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What drivers said at Richmond
Here is what drivers were talking about after Saturday night's NASCAR Cup playoff race at Richmond Raceway.Martin Truex Jr. — WINNER: “It’s a big day. It’s an important day in our history. I think all of us here – yeah, we’re proud to win, and this car is amazing and there’s so many people to thank, but what a day to win on. It reminds you of the honor and the privilege it is to get to come out here and do this. All these great fans that come out here, we couldn’t do any of these kind of things without the men and women that take care of us and all the first responders, police officers, firefighters, the military, you name it.
Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway to advance to the Round of 8 in the Truck playoffs.
Non-playoff driverfinished second ahead of , who had advanced to the playoff Round of 8 before Thursday.
finished fourth. He was one of six drivers to claim Round of 8 spots on Thursday.
Another non-playoff driver,, rounded out the top five finishers.
The eight remaining playoff drivers –, Nemechek, , , , , and Stewart Friesen – have now been reset to a base of 3,000 points plus additional playoff points they’ve earned during the regular season and playoffs.
Bristol Cup starting lineup: Martin Truex Jr. on pole
Martin Truex Jr. will start on the pole and be joined on the front row by teammate Denny Hamlin for this Cup playoff race.Four playoff drivers will be eliminated from title contention after the race.
Here’s the playoff standings entering the Round of 8…
- 1. John Hunter Nemechek – 3,050 points (+44 above cutline to advance)
- 2. Sheldon Creed – 3,026 points (+20)
- 3. Ben Rhodes – 3,019 points (+13)
- 4. Zane Smith – 3,009 points (+3)
- 5. Chandler Smith – 3,006 points (-3)
- 6. Matt Crafton – 3,004 points (-5)
- 7. Carson Hocevar – 3,002 points (-7)
- 8. Stewart Friesen – 3,001 points (-8)
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