RCR Post Race Report – TicketGuardian 500

Austin Dillon and the No. 3 Dow Chevrolet Top-Five Run Foiled By Fuel Mileage

“Man, we had a great No. 3 Dow Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 today at ISM Raceway. I hate that it ended with us running out of fuel with under 10 laps to go. Danny Stockman (Crew Chief) and the team did a great job focusing on setting us up throughout the weekend to have good balance during the race. I would occasionally build tight into Turn 3 and while rolling through the corner, but nothing I couldn’t handle. We did struggle a little bit during the race when we would get pushed back in traffic and getting a speeding penalty didn’t help. Danny made a good call during the final stage to take fuel only to put us back up front but that cut us just a couple laps shy of making it. I was doing everything I could to save through the remaining cautions and lift as much as I could once we got spread out. It was just a little short this time around. We know we have the speed to contend up front though, so we’ll keep working and get back up there soon.”

-Austin Dillon

Daniel Hemric Finishes 18th in Okuma Chevrolet After Leading Laps at ISM Raceway

“We battled all day with this No. 8 Okuma Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. We took off too loose to start the race, but Luke Lambert and all of the guys on this team kept working on it and got it to where it was fairly connected. I could make a little hay later in the runs, but about the middle point of the run the handling issues started to show up again. We used some pit strategy to stay out and were able to lead some laps, which is always nice. I’m proud of everyone on this team for never giving up and fighting all weekend long to work on this Okuma Chevy. We learned a lot this weekend and look to apply that next week in Fontana to close out this West Coast swing.”

-Daniel Hemric

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