Preece Repeats Nashville NCWTS Win (FULL PACKAGE)

RYAN PREECE, No. 17 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford F-150 – YOU SAT ON THE POLE AND LED A LOT OF LAPS.  WHAT ABOUT THE BATTLE AT THE END?  “I don’t ever prefer it to be that shut, however my hat’s off to DGR and this Hunt Brothers Ford F-150.  I’m actually completely happy.  Scott Hunt and the Hunt Brothers crew and all of them are right here tonight for this one.  We’ve acquired a second guitar.  I could have to begin a band.”


YOU ALSO WON THE TRIPLE TRUCK CHALLENGE AND $50,000 – “I prefer it.  That sounds good.  I simply need you guys to know that numerous that is constructed within the store.  These guys work their tails off.  I do know what it takes to win races they usually give me phenomenal race vehicles, so I’m simply proud to be the one holding the steering wheel.”


HOW DID THEY GET THAT CLOSE AT THE END?  “Simply outdated tires.  Your warmth cycles, they’re chatting, they’re sort of doing every part.  The most important factor I had was clear air and to place as a lot soiled air on him as attainable.  I wasn’t gonna give it up.”


THAT’S A GOOD WAY TO KICK OFF THE WEEKEND.  “I’d say so.  That’s superior.  Thanks to Kevin Harvick, KHI Administration, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Morton Buildings, United Leases,, Mohawk Northeast Inc., all people that’s helped me in my profession.  I can’t thank them sufficient.  I’m simply actually completely happy to be standing right here in Victory Lane.  I’m speechless.  With these vehicles you may get such a draft whenever you’re 5 lengths again and I used to be actually struggling being tight, so once I noticed Zane was getting the run out entrance I mentioned I’m going to the underside to take the air.  I’m happy with these guys.  It’s cool we acquired a second guitar.”


WHAT ABOUT THE TIRE SITUATION AT THE END.  YOU STAYED OUT.  WHAT WENT INTO THAT DECISION?  “I don’t know and I’m completely happy I don’t must make that call, however, finally, I feel it simply confirmed that the 38 and myself had such good race vehicles tonight.  Even with outdated tires we had been capable of compete there, so simply tremendous happy with all people right here at DGR.  I actually admire the hours that they put in with the physique and the finesse – each little element it takes to make pace, so it’s superior to race quick vehicles.”

WHERE DOES THAT BONUS MONEY GO?  “Hopefully to all people.  Share it round.”



“We simply have quick vehicles.  Final 12 months, and dealing with Chad Johnston he’s been numerous enjoyable to work with and Seth Smith was working right here right now crew chiefing.  In the event you have a look at practices all through my races, they’ve been lower than stellar.  We often observe Seventeenth-Twenty fourth and we simply hold working in the direction of the mix that I like, so I need to say this was the primary week as a staff we unloaded very well and we had been simply ready to not screw it up.”


HOW VALUABLE ARE WINS ON THE NATIONAL LEVEL?  “In the event you have a look at my nationwide sequence profession with a producer staff, I don’t assume I’ve ever carried out a full season with a producer supported staff, so it’s good when you could have these alternatives to have all of the sources and be capable to work on your self as a driver.  I’m a pupil of the sport on so many various ranges with regards to racing.  I’m from the northeast and I’m fairly exhausting core as most know.  I take pleasure in each bit about racing apart from driving the race automotive.  I really like engaged on them.  I like setting them up.  I take pleasure in a lot about your complete sport, the large image, so I might say when you could have these alternatives it’s important to go win.  There’s no ifs, ands or buts, it’s important to get the job carried out.”


WHAT WERE YOU FIGHTING AT THE END?  “In all probability tires, extra so.  Warmth cycles like they do.  There are numerous issues.  The vehicles are actually draggy, most likely underneath horsepower, so every part is momentum and as soon as your truck will not be dealing with one hundred pc, you’ve acquired to do every part you’ll be able to to maximise your roll pace and for those who battle that little bit within the draft, as soon as that truck will get the sniff of the monitor, and I feel Zane having these new tires behind him, it’s simply propelling him ahead and giving him that rather more straight line pace.  I noticed it with about six to go.  I used to be completely happy he didn’t get there any sooner as a result of I knew if he was gonna have one shot we had been gonna do our greatest to carry onto the lead and never give it away and that’s what we did.”


HOW SATISFYING IS IT TO HAVE A SCHEDULE WHERE YOU’RE JUST TROPHY HUNTING?  “Me in my profession I trophy hunt.  That’s all I present up for, however in my place I feel everyone knows it takes numerous companions to make alternatives like this attainable.  Thankfully, I’ve KHI Administration in my nook they usually put folks like Hunt Brothers Pizza and Morton Buildings, and United Leases is a large one which got here on this 12 months that’s supporting me, so I one hundred pc survive.  My racing profession is one hundred pc depending on firms and folks like that.  I’d like to have a full season with a manufacturer-based staff and have alternatives to chase wins week in and week out.  I assume haven’t had that sort of scenario but.”


HOW WILL IT BE HAVING TWO GUITARS?  “I assume I’m actually gonna have to really discover ways to play.  One factor I do need to say is not any disrespect as a result of Tad Geschekter and Jody Geschekter had been nice, nice folks.  They gave me three years of numerous enjoyable, so I do need to say I actually admire what they’ve carried out for me and my spouse and giving us issues we may solely dream of – someone like myself that I grew up within the northeast in Connecticut racing three or 4 or 5 days per week – driving nonetheless many hours to every monitor similar to numerous different quick monitor guys do on the filth race or asphalt race, so it’s good to be one of many good tales – you get the job carried out.”


HAS THIS YEAR BEEN MORE FUN THAN LAST YEAR?  “Successful is at all times enjoyable.  No, for positive.  Racing is as a lot of a psychological sport as something.  I’m a really assured individual.  As you see, I get restricted alternatives and I attempt to do my finest to reap the benefits of them, so I’m having a reasonably rattling good time.”


IS IT ANY EASIER NOT TO WORRY ABOUT THE FUTURE WHEN YOU’RE HAVING A GOOD TIME?  “I don’t know. My spouse most likely does extra worrying about my future than I do.  I inform her on a regular basis that every one I can do is exit and do what I’ve at all times carried out my total profession and that’s attempt to win races.  I’m fortunate to have a terrific help system and a father who has carried out nothing however train me to work actually exhausting and to not stop in your desires.  I is likely to be 31, however in racing years you’re not even near your peak.”


HOW COMPARATIVE IS THIS TO THE XFINITY RACE TOMORROW?  “You simply race the racetrack.  That’s what I used to be doing tonight with the resin and the way it was enjoying out.  It’s gonna be a very totally different race simply because it’s gonna be in the midst of the day versus at night time, so I don’t assume you’re gonna be capable to transfer to the underside like all of us had been, however I might be utterly improper and I assume I’m not gonna discover out till lap 5, however I’ll say that they’ve introduced a terrific United Leases No. 5 Ford Mustang and hopefully we are able to get the job carried out and I could be speaking to you guys right here once more.”


HOW HAVE YOU BEEN PREPARING FOR THE HEAT THIS WEEKEND?  “I’m a giant boy.  I retain water fairly properly, so I feel I’ll be all proper.”


DOES A WIN LIKE THIS BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE?  “Yeah, I feel it’s at all times good to have the ability to get that win.  You look again at Vegas or Texas or Charlotte, these are three races the place I felt like we had alternatives and issues didn’t go our method.  So it was good to not have a inexperienced, white, checker or have a type of conditions the place I’m clear by 10 and that’s it, nevertheless it was good to be up entrance and be in charge of the race.”


HOW MANY MORE TRUCK RACES DO YOU HAVE?  “I consider my final two can be in Pocono and Kansas.”


DOES THIS MAKE UP FOR CHARLOTTE IN ANY WAY?  “The clock resets at midnight in my eyes.  I’ve been racing a very long time and I put on my feelings on my sleeve, however I’m completely happy we had been capable of get to victory lane tonight.”


WHAT’S THE BIGGEST THING YOU’VE LEARNED AS A DRIVER THIS YEAR?  “I’ve at all times been capable of be versatile with regards to driving totally different race vehicles.  I’m labeled and I’m utterly OK with being labled a modified man, however I grew up racing open-wheel midgets and micros.  I’ve raced numerous totally different race vehicles and just about received in all of them, so I do embrace my northeast roots and the place I come from and the place I’ve actually made my mark, however, on the similar time, I really feel like as a race automotive driver you want to have the ability to be good in something at any time.”


HOW DO YOU LOOK AHEAD WITH LIMITED OPPORTUNITIES THE REST OF THE YEAR?  “If someone desires to step up and assist pay tires and all these different issues for me to race my late mannequin or my modified extra typically, I’ll, however I’m fortunate that I do have supporters that assist me race once I’m not racing within the nationwide sequence, however, like I’ve mentioned, I race for enjoyable and I take pleasure in it, however I race for profitable.  I’m sort of virtually my quick monitor schedule as I’ve acquired to choose greater cash races to go run.  You’ve acquired to have a look at it as a enterprise as a result of different issues are concerned.  On the similar time, once I’m not racing in Xfinity or Truck or any of the opposite stuff I’m on the store.  I’m figuring out with the pit crew guys.  I’m in these driver debrief conferences and listening in and making an attempt to be as up-to-date as attainable with this Cup automotive, so if that chance ever had been to occur that there’s a really slim to none window of studying the automotive.”


ARE YOU STILL DOING A LOT OF SIM DRIVING?  “I’m busier now than I ever was.  I imply, there’s numerous days the place I’ll get textual content messages to return in and fill in for folks  I’m often there a pair occasions per week for fairly a couple of hours, so it’s function to have.”


HOW COMFORTABLE ARE YOU WITH THIS CAR?  “I’m actually snug with it.  Dover was a greater run.  I really feel just like the end result didn’t present, however we had been actually quick and we had nice pace and had a reasonably good day.  We’re all simply studying the automotive proper now.  There are numerous issues that groups are studying and the development of this automotive is gonna be actually fast.  I feel it’s not carried out.  I don’t even assume we’ve scratched the floor on groups figuring issues out, so I simply need to be part of that and be there and be prepared as a result of I’ve mentioned this previously, when these alternatives occur, I’m gonna be prepared.”

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