BOBBY LABONTE, NO. 18 INTERSTATE BATTERIES CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO: Finished 6th: "We couldn't quite get all the way up there. We ended up sixth, and our car got real loose at the end. The last stop, we were trying to make it go faster, and we ...
BOBBY LABONTE, NO. 18 INTERSTATE BATTERIES CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO: Finished 6th:
"We couldn't quite get all the way up there. We ended up sixth, and our car got real loose at the end. The last stop, we were trying to make it go faster, and we couldn't. On a quick run, we could, at the very end of a run, but it didn't make any difference then because we were a half-lap, quarter-lap down. Sixth wasn't bad, but we wish we could have been a little bit faster on the beginning of a run."
GOOD DAY FOR JOE GIBBS RACING? "We're glad that Tony won and we wish we could have been right there with him."
RICKY CRAVEN, NO. 32 TIDE PONTIAC GRAND PRIX: Finished 19th:
"I'm happy to have a top-20 finish tonight, but I felt like we could have had a top-10. The Tide Pontiac started out tight, but we worked on it all night and the guys finally got it pretty good late in the race. We lost a cylinder with about 15 laps to go, which made it more difficult, but I'm proud of the guys and the job they did. We'll take it and go on to Martinsville."
BRIAN VICKERS, NO. 60 HAAS AUTOMATION CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO:
NOTE: Vickers finished 33rd in his NASCAR Winston Cup debut, after competing in the rained-out NASCAR Busch Series race earlier on Saturday. "I would have never thought I would run 800 miles in my Cup debut, but it was a lot of fun and a great learning experience--one I think that will help me later this season. We were so loose the first 150 laps or so--it was incredible. We adjusted everything we could to tighten it up. Finally, toward the end it got better. I wish we could have finished better, but we ran a lot of laps and brought the car home in one piece."
KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 29 GM GOODWRENCH CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO: Finished 10th:
"It was not a bad night, but it could have been better. The car just kept getting freer and freer at the end of the race. We would have like to have finished two spots ahead of Matt (Kenseth), but instead we were two behind. We knew this would be a pivotal race because he's so good here. We kept it close and now we can move on to Martinsville."
ON RACING IN BOTH THE BUSCH AND WINSTON CUP SERIES RACES - 800 MILES IN ONE DAY "Yeah, I'm a little tired. My legs were tightening up on me late towards the end. I guess I'm getting arthritis.
TONY STEWART, NO. 20 HOME DEPOT CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO: Winner:
"It's about time in the Winston Cup Series that the fastest car wins the race instead of fuel mileage and tires.