Social Roundup: The day after the Daytona 500
Just over 15 hours have elapsed since Austin Dillon won the 60th Daytona 500 for Richard Childress Racing.
Dillon’s No. 3 Chevrolet is now on display at Daytona International Speedway’s museum.
It will stay there until next February, when it’s dethroned by the winning car of the 61st Daytona 500.
The winning team posed with the car Monday morning.
And the whirlwind media tour for the new Daytona 500 winner had gotten underway.
While Dillon, owner Richard Childress and crew chief Justin Alexander are still in Daytona, other members of RCR are trickling back to the team’s headquarters in Welcome, North Carolina.
Employees arriving there Monday morning were greeted with a sign congratulating RCR and ECR engines on the victory, which is the third Daytona 500 win for RCR.
William O’Dea, a spotter for Matt Tifft in the Xfinity Series and Ty Dillon in the Cup Series, shared a picture of the sign.
And the town of Welcome shared in greeting the winners back home.
Aric Almirola, who was leading the race at the white flag before wrecking on the backstretch from contact with Dillon, wouldn’t change a thing about how he raced.
And there’s no hard feelings between Kurt Busch and Ryan Blaney after aggressive racing between them resulted in a crash with two laps left in the original distance of the race.
Proud of the way you drove kid! Our Fords were strong, and we both wanted it.— Kurt Busch (@KurtBusch) February 19, 2018
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