Here’s what the drivers said after Sunday’s Cup race at Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, Tennessee:
Chase Elliott – Winner: “I’m very proud of our team because we had a kind of setback (with a pit stop) halfway through, and we were able to re-brand our NAPA Chevy and get back into the mix. It was a long day, a fun day.Very proud of our team.We have had a very hard month and a half, so a pleasure to get back in the right direction.Getting a win is always very important, but doing it in a great city like Nashville is even better. I look forward to this guitar. “
Kurt Busch – Finished 2nd: “I got soft on him. I should have been throwing some fenders and moving a little momentum. I didn’t stay with our strength. We didn’t have a lot of strengths tonight. We just ran really well. The reboots were so and the long term speed was good.I just needed to keep up with our strength and I was wrong.I want to thank all my boys from 23XI.We have a great group of boys and girls.The way we are running, one second is great but we are here to win with the playoff situation.This Camry and all the Camry TRDs were amazing.I just hate when we don’t get into the victory lane and I was right there.I wanted to shoot some fenders, but I didn’t do the job. Everyone will smile, but I disappoint them. I should have made a better plan. “
Ryan Blaney – Finish 3rd: “I’m not sure, as the race continued to progress later in the night, I thought we were losing some ground between some of the other cars. I thought during the day we were pretty competitive and then something happened and I “I thought we weren’t that good. I had to go back and then I went out making an effort too. Jonathan made a good call to stay out of the last stop. Why not, he was ninth and he could “Running third, so it was a good call for him. Overall, I wish I was in the heat and enamel of the day because I thought we were a little more competitive, but not a bad finish.”
Kyle Larson – He finished 4th: “It was definitely better once the sun went down. I don’t know what changes they made to it, so proud of my boys for working hard and persevering. There they didn’t solve many things for us, as they took us around for down and we had to catch the wave and we went from twenty-one years to 10th position before the last caution.We stayed out and scored one of the top five.Very proud of my number 5 team from HendrickCars.com and also from Chase Elliott.This is great for Hendrick Motorsports and for everyone.Everyone has been working hard and trying to figure out how to go faster and they were definitely the best of all four over the weekend “It’s great to see you shut it down.”
Ross Chastain – Finished 5th: “An amazing night for the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro jockey. Trackhouse Racing drove two incredibly fast cars, and that was the right pit call, but we didn’t know 10 people would be left out. If a few less are left out, we have a chance. We went through the traffic the best of all we fell for, so proud of it and proud of the effort. Amazing work on the pit road tonight from our pit crew to pick up seats at each and every stop throughout the night. We just needed a little more to race with those top four, but we were definitely a car in the top five. In the Cup Series, that’s all I can ask for. “
Austin Cindric – Finished 7th: “I’ll take it, I guess. It was a long way to get there safely. Obviously, get the lucky dog in the middle of the third stage and put our Ford Mustang in the top five. In the end I was passed over by a few guys with tires, but I obviously had speed in the car. We just needed the track position. Jeremy made a great call to run long and we probably got 10 places out of that and we probably got about six or eight more at reboot there and we were able to have a representative day. “
Joey Logano – Finished 9th: “It’s an ugly top 10, but it was still a top 10. It was a battle. I had a false hope of finishing second, thinking we could be better than we were, but as soon as the race started we realized we weren’t. We fought against everything. “
‘@ChaseElliott he records from the lane of victory with a guitar in his hand.
– NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) June 27, 2022
Erik Jones – Finished 11th: “We definitely had our ups and downs today, but it’s nice to come back and get an 11th place. We struggled to drive our Chevy early in the race and I felt like we were making the right adjustments to have a good day. before the rain delay.Once we restarted, after 10-15 laps, the handling would disappear and it was hard to drive.We will continue to learn and work to improve.Overall a good end we will bring with us next week to Road America “.
Austin Dillon – Finished 14th: We got a deficit today at Nashville Superspeedway, but this team has come out on top. We were too loose to start the race, and that left us behind early. We went down one lap but we got back on the lap. From there, the crew chief, Justin Alexander, made major strategic moves to gain track position. Unfortunately, when we got the track position, our Chevy was too tight in the same places on the track that we were too loose at the start of the race. In a four-lap restart for the end, we knew there would be a high probability of falling. I just hugged the bottom of the track and dug. We ran from 18 to 14. We were still too tight at the end to make anything else happen. It’s not what we wanted, but we dug a lot. “
Alex Bowman – Finished 36th: “It’s frustrating not being able to finish the Ally 400. (Crew Chief) Greg (Ives) and everyone on the 48th team work so hard on these race cars and it’s a shame he couldn’t go and compete for a win.Today we were in the wrong place and at the wrong time.Greg threw the kitchen sink in the car and then we did two laps before shattering, so it was hard not to be able to see if we had found anything at that stop. “