RCR NCS Race Recap: Charlotte Motor Speedway

NKP #21: Harrison Burton, Wood Brothers Racing, Dex Imaging Ford Mustang ad #3: Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing, Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Camaro

“I always look forward to the Coca-Cola 600 – it’s a crown jewel race in our sport, a hometown race for me, and Charlotte Motor Speedway is a track we’ve had a lot of success at. Unfortunately, today ended up frustrating for the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats Chevrolet team. We started off the race way too tight, and every attempt to fix our handling issues just made us tighter. We never got a good chance to take a big swing at adjustments because we didn’t want to give up track position, especially with weather coming in. It would have been interesting to see how much we could have improved over the course of a full race. Proud of the No. 3 team for all of their efforts, and big shout out to the Moreno family for allowing us to honor Captain Jennifer Moreno as part of the 600 Miles of Remembrance program.”

-Austin Dillon

“It was a seesaw night for the zone Chevrolet team in this year’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. We were off the mark early in the race battling a loose-handling Chevy and struggling to get through traffic. We ended up one lap down after our first pit stop due to a penalty for an uncontrolled tire. Fortunately, we made that up by the end of the first stage. Crew chief Randall Burnett made a ton of changes throughout the race, especially at the end of Stage 1. All the guys on the zone team worked hard and improved the balance of the car. We worked our way inside the top-10 for a few laps before the last round of stops but we were just too tight in the center and too loose off to stay there. I think we could have picked up a couple more spots if we had finished the race.”   

 -Kyle Busch

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