“I was in the Peak Series, I think seven years ago, so it’s been a while. It feels good to be competitive, and feel like I’ve got my mojo back. I want everybody to know that the bright yellow day-glow car is here to fight.”
“Everybody always says you never give up, and we’re no different,” Busch said.
“I’m losing my breath, I’m that excited. This one means so much. It was just a lot better year and it was really cool to go back-to-back.”
Short of a “triple burnout”, there were three separate celebrations to conclude the 2019 season, including the Driver’s Champion, the Owner’s Champion, and the overall race winner.
Dubbed the Xfinity Series “Big 3” in 2019, the battle between them doesn’t end on Saturday night. All three will compete for the 2020 Cup Series Rookie-of-the-Year honors.
“I don’t know that it does anything for my future. As odd as that may sound, for me, I tell you, I love where I’m at.”
“I think there’s a lot of mutual respect for the guys that are sitting up here, and if you’re going to go up there and work, you might as well have fun.”
Now officially more than halfway done with the seven race season, Bowlin leads the series standings with three races to go.
“I just held his outside and luckily got around him.”
“It’s been a long time coming,”
Coming off of Turn 4, Gorlinsky held it low, as his pusher, Alex McCollum went outside. It wasn’t enough, as Gorlinsky held everyone off to claim the victory.
“They were coming so fast, and they wanted to split me,” Blaney said. “I wanted to stay to the bottom and kind of pulled the 11 off the 6 (Newman) and then had a big enough run to get to the 6. We kind of hit above the line and that pushed me below the line. That is a big judgement call. You never know. I definitely wasn’t going to go below the line before we made contact.”
131 laps remain when the green flag drops again. The weather forecast for Monday afternoon calls for partly cloudy skies and a high of 78 degrees, per The Weather Channel.
“It was kind of frustrating. The KBM (Kyle Busch Motorsports) guys, we kind of talked to them before the race started and we were supposed to really work with each other and it didn’t really happen that way,” Hill said.
“You know, we’re happy, we finished fourth at Daytona in this truck, and then one of my crew guys is like ‘you just won!’ and I’m like, I can’t believe this.”
After 18 races, 2,355 laps, and 240 days since the drop of the green flag in Daytona Beach, Florida, the 2019 eNASCAR Peak Antifreeze iRacing Series Championship was ultimately decided in the last corner on the last lap at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway.