All three drivers hoped to have strong runs in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway to give them momentum heading into the upcoming 10-race NASCAR Cup playoffs.
Blaney and Dillon had already qualified for the playoffs with wins at Pocono (Blaney) and Charlotte (Dillon).
McMurray, meanwhile, had to qualify for the playoffs on points — and just barely did so, becoming the 16th and final driver to make the upcoming 10-race playoffs.
But McMurray’s 14th place finish, Blaney’s 18th place finish and Dillon’s 21st place showing were not exactly the way they all wanted to leave the regular season and get ready for the playoff opening race Sept. 17 at Chicagoland Speedway.
NBCSN interviewed all three drivers after Saturday night’s race. Check out what they had to say in the video above and below.