Richard Childress Racing–Kansas

Austin Dillon and the No. 3 Dow Coating Materials Team Finish Sixth at Kansas Speedway as They Continue NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase Run

“We wanted a top-five finish today and we missed it by one position, so overall we have to be pleased by our performance in the Dow Coating Materials Chevrolet. We left Kansas Speedway tied for a cutoff position in the Round of Eight and with a chance of making it into the next round of The Chase. We were running that No. 18 car down pretty hard at the end of the race. I’m proud of my guys. They brought me a really good race car. Our plan is to go to Talladega Superspeedway next week, have a good run and we don’t have anything to worry about. We just have to have a good run there. It will be tight all the way down to the wire, but I’m just proud to have this position going into Talladega.”

– Austin Dillon

Paul Menard Battles in FVP / Menards Chevrolet at
Kansas Speedway to Top-20 Finish

“We struggled early on restarts. The pressure in the tires took too long to build on the FVP / Menards Chevrolet and we were on the splitter. Crew Chief Danny Stockman made the correct adjustments and got us firing off better on restarts. The car was good balance-wise on the long run and showed some speed. The guys worked hard on pit road to make the adjustments. However, we never had the track position to make the gains we needed. This just wasn’t the day we wanted here at Kansas Speedway. We will regroup and move on to Talladega Superspeedway.”

– Paul Menard

Ryan Newman Gains Ground In Closing Laps to Record 12th-Place Finish at Kansas Speedway

“We gave it everything we had and got all we could. We had an issue that we had to deal with throughout the race and we dealt with it the best we could. Good news is we think we know what it is. I’m not sure there is a lot we can do about it, but Luke (crew chief – Lambert) and the Caterpillar crew did a nice job for me today. The pit crew was on it and gained me spots on pit road so I cannot thank them enough. It’s good to see Austin up there in the top-10 and contending for a transfer spot in the Chase. Next week is Talladega and we all know, anything can happen there.”

– Ryan Newman