RCR NXS Race Recap: Circuit of The Americas

Solid Day for Jesse Love and the No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet Team at Circuit of the Americas Results in Sixth-Place Finish




“It was a decent finish and a good points day for our No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet team. The big horsepower isn’t something that I’m used to, and towards the end of the race, I figured out what I needed to do in order to make speed out of the car. Even though we had to fight our way from the back to the front a couple of times, I kept my head in the game and tried to learn as much as I could. During the last stage, I put together some fast laps that kept me in the hunt. There were some issues with the last restart that didn’t go our way, but it could have been a lot worse. Overall, it was a decent day and something to build off of. I need to get to work on my road course driving style and come back stronger. I want to applaud everyone at Richard Childress Racing and ECR for bringing fast Camaros every week. This team has been close to winning this year and we will achieve that soon.”

-Jesse Love

Austin Hill and the No. 21 Bennett Transportation & Logistics Chevrolet Team Leave Circuit of the Americas With Strong Second-Place Finish




“It was a frustrating end to the race, but heck of a job by everyone at Richard Childress Racing. Our Bennett Transportation & Logistics Chevrolet was so fast all day. Early in the race, I made a mistake cutting the track and we had to come back from that pass-through penalty. The last overtime restart seemed to go somewhat clean in my opinion. It seemed like the No. 97 lifted early and then he started to wheel hop once I got to the back of him in Turn 1. I was able to get by him and tried to drive as hard as I could without overdriving. I thought I was doing everything right by trying to protect in Turns 15 and 16, but ultimately, we got ran over. All in all, it was a good day for our No. 21 team. We are firing on all cylinders right now. It doesn’t matter where we go, we are running and finishing inside the top-five. We will keep our heads up.”

-Austin Hill