For those who wonder, Danica and I haven’t talked really. We’ve just kind of moved on. Now looking back two or three weeks ago, my side of the story is just that we were racing hard and it was a pure product of stock car racing where we both disagreed on how the other person was racing. That’s part of the sport. At the end of the day, there were torn up racecars, and that’s not good because we weren’t racing for the win or top 10s. We don’t need to be doing that. I think she knows that and I know that. I don’t’ think there’s any issue with us. I mean, we haven’t talked. It’s just a matter of racing. I think we’ll race each other clean and competitively from here on out.
Executing all of our goals as a team, like pit stops or getting through practice without mistakes, or race strategy, or anything that I do in the racecar, it’s kind of just a matter of putting it all together all at once. We need to be able to do that. If we can do that every week, I think that’s where I can run top 25.
In response to the recent issues with lapped traffic, I don’t really think that comparing lapped traffic in Nationwide to lapped traffic in Cup to be apples to apples. I think there’s a vast difference of professional drivers that are in the Cup Series that could drive circles around those drivers in the Nationwide Series that are lapped cars. There’s definitely a huge difference between the guys that are running 30th in Cup and the guys that are running 30th in Nationwide. To me, you’re curious to see what someone like Harvick says about that.
_After speaking with Frontstretch for his diary, Landon Cassill faced some obstacles getting to Kentucky Speedway this weekend when United Airlines cancelled his flight. While he was able to find a ride to the track from the airport, the airline still had his bags which contained additional clothing, his toothbrush and, more importantly, his hard card. However, he was able to make it to the track on time and participate in practice._
Last Sunday was my first laps run at Sonoma, and it’s tough to get used to. Those guys are definitely really good. You can’t just pop in there and do it without any testing or anything like that. We started out a little bit behind and didn’t quite get the run that we were hoping for. But the race went green for so long that it was tough to get the car in the pits and work on it.
We’ve had some good finishes but we definitely need to get better. We’ve had good runs and have been competitive. We’ve kind of struggled with engine failures more often than anything else. So we’ve been working on that, but our cars have been getting better every week. It was nice to finish 20th at Richmond. We ran really good at Talladega before we got caught up in a wreck, and we had a solid run at Darlington. I’m looking forward to the All-Star weekend, but I’m also looking forward to another points race that really matters so we can keep working our way up the points.