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Bristol 500

Kurt Busch, Penske Racing Dodge
Kurt Busch, Penske Racing Dodge

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KURT BUSCH (No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge Charger R/T) Finished Seventh

"It was a good day for us with our Shell/Pennzoil Dodge. We were in good position early on, riding around in third and could see the leaders. We pushed our car hard on some of the restarts trying to get up there and lead a lap. It just didn't seem we had the mojo to compete. Those guys were pretty tough today. Overall, we had a solid day. We couldn't adjust on the car as the race got past halfway. That seems to be our struggle. We had another top 10 which is great. We'll take that. It's a point-leader type effort. We just want to get up there and try to win one of these things. We'll keep pushing hard."

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TRAVIS GEISLER (Competition Director, Penske Racing)

"We ran in the top five all day and felt like it was a race where we could easily have a top five and if things worked out for us, we could have competed for the win. I think overall, these guys did a good job hanging in there. Big picture racing, if you come out of Bristol with a top 10 and the point lead, you can't really complain a whole lot. We'll go back, look at what we have to do to improve when we come back here and keep on doing what we did here which is staying in the top 10 every week. This is the fourth top 10s in a row for this team. We've just got to keep that going."

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ROBBY GORDON (No. 7 SPEED Energy/Food City Dodge Charger R/T) Finished 39th

"I stopped for four tires earlier, so I had tires with 10 less laps on them than any car other than the 34, but popped the right front. I didn't anticipate that. It was almost a full-run on fuel, so I guess we just wore the tire out. (Kevin) Harvick and I touched, but it was on the left side on my car. It had nothing to do with the tire on the right side. I didn't have any issue on the right front until the tire popped and I hit the wall. We have a broken A-arm and the front valence is knocked off of it. We would like to fix it and go out and score some more points, but there's still a bunch of cars running."

-source: dodge motorsports

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Series NASCAR-CUP
Tags bristol, nascar, sprint cup