Thursday, Jul 07

RCR Post Race Report - Save Mart 350

RCR Post Race Report - Save Mart 350 NK Photography Photo
Solid Road Course Performance for Austin Dillon and the No. 3 Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Team at Sonoma Raceway
 
 
 
13th
 
 
6th
 
12th
 
“We had a really fast Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE today at Sonoma Raceway, so it’s a shame that we had alternator issues during the race. In Stage 1, the voltage dropped but we were able to stay out and finish Stage 1 with stage points before pitting to change the battery. We ended up changing the battery a couple of times throughout the race, but this RCR team never gave up. Our Chevy was fast today, and it feels good to know that the effort we put into the off season preparing for these road courses is paying off because our performance is improving. We’re headed in the right direction. The All-Star race at Texas Motor Speedway is next and we'll try our hardest to win a million bucks.” 
 
 
-Austin Dillon
 
Tyler Reddick and the No. 8 Childress Vineyards Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Team Show Speed and Determination at Sonoma Raceway
 
 
 
19th
 
 
10th
 
13th
 
“Even though it’s my home track, today was the first time I've even seen Sonoma Raceway so it was a big learning day for me. My No. 8 Childress Vineyards Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE had some really good speed in it, I just needed better rotation and front grip for both the left and right-handed turns. It took me a couple laps at the start to learn how to pass on this course, but once I got that figured out I was able to move up through the field better. Unfortunately, I had a tire rub after contact with the No. 48 car that caused us to pit for tires and burn one of our sets early. From that point on, we had to adjust our strategy to try to make it to the end of the race with the tires we had left. During the first batch late race cautions, we had to stay out and fight for every spot we could on older tires than the rest of the field. We eventually pitted to put on eight-lap scuffs since they were better than what we were on. I just made the most of it. It’s frustrating to be way better than where we finished, but sometimes that happens and we did what we could. We will move on to the All-Star race next weekend and regroup there.”
 
-Tyler Reddick

 

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