No. 34 Love's Travel Stops/CSX 'Play It Safe' Ford
Started: 30th | Finished: 28th (accident)
"Honestly, I just saw David sideways in front of me. I don’t know what started it or if he was the second thing that happened, but somebody hit me from behind or something and sent me into the wall. We'd been laying back for much of the race, keeping our Love's/CSX Ford clean, and had started working our way toward the front. Unfortunately we got up there just in time for the 'Big One.'"
Cassill on Talladega"Five hundred miles at Talladega is tough. But I’m just going to go all out. I want to score stage points and get a high finish and hopefully contend for the win. We might be taking risks that others might not, but we definitely will be aiming for a top-five and even a win.
"We have Love's Travel Stops and CSX, the 34 team's two biggest sponsors, on our car together this weekend. They've both been big supporters of Front Row Motorsports for a long time, so it would be amazing to get them into Victory Lane for their first win."
Sunday, Oct. 15, 9:45am - Ford Performance display (Talladega Superspeedway Fan Zone)
No. 34 Love's Travel Stops/Roller Bites Ford
Started: 30th | Finished: 25th
"Our Love's Travel Stops Ford wasn't too bad. We kind of caught an unlucky break with one of the cautions, though. But generally, the car would get looser over a long run. Our adjustments responded, which was good, but we could've used a little bit more help with the cautions. We outran some other pretty good cars, so not a bad day for our team."
Cassill on Charlotte
"Everyone's always excited to race in Charlotte. It's our home track, so we always get a lot of team members, guys from the shop who don't normally get to come to the race track, there supporting us. Lots of family members, too. It's always a fun atmosphere with everybody there. And we have Love's Travel Stops back on the car, too, along with Roller Bites. Love's is like family to us, so it will be good to host them at our home track.
"It will be like a different race from May, with this one being in the daytime. And in depends on what they do with VHT. I thought that track was tough to get a hold of in May. We could be going there with a clean slate, though. It will definitely be tricky in the sunlight."
No. 34 MDS Transport Ford
Started: 31st | Finished: 29th
"Our car was a bit of a handful all day. The team threw a lot at it to make it better, and I drove it a little differently toward the end of the race, and it actually drove a lot better. It would’ve been better if we’d hit on those things earlier in the race, but we’ll learn from it."
No. 34 MDS Transport Ford
Started: 28th | Finished: 25th
"We had a good car today. Seth (Barbour) and the guys made some really good improvements to get it where we needed it to be for the race. The strategy didn't play out the way we needed it to, though, to get the top-20 that was within reach. But we're definitely starting to perform better on track and I like our chances of finishing the final eight races strong."
Cassill on Loudon"We're coming off a really good day and a good finish at Chicagoland, and we want to keep that going at New Hampshire. We had a pretty good finish there in July, and I think we can even improve on that. I think we can qualify better and be better the first half of the race. In July, I felt like we made some good adjustments, and the car was at its best the second half of the race. It was pretty darn good. So, if we can start the race from that point and work from there, hopefully we'll have an even better finish.
"I thought the VHT they applied to the track made the racing better. It still raced the same way New Hampshire always races, but maybe passing was a little bit better. And that's good for these cars. Passing at New Hampshire is definitely tough. But we were able to run down on the bottom and get some grip on exit. It made for a good race, and I'm looking forward to going back."
Cassill on Chicago
"We definitely want to redeem ourselves at Chicago this weekend after the rough night we had in Richmond. We were out of the race early after cutting a tire and hitting the wall, which was really disappointing after we had a pretty fast car in practice. We've got CSX back on the car again this weekend promoting the 'Play It Safe' campaign, so we're definitely looking forward to having a better weekend.
"I'll be greeting fans on Sunday morning at the main gate. A few months ago, when I was making all kinds of promises to people on Twitter based on how many retweets they could get, I promised Chicagoland Speedway to be their gate greeter on race day. I've done a bunch of fun things with these retweet deals, and I think this is one of the last ones to fulfill. It should be pretty cool saying hey to everybody as they come through the gates.
"Chicago is an interesting and challenging race track. It’s got some age to the pavement, so it definitely feels like it produces some tire fall-off. The bumps in Turns 3 and 4 have gotten kind of violent, too, so the cars are definitely a challenge to set up for that place. But I think it’s a good mile-and-a-half race track. I don’t think these tracks are as ‘cookie cutter’ as people think they are."
Sunday's race will be Cassill's 250th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start
Sunday, Sept. 17, 9:30am - Cassill will greet fans at the Chicagoland Speedway main entrance, fulfilling a "How Many Retweets" promise made in April
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