Daytona Shootout: Dodge teams race quotes

REED SORENSON (No. 41 Target Dodge Charger) ON THE RACE: "It was fun. That's probably the most fun that I've had on a restrictor plate race that's for sure, but I just want to thank everybody. I've got some new pit crew guys for this year and...

REED SORENSON (No. 41 Target Dodge Charger)

ON THE RACE: "It was fun. That's probably the most fun that I've had on a restrictor plate race that's for sure, but I just want to thank everybody. I've got some new pit crew guys for this year and they did a great job. Everybody back at the shop did a good job too. I think this black Target car is a pretty good look, so I might have to run the black helmet again. I had a great time tonight. I don't really know if I had friends or didn't make friends but I did the best I could. I pushed whoever was in front of me and had a great time."

DID YOU TAG THE WALL AT ALL? "I tagged the wall twice. The first time I was on the outside of the No. 8 car and I'm not too sure if he knew I was there or not, but I had to stick it in there. It was fun I was in the wall and against him at the same time. Then I came up on the No. 5 car and the spotter told me that I was clear and maybe I wasn't all the way clear and I got in the wall there too, but it drove really good and I'm happy for all my guys and Target. It was a lot of fun."

WHAT TYPE OF SIGN IS THIS FOR THE GATORADE DUELS? "It's going to be wild. That's all I can tell you. After about 15 laps, and you know that it's night time too and the grip is going to be better now, but after 10 or 15 laps it really starts moving around out there. It'll be a good race and it'll be wild."

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KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger)

ON THE RACE: "We used more sets of tires than anyone else, maybe not for the best of reasons. We got a left-rear flat and ended up spinning. The car got real loose in. We've been having that trouble and it's been our main concern here at Daytona. We're going to continue to work on that and continue to work on the ride quality. There are things you ignore because it's the new car, but there are other guys that are doing it better. So, we do need to go and fix those ride qualities. This is our Martinsville Special right here. It was fun driving it at Daytona. We were working together -- me, the car and crew. We pulled together tonight. The other car (that was involved in the accident on Friday night) seems to be a little better, but we have a good car here to depend on if anything else happens."

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RYAN NEWMAN (No. 12 Alltel Dodge Charger)

ON THE RACE: "We were very conservative in the first run tonight. We were worried about the tires a little bit and the cars just don't handle well. I mean, if you can't go more than 21 laps without guys spinning, crashing or blowing the tires it's just very poor racing. The car I thought handled well we just never put ourselves in position and I saw Kurt (Busch) spinning in front of us there. I checked up and the No. 96 got into my door and almost spun me around so it was unfortunate for the Alltel My Circle Dodge, but it was a good learning experience for us there. I think it's definitely a leg up for the practice on Wednesday and for sure the Gatorade duel on Thursday."

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KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger)

ON THE RACE: "My car drove pretty good. If it stays single file, everything is fine, but when they get two and three wide, everything gets hairy. You have to stay on top of it all the time and with the track slicker during the day, it will be more so. I could come close to the top five, but there were never enough cars around me to do much more. We've got some things that we learned tonight that we can work on, so that's what we will focus."

-credit: dodge motorsports

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