11.12.2017 / PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
“This feels a little bit like Christmas. Sometimes you need a little luck on your side. Today we had that. It wasn’t by any means where we wanted to run. We wanted to run up front and have a shot for the win. That wasn’t in the cards. We tried to run the smartest race we could and survive and it ended up paying off in the end.”
+ IT WAS ROUGH SLEDDING FOR THE 2 CREW ALL WEEKEND AT PHOENIX, AS BRAD STARTED THE RACE IN P16 AND STRUGGLED TO MOVE FORWARD IN THE FIELD FOR MUCH OF THE DAY.
+ THE RACE WAS DOMINATED BY DENNY HAMLIN BUT WITH BK FINALLY IN THE TOP 10 ON HIS HEELS LATE IN THE RACE RUNNING P7, HAMLIN HAD A TIRE GO DOWN AND HIT THE WALL, ENDING HIS DAY. THAT LEFT CHASE ELLIOTT AS THE ONLY DRIVER TO THREATEN BK’S HOLD ON THE FINAL CHAMPIONSHIP SPOT.
+ AFTER A PIT STOP FOR FRESH TIRES, BK FELL BACK TO THE MIDDLE OF THE PACK AND TRIED HIS BEST TO AVOID ISSUE, MEANWHILE ELLIOTT FOUGHT FOR THE WIN, BUT ULTIMATELY FINISHED SECOND TO MATT KENSETH, ALLOWING BK TO CLINCH THE FINAL CHAMPIONSHIP SPOT ON POINTS. HE WILL RACE FOR THE TITLE NEXT SUNDAY AT HOMESTEAD.