Richard Childress Racing–New Hampshire

Austin Dillon and the No. 3 Pumpkin Spice Cheerios Team Give it All They Have to Earn 16th-Place Finish in Second Chase Race of the Season

“Truthfully, that was a heck of a fight today by the No. 3 Pumpkin Spice Cheerios team. We didn’t have a car capable of doing anything all day but we stayed focused and that means more to me than anything because at times this year we haven’t. It wasn’t our day, but we made the best out of the day we had. We are only five points out of the Chase cut off going into Dover International Speedway next week. We struggled all weekend long, but we fought hard. I never gave in, I never gave up, and our team never gave up. They had a heck of a pit stop there to put us in a lucky dog position, which helped us gain some additional points. Now we go to Dover and we’ve given ourselves a shot. We just have to go run well there.”

– Austin Dillon

Paul Menard and the Libman / Menards Chevrolet Team Finish 25th at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

“The Libman / Menards Chevrolet fired off decent here at New Hampshire. With that long green-flag run to start the race, I was having to really use the track bar to help the handling of the car. Danny (Stockman, crew chief) and the guys took big swings during our first three stops. The front end of this Chevy just did not feel right, compared to our practices, and we unfortunately went a lap down to the leader around lap 100. We had a plan to get that lap back but the cautions didn’t fall in our favor to see that plan through. This car was much better than a 25th-place result. We’ll keep fighting at Dover next weekend.”

– Paul Menard

Final Restarts Not Ideal for Ryan Newman Resulting in 20th-Place Finish at New Hampshire

“The last two restarts did not go in our favor and cost us valuable track position. I all but got turned around and we were lucky. Unfortunately that killed our momentum which cost us a decent finish. For the most part we were a top-13 car. We were missing a little something today and that’s a shame. We qualified third and was hoping to better our starting spot but we just didn’t have the handling to back it up.”

– Ryan Newman