Ryan Preece, running his first season in Cup, was asked about his status for next season when meeting with the media on Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway:
WITH THE SILLY SEASON UPON US, ARE YOU GOOD FOR NEXT YEAR?
"I have a contract, yeah. I’m working on building our communication. The past three weeks have been good weeks. We only have one good finish to show for it, but we were running 15th at Watkins Glen when we broke a rear-end part. A week before that, we blew a tire at the end on the straightaway. So, there are a lot of ups we’ve been looking at for the month of August. We just keep building that communication and get to where we need to get. Everybody is figuring out this package and what you need to do to be faster and we’re heading in that direction. It’s a rookie season. My biggest thing right now is to keep gaining points on Daniel, because he’s leading the rookie points and I really want to win that. We’ve just got to keep finding speed and put together some races."
— Team Chevy —