SCOTT RIGGS (No. 10 Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge Charger) "It just wasn't our day. The car wasn't bad. We kept making adjustments on it and it'd go from tight to loose. We were trying to find a happy medium between all our pressures and stuff....
SCOTT RIGGS (No. 10 Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge Charger)
"It just wasn't our day. The car wasn't bad. We kept making adjustments on it and it'd go from tight to loose. We were trying to find a happy medium between all our pressures and stuff. We struggled. We'd get track position by getting two tires or staying out and then we'd fall all the way back. It all started when I missed the shift in qualifying. That's what got us behind in the beginning and it seemed like we could just never recover from that."
KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) -- 4th
"It was a real good day for us. We were trying something new, trying to get a jump on next year and it really paid dividends today. I'm just proud of the way we stuck together, made adjustments and had good pit stops. We didn't have any problems and that's what it takes to have a good, solid run these days. I'm real happy with the Miller Lite Dodge. We just stayed mediocre all day. We never got really good or really bad. We just hung on and got the most out of it. I was real happy with the effort. The track seems like it keeps getting wider and wider, and I think it makes for better racing. You never know who's going to be on the low groove or high groove. You just watch your favorite driver and see if they're going to the front. Today we had a good run."
ELLIOTT SADLER (No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger)
"Overall we had a great day. We ran very well. We led some laps, but we just got caught on that caution one time. We can't help that. You win some and you lose some. As far as the way we ran, I was very proud of my guys. It seems like we're getting better every week. We definitely had a top-five car today, so we'll keep working, go to Kansas and see what we can get out there."
RYAN NEWMAN (No. 12 Alltel Dodge Charger)
"We've qualified well the last two weeks and it felt great leading early today, but we still didn't get the finish we needed. I like a lot of these tracks coming up, so we'll keep digging and see if we can park the Alltel Dodge in victory lane soon."
PAUL ANDREWS (Crew chief No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge)
"We finished seventh, and that's what we did right. We didn't have a great car, but we had a pretty good car. We never could make the right adjustments to make it better. We did make it worse one time, and that's what got us a lap down. Bobby stayed up on the wheel and stayed in the Lucky Dog spot. The caution came out and we got back on the lead lap. Then the next thing you know only 11 cars are on the lead lap. That's what we did right today. That was a cool thing. We know where our car is off. We adjusted to our limits today. We know what the problems are. We can fix it."
DAVID STREMME (No. 40 Coors Light Dodge Charger)
"That is the best I've ever run here. We pitted early there under green and got bit by that yellow flag. I just hate that for everyone. The Coors Light pit crew did a great job. We gained positions almost every time I came down pit road. Gas mileage got us here today, but I think it hurt a lot of other guys out here, too."
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