Saturday morning practice quotes Dover International Speedway Richie Gilmore, Director of Motorsports, Dale Earnhardt, Inc. EXPLAINING THE ACCIDENT BETWEEN DALE JR. AND MICHAEL WALTRIP LAST WEEK IN CHARLOTTE: (Junior) got into him. That's how...
Saturday morning practice quotes
Dover International Speedway
Richie Gilmore, Director of Motorsports, Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
EXPLAINING THE ACCIDENT BETWEEN DALE JR. AND MICHAEL WALTRIP LAST WEEK IN CHARLOTTE: (Junior) got into him. That's how the wreck started. Junior apologized the Michael on Monday. They talked a couple of times during the week and we don't think we have any problems and it was definitely not intentional.
THE FIRST MEETING, WAS THAT WITH ALL THE DRIVERS AND TEAM TOGETHER? First it was the managers. And then it was the teams after that, then drivers. You know, Michael has his show on Monday morning. And, so we did it with the manager, then the crew and then the drivers. The biggest thing, we didn't want the drivers involved. We wanted the drivers to talk amongst themselves first. That was the most important thing that we wanted to handle-was them two had talked first and get it. Talk about what happened, and get past. Like I said, Junior came in and first thing he did was went to the #15 shop and apologized to them guys and then he went down to his team, the #8 shop.
DID JUNIOR SAY ANYTHING MORE ABOUT WHY HE MADE THE MISTAKE? Just a mistake. He caught him faster than he thought he was. I think he was excited that.that car hasn't run in contention to win for while. That was probably the best that car's been all year.
Mike Bliss- #0 Net Zero / Best Buy Chevrolet
ARE THE CONDITIONS HERE TODAY AS YOU EXPECTED THEM? No, really the tires-Goodyear's got a little bit of a stickier tire, so I was expecting it to be a little freer than it was, but it wasn't. We're just a little bit tight right now. The tires have a lot more grip than what they had in the past.
DO YOU LIKE DOVER? Yeah, I like this place. It's too bad there's not more like this. It's great.
Jason Leffler- #11 FedEx Freight Chevrolet
HOW WAS PRACTICE? It was fine. Just scuffed the tires and went to make a long run there at the end of practice
YOUR IMPRESSIONS ON DOVER Yeah, it's one of my favorites, actually. It's like riding a rollercoaster. The car drops out from underneath you and then you hit the ground. Turn around and do it again. This place always makes for good racing. It's fun to come here.
HOW WERE THE CONDITIONS ON THE TRACK? Yeah, it was free at the start but the more rubber that gets built up, the tighter it gets. It changes really quick. But then it gets to a point where it doesn't change too much more. You know, it doesn't change much to sunlight and weather. Rubber getting on it really changes it a lot.