The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is upon us.
NASCAR’s playoffs have arrived once again and begin this weekend in Chicago, as the final 10 races of the season will determine the champion. Sixteen drivers have once again qualified for this year’s playoffs, which will be contested in its knockout format for the second year after a wildly successful debut last year.
“Richmond, when I came to JGR, was one of their best tracks. In the last couple years, it's been one of our worst as a group. But everybody went to work real hard on trying to get these cars to run better. I know in the big scheme of the championship battle, (this) doesn't have huge implications there. But it was really important to us as a company to get running good here again.”
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth after winning Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond.
“He better not be celebrating. He better be working on that car.”
Matt Kenseth on his crew chief Jason Ratcliff after being told Ratcliff was going to celebrate their win for a few hours following their win.
“It's nice to be in the Chase and take that relief and take that breath and now go reset and see what we can do over the next 10.”
Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon after qualifying for the 16-driver Chase on points following Saturday night’s race at Richmond.
“You have to worry about what you have to do to advance to get to the next round every three weeks, and whatever the scorecard looks like or whatever you have to do is what you have to do. It's not about making more friends.”
Defending series champion Kevin Harvick on his approach to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Really solid run tonight. Feels great to b in #TheChase. Now let's c what we can do! #team24
This is what it's all about. Chase starts now. #41 pic.twitter.com/MahlGM66sP
I'm employed for two more years!
Tonight..I'm going out and racing my heart out for the 200+ employees that make up @MWRteam that deserve one last chance to race for a champ
Happy we ran good, Sad we didn't have enough to win, Proud of our team, Disappointed there's a Chase party without me. I need a drink!
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