Busch said,“We’ve never won at Charlotte in a Cup car and we finally achieved that goal tonight, I won the All-Star Race. I won a million bucks. There’s reason to celebrate and reason to celebrate big. I can’t say enough about this team. I can’t say enough about Adam Stevens and these guys on the pit box. You can rely on them all day long. We weren’t quite the fastest car, but we made the right moves when it mattered most. We made the most out of it tonight and got to Victory Lane. Just so relieved, elated, proud and excited all at the same time.”
Johnson said about his 2nd place finish, “When you’re the 2nd place car, you can’t jump the leader, on the final restart of the night. “But everybody in the second, third, and 4th row was going to jump and do what they can to roll up on the situation. So, I was really hopeful of old tires and being on the bottom. They’d be able to hold that lane back, especially Kyle and how exceptional he was on run starts. And it just didn’t happen.”
Larson was very strong and led 40 laps of 70 when to win the 1st two stages.
Larson said, “We had the best car out there, for sure, In traffic I thought it was really good. I thought we had it most of the run but that’s how racing goes. Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t. But I think we had a really fast car today. We’ll go onto the 600, that’s a long race, and try it again.”
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the May 28th running of the Coca-Cola 600.