Brooklyn: Pontiac Racing drivers on new aero rules

BOBBY LABONTE, NO. 18 INTERSTATE BATTERIES PONTIAC GRAND PRIX: WERE YOU ABLE TO TELL A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR CAR AFTER PRACTICING TODAY UNDER THE NEW AERO RULES? "No, not really. We're still chasing a lot of other things, too, trying to get those...

BOBBY LABONTE, NO. 18 INTERSTATE BATTERIES PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:

WERE YOU ABLE TO TELL A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR CAR AFTER PRACTICING TODAY UNDER THE NEW AERO RULES? "No, not really. We're still chasing a lot of other things, too, trying to get those things right.

"Those [aero] changes aren't the thing that's going to put us first, leading 160 laps. That might get us to running comfortably in the top 12 or 14 all day. Then, we've still got to work on other things to make it better and help us go the next step.

"Now, will that help us chase down those other things? It probably will. We've just got to find them. And, we might not find them this weekend, but we might."

TONY STEWART, NO. 20 HOME DEPOT PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:

WERE YOU ABLE TO TELL A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR CAR AFTER PRACTICING TODAY UNDER THE NEW AERO RULES? "It's hard to see if it's going to effect the handling at all right now. If we had a car with the other package on it and were able to test them back-to-back, I would probably be able to feel it a lot more.

"The changes that they made weren't very big changes, but they were changes. We're grateful they helped us a little bit. We'll just wait and see. Hopefully, it's enough to help us a little bit, but I don't think it will get us exactly where we need to. But, at least it's a step in the right direction."

STACY COMPTON, NO. 14 CONSECO PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:

WERE YOU ABLE TO TELL A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR CAR AFTER PRACTICING TODAY UNDER THE NEW AERO RULES? "We're struggling right now. I wish we would have had a chance to test some place before we got here. I think the rule change has potential and I think it will help. But, it's just not helping us right now."

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