Ford Performance Results:

7th – Ryan Sieg

10th – Noah Gragson

19th – Kyle Sieg

20th – Hailie Deegan

26th – Matt DiBenedetto

32nd – Cole Custer

35th – Blaine Perkins

38th – Riley Herbst

COLE CUSTER, No. 00 Fanttik Ford Mustang Dark Horse – “He put me in the fence off four and then we hit on the frontstretch because I was gonna go pinch him down and he decided to try and go up and side draft me and then we hit again. And then I don’t know if he blew a tire into one or what happened into one, but then he tried to kill me on the backstretch and just held it full throttle until he wrecked our car and killed the rear clip. I slapped my head against the back of the headrest. I don’t know. I know it was hard racing, but at the end of the day I don’t like getting intentionally wrecked and killing the front and rear clip on our race car. It’s just ridiculous. If he wants to drive like a pissed off teenager, it’s just ridiculous. I’ve said enough.”

RYAN SIEG, No. 39 Sci Aps Ford Mustang Dark Horse – “I’m happy for the car, but not for myself. That pit road penalty probably cost us a couple of spots. I thought we were as good as the 17. I mirrored him for a while and then the 33, they were two of the best and in looking at the finishing order I thought I outran the 9, 8, 1 and the 16 most of the day, so that pit road penalty hurt. There was a lot going on. I was trying to keep our car clean. Somebody was pulling out and somebody was pulling in and it just got a little overwhelming at one point and I just missed my tach and sped on pit road. Other than that, the Sci Aps Ford was great all day. We made adjustments all the way through. The third adjustment we got a little bit off, but we were able to get back to where we were the first 125 laps, so we don’t have anything to hang our heads over. Finishing seventh is good with the stiff competition that was here in the 17 and 33. We’ve just got to clean up a few little things for myself and move on to the next race.”

NOAH GRAGSON, No. 30 Auto Parts Centres Ford Mustang Dark Horse – “It was an up-and-down day, but for our first one as a team I’m happy with it. From where we unloaded yesterday in practice to qualifying everyone kept after it and we kept on digging. I was in the front. I was in the back all day. I just really appreciate everyone’s effort. It’s our first race and there are gonna be some kinks that we need to overcome, but I’m just super grateful for the Jones family and everybody from Rette Jones Racing. It’s been a lot of fun. APC on the hood. It’s a fun racetrack. I wish we had a little more, but for the first one I’ll take a top 10.”

RILEY HERBST, No. 98 Monster Energy Ford Mustang Dark Horse – “I haven’t seen a replay. I passed him twice cleanly, slid him. Racing in Charlotte, it’s hot, I passed him. I think next week is Portland, his favorite track. We’ll see what happens.”

DID YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES WITH HIM EARLIER? IT LOOKED AGGRESSIVE OUT THERE. “I mean, it’s really hot. The cars are really sliding around. My spotter said, ‘clear’ and I moved up to the fence. He had a run off the top, which is fine, and he could have tried to slide me back and get some momentum, but instead he just got my left-rear and hooked me. It’s unfortunate, but probably unfortunate for him.”

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