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LEBANON, TENNESSEE - JUNE 20: Ryan Preece, driver of the #37 Entenmann's Chevrolet, waits on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway on June 20, 2021 in Lebanon, Tennessee. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) | Getty Images
LEBANON, TENNESSEE - JUNE 20: Ryan Preece, driver of the #37 Entenmann's Chevrolet, waits on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway on June 20, 2021 in Lebanon, Tennessee. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Ryan Preece Focused on Winning; Has No Expectations on Replacing Aric Almirola

Michael Massie, Frontstretch: Almirola’s retiring from full-time racing at the end of the season. Harvick’s made it known that he’s only gonna do it a couple more years before he retires. So there are gonna be some openings at Stewart-Haas Racing. Is that kind of the end goal right now?

Ryan Preece: My end goal right now is to win races and see where that leads me. Because like I said, I gotta win. I wish it was as easy as some people say on Reddit or some people can kinda make it sound. But I promise you my day-to-day life, it’s nothing but having to win races and making things happen. So that’s all I’m focused on, and it’s a great opportunity.

Massie: Always easier on paper.

Preece: I’m sure there’s gonna be plenty of people one day, if it ended up being that way or not, they will say they knew the whole time.

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