Tires prove to be crucial in Atlanta XFINITY Series race
Paul Menard and the No. 2 Richmond/Menards Chevrolet Team Earn Fourth-Place Finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway
?"I just have to thank my Richmond/Menards team for bringing a fast Chevrolet this weekend. We didn't qualify as well as we hoped and were missing just a little bit off the top-three cars. We were on the splitter for restarts and really needed a longer green-flag run at the end. Our car was the best on the long run for sure. Overall, we learned a lot and I'm excited for tomorrow. This track is awesome."
– Paul Menard
Late Race Surge Propels Ty Dillon to Top-Five Finish at Atlanta
Wow, what a way to battle there at the end. We had an unlucky situation happen at the beginning of the race and went a lap down, but the speed stayed in
? this No. 3 Rheem Chevrolet, and we didn't give up. Thank you to Rheem for all of their support this weekend. I was glad to be able to put on a good show in front of their hometown crowd in Atlanta.
– Ty Dillon
Brandon Jones Finishes 11th at Atlanta Motor Speedway Despite Pit Road Mishap
?I'm really proud of this Roland Chevrolet team. We didn't get the qualifying spot we wanted and started 19th but with help from my spotter and Mike (Hillman, Jr., crew chief), I was able to roll really well on the high line and picked up almost 10 spots before our first pit stop. Unfortunately, we got behind on our pit stop because I slid through the pit box, but the No. 33 pit crew worked fast and got us back out there. We had a really good run going and rolled the top toward the end of the race, but I just got too tight and fell back to 11th. I'm happy with the finish. Tire management was huge, and we did a really good job at taking care of our tires. We're going to roll this momentum into a great finish at Las Vegas (Motor Speedway) next weekend.
– Brandon Jones
Late Race Gamble Pays Off for Gaughan at Atlanta Motor Speedway
We had two right fronts go away that put us battling to get laps back. The team took a chance on that last pit stop in the South Point Chevy Camaro.
?Staying out before the last caution paid off. It was all about the numbers. I'm from Vegas, so I like numbers. The last restart was fun. We are ready to head home to Vegas next weekend.
– Brendan Gaughan