DUEL #1 – TEAM CHEVY TOP-10 RESULTS  2nd     Chase Elliott, No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Camaro ZL1 3rd      Alex Bowman, No. 48 Ally Camaro ZL1 4th      Carson Hocevar, No. 77 Gainbridge / Zeigler Auto Group Camaro ZL1 6th      Daniel Suarez, No. 99 Freeway Insurance Camaro ZL1 9th      Kyle Larson, No. 5 HendrickCars.com Camaro ZL1
Chase Elliott, No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Camaro ZL1 Finished: 2nd “I thought our NAPA Chevy was pretty good. I mean all things considered, we’re locked-in from qualifying, setup-wise and stuff, so I thought our car drove pretty good considering everything you try to do to go fast for a lap. I was pleased. I thought we had a good night of execution to put ourselves in a good position there. We came up a little bit short, but I thought overall, it was a solid effort. We kept the car in one piece, which is a big deal I feel like for Sunday. Looking forward to it.”

Alex Bowman, No. 48 Ally Camaro ZL1 Finished: 3rd “It was a good night. I think we were all a bit nervous on how the No. 48 Ally Chevy was going to drive, and honestly, it drove really well. I think there’s a couple things we can kind of clean up all around, but I was really happy with my car. I hate that I let the No. 54 (Ty Gibbs) get to our outside before that caution getting off of (turn) two and just kind of missed the block there. It put us back some track position. I hate whatever happened with the No. 5 (Kyle Larson) getting into turn three. I knew I was catching him too fast to hit him and I lifted. I don’t know if it was air or if I just barely got him loose.
To come home third is really good.. way better than I thought we were going to run tonight, honestly, with how I thought it was going to drive. I’m just proud of this whole Ally team. We were all disappointed with last night, but definitely a good night tonight.”

Carson Hocevar, No. 77 Gainbridge / Zeigler Auto Group Camaro ZL1 Finished: 4th “We all had a game plan to just kind of ride and save as much fuel as possible. I got disconnected a little bit and had to make the best pit entry of my life to catch up. I had a big gap to make and got everything out of it. I kind of lost the draft a little bit, but luckily I had a really strong car with Corey (LaJoie) behind me to get caught back up. We made some really good moves to put myself in a decent spot there before the caution and get track position. I did my best to be a good Chevy teammate and help the boys over there at Hendrick Motorsports and get the No. 9 (Chase Elliott) out front. Just a little too draggy compared to them and I just couldn’t keep connected.  

DANIEL SUAREZ, NO. 99 FREEWAY INSURANCE CAMARO ZL1 Finished: 6th Were you able to learn anything tonight for Sunday and how was the car? “I think it was good. The guys did a really good job with it. Our No. 99 Freeway Insurance Chevy had good speed – it handled well, and overall, it was a good day. There is always room for improvement and hopefully we can make the car a little bit better for Sunday and see what we can do. But we are all feeling pretty good about the car.”

KYLE LARSON, NO. 5 HENDRICKCARS.COM CAMARO ZL1 Finished: 9th You looked pretty strong out front – was the car good?  “Yeah, I felt really good about my car. I haven’t seen the replay.. I don’t think Alex (Bowman) touched me, but he got really close and it took the air off the back. I got sideways in the corner and thankfully was able to save it. Just bummed that I wasn’t able to finish up front. That sucks, but our No. 5 HendrickCars.com Chevy was fast, and I think we learned a lot. Honestly every move we made was good, it just didn’t work out again. So, yeah, learned a lot and we will take it to Sunday.”

ROSS CHASTAIN, NO. 1 BUSCH BEER CAMARO ZL1 Finished: 11th Were you able to get a feel for your car and the draft for Sunday? “Yeah, my car was really smooth to drive and it had no balance issues. A very neutral balance. I sped on the green flag stop. I didn’t get to go back out with more fuel and old tires because on the fueling stop, I sped and didn’t get to feel that in the draft. That is not good, but other than that, no issues on our car and everywhere I was, it wasn’t aggressive for the pushing.”

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