RCR Post Race Report – Bank of America 500

Late-Race Incident Ends Austin Dillon’s Day Early at Charlotte Motor Speedway

“We felt taking two tires would help our track position. We had 14 laps on our lefts and I got through the gears well. We really struggled on pit road. We were just trying something to get track position and that is what you get. This entire Dow Coating Materials team will have to work hard the next two weeks to get the points back. I felt like I got to third gear pretty clean and then I felt contact, and then I am spinning through the grass. It’s part of it, and we took two tires there and you know the risks when you get into it. You just hope that doesn’t happen, obviously. There have been a lot of people that are in the Chase that have wrecked so far.  We just have to do a lot; we have to win one of the next two races.  I believe we can do just that.”
 Austin Dillon

Paul Menard’s Day Ends Early at Charlotte Motor Speedway as the Valvoline/Menards Chevrolet Involved in Wreck

“We got behind early and had just gotten back on the lead lap, making some gains with the No. 27 Valvoline/Menards Chevy. Then, that next restart, everybody just kind of checked up and I got pushed out to the outside wall and couldn’t see anything, I just ran into Chase (Elliott).  I’m not sure what started it all. I guess some guys took two tires, probably spinning tires and bumping and shoving each other.”
 Paul Menard

Ryan Newman Brings Home Fourth Place Finish for Cat Racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway

“We had a good Caterpillar Chevrolet, no doubt. It was especially good at the end of a run and up top. It was like that all day. We came up short there and I know some of the guys had issues, but we had a strong car. I want to thank all the fans who came back and I hope they enjoyed the race and will stay for the next show. We’ll keep digging. It’s all about building for the future and ending the season on a strong note.”


 Ryan Newman