Michigan International Speedway: Post-Race
No. 1 McDonald’s Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Standings: 22nd (116 points behind 16th; final playoff spot)
- McMurray and the No. 1 team relinquished the lead with 11 laps to go, when they were the last to pit for fuel. The long green-flag run to the checkers thwarted the attempt to play the fuel mileage strategy to their advantage.
- The caution flag was shown eight times for a total of 37 laps and the lead changed 15 times among nine drivers.
“It seemed really hard to pass today, but I thought that we were pretty good on a few of the restarts. On the longer runs, we battled to get the car turning though the corners and have the balance be consistent. The guys did a good job on pit road today, but the cautions didn’t fall to put us in a pit window to try and make it on fuel mileage. Disappointing to have such a finish, but hopefully we can rebound with a strong run as we head to the short-track at Bristol next weekend.”
MENCS teams will head to Bristol Motor Speedway next week for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race on Saturday, Aug. 18. NBC Sports, PRN affiliates and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90 will have live coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.