"We had a challenging night at Kansas Speedway as we battled a lack of grip and handling issues, but I am proud of this Richard Childress Racing team because they never give up. We hit a snag in the race during a green flag pit stop. Our car was gurgling in the middle of three and four and I panicked. I came down pit road too abruptly and earned us a commitment line violation. We could have made it another lap and we ended up multiple laps down. We kept digging and we were able to earn back one of our laps when the caution came out with 30 laps remaining but didn't have enough laps left in the race to get back on the lead lap. It wasn't the race we wanted but we'll take this 17th-place finish. This team doesn't give up. I want to thank AstraZeneca, and their SYMBICORT® (budesonide/formoterol fumarate dihydrate) brand for sticking with us."