CHEVY NCS AT DAYTONA: Post-Race Notes and Quotes
NASCAR CUP SERIES
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEED
CHEVY TEAM POST-RACE NOTES AND QUOTES
FEBRUARY 20, 2022
UNOFFICIAL TOP CHEVY TEAM RESULTS:
10th CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS CAMARO ZL1
11th TY DILLON, NO. 42 BLACK RIFLE COFFEE COMPANY CAMARO ZL1
12th DANIEL HEMRIC, NO. 16 CAMARO ZL1 HERITAGE POOL SUPPLY GROUP
14th COREY LAJOIE, NO. 7 BUILT.COM CAMARO ZL1
15th LANDON CASSILL, NO. 77 FOX NATION CAMARO ZL1
18th DANIEL SUAREZ, NO. 99 TOOTSIES ORCHID LOUNGE CAMARO ZL1
The NASCAR Cup Series season continues next weekend at Auto Club Speedway with the Wise Power 400 on Sunday, February 27 at 3:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage can be found on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.
CHEVY TEAM POST-RACE NOTES AND QUOTES:
TY DILLON, NO. 42 BLACK RIFLE COFFEE COMPANY CAMARO ZL1 – Finished 11th
YOU WERE NEAR A TOP 10, BUT GOT YOUR CAR HOME IN ONE PIECE AND A SOLID FINISH. HOW WAS IT FOR THE START OF THE SEASON?
“Yes, that was our goal today. Race smart and race when we need it to get to the finish. I’m really proud of these guys because we achieved what we wanted; to position yourself at the end of the race and attempt a good end of the race. It’s a good start for this team and we look forward to Fontana and the rest of the season.
DANIEL SUAREZ, NO. 99 TOOTSIES ORCHID LOUNGE CAMARO ZL1 – Finished 18th
“Our day went well. We had a fast #99 Chevy Tootsies Orchid Lounge, we just fell behind with the speeding penalty. #42 (Ty Dillon) kind of pushed me through the grass and then we had a loose wheel. It was not a clean day, but we will go to the Auto Club (Speedway).
RICKY STENHOUSE JR., NO. 47 KROGER/IRISH SPRING CAMARO ZL1 – Finished 28th
“We really put ourselves in the perfect position to allow us to lead the Daytona 500 with five laps to go. All in all, our #47 Kroger/Irish Spring Camaro just got pushed into the wrong place. We did everything today to put ourselves in the right position. We need to rejoice and move on.
KYLE LARSON, NO. 5 HENDRICKCARS.COM CAMARO ZL1 – Sidelined by damage suffered in crash on lap 190; Finished 32nd
“It’s disappointing. I had a run there on No. 4 (Kevin Harvick). I didn’t realize how close he was to No. 17 (Chris Buescher). “I reached just as he was reaching it and it knocked him out of shape. I hate that I did that. It’s so hard to see past him, especially on the straights like that.
“I hadn’t realized how close he was and it just turned him on. I hate that it ended our day, and a whole bunch of others. Our #5 Chevy HendrickCars.com was quick and hopefully we can see a Chevrolet win here with Ricky (Stenhouse Jr.) up front.
TYLER REDDICK, NO. 8 3CHI CAMARO ZL1- Sidelined by damage suffered in crash on lap 152; Finished 35th
“We had a very fast Chevrolet 3CHI all week and felt really good after our team worked hard to make adjustments during today’s race. We had a partial break which sent me off spun and wrecked on the front straight. With the shortage of parts for these new cars, it’s definitely putting more work on my team and it’s tough. I can’t wait to get to the coast west and improve our performance. The whole RCR team and everyone at ECR worked very hard to make these cars fast.
WILLIAM BYRON, NO. 24 AXALTA CAMARO ZL1 – Sidelined by damage suffered in a crash on lap 63; Finished 38th
“It looked like the bot lane was pushing well; pleasant, balanced and controlled. The outside lane was getting a little squirrely the last lap or so. I noticed this, but there’s nothing you can really do. You’re just trying to push your guy up front. It was (Martin) Truex Jr. in front of me and Kyle Busch. We were doing a good job of managing this substantive gap. I think #21 (Harrison Burton) just got loose, slid down the track and I slid to the inside wall. We really couldn’t do anything. I think we were definitely going to finish in the top five of this stage. Our #24 Axalta Camaro seemed very fast. It’s disappointing, but we’ll go to California (Auto Club Speedway) and we’ll be there fast.
ROSS CHASTAIN, NO. 1 ADVENT HEALTH CAMARO ZL1 – Sidelined by damage suffered in a crash on lap 63; Finished 40th
TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU SEE THERE.
“They were just destroying and I saw a car upside down. Just the wrong place at the wrong time for our Chevrolet No. 1 Advent Health. Pity.”
DO YOU THINK EVERYONE WAS CAREFUL? BRAD KESELOWSKI HAD A STRONG PUSH AND IT DIDN’T WORK.
“Yes, everyone around me was pretty calm. I saw the tandem ahead. Everything looked good. I was blind to what happened so I don’t really know what was wrong.
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