Despite a Trying Day at Kansas Speedway, Austin Dillon and RCR’s Ruud Chevrolet Team Rallies to 17th Place Finish

Despite a Trying Day at Kansas Speedway, Austin Dillon and RCR’s Ruud Chevrolet Team Rallies to 17th Place Finish

“Truthfully, that was not the day we were hoping for but I am still proud of everyone on this Ruud team. We stayed focused and never gave up. We never had the best handling car today but we stayed on it and kept making adjustments. Even though we ended up three laps down when we had to pit for a broken sway bar, we were able to finish in the top-20. We are still focused on winning the Owner’s Championship and winning races. We’ll go back to the shop and evaluate how we can improve.”

– Austin Dillon

Late Race Contact Costs Ty Dillon and the Bass Pro Shops Team a Top-Five Finish at Kansas Speedway

“We took the lead late in the race and I thought we might have been able to hold on and win if the race stayed green. The 42 and 20 car made contact and unfortunately we were caught up and had damage to the right-side of our Bass Pro Shops Chevy. The guys did a good job keeping us on the lead lap and we were able to come home with a 12th-place finish. Thanks to our team as always for giving us a fast car and giving us an opportunity to win a race. We’ll shift our focus to the last stretch of the NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule.”

– Ty Dillon

Brandon Jones Overcomes Adversity to Earn 12th Top-10 Finish of Rookie Season

“This Eljer/Menards Chevrolet Camaro was one of the best mile-and-a-half cars we’ve had all season. We put ourselves in a position multiple times to get inside the top 10, but it certainly wasn’t easy. I hate I got into the back of the No. 7 (Justin Allgaier) going into Turn 1, but they all checked up ahead of me as we entered into the corner. It’s just part of racing. We had to fight hard all day long to keep ourselves in the top 10, and I’m proud we ended the day eighth. I’m looking to going to Texas Motor Speedway in a couple of weeks, because that has always been one of our better tracks.”

– Brandon Jones

Contender Brendan Gaughan Still Has Championship Hopes After Battling to 31st-Place Finish Following Late Race Incident

“It wasn’t the points day that we had hoped for at Kansas Speedway. We just didn’t have the South Point Chevrolet we needed today. We battled a tight car and track position throughout the race. My guys were excellent on pit road, especially with all the changes that my crew chief, Shane Wilson, called for today. I’m bummed we got spun off Turn 4 with less than 30 laps to go. Everyone started checking up and I got pinned by the No. 4 car (Ross Chastain). I drove it hard but once the air was off the car I couldn’t save it. We have to get better going forward. We had a good shot at coming out of here with a good day in the championship standings until that late race incident. Shane and I know how to make it work and keep moving forward. This won’t be any different. We also know how to win at Texas Motor Speedway. The task now is to bring some speed and get it done.”

– Brendan Gaughan