“You did really good today with that ol’ racecar,” Dale Earnhardt Jr. said as he shook Chastain’s hand.
“Our plan is to run full-time in the Cup Series,” Gaulding said.
“I don’t have any more Cup stuff planned,” Burton said. “I’m going to do some XFINITY stuff with Biagi-DenBeste Racing at Richmond with Estes.”
“We’re going to go to Atlanta,” Wise said, adding “Hopefully we go and we can make races, find some sponsorship and just keep plugging away.”
“I expect to, for sure,” he said to The Racing Experts, adding, “I do expect to be back, and I’m just thankful for the opportunity.”
“We don’t have anything planned for next year,” Buescher said to The Racing Experts. “I did get to run, I think it was six races what it ended up being, and I had a blast doing it. It was an awesome bunch of guys over there, had a lot of fun, and learned a lot as well.”
“I’m not sure what my future holds right now, to tell you the truth,” he said. “Hopefully, I’ll be in a race car somewhere.”
“Everything’s based on funding,” he said. “Right now, the Truck team is definitely priority.”
“We’ll be in a building mode,” he said. “People don’t realize you don’t have quite the travel that you have during the season, obviously, but you work just as hard—probably more hours during the off-season, building new cars, repairing cars, putting new bodies on cars, things like that.”
“It’s still up in the air, to be quite honest,” Burton said to The Racing Experts. “[We’re] planning on doing Kentucky and Michigan, and maybe a few more before then, maybe not.”
“You never know what can happen from this. I know Watkins Glen is still open for debate.”
“My wife, family, and health are more important than my ego to race,” says Bodine. “I don’t want an injury to throw all of that away.”
“It’s not a matter of if, but when. We already have the car, the license, and the car number,” he said. The team is hoping to within the next couple of months.
“I want to get back.”
“We decided that … it wasn’t much more expensive to run the Sprint Cup Series. If we’re going to spend that kind of money, we might as well go Cup racing. It’s not going to be easy, but we want to race.”
“[Kevin] made a phone call to me, saying he needed help, and I said OK,” Nemechek said.