exhibition Race at Daytona International Speedway
 

 11th
 
 
 11th
 
 N/A
"We learned a lot today with this Bass Pro Shops/Cabela's Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. I had no complaints with our car's handling. Our pit crew also got to complete a few four-tire pit stops with the new pit stop rules. They too, learned a few things in race conditions. Unfortunately we got shuffled out of the draft and didn't have a chance to make the run at the front. Good news is we learned a lot and our Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is in one piece."  
-Ryan Newman 

 

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