Dillon earns first NASCAR win
- Author: Julie Sanders May 29, 2017,
May 29, 2017, 21:52
The comment was Busch's only one in a press conference that lasted less than a minute. He was going for his first Monster Energy Cup points race victory at Charlotte Speedway just eight days after winning the $1 million All-Star Race.
It was about being the No. 3. In fact, he wants to win the Coca-Cola 600 more than any other race remaining on the docket. His team had to push his vehicle to victory lane.
"That was a hell of a call, Justin", Childress said, smiling. There's always haters, but there's a lot of support, too.
Fox relinquished it, said he always planned to bring the number back after Earnhardt's death in the 2001 Daytona 500.'However, it needed to be with family. Jimmie Johnson led 19 of 20 in the third segment. That's not a bad idea since Johnson, a seven-time Cup champion, has won more Cup Series races at CMS than any driver.
Larson said he got loose in Turn 3 to end his race. Suárez has never driven his stock auto for that long before. "Real disappointing. And the hard thing about it, really, is we've got to go back there and run 600 miles". "I'm lucky to be able to work in the same shop with him". "I could have done a lot better job on the front end to put us in a better position". Austin's grandfather is Richard Childress, a former NASCAR driver, and an eponymous team owner. Formula One and track officials have refused to confirm the exact amount of the sanctioning fee, but without the reimbursement from the state, it's unlikely the track could afford to host the race. He sits fifth in the standings. Martin Truex Jr. was third after leading 233 of 400 laps.
Dillon refused to pit with the majority of drivers down the stretch, but the No. 3 auto had enough fuel to make it the rest of the way.
Johnson led the way and Dillon ran second until Johnson ran out of fuel with two laps to go. Busch almost walked away with the Coca-Cola 600 when he moved past teammate Denny Hamlin at the start of the fourth and final stage to take the lead over Martin Truex Jr. "It felt good to get that out of the way, so now hopefully we can make it back-toback", Busch said Thursday. Sometimes they go your way, sometimes they don't. This race was saved by the dramatic fuel mileage finish, otherwise, it was just entirely skippable.
"But it's tough to win in this series".
Perhaps the biggest news from the week leading up to Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 concerns not this season, but the next one. When all the cars are qualifying as tight as they do, we can't pass as easily as anybody, we have to logically look at it and say, 'Hey, we're all going the same speed, no wonder we can't pass'.
Jimmie has come by the auto a couple of times in practice already looking at notes and printing out our driver traces and trying to figure out whatever we can do to help me, Earnhardt said. "And that's why I love NASCAR".
"There is pressure behind it". I think he can grab his first win of the year tonight. That actually kind of took some pressure off me when he ran out.
Some of that pressure is now gone.
"We couldn't get in the gas and it would just push up the race track", Earnhardt said on his Periscope feed. "And I am glad to add to the legacy of it".