Austin Dillon and the AAA Chevrolet Team Earn 12th-Place Finish In Wild Ending at Dover

“I’m proud of our AAA Team. I wish we would have brought home the top-10 finish but we will take a 12th after the chaos on the backstretch. That was wild at the end there with everyone scattering through the field and different strategies coming into play when some teams did not pit and some pitted for four tires when the caution came out. We took four and I think that was the right decision but you never know if maybe a two-tire call could have been beneficial to pick up an extra spot. We were involved in that last incident that froze the field and ended the race. We worked as an organization to create a strategy that put us all in contention so I am proud of RCR as a whole.”

 Austin Dillon

Late-Race Incident Ends Top-10 Run for Paul Menard and No. 27 Duracell/Menards Chevrolet

“This isn’t how we planned on ending the day here at Dover. The No. 27 Duracell/Menards Chevrolet was a handful, but Matt Borland and the guys kept adjusting on it each time we hit pit road. We had a caution fall our way late in the going that got us good track position. We were battling inside the top-10 and looking for a solid finish to the race. The No. 37 got loose under me exiting Turn 2 and pushed the car into the outside wall, then it hit the inside wall, too. The crew tried to make repairs on pit road, but the damage was just too much to continue.” 
 Paul Menard

Ryan Newman and the No. 31 Caterpillar Team Earn Hard-Fought Fourth-Place Finish at Dover International Speedway

“I’m not really sure exactly what happened there off of Turn 2. I know the No. 13 (Ty Dillon) washed up, but I don’t know if he kind of hit the fence and came back down into me or I ran into him. It was just so tight. I had another car on my quarter-panel, but either way it was a hard fought top-five for our Caterpillar Chevrolet.  Thank all the fans for coming out today, a beautiful weekend and we will keep digging.  That was the toughest top-five I’ve had in a long time, so we’ve got some work to do.”

 Ryan Newman


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