"I didn’t really see what happened, just saw the 43 coming up the race track. That was about it. We were unfortunately in the wrong place at the wrong time. We were real hopeful for our Love's Travel Stops Ford Mustang today and to be out so early on is very disappointing. But it’s out of our control. That’s part of superspeedway racing."
No. 36 Surface Sunscreen/Tunity TV Ford Mustang Started: 18th | Finished: 37th
"An unfortunate end to our day at Talladega Superspeedway. We had a great car and a shot at a really good finish. We missed the wreck but just got a piece of debris stuck in the splitter, which damaged the radiator and ended our day. We’ll regroup this week and look ahead to taking our Surface Sunscreen/Tunity TV Ford to Dover."
No. 38 Shriners Hospitals for Children Ford Mustang Started: 15th | Finished: 23rd
"I was in the middle there after we took the white flag and I just got loose and wrecked the 24. I spun him out across my nose and he collected a few other cars. When you get three-wide, there is just nowhere to go and my car just jumped sideways and when I corrected it, I caught the 24’s left rear and spun him across my nose. That was unfortunate for our team. Our Shiners Hospitals for Children Ford Mustang was fast all day and I had a lot of fun out there but just made a mistake there at the end."
No. 34 Dockside Ford Mustang Started: 25th | Finished: 36th
"It was a tough night for our Dockside Logistics No. 34 team at Richmond Raceway. Our car was extremely tight from the drop of the green flag, but we kept working on it and were able to get it to a point where I was actually more on the free side. I thought that the car was going to come to me, but I cut down a right rear tire late in the race that sent me into the wall, ending our night early."
No. 36 The Pete Store Ford Mustang Started: 20th | Finished: 29th
"The Pete Store No. 36 Ford started the weekend with a good qualifying run. Unfortunately, we ended up having to start the race at the back of the pack, and we had our work cut out for us. We battled a tight car throughout the race and tried to make a few pit stop strategy calls to set ourselves up for a good finish. It didn’t work out the way we wanted, but we’ll regroup in the off-weekend and come back ready for Talladega."
"It was nice to have Old Dominion Brush Company back on board with us this weekend at Richmond Raceway. We struggled to roll the center of the corners for a significant portion of the race. I feel like Seth and the team did the best that they could to try and diagnose our troubles tonight, but by that point we found ourselves having to take wave-arounds to gain laps back, which in return forced us to pit off-sequence to where we could never overcome."
"It was a tough day for our Love’s Travel Stops No. 34 team. We struggled to find the right adjustment all day and came home P28. We will take what we learned this weekend, regroup back at the shop and look ahead to Richmond next weekend."
"I feel like our Surface Sunscreen/Tunity TV Ford had decent speed this weekend. Unfortunately our practice to race changes made our car way too tight to fire off. We chased that tight feeling most of the day, and made some gains at the end but had a hole too deep to recover from. I’m excited to move on to Richmond and see what we can do there after a solid run at ISM Raceway earlier in the year, which is very similar in banking."
"It was a hard fought day here at Bristol Motor Speedway for our MDS, Hulsey Environmental Services Ford Mustang. We were having a solid race, running 16th, until I had a right front tire go down and had to pit under green. We tried taking wave-arounds, but in the end we just weren’t able to make up the difference."
"We really needed this. We had a great weekend, starting with qualifying on Friday and earning a 15th place starting position. Today, we pretty much ran 15th all day, executing and not making any mistakes. This is the best that we’ve ran in a while so it felt really good. Thanks to Love’s Travel Stops for all of their support. I’m really glad that I could bring them home a solid finish."
"I thought our speed this whole weekend was really good. It was ultimately kind of bittersweet because we feel like we were one or two changes away from being very good like the No. 34, but just got a lap down too early on. After that point, we were pretty solid, just needed our lap back but there was never a wave around opportunity. We definitely tried some new things this weekend and I’m excited for the direction that can bring moving forward."
"I was really encouraged with our No. 38 Ford Mustang today. Seth and the team made some really good adjustments yesterday and I felt like we had a top 15 or top 18 car, but we ran out of fuel early in the first segment and it cost us a lap and a half to where we were never able to recover. It was encouraging to see all of our Fords a little faster at the mile and a half and was great to see Michael run so well. It gives us optimism looking ahead to Kansas in a few weeks."