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The Xfinity Series race notebook: what the drivers have said

The finish of the Xfinity Series race at Daytona. Creidts: NASCAR, Getty Images.

The top 3 of Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Daytona made some comments after the race.

The Xfinity Series race took place last Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. It was very eventful and interesting for all 122 laps. After the race, the top 3 drivers of the event, Austin Cindric, Brett Moffitt, and Harrison Burton, shared their thoughts on different topics.

Brett Moffitt (2nd) on his and the team’s performance: “I rate the performance very well. There were some struggles, a lot of wrecks, but thankfully we avioded them all. Ultimately, the car had speed. We worked hard on that and we delivered that.”

Harrison Burton (3rd) on how important it was to keep momentum at the start of the season: “It’s huge. It is something that I wish I could describe. Like, ‘Momentum, what does that mean? Why would a race from last week have any effect on the race from this week?’ And if you look at them mathematically, they don’t. But for whatever reason, it is humongous to have good finishes, stack those up. That just leads to wins… To keep that momentum going with a new group of guys is really good…”

Austin Cindric (winner) oh how the win pumped him up for the Daytona 500: “I have to calm myself down, to be honest. I have to regulate my expectations, but I definitely want to enjoy [the race]. These wins don’t come easy, even winning the series, in general, doesn’t come easy, so you’ve got to respect that moment and learn to enjoy it. There were a couple of races last year, where we got on that stretch, where you’re more focused on how to get your car better even if you’ve won the race, so I definitely learned some lessons from that and it had really been a lot to enjoy, enjoy the moment. You spend the whole offseason preparing for this one race, to get back racing, and to do it this way is really cool.”

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