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KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) Finished 5th "It was a good day for the Miller Lite Dodge. This place is always tough and to come out of here with a fifth-place finish is really awesome. I think that we can hold our heads high and...

KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) Finished 5th

"It was a good day for the Miller Lite Dodge. This place is always tough and to come out of here with a fifth-place finish is really awesome. I think that we can hold our heads high and be proud of our effort. Just be fore the second-to-last caution (for debris) came out, I thought that our Miller Lite Dodge was the fastest car on the race track. The last caution came out and we made the decision to take four tires and ended up on the loose side. That's OK. Two-tire strategy was smart by the rest of the guys, but Jimmie (Johnson) prevailed today. He was really fast. For us in the Miller Lite Dodge camp, it was a great day. We wanted to get to victory lane today, but fifth-place -- we'll take it. Today was a good day and we picked up some points."

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PAT TRYSON, (Crew-Chief, No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger)

"It was a good day for the Miller Lite Dodge. We thought we had a s hot there after the last caution to win the race. We decided to change all four tires and it looked like taking two (tires) held up better than we thought. The 48 won the race on a four-tire pit strategy; we just couldn't run him down in the end."

WITH JUST UNDER 50 LAPS TO GO, YOU TOLD KURT TO 'GO RUN HIM (JOHNSON ) DOWN'; DID YOU THINK YOU HAD THE FASTEST CAR AT THAT POINT IN THE RACE? "On the long runs, I thought that we had the fastest race car out on the track. Most of the race on long runs, we were really, really fast. We just got a little too loose on the shorter runs and couldn't make up the ground we needed. Overall it was great day for us."

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KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger) Finished 6th

"It was a good day for our Budweiser Dodge. (Greg) Biffle and I were battling all day and it was fun. He ended up third, and we ended up sixth. It was a good race for us. The new motor had plenty of power which made the car fun to drive. We were good on pit stops and the car handled well. We were just so loose all day, especially on short runs. Our Dodge was great on long runs, but the race had so many debris cautions that it was crazy. As soon as we would get racing, a debris caution would come out and really take the pace away from the race. For our Budweiser Dodge team, it was a r eally good day. We've made some really big gains the last few weeks ."

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SAM HORNISH JR. (No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger) Finished 13th

"We had a really fast race car. We got caught behind the eight ball to start the race, but all the guys on the Mobil 1 crew kept digging on how we could move forward and make up some ground. The car was phenomenal. Ev erybody at Penske Racing is doing a great job for me. I thought that we had a tire going down, so we had to pit early and that put us two laps down. I had to race hard to get those laps back; it was like everything that could go against us did. We had a top-five car; we just didn't get that out of it today. I'm proud of the effort that the guys gave today be cause we could have been 30th very easily."

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REED SORENSON (No. 43 Air Force Dodge Charger) Finished 19th

"It was cool to lead those laps at the start (of the race). I'm glad we got to do that for the Air Force guys that were here this weeke nd. We had a pretty good day. When I could run my line, I could really get a good drive off the corner. That was a tough race, but we are getting here. I thought we might get a top 10 finish, but we got the (air) hose caught on the splitter on that stop with about 70 to go and lost some spots. I think it also messed up the car. The Richard Petty Motorsport guys are working hard and that's showing on the track. I hope the way we ran create s some momentum we can take to Pocono with us next weekend and run even better."

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ELLIOTT SADLER (No. 19 Stanley Tools Dodge Charger) Finished 27th

"You know we want better and we aren't satisfied by any means with 27th. Looking on the bright side, we showed progress today. The Stanley Dodge had a great start to the weekend on Friday in qualifying and we ran decent today. We tried some strategy and that got us to the front. We raced hard and fought to stay on the lead lap. We still have a lot of work to do making these cars turn."

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AJ ALLMENDINGER (No. 44 Auto Value Dodge Charger) Finished 29th

"Man, we thought we were going to have a good day. That debris caution early (lap 117) cost us two laps and that killed our day. The timing for that caution couldn't have come at a worse time for us. At a place like Dover, it's almost impossible to make it up two laps. When we had our chance (to make some spots up) there was a long green flag run and the 48 was so fast, he kept us down. Then we had a cut right rear (tire). We're having terrible luck and it's frustrating. We deserved better today."

-credit: dodge motorsports

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Richard Petty
Teams Team Penske