Richard Childress Racing–Richmond Post Race

Austin Dillon and Dow Team Claim a Chase Berth with a 13th-Place Finish at Richmond

“I’m just proud of our effort, our team, everything we went through this year. We shouldn’t have been in this situation. We had good enough cars to not have to be in this situation, but, hey, we were in a tight situation down to the end. Especially, with the No. 5 up there near the end, but we were racing the No. 1 all night, we did our job, we stayed in that buffer. I’m proud to be here. I’m just excited. The stress level is off of me. I’m not going to take stress into the Chase. I’m going to go have fun and try to win, look at it with no pressure situation. I can’t thank everyone at Dow enough for all of their support over the last three years. I’m proud to be in this Chase.”

– Austin Dillon

Contact With Another Car Ends Paul Menard’s Night Early in the Dutch Boy Menards Chevrolet at Richmond

“This was not how we wanted to end the night here at Richmond. We had a good Dutch Boy / Menards Chevrolet and worked our way through the field pretty well after starting 30th. We were fighting inside the top 15 when we were hit and sent into the wall. The damage was just too much to continue. We’ll go on to Chicagoland and see what we can do there.”

– Paul Menard

Chase Bid for Ryan Newman and Caterpillar Team Ends After Accident While Running in the Top 10

“I’m fine. I think it was pretty obvious watching the video. I don’t even have to watch it. The No. 14 (Tony Stewart) cut across my nose into Turn 1 and I got into him after that, but he’d already chopped into me and messed up my line and I clipped him a little bit coming off of (Turn) 2; but he just cut across my nose. We’ll keep fighting like we always do. It’s just unfortunate not to end the way we wanted to. I want to thank Caterpillar, Grainger, WIX Filters and everybody else who helps put this on. But, it’s just disappointing. It’s tough. We will keep fighting for a victory. It’s what we are here for.”

– Ryan Newman