Michael McDowell on the ROVAL 1 Start Best Finish: 18th
“Obviously, I'm excited to race at the ROVAL this weekend. I always enjoy going to a road course, but this one is certainly different from Watkins Glen and Sonoma in that there's very little room for error. If something happens or you make a mistake at Sonoma, you can go off course, but there's less opportunity to do that here. We had some good speed in this race last year, and I'm looking forward to putting on a good show in our No. 34 Love's Travel Stops Ford Mustang."
Matt Tifft on the ROVAL (Xfinity Series) 1 Start Best Finish: 6th
"I'm looking forward to racing at the ROVAL this weekend, and I'm looking forward to having our partners at Louis Kemp Crab Delights back on the car. I think with the change to the backstretch chicane, it'll open up that area to become more of a passing zone. However, as we saw last year, passing zones can quickly become 'crashing zones,' so it will be important to keep your nose clean in order to have a good finish at the end."
David Ragan on the ROVAL 1 Start Best Finish: 16th
"I think the ROVAL still carries a lot of the excitement that we saw when it was new last year. The backstretch chicane will become much more of a braking zone, which I think will provide an even better source of passing and entertainment for the fans. Our No. 38 CITGARD team is ready to finish out the rest of the season strong and capitalize on the speed we've seen so far this year."
Michael McDowell on Richmond 17 Starts Best Finish: 12th
“Richmond is always a great short track. It's tough to pass, but the groove usually widens out as the night goes on. These last nine races are really important for us. We know where we've run well and where we want to make improvements for the rest of the year. Our No. 34 Long John Silver's team is going to do everything we can to finish out the season on a high note."
Matt Tifft on Richmond 1 Start Best Finish: 29th
"It's so important to find grip and take care of your tires at Richmond. Track position is going to be key throughout the race, so we know that we need to start strong in order to finish strong. I'm looking forward to having Plan B Sales back on the car as an Associate Sponsor this weekend. Our No. 36 Ford is going to look really great as a diecast thanks to their help."
David Ragan on Richmond 25 Starts | 3 Top-10 | 3 Top-5 Best Finish: 3rd
"It's always a challenge to race at Richmond, but it's also one of my favorite tracks on the schedule. We've seen some good speed there in the past, but it's difficult to maneuver through the field. I'm hoping we'll be able to take our learnings from the spring race and other short tracks and apply it this weekend to get a good finish for our partners at MDS and Xtreme Vac by ODB."
Michael McDowell on Las Vegas 11 Starts Best Finish: 18th
“It's typically pretty hard to pass at Las Vegas. You've got to find the right speed in the car both in traffic and running by yourself. Back in March, we had a good car but made some mistakes that we couldn't recover from. We've made a lot of progress on our No. 34 Ford Mustang since then and I'm ready to show our partners at Love's Travel Stops and International Trucks what we are capable of at this track."
Matt Tifft on Las Vegas 1 Start Best Finish: 34th
"I'm looking forward to going back to Las Vegas this weekend. Anytime you go back to a track you've visited earlier in the year, it's a chance to improve on your previous results. We've learned so much since that race in March, and we had great speed last week in Indy - I'm excited to see what we can do with our No. 36 Maui Jim/Surface Sunscreen Ford."
David Ragan on Las Vegas 14 Starts | 1 Top-10 Best Finish: 6th
"We've been able to build up our mile-and-a-half and 550 spec track notebook a lot over the course of the season, so I think we'll be able to see some decent speed in our No. 38 Select Blinds Ford. The temperatures are expected to soar this weekend, so I think that will make things interesting for a transitioning night race like we will have on Sunday. I look forward to giving Rick Steele and our partners at Select Blinds the finish they deserve in their final race of the season with us.
Our partners at Shriners Hospitals for Children are also gearing up for the annual Shriners Hospitals for Children Open golf tournament at the beginning of next month, and I encourage everyone in the area to check it out this year."