"That's one way of expressing it but it's not the only way to win, so when people go out and write articles or the media comes out and says that's a reflection of him having the most desire to win, it makes me want to throw up because not only is that a bad message to anyone to who's aspiring to be a part of this sport, that's a awful message to send to anyone in general in this world".
"You want to show me desire and passion to win, it's when nobody is watching". "If I am going to send a message to my daughter or kids and fans of mine, I want that message to be that is not by any stretch of the imagination the definition of the most desire, the most passion to win. We can't afford that and that will have serious ramifications for the series and the ability to develop people", he said.
DOVER, Del. - Johnny Sauter topped a high school graduate and was faster than a runaway tire on Friday to win the Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway. "I just think that the challenges this track throws at a team just fits us really well".
"It's so hard to count anybody out", said Johnson, the seven-time NASCAR Cup champion.
Chase Elliott wants to forget a miserable May. Busch was there at the end, and Kenseth finished fourth and Hamlin fifth to place three drivers inside the top five for the first time this season.
The last four Xfinity races at Dover have been won by drivers who were series regulars at the time, a good omen for those still searching for their first win of the season - Chris Buescher, Regan Smith, Erik Jones and Daniel Suarez.
"There were a lot of things on the line that meant a lot to me and would have been special to me, but I guess I should care less about those sort of things and not show that sort of emotion", he said. "I don't know that I have had an entire month be quite as rough as May has".
Busch has a résumé NASCAR Hall of Famers would envy, with a NASCAR championship, 173 wins over three series, and an elite ride for Joe Gibbs Racing. Busch has gone 28 straight races without a win and was second last week in the Coca-Cola 600.
- Suarez, best 2017 finish, seventh.
"A few different winners that maybe didn't win past year that you weren't expecting there and typically in the mix for wins - obviously, those all use up spots [in the playoffs]", Kenseth said.