Once again Ryan and crew had to rely on strategy to get a good finish because the car was pitiful in dirty air. Granted several drivers were complaining about dirty air, but, the finish Ryan got was due to pitting for a splash of fuel and either passing cars that ran out of gas or cars that slowed up so as to not run out of gas. It kept him 8th in the points, so I guess it paid off.
"That’s what we’ve got to do right now. We’ve got that win, so now we’ve got to just manage our points.” --Tony Gibson
It's statements like these that, personally, I don't like. I understand the concept of making sure Ryan gets into the chase, but when I read statements like this it makes me think that they are just "trying to survive" till the chase. Work on the car and get it handling. You will see this track again, and again, and again...
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