Denny Hamlin had some eyebrow-raising comments on Sunday after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway (he finished 16th).
Here's what he said, according to a transcript distributed by Toyota:
ON HIS RACE: "We were just struggling pretty much all day. We were right around 10th place. We had a bad restart there at the end, and we finished 16th. Just frustrating because I feel like were better than what were showing. We just got to work on our stuff and get better. Everything right now needs to get better."
ON WHETHER HIS TEAM IS MOVING THE RIGHT DIRECTION: "I think we know what direction to go in; whether we can get there or not, got to have cooperation from everyone. People need to be open-minded to make changes. We'll just see where it goes from there."
ON WHERE SPECIFICALLY THE TEAM NEEDS TO IMPROVE: "It's everywhere. It really is. It's everything that goes into to putting the race together and making it fast – we have to get better at."
ON WHETHER HAMLIN IS LOOKING FORWARD TO CHARLOTTE: "Normally, I would say yes. But we aren't quite running as well as what we should be at this point."