And then there were eight.
In January when NASCAR announced sweeping changes to the new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format, their hope was for the dramatic. Last Sunday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway was the embodiment of what they were looking for in the new format.
“I don't regret my actions; I'm not proud of them or happy about them or anything like that. ... But I don't regret them. I don't know that I'd do anything different if the same thing would have gone down again.”
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth on his post-race altercation in the garage area with Brad Keselowski following the race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“This qualifying is the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen in my whole life.”
Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship contender Kevin Harvick after experiencing the new qualifying format at Talladega Superspeedway.
“It feels relieving to go down swinging. The last two weeks were really poor. At least we went down swinging. I’ll take some pride in that.”
Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson after failing to advance to the Eliminator 8 Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Just watched the race on tv. Wow, that was awesome and the ESPN coverage was excellent! :)
Glad it wasn't a dream.
So happy for our @FedEx team to be punching out ticket to the next round. Now let's have some fun at some of our best tracks!!
What we learned tonight: Roger Penske is all-in with @keselowski and he doesn't care one bit what anyone thinks of his driver.
Standing ovation acknowledging Terry Labonte in the drivers meeting. Much deserved. Total professional and a great example for us all.
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