Two time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch who drives the No.18 M&M’s Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing. Busch took victory on the final lap of the race on the 24 turn Daytona International Raceway road course and speaking following his victory he said:
“I kinda felt like there was an interesting opportunity that was developing there,“When that started happening I was hoping they would wreck long enough I could get up there and get by them and win the thing. It’s never over until it’s over in these kind of things.”
Ryan Blaney spoke about his clash with Chase Elliott saying:
I hate it happened too, it didn’t work out for either of us. “We were just racing hard and I had a little bit fresher tires there. We saved a set [of tires] and got back to second there. His car was really good, I had to use up a lot to get to him. I tried to protect and drove into that last corner really deep to make sure I didn’t get dive-bombed like that. But we just came together.”
“Of course he didn’t mean to wreck me, but I ended up wrecked,. “I told him if you’re going to make a move like that, at least win the race.
Chase Elliott commented saying:
“Neither one of us won, that’s the big one,. “I was close enough to drive it in there. I feel like I’d be mad at myself for not at least trying. Obviously, I don’t mean to wreck anybody, especially him – some guys I wouldn’t mind, but he’s not one of them. Hopefully he’s not too mad at me. I feel like you have to go for it in an event like this.