KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) "I knew I had a car on the inside. It was my little brother and he was on the gas. He was racing hard and inevitably the Busch Brothers had to get together. We did it in an all-star race. A million...
KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger)
"I knew I had a car on the inside. It was my little brother and he was on the gas. He was racing hard and inevitably the Busch Brothers had to get together. We did it in an all-star race. A million bucks were up for grabs, and I'm sure that's why he didn't lift and I'm sure that's why I didn't give an inch. We wrecked two good race cars.
"He did a weird move that I didn't expect of him. Maybe I should have given an inch and maybe he shouldn't have taken that inch. I'm pretty sure we'll discuss this. We can't just let it go. We can't take it too serious because we've got to go race next week. He's wrecked a lot of Busch cars right now. I've got to say that. I've been trying to tell him to calm down a little bit and back it off. Instead of running 100 percent maybe he should run at 98. He was at 102 right there.
"I really didn't know it was him, but I knew it was a pretty aggressive move underneath me. It startled me and I didn't give an inch to that guy and that guy was my little brother. It has to happen. Guys race on the track all the time and cars run into each other. Him not taking an inch and me not giving an inch that's what happened.
"We were running the high groove making sure we didn't get in a wreck and lnoand behold we got into a wreck. I don't know if we had a car good enough for the front, but we've got a wrecked race car right now. We've got a weird setup we'll go back and look at and see if we can make it better for next week."
BOBBY LABONTE (No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge Charger)
"We made some adjustments on it and just went too far. The tires couldn't hold it and I got down into the corner too hard. I just overdrove it, pushed it in there too hard and the tires started chattering. It just got away from me, but when you've got all four tires chattering at one time it's kinda hard to hold on. We just went in there and wiggled and it was just a handful. We were going to bring another car next week for the 600 anyway."
RYAN NEWMAN (No. 12 alltel Dodge Charger)
"We had a good car. Our car was fast, but strategy didn't play out for us. We were too tight pretty much the whole race, but even being too tight I thought we were pretty competitive. We'll keep working on it. I thought it was a huge improvement over last year, and it was a good run for us. We passed quite a few cars. We just didn't have anything to show for it at the end. I just saw the replay on TV, but that's what happens in a race like this. It doesn't matter if their brothers or sisters or whatever. It's racin'. We'll bring a different car next week for the 600 and this one will come back as a backup and hopefully we'll have a good alltel Dodge."
KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger)
"We will get things worked out. We will. We're making progress. We haven't gotten there yet, but we will. That's the positive for tonight. We're confident we will get our performance level where we expect it to be and that's running with the leaders each week."
-credit: dodge motorsports