Richard Childress Racing–DOVER

Austin Dillon and the AAA Team Advance to the Next Round of the Chase with an Eighth-Place Finish at Dover International Speedway

“This AAA team is awesome. We have been working hard as a team, and I have been working hard as a driver to make myself better. This series is very tough, and I think the biggest thing was not giving up. We could have given up in that second practice yesterday when it was raining and drizzling. I got frustrated and just tried to calm myself and believe in what we were doing as a team. Man, we got it done. I’m proud of my team for building a fast race car. RCR, I thank all of you guys back at the shop for working countless hours on these race cars. We were able to make it to the next round. Thanks to AAA, Dow, American Ethanol, Cheerios, all my guys and everybody that helps us out with this program. We’re on to the next round and that means so much for our team.”

– Austin Dillon

Paul Menard Recovers From Speeding Penalty to Finish 22nd at Dover International Speedway

“This wasn’t the afternoon we had in mind today at Dover. The Duracell/Menards Chevrolet had speed this weekend, but starting 26th we knew we had a lot of cars to pass. We kept adjusting on the handling of the car, but the leaders were running such fast laps we fell a lap down. The speeding penalty put us even more laps down and we just didn’t have the cautions we needed to get those laps back.”

– Paul Menard

Ill-Timed Caution and Tire Issues Prove Costly for Ryan Newman and WIX Filters Team

“Unfortunately we had a fast WIX Filters Chevrolet and nothing to show for it today. It was at least a top-10 car. We got caught on pit road when the caution came out early on and that put us down two laps and then we had several tire issues that prevented us from racing back onto the lead lap. It’s pretty frustrating, to say the least, and very disappointing for this team. We had a really good car. Congratulations to the No. 3 team for making the transfer into the next round in the Chase.”

– Ryan Newman