Bristol II: Stewart - Happy Hour quotes

Tony Stewart, No. 20 Home Depot Monte Carlo SS: Were you happy with the car in final practice? "The last five minutes, it got pretty decent. The first 45 minutes of the session, it wasn't very good. The longer we ran the better it got, so ...

Tony Stewart, No. 20 Home Depot Monte Carlo SS:

Were you happy with the car in final practice? "The last five minutes, it got pretty decent. The first 45 minutes of the session, it wasn't very good. The longer we ran the better it got, so I'm somewhat satisfied with it. But it's a long night. It's way too early to tell. We can make it better than it is, and according to the crew chief, the times weren't bad at the end. I'm excited about the race, but I didn't get to run around the No. 2 car or any of the other guys who were around the top of the board. I feel like we have a car that is adjustable right now and we can work with it for tomorrow.

What's the key to 500 laps here at Bristol? [Pointing at the pristine nose of his Home Depot Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS] "The way it looks right now, make it stay that way. If I have to put a donut on it the last five laps to try to win the race or stay in the top five, then so be it. The biggest thing is just to take care of this thing. A lot happens in this night race. It's hot out, people are going to get emotional about what's going on, and the guy who can stay out there all night is going to have a good night. We just have to run our race, not their race."

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Tony Stewart