What drivers said after Miami Cup race

Here’s what the drivers said after Sunday’s Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway:

William Byron – Winner: “Yes, it’s huge. In this format with such an important victory, it is sometimes nice to chase points, but yes, without a doubt we were in a huge hole. The (Daytona) 500, we had a lot of success going down there for qualifying and were excited about the 500 and then we crashed early and almost flipped and then we went to the road course and we probably had a top-10 go, which would be went well, and we had some problems. It was a tough start to the season, but we haven’t really thought about it during this week. We just thought we’d have a good race. It’s always good when there is speed, but I feel like we put a lot of effort into making sure it was, and it really was a flawless weekend. “

Tyler Reddick – Finished 2nd: “Well, there are a lot of positives. I feel like the story of ours – of my rookie season and the story of our team last year started really well, halfway through the race, just go all out – it explodes in our face and we don’t understand a good ending out of it. Today it was the other way around, which was nice. It’s something we needed to achieve, figure out how we can have nights like this and what we can do to keep staying hungry and keep fighting. We definitely tried to work a lot on our car all night, but then we only made a few choices to go just for the track position on the …

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