STERLING MARLIN (No. 40 Coors Light Dodge Intrepid R/T) FINISHED SIXTH "On restarts on new tires I had to be real careful. I needed about five laps, and it bottomed out on new tires, too. We were better on the long runs. It just won't go green...
STERLING MARLIN (No. 40 Coors Light Dodge Intrepid R/T) FINISHED SIXTH
"On restarts on new tires I had to be real careful. I needed about five laps, and it bottomed out on new tires, too. We were better on the long runs. It just won't go green when I need it to. Sixth place wasn't too bad, but we had a better car than that. We put on four tires on the last pit stop and the 88 and 6 got through traffic. I had to get out of the gas because someone in front of me almost wrecked and four or five cars got by me. You just never know. It worked out pretty good. The 6 wasn't that good all day. He was decent, but I never saw him all day until he stayed out."
CASEY ATWOOD (No. 7 Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge Intrepid R/T)
"The motor blew up without any warning. We were running fine. It popped on the back straightaway, and it was really unfortunate. We didn't have the best car here this weekend, but we were working on it trying to make it better. We've been struggling on some of these big tracks. I'm looking forward to getting back to some of the smaller ones."
BILL ELLIOTT (No. 9 Dodge Dealers Dodge Intrepid R/T)
"It was just one of them days. We were pretty good at the beginning, but you've got to be there at the end, too. I really don't know what caused the transmission problem. I'm just ready to go to the next track and try it again."
JEREMY MAYFIELD (No. 19 Dodge Dealers Dodge Intrepid R/T)
"We had a good finish today. It was a good team effort. I'm proud of all the guys. We started off really bad. We were really loose, but we kept working and working and we came back. We missed it by one spot (15th place finish), but we accomplished our goal. We're not breaking and we're finishing races. Now we've got something to build on with this Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge."
ROBIN PEMBERTON (Petty Enterprises General Manager and Vice President)
"Kyle just battled track position all day. The 43 was up and back. The race track got tight and they over compensated once and didn't compensate enough the other time. The 44 was up and back, too. They got to running pretty good and then it came time to adjust. Track position killed you when you got in the back. It was the same thing for everybody else."