Richard Childress Racing–VisitMyrtleBeach 300

Ben Kennedy Finishes 11th at Kentucky Speedway in the Rheem Chevrolet

“We worked hard for our finish tonight. We were fast in practice and qualifying, but once the sun went down to start the race, our Rheem Chevrolet was too loose. I couldn’t put much wheel into it without wrecking. The team took big swings at the handling with air pressures and trackbar adjustments to tighten me up during our stops. We found adjustments that worked for our Camaro, and I was feeling more comfortable with the balance at the end of the race. There just wasn’t enough time to make up the ground we had lost at the end. I wish we could have finished in the top 10, but it was a hard-fought 11th-place finish.”

– Ben Kennedy

Brian Scott Brings Home Top-10 Finish in Final Race of the Season for Daniel Defense

“It’s been a lot of fun to have an opportunity to wheel this No. 3 Daniel Defense Chevrolet. We had a lot of speed all weekend in Kentucky. We struggled at the start of the race being too tight, but Matt (Swiderski, crew chief) made changes during the stage breaks to loosen me up and got us going in the direction that we needed. Track position really was key tonight. With clean air, my car was great. As soon as I ran up on someone to pass them, though, I lost the nose and got too loose. I wish we could have gotten more positions there at the end. Fighting through so much lapped traffic kept us from making gains in the closing laps, but it was still a good night for this team. I’m proud of how hard they worked and have enjoyed racing with them.”

– Brian Scott

Daniel Hemric Earns Stage Points, Finishes Seventh in Opening NASCAR XFINITY Playoff Race at Kentucky Speedway

“We did what we needed to do tonight on the No. 21 Blue Gate Bank Chevrolet. It was solid all around. We had great pit stops all night and gained spots almost every stop. I had something happen on the second-to-last pit stop. We came in, I thought I had the car in gear, but when they came around from the right side to the left side of the car I didn’t get it all the way in gear when they dropped the jack. That cost us a few spots on pit road. All-in-all, it was probably the best balanced race car we’ve had all year at any racetrack. That’s something to be proud of. We’ll take this momentum that we’ve got, work on the balance and make sure that we come back next week better than we were the week before and keep going.”

– Daniel Hemric

Brandon Jones Fights Through Tough Track Changes to Top-15 Finish at Kentucky Speedway

“We fired off really strong in practice on Friday with our No. 33 Tide / Menards Chevrolet. I thought it was the best we’ve unloaded at a 1.5-mile track. Unfortunately, it didn’t transfer over to the race like we thought it would. It wasn’t the day we were expecting. We got caught up in a couple incidents early on there, which got us in a bit of a hole where we couldn’t capitalize on anything. Good job to my guys though. I’m looking forward to our next shot at a intermediate track.”

– Brandon Jones

New RCR Chevrolet Camaro Gains Brendan Gaughan Two NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff Spots

“We had great pit stops all night with our No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet. I loved the new car RCR gave me this weekend to run. It was awesome in Turns 1 and 2 but too snug in Turns 3 and 4. Like anything, we just need to learn how to work with this new car and get the balance to where we want it to be. We gained two spots in the points, so it was still a solid night by everyone in this South Point team.”

– Brendan Gaughan