Michael McDowell on Texas 18 Starts Best Finish: 14th
“I think Texas is going to be the real test for the new aero package. The track still needs some more time for the second and third lane to really come in, but we're looking forward to getting our No. 34 Love's Ford Mustang up to speed and I'm excited to have WinStar World Casino and Resort on the car this week, as well.”
Matt Tifft on Texas (Xfinity Series) 7 Starts | 5 Top-10 Best Finish: 6th
"We've seen some good speed at Texas in the past in Xfinity, so I'm looking forward to going back this weekend in a Cup car. I think we'll continue to see some interesting racing with the repave plus the aero ducts. Glad to have our partners at Surface Sunscreen and Tunity TV back on the No. 36 Ford Mustang."
David Ragan on Texas 24 Starts | 2 Top-10 Best Finish: 7th
"I'm looking forward to seeing what we can do in our No. 38 Ford at Texas with the new rules package. We've learned a lot running the aero ducts and the tapered spacer earlier this season, which I think will help us see some good speed this weekend.”
Michael McDowell on Martinsville 16 Starts Best Finish: 18th
“Martinsville is where I made my Cup Series debut, so it's always been a special place for me. Because it's such a tight, flat track, it's so important to try and have a clean race. The track can really take a toll on the car, especially with all the bumping and banging that we've seen in the past.”
Matt Tifft on Martinsville (NGOTS) 3 Starts | 2 Top-10 Best Finish: 8th
"I'm definitely looking forward to heading back to Martinsville. It's been a while since I've raced there, but I think we're going to see some aggressive racing this weekend. It's easy to get caught up in your own head because you're running so close together and it's a little like bumper cars sometimes. So it'll be important to stay focused and be smart throughout the race. I'm glad to have our partners at Surface Sunscreen and Tunity TV back on the car and look forward to getting another good result for them."
David Ragan on Martinsville 25 Starts | 3 Top-10 | 1 Top-5 Best Finish: 5th
"Martinsville is one of my favorite races on the circuit. There's a lot of history at that place and it's the kind of racing that NASCAR was built on. It can be such a tough track for drivers mentally and physically, running in traffic for pretty much all 500 laps. But that's what makes it exciting for fans to watch and I'm looking forward to putting on a good show for them.”
Michael McDowell on Fontana 9 Starts Best Finish: 26th
“I'm looking forward to going to Auto Club Speedway this weekend. It will still be a learning experience, even though we've seen this package at Vegas and Atlanta. I think we'll see more cars staying wide open for longer periods of time. Looking forward to making strides with our No. 34 Love's Ford Mustang and setting ourselves up for where we need to be moving forward this season.”
Matt Tifft on Fontana (Xfinity Series) 2 Starts | 1 Top-10 Best Finish: 4th
"We've got some good momentum heading to Fontana this weekend. Coming off a Top-20 finish at Phoenix, I'm excited to see what this package will bring. Our partners at Surface Sunscreen are based in Southern California, so I'm really excited to have them on the car again and hopefully we can strive for another great finish."
David Ragan on Fontana 16 Starts | 1 Top-10 Best Finish: 7th
"It will be interesting to see how the race plays out with the aero ducts and downforce in this package. Auto Club is a unique track and I really enjoy racing there. We’ve had some good speed so far this year, so I think we will continue to be competitive this weekend.”
Michael McDowell on Phoenix 16 Starts Best Finish: 16th
“I’m excited to go to Phoenix with this package. It will be the first race for a short-track package, so it will be interesting to see what happens. I haven’t been able to test there, so I’m not really sure what to expect, but it's Phoenix, it’s my hometown race and I always look forward to that.”
Matt Tifft on Phoenix (Xfinity Series) 4 Starts | 1 Top-5 | 2 Top-10 Best Finish: 3rd
"Phoenix was a great track for me last year and we came up just short of getting a win there in the Xfinity Series. I feel like this is a great weekend to get some momentum going in the right direction for our team, especially because last week was rough, but we still saw potential during parts of the race. I'm looking forward to hitting the track in our No. 36 Tunity/Surface Sunscreen Mustang."
David Ragan on Phoenix 24 Starts | 1 Top-10 Best Finish: 10th
"I’m really looking forward to going to Phoenix. Phoenix kind of races like a short-track and I think that the new downforce package is going to make for an exciting race. So again, this will be another racetrack that’s unique to start the schedule off with and I can’t wait to see all of our friends from Select Blinds as well.”