Talladega Superspeedway: Post-Race
No. 1 Winter Park Construction/Arctic Cat Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
- McMurray was required to serve a pass-thru penalty on lap 115 after being called for forcing the No. 21 car below the double-yellow line on the backstretch.
- On lap 137 McMurray cut a tire, made contact with the outside wall and spun through the infield, eventually getting stuck in the grass and lost a couple of laps trying to get pushed out to make repairs on pit road
- The caution flag was shown eight times for a total of 32 laps and the lead changed 15 times among 11 drivers
“Such a disappointing day. We were just trying to stay out of trouble and run a smart race, hoping to be around at the finish. After Stage two, we were able to restart up front with the strategy that we were on. I guess the officials thought that I forced the No. 21 car below the line; I was only trying to avoid wrecking the field. A few laps after serving a pass-thru penalty, we wrecked after cutting a tire. It took a while to get out of the grass and get back to pit road which cost a few laps. After that we just weren’t able to make up track position and just nursed it back to the finish.”
MENCS teams will head to Kansas Speedway next week for the Hollywood Casino 400 on Sunday, Oct. 21. NBC, MRN affiliates and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90 will have live coverage beginning at 2 p.m. ET.