CHEVROLET NCS AT KANSAS: Post-Race Notes and Quotes

NASCAR CUP SERIES
KANSAS SPEEDWAY
HOLLYWOOD CASINO 400
TEAM CHEVY’S POST RACING NOTES & QUOTES
11 SEPTEMBER 2022

CHEVY TOP TEAM UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS:
post. DRIVER
4 ALEX BOWMAN, NO. 48 ALLY CAMARO ZL1
6 WILLIAM BYRON, NO. 24 LIBERTY UNIVERSITY CAMARO ZL1
7th ROSS CHASTAIN, NO. 1 ADVENTHEALTH CAMARO ZL1
8th KYLE LARSON, NO. 5 HENDRICKCARS.COM CAMARO ZL1
10th DANIEL SUAREZ, NO. 99 COMMSCOPE CAMARO ZL1

TOP FIVE UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS:
post. DRIVER
The first Bubba Wallace (Toyota)
2. Denny Hamlin (Toyota)
Christopher Bell 3rd (Toyota)
4th Alex Bowman (Chevrolet)
5th Martin Truex Jr. (Toyota)

The NASCAR Cup Playoff Series Round of 16 elimination race will take place next Saturday, September 17, at Bristol Motor Speedway with the Bass Pro Shops Night Race at 7:30pm ET. Live coverage can be found on the US Network, NBCSports Gold App, PRN and NASCAR SiriusXM 90 Radio Channel.

TEAM CHEVY’S POST-RAC NOTES AND QUOTES:

ROSS CHASTAIN, NO. 1 ADVENTHEALTH CAMARO ZL1

Finish: 7th

“Chevy Advent Health No. 1 we are on either side of tight or loose all day. That’s a really good line. We never really finished the game well. Our best run was the second to last run, with our second best run being our last. We put the chips where they needed to go at the very end, but throughout the day it was only a handful. ”

YOU ENTER THIS REPLY WITH SEVEN FINISHES OUTSIDE THE TOP-10. HOW BIG TO GET TOP-1O FOR YOU ON PLAYOFF?

“We’re all just high-five. It feels good. It’s been a tough few months here. There were times today where I thought we were going to be 14th and I think we are just going to continue this. We had a very good day on the pit road. Pit crew No. Our 1 is really awesome. We cycled back there ourselves and we were able to stay connected between No. 48 (Alex Bowman) and No. 5 (Kyle Larson). We ran with the people we were supposed to run with; and we finished around the ones we were supposed to finish. It was an exciting day for the Chevy No. AdventHealth team. 1 us.”

AUSTIN DILLON, NO. 3 GET BIOETHANOL CAMARO ZL1

Finish: 14th

“We just fought the balance on the No. 3 Get our Camaro ZL1 Bioethanol all day long. The same thing we’ve been fighting for all year, really. We had high hopes because we qualified quite well. I’m proud of our friends, we fought hard. We keep ourselves in it and we have a chance at Bristol (Motor Speedway).

YOU ARE UNDER THE CUTLINE, BUT AT AN AMAZING DISTANCE. DO YOU FEEL YOU CAN FIGHT THROUGH THE NEXT ROUND?

“Yes, for sure. Bristol is going to be wild and anything can happen. We have given ourselves a good opportunity. Nobody knows what to expect when we get there, but it’s been a long race. If you’re there at the end of the day, you have a good chance of doing so. ”

KYLE LARSON, NO. 5 HENDRICKCARS.COM CAMARO ZL1

Finish: 8th

THIS LOOK LIKE ONE OF THE DAYS WHERE YOU CAN’T GET CAR HANDLING.

“That’s a bit of it. To restart, I just don’t have a good balance; but I also didn’t do a good job on restarting. I think I only have two good ones. Giving up a lot of stage points early on because of that. Even when I thought I was on the right line, I was tight. There in the end, I finally got a good restart and was able to get to third place. It’s really loose; I tried to go for a second and I was completely sideways.

After the green flag stopped I felt fine, but I was just a little on the narrow side and couldn’t make enough ground in traffic to move and had to settle for eighth. Disappointed with it. I think we have a chance to finish much better, but we will move to Bristol.”

TYLER REDDICK, NO. 8 GARANTEED RATE CAMARO ZL1, absent due to damage suffered after losing the right-rear tire on lap 67.

Finish: 35th

“The right-rear tyre just exploded like we had a few times. In Fontana (Auto Club Speedway), I can save it. But here, it broke at the worst possible point and we just broke that wall. It broke the control arm on the right front, so our day was over. We leave here with not many points, so we have to fight hard at Bristol (Motor Speedway).”

CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS CAMARO ZL1

Finish: 11th

“Maybe just a bad choice of path. I don’t think we were good enough to win. Bubba (Wallace) was great, congratulations to him and his team. It was a big win for him and well deserved.

We just had a bad restart there and fell back in a lot of places. Our car didn’t really drive any differently than it did in the races when we were at the front. You just lose momentum, start moving in the other direction and sometimes it’s hard to bounce back from it.”

WILLIAM BYRON, NO. 24 LIBERTY UNIVERSITY CAMARO ZL1

Finished: 6th

“As far as we started, we really did a really good rally. I just appreciate the adjustments and pit stops by everyone on the Chevrolet No. 24 Liberty University. At first, I thought if it was long term, we would be stuck. But we just got our car much better through the middle of the race. Towards the end, it was really hard to know what we needed to get better at.

I am happy with the final result and thank you for the effort. It looks like we’ve added 48 points to Bristol, which is a tough track. It’s been two weeks in a row. We just need to put three weeks together and we will go forward.”

ERIK JONES, NO. 43 FOCUS FACTOR CAMARO ZL1

Finish: 29th

“Definitely not the day we were looking for at Kansas Speedway with our FOCUSfactor Chevy. We didn’t train yesterday and made a few adjustments to help today, but never had a good grip on our Chevy. We start the day too tight, adjust to being too free. Had contact with some of the other cars that raced three wide in stage two, and then the handling was never where it should be. Not sure if we broke something when we made contact, but we struggled for the rest of the race. We’ll be back in the shop, checking everything and refocusing on Bristol next week.”

ALEX BOWMAN, NO. 48 ALLY CAMARO ZL1

Finish: 4th

“We had a good day for the Ally Camaro ZL1 No. 48 us. Proud of all my friends. We had a good weekend – Obviously, we didn’t want to throw away that stage point in stage one like we did, but we dealt with it in a hurry. I’m just proud of Greg (Ives) and friends. We have great race cars. The last 15 laps of the run are where we’ll fall and get beaten, but I’m still proud of everyone. We ended up with a solid points day.”

DANIEL SUAREZ, NO. 99 COMMSCOPE CAMARO ZL1

Finish: 10th

“Today was very inconsistent. It was a long day. Sometimes, we are fine and other times, we are not. We had a few situations there on the pit road and then we had a tire drop. We had an eventful day. But for a day like that and finishing in the top 10, I’m quite happy. We have some work to do. We are not where we need to be. Sometimes, I feel like we’re a top five car; and sometimes, we’re in the 20th car. We have to be a little more consistent. We don’t really understand why it’s so inconsistent, but we’ll find some answers and move to Bristol.”

CHEVY RACE TEAM QUICK NOTES

Stage one:

· For the second time this season, Tyler Reddick and Camaro ZL1 No. 8 Guaranteed Rate leads the course to the green from pole position at Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Reddick led Team Chevy to five top 10 starting spots in race two of the NCS Playoff Round of 16.

· From the third starting position, Alex Bowman pushed the Ally Camaro ZL1 No. His 48 took the lead on lap three, continuing to drive on court until competition was cautious on lap 25. Bowman gave up the lead to go down pit road for four tire and fuel pit stops.

· Running for second in the competition on a whim, Reddick came off the pit road in front, with No. 8 Guaranteed Rate Camaro ZL1 leads on restart.

· While at the top of the leaderboard, Reddick blew up the right rear tire, forcing the Camaro ZL1 No. 8 against the wall to issue a warning on lap 67. Sustaining too much damage to continue, Reddick took his car to the garage to end the day.

· In caution, crew chief Justin Alexander brought Austin Dillon and No. 3 Get Bioethanol Camaro ZL1 to pit road to stop two tires, with Dillon getting 17 pit road spots for first pit road exit.

· The close of Stage One places four Camaro ZL1s in the top 10, led by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in fourth place after starting the race behind the court due to repairs made after wall contact during yesterday’s practice session.

Top-10 Chevy Team Stage One:

4th Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 47 SunnyD Camaro ZL1

6 Chase Elliott, No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Camaro ZL1

8th Ross Chastain, No. 1 AdventHealth Camaro ZL1

10th Austin Dillon, No. 3 Get Camaro Zl1 . Bioethanol

Second Stage:

· Running in second place, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. blew up the right rear tire and hit the wall to raise awareness on lap 109. Team SunnyD Camaro ZL1 No. 47 managed to make repairs to replace the toe link and place Stenhouse Jr. back to competition.

· Following caution on lap 137, the leaders took their cars to the pit road for one lap pit stop. First on the pit road; No. 48 Ally Camaro ZL1 Crew Chief Greg Ives had Bowman stop four tires, with the team also winning the off pit road race for the front row starting position.

Bowman clinched a Stage Two win, marking team No.’s second stage win. 48 Ally Camaro ZL1 2022.

· Stage Two Top-10 Chevy Teams:

Alex Bowman First, No. 48 Ally Camaro ZL1

3rd William Byron, Liberty University No. 24 Camaro ZL1

5th Chase Elliott, NAPA Auto Parts No. 9 Camaro ZL1

7 Kyle Larson, No. 5 HendrickCars.com Camaro ZL1

10th Ross Chastain, No. 1 AdventHealth Camaro ZL1

Final Stage / Post Race Notes:

· Chevrolet drivers occupy five of the top 10 finish positions in Kansas, led by Alex Bowman and team No. 48 Ally Camaro ZL1 in fourth.

In 28 point-winning NASCAR Cup Series races, Chevrolet continues to lead all manufacturers in NCS race wins (16), top five (66), top 10 (122) and stage wins (23).

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