Richard Childress Racing–Atlanta Wrapup

Late-Race Mechanical Issue Foils Top-Five Finish for Austin Dillon and the Dow QUIKRETE Chevrolet Team at Atlanta Motor Speedway

“We had a really strong car today and were poised to finish in the top-five but everything just shut off. We lost all power with less than 25 laps remaining in the race when I was running in the top-five. The same thing happened to my teammate Ryan Newman earlier in the day, so I assume it’s the same issue. We’re working on it and we will make sure it doesn’t happen again. I’m proud of my guys for the speed they put in this race car. We worked hard, really hard. This one just hurts. There is nothing better to say about it. It just hurts.”

– Austin Dillon

Paul Menard and The No. 27 Richmond/Menards Chevrolet Team Remain Top 15 in Points After Handling Issues at Atlanta Motor Speedway

“I’m just sorry that’s how our day went. We’ve got some work to do and things to discuss at the shop on Monday. The car was just off from the beginning and we were never able to rebound. Once you go a lap down here, it’s hard to get track position back. I’m not sure what was wrong with our car at the beginning of the race, it was just a completely different car. I know Matt Borland and the guys worked hard to get this car better, we just couldn’t get it where it needed to be. We’ll regroup on Monday and reset for Vegas next week.”

– Paul Menard

Late-Race Mechanical Issue Costs Ryan Newman a
Top-Five Finish

“We just lost the charging system and therefore the battery went dead. It took us out of it. It was unfortunate. I’m just really proud of the guys on the Caterpillar Chevrolet. We had a car that was capable of winning here, especially seeing who won. We were there. We took ourselves out, but it was nice to be there.”

– Ryan Newman