Daytona Twins: MB drivers pre-race quotes

MB Drivers talk about Gatorade Duel DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2005) -- Teammates Joe Nemechek, Scott Riggs and Boris Said will start third, fourth and fifth respectively in Thursday's second Gatorade Duel 150 qualifying race here at ...

MB Drivers talk about Gatorade Duel

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2005) -- Teammates Joe Nemechek, Scott Riggs and Boris Said will start third, fourth and fifth respectively in Thursday's second Gatorade Duel 150 qualifying race here at Daytona International Speedway.

The trio of drivers from the MB2/MBV/MB Sutton Motorsports stable had the following to say about tomorrow's race.

Boris Said -- No. 36 CENTRIX Financial Chevrolet

"I'm going to be like Tom Cruise in Top Gun tomorrow-- I'm not going to leave my wingman -- whether it's Scott or Joe, whoever I tuck in behind, that's where I'm going to stay. For good or bad, that's where I'm going to be.

"My goals for tomorrow are the same as they were for today's practice-- keep a conservative approach and keep learning from my mistakes and form a better game plan for Sunday.

"I can't wait until Sunday, that's the big day, but even tomorrow will be the biggest race of my life. I've been walking up to the grid here for a lot of years with Ernie (Irvan, former Daytona 500 winner) and now he finally gets to walk up with me."

Scott Riggs - No 10 Valvoline Chevrolet

"We really feel great about how well all the teams are performing. It's not just that we've been fast, but both teammates, Boris and Joe, are fast too. It makes us feel great about the whole organization and the success that is within our reach.

"We'll all be next to each other on the starting grid for the 150 mile race, and I think that's a great advantage. To have both teammates right there with me is great. We'll be able to see how our Chevys run together and help us come up with a good plan for Sunday. The bottom line is that our teams are giving us great bodies and Hendrick keeps giving us great horsepower. Hopefully, tomorrow and Sunday, we can work together and work our way to the front.

Joe Nemechek - No. 01 U.S. Army Chevrolet

"We have to help each other and take advantage of the situation. I think it's pretty to cool to have one team start so close together. That says a lot about the kind of teamwork we have here. It's hard to promise you're going to stick with someone because circumstances happen and depending on whose cars handle the best there'll be a lot of different situations to contend with. We're here to win and not finish 15th."

-mbm-

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Boris Said , Joe Nemechek , Scott Riggs , Tom Cruise