Thursday, Dec 01

FRM Post-Race Report: Bristol

Michael McDowell
No. 34 Love's Travel Stops Ford Mustang
Started: 28 | Finished: 37
"There’s always a lot going on at Bristol and a lot happening at one time. The top was pretty much the dominant line. It’s hard to pass, so guys were aggressive in making moves. There at the end it looked like maybe the 12 blew a right-front tire, and it’s Bristol – you check up and you kind of all wash up into the same spot. I saw my teammate try to dive low to miss it and just caught it and when he caught it, I just ran right in the back of him. It’s unfortunate for everybody at Front Row Motorsports – lost two cars in that accident and not really anything of our own doing, just wrong place wrong time. It’s unfortunate for the Love’s Travel Stops Ford Mustang and for David – not his last Bristol race, but this was an important race for him and I hate it for him."
Matt Tifft
No. 36 Surface Sunscreen/Plan B Sales Ford Mustang
Started: 27 | Finished: 27
"Our No. 36 Surface Sunscreen/Plan B Sales Ford started off a little tight and brushed the wall in the first half of the race, sustaining some minor right front damage. We made some adjustments as the night went on, but unfortunately broke something while running 23rd with only a handful of laps to go, and we ended up finishing P27. We'll regroup in the off-weekend and come back ready for Darlington."
David Ragan
No. 38 MDS Trucking Ford Mustang
Started: 16 | Finished: 36
"I saw Blaney cut a tire just past the start-finish line and I knew he was gonna run up and hit the wall, and I started trying to slow down. I was already committed to running the top and that happens in a fraction of a second and I got off the gas and hit the brakes, tried to go low, but as they bounced off the wall they came back down the track a little bit and just knocked the radiator out. That’s racing at Bristol. That’s short track racing. We had a solid run. I felt like we had a top-15 to top-20 car. We made some good adjustments throughout the night and it’s just one of those things. That’s kind of the way short track racing goes."



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