"But good showing. Go out there and lead laps and run with some really good cars".
Martin Truex Jr. earned an emotional win on an emotional night Saturday at Kansas Speedway.
Winning at Kansas has been a long time coming for the New Jersey racer.
"We ran with the best tonight", said Rhodes, who blamed a piece of debris that went through his radiator for the engine blowing up.
"It's definitely been a thorn in our side", he said.
There are 267 laps on tap this weekend, and there is a good chance one driver is going to lead 100-plus. "They seem to be in great supply at the races". Hard to imagine he's not vying for the win barring mechanical difficulties or getting caught up in a wreck. You just never know.
Before he took questions from reporters, Ryan Blaney chatted with Brad Keselowski in the interview room.
"We have a good baseline established and that is with no notes or nothing to work with", Bowyer said. We worked our way through it.
Pole-sitter laney won his third stage of the year, leading the field across the line in his No. 21 Ford moments after Ryan Newman had an oil pump problem that forced him out. With Rodney Childers calling the shots and the Ford camp running very well of late, I look for Kevin Harvick to be the driver to beat on Saturday night. "If you look at it configuration-wise, it was something that was always in our back pocket that when we designed the towers those areas down low would be the first ones to go". That's the most frustrating part for us is we just haven't been able to get to victory lane yet, but we know we're on the brink of it.
Ryan Blaney climbed into his vehicle Friday evening to begin qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at Kansas Speedway and had a lonely feeling.
Truex led the field to green on Lap 87 as shade covered two-thirds of the track. We are banking on him having a better performance this week as another excellent value option at Kansas. "I felt that we had a great short run vehicle tonight and I thought that was going to play right into our hands at the end". The 78 (Truex) got us on that restart, somehow.
Love him or hate him, Busch is a talented Cup Series driver who has had some tough breaks this season, including four top 10 finishes through the first 10 races but no wins.
"It's the LIS machine where we measure the rear steer of the auto, which is a big performance metric", Miller said. One thing to watch for is that the temperature could drop by a double-digit amount from the time the race starts until its conclusion, causing an extra headache for crew chiefs.
Kyle Busch remained at the point followed by Truex, Blaney, Larson and Harvick. He has finished 12 in the last two races, but also placed sixth at Daytona.
"Eight out of 10 times it happens like you hope it will", Truex said of the well-executed pass of Blaney. When assembling your lineups this weekend, you are going to want to start with a couple of big studs who qualify toward the front to pile up plenty of points in the dominator categories. "I'm sure some aerodynamic issues there but still recovered for a decent finish". The debris that was scattered across the track caused a red flag, stopping the race for almost 30 minutes. "I felt that we had a great short-run vehicle tonight, and I thought that was going to play right into our hands at the end".
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