RCR Post Race Report – Bank of America 500

Austin Dillon Finishes 16th at Charlotte Motor Speedway Following Unscheduled Late-Race Pit Stop

“We came to Charlotte Motor Speedway with high expectations after winning the May race and the team did a great job preparing a competitive Dow Chevrolet. We came with a slightly different setup than May and I told the guys that this setup seemed even more competitive than the car I had in the spring. We were running solid in the top-10 throughout the race. We were on track for a great finish but we ended up making an unscheduled pit stop under green with less than 15 laps to go for a vibration. Still, we were able to get back on the lead lap and finish 16th. I’m proud of everyone for their hard work.”
 Austin Dillon

Paul Menard Brings Home 19th-Place Finish in Schrock/Menards Chevrolet  

“The Schrock/Menards Chevrolet took off well in the first part of the race, and we were able to race our way into the top 15. The guys did a great job on pit road all day. The track conditions kept changing throughout the day and we just didn’t keep up with them well. Those late-race restarts bunched everybody up and it was pretty wild to the finish. I’m glad we got this race in with all the concerns about the weather.”
 Paul Menard

Lap 44 Crash Takes Out Ryan Newman and the Cat Racing Team at Charlotte Motor Speedway

“We had a decent day going for the Caterpillar Chevrolet, but I just didn’t see Clint Bowyer. I know I got tight underneath him and I washed up, but I checked-up and when you check-up sometimes, you wash up even more. It wasn’t intentional on my part. Never the less, I don’t know if he turned me on purpose or not. He probably had a right to, but it was early in the race. We had a good qualifying effort and without any practice on Saturday, I’m very happy with the quality of Chevy we had. It’s not the result that we wanted, that’s for sure.” 


 Ryan Newman