Kevin Harvick – winner: (How vital was this race for you?) Properly, we’ve already been happening the highway. They’ve already constructed the automotive, picked a path. Like we talked about earlier, we’ve acquired so many issues that you simply had to select from from an aero standpoint, and Homestead is such a singular racetrack. We’ve already been to the simulator, we’ve already constructed the automotive, and now we’ve simply acquired to ensure that we do what we predict is true and go along with our intestine and see what occurs.

(Your son, Keelan, set the air pressures earlier than the race and once more you gained. What’s up with that?) Yeah, I feel he’s three for 3 or 4 for 4. I feel all 4 races he’s set the air strain this 12 months, so if something we’re serving to him with math. It’s enjoyable to have him on the racetrack. Had a enjoyable weekend. They’ve an awesome zoo right here, in case you have been questioning. We didn’t do a lot yesterday. However simply actually pleased with all people on this workforce.”

Aric Almirola – completed second: “Our Smithfield Ford Mustang was actually quick. I’m actually pleased with the hassle by all people at Stewart-Haas Racing, Roush Yates Engines and Ford Motor Firm. Our automobiles have been actually, actually good from the time we unloaded right here and all of us got here with a bit one thing completely different, simply making an attempt to be taught and get forward for subsequent 12 months. I feel we realized some stuff. I’m actually pleased with all the fellows on my workforce. We have now had such a foul run of luck the final two months and it’s so good to return right here and simply execute all night time and have a quick automotive, lead laps and win a stage and run up entrance. We had an awesome night time on pit highway. I did my half on restarts and on and off pit highway and simply an all-around strong night time. We will construct on that.

(You have been relentless tonight, weren’t you?) Yeah, for a short while I believed we had a automotive able to profitable. When Harvick acquired a very good restart there and was in a position to maintain tempo with us I knew I used to be in bother. His automotive was a very good bit sooner than ours in clear air.”

Daniel Suarez – completed third: “That was a really strong night time and I’m very proud of the efficiency and velocity that we introduced from the store. Everybody again on the store did an awesome job. We knew we might be quick right here. We had a strong efficiency right here final time. We did a very good job. We had good execution and a very good clear day. I’m very completely happy for Stewart-Haas Racing and the 41 Ford Mustang was fairly sporty. I’m very completely happy for Kevin (Harvick) getting his ticket for Homestead.”

Joey Logano – completed fourth: (Kyle Busch stated he must race you subsequent weekend and also you’re powerful to beat. Your ideas?) It’s going to be a very good battle for positive. We’re undoubtedly racing for that final spot simply in case somebody behind us outdoors of the top-four wins. Then it’s going to come right down to (Busch) and the 22 to attempt to get for that final spot. It’s going to be enjoyable. I’m {looking} ahead to the battle. Will probably be a very good time. Clearly the 18 workforce is nice and Kyle is an effective driver however I feel we’re an awesome workforce and they’re beatable identical to all people else.”

Alex Bowman – completed fifth: We began actually tight and we made good changes all through the day. Clearly, as soon as the solar went down, the automotive acquired so much higher and we have been fairly strong. I want we might have had a bit extra observe place and our technique go our approach a bit extra there on the finish. However we undoubtedly had a very good automotive {today}. It was simply actually powerful to cross, however the guys did a very good job. We got here by the sphere a few instances and had a very good day.”

Martin Truex Jr. – completed sixth: (What was {today} like?) Only a battle. We felt fairly good after observe going into this factor that we’d be aggressive. We weren’t excellent after which we acquired some observe place and we have been hanging on okay. Then, we acquired again within the pack once more and simply had one run the place it acquired actually, actually tight and misplaced all of our observe place once more after which it was only a battle. Made big changes. We’ve not adjusted on a automotive that a lot all 12 months lengthy and we nonetheless by no means acquired it excellent, however undoubtedly so much higher on the finish. We simply fought laborious and by no means gave up on all of it day and got here residence with a good end.”

Kyle Busch – completed seventh: “(What are your ideas about {today}’s race?) I don’t know, I used to be operating extensive open there and people guys have been simply driving away. We acquired what we acquired out of our M&M’s Camry tonight. Adam (Stevens, crew chief) made some good changes. The entire first set of tires was simply ugly for us. As soon as we acquired previous that and acquired another tires on the automotive, it appeared to go a bit bit higher. It was laborious battling a few of them guys up there and up by visitors and what not. We should always have run third and ran out of fuel and starved the pump there on the finish. Then I used to be stalled on pit highway. That value us 4 or 5 spots there.

(How do you are feeling about heading to Phoenix to get again to victory lane?) Everyone knows one man goes to maneuver by on factors and we now have to do no matter we now have to do with the intention to be that man. If we are able to clearly go to Phoenix and have a robust run and have the ability to go on the market and win, that can put ourselves by as nicely too. We’re two (factors) on (Joey Logano) so it’s going to be a race between the 18 and the 22, think about that. … The final couple instances we’ve been to Phoenix, we’ve run fairly good. Hopefully, that may translate to this time round once more. We have been good at Richmond and usually Richmond interprets good there. Loudon (N.H.), that interprets there. I’m optimistic about it. I feel we are able to do okay. It’s only a matter of operating one other clear race and never having errors.”

Ryan Blaney – completed eighth: “It was a protracted night time. We struggled actually dangerous all night time with observe place after which I felt like even once we acquired a bit little bit of it we nonetheless weren’t excellent. We tried a number of issues tonight and so they didn’t actually work. Sadly we didn’t actually get many stage factors and the four profitable didn’t assist our trigger however we now have to run higher than that anyway. … (How do you are feeling about Phoenix?) Gotta win. Hopefully we go do this.

(What occurred late within the race with Ryan Newman?) I’m not in his head. Ryan is Ryan and he’s going to race laborious. I used to be mad that I had a large run up prime and he simply turned proper and it made me soar out of the fuel and get tight and hit the fence. That’s what I used to be mad about. I used to be wonderful with the racing earlier than that however when somebody has an enormous run like that it’s like, ‘C’Mon.’ I don’t know. I don’t actually care. I forgot about it till you introduced it as much as be sincere.”

Kurt Busch – completed ninth: “I feel we simply want to remain optimistic on this with our Monster Chevy and we completed ninth. We have been operating second and had every little thing underneath management and the yellow got here out proper after we pitted and it locked us a lap down. It’s simply powerful to be on the again facet of that circumstance and to be locked again there in 20th with solely 90 (laps) to go. It’s powerful to make that again up. Our automotive had actually good velocity. I used to be actually proud of the steadiness the second half of the race. And all-in-all, it simply wasn’t the top-five effort that we wanted however we’ll take ninth.

(What did you make of the traction compound on the prime of the observe?) They don’t have to spray it that heavy proper earlier than the race begins. That simply throws away all people’s set-ups and it’s too inconsistent to start out and with too many guys having bother which might be high quality automobiles, it reveals that the floor wasn’t prepped proper.

(Your teammate criticized Bubba Wallace’s spin. How do you have a look at it?) We gained Kentucky earlier this 12 months when the No. 43 (Wallace) spun on the identical spot. He had an axle downside a few weeks in the past. My spotter stated 200 ft earlier than he spun, he had a flat tire. So, when you have a flat tire, it’s sort of laborious to carry on to your automotive.”

Erik Jones – completed 10th: (Discuss your end) It was okay, the automotive was alright. Bought caught on the market on pit highway and needed to restart fairly far again with 90 to go and simply drive again to the place we might. Sort of a troublesome day. The Sport Clips Camry fired off the race nicely and simply sort of misplaced it by the race. We’ll go on to Phoenix and hopefully be a bit bit higher.”

Clint Bowyer – completed 11th: “Monitor place was every little thing, and we simply misplaced out on that ultimately.”

Kyle Larson – completed 12th: “I’m probably not positive but. But it surely was simply vibrating actually dangerous and it misplaced a number of velocity. So, one thing occurred. However what actually killed our race was the No. 43 (Bubba Wallace) spinning on goal. They put us a lap down. I feel we have been as much as fourth at that time. It actually killed us and some others. You hate to see that and be affected by it, however it’s what it’s. There’s nothing you are able to do about it now. We’ll try to go to Phoenix and get a win. I don’t actually know who’s in entrance of us. I really feel like we had a very good shot to win up till the No. 43 spun in entrance of us.

(Can you place a optimistic spin on this weekend that offer you a optimistic outlook heading to Phoenix?) Properly, I felt like as soon as the traction compound got here in {today}, I used to be actually quick; in all probability the most effective on prime, for positive. Subsequent week they’re going to be doing it at Phoenix as nicely. I hope that opens up some lanes for me. I really feel like there’s no person higher at {finding} completely different lanes and issues like that to search out velocity. So, hopefully it lends to learn us as a result of we have to get a win. We will do it. I’ve been near profitable there earlier than. So, we’ve simply started working laborious.”

Austin Dillon – completed 13th: We put up a very good combat tonight within the No. three RigUp Chevrolet at Texas Motor Speedway. We got here up from the again thrice, which is a testomony to the quantity of velocity we had in these Richard Childress Racing Chevrolets. I feel we might have ended up with a top-10 end if just a few extra issues would have simply went our approach. We’re working laborious to make our automobiles reply higher in visitors, and we’re studying so much as a workforce. We’ll be in a robust place for 2020. I wish to thank RigUp for his or her help this weekend.”

Daniel Hemric – completed 16th: Everybody on this No. eight Cat Dozers Chevrolet workforce fought all day and by no means gave up. We have been simply approach too tight to start out the race, then we had a chunk of particles wrap across the splitter and canopy the right-side air duct, which actually damage the dealing with. I hate we misplaced that complete run to regulate on the automotive and make it higher, as a result of once we did get an opportunity to work on it and wave round, we have been sitting able to have a very good day. I really feel like we simply wanted yet another warning to be on equal tires with everybody forward of us and combating on the lead lap, it simply didn’t work out. I’m pleased with everybody on this No. eight Cat Dozers Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 workforce. We like to combat one other day and we’ll go on to Phoenix to just do that.”

Denny Hamlin – completed 28th: (What occurred in your incident?) Simply acquired up in (the traction compound) earlier than it was actually broke in. Simply misplaced management. That’s all there may be to it. Pleased with the entire FedEx workforce for placing their greatest effort ahead so we could possibly be there on the finish. Did the most effective we might and we’ll go to Phoenix and attempt to win.

(How assured are you going to Phoenix to win and to switch to Miami?) The automotive and the hassle shall be there, that’s for positive. There’s little question in my thoughts that we are able to go there and win. In these circumstances, I just like the problem. We’re going to go on the market and provides it our greatest shot and put our greatest foot ahead and see if we are able to’t get a win subsequent week.”

Chase Elliott – completed 32nd: (What occurred in your crash?) I made a mistake, acquired unfastened and crashed. I actually hate that occurred. Clearly, it’s not good and never what you’re {looking} for. It’s simply my mistake and there’s actually no excuse for it. It’s simply all eyes on Phoenix.

(Has anybody had a crazier playoff run than you with all of the highs and lows?) I’m unsure. Clearly, {today} was very self-inflicted. I made a mistake that there’s actually no excuse for and that’s what you get. You make errors, you place your self in a foul place and that was all on me {today}. I hate that it occurred, but it surely did and we’ll simply go onto Phoenix and attempt to get a win on the market.

(You’re in a must-win state of affairs at Phoenix. How do you are feeling about your probabilities?) I really feel so much higher about it than I did {today}. So, I look ahead to getting on the market.”

Brad Keselowski – completed 39th: “(What occurred within the accident with Ricky Stenhouse Jr.?) I simply busted my butt. I really feel horrible for Ricky, he didn’t need to get caught up in it. I used to be simply actual unfastened and making an attempt to make one thing occur. If you find yourself getting handed by different automobiles you sort of lose your confidence and also you strive one thing and I knew higher. My butt instructed me I’d wreck if I do this. I used to be getting handed and swung for the fence and I hit it. It simply sucks. I’m sort of embarrassed to do this. I used to be simply making an attempt to make one thing occur for my workforce and swung too laborious.”

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – completed 40th: We acquired our automotive higher there and we have been operating prime 5 however with the flip-flop of observe place we made an adjustment and I acquired operating 1 and a pair of actually good and handed some actually good automobiles. Then we acquired round to Brad (Keselowski) there in (Turns) 1 and a pair of and he acquired unfastened beneath me and nearly crashed us down there. We misplaced a number of observe place. Then going into Flip three there I used to be operating the prime and noticed him getting unfastened. Once I checked up my automotive acquired unfastened as nicely. I used to be simply making an attempt to keep away from him and it acquired mine sideways. It’s a bummer of a weekend. Our Fastenal Mustang was actually quick and I used to be having enjoyable till then.”

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