All-Star: Dodge teams Showdown quotes

SAM HORNISH JR. (No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger) Finished 2nd "All the guys on the Mobil 1 Dodge did a great job for me. They put together a good car that is real close to our Coca-Cola 600 car. We're real happy that we made it through the...

SAM HORNISH JR. (No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger) Finished 2nd

"All the guys on the Mobil 1 Dodge did a great job for me. They put together a good car that is real close to our Coca-Cola 600 car. We're real happy that we made it through the Showdown. One mistake by me early in the run put us back and I had to fight my way back to the front. I'm real happy because we have a real good car and it was a lot of fun and hopefully we'll run well in the All-Star Race"

DID YOU EVER THINK ABOUT BACKING OFF THE CHASE FOR THE WIN WITH A COUPLE LAPS REMAINING? "I wasn't going to take any chances unless I had a good run on him (A.J. Allmendinger) and could get by him cleanly, then I was going to do it, but if I felt that he was going to resist too much. I wanted to be smart and not wasted a chance to get into the All-Star Race. I feel like we have a real good car and hopefully we can do it again for the All-Star Race."

YOU DIDN'T STOP TO CHANGE TIRES? "We didn't pit and we didn't think that we were going to. We knew that if we were in the top-five that when it came to that break we weren't going to stop. We figured it would be harder to come back through the field than it would be to have by having good tires."

DO YOU LIKE BEING AN UNDEDOG IN THE ALL-STAR RACE? "I feel like an underdog every time we go out there so it doesn't really make too much difference. I'm just super-excited that we get to run in the All-Star Race."

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KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger) Finished 5th

"Fans voted Kahne into All-Star race -- "That's awesome. I would have loved to have raced my way in, but we have great fans and it's cool they voted for us and got us in the race. We need all the fan support we can have. They've stuck behind us. I was going to head home, drink a couple of Budweisers and watch the All-Star race. Thanks to the fans, I get to race."

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ELLIOTT SADLER (No. 19 Stanley Tools Dodge Charger) Finished 26th

"If you take a look at the replay you can tell what happened. The 84 just took us out. There's a reason why he gets taken out of that race car it seems like every other week. It's a shame. We had fast race car and he got into us and just took us out. I hate it for my guys. They put in a lot of hard work to try to get into the All-Star Race and we didn't even get a chance."

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PATRICK CARPENTIER (No. 10 Charter Communications Dodge Charger) Finished 27th

"Just lost it on the exit there. I was a little bit loose and pushed it too far looking to pass a couple of guys and keep the car tight down at the bottom and just spun it around. It was my mistake."

-credit: dodge motorsports

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers A.J. Allmendinger