KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) Finished 5th "It was a really good run for our Miller Lite Dodge. We put it up front most of the day and put ourselves in position (to win), but a couple of guys were quicker than us at the end. We ...
KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) Finished 5th
"It was a really good run for our Miller Lite Dodge. We put it up front most of the day and put ourselves in position (to win), but a couple of guys were quicker than us at the end. We wanted to come and get tires (during last caution). It's a tough call. You want to go for the win, but at the same time, you've got to get a good solid finish. So, we decided to stay out and hang on. I'm proud of my guys. We had excellent pit stops. It was a nice solid day for us. The track got rubbered in and when it did, we were tight on corner exit. Tight on corner exit slows the car on the straightaway. If we can tweak that, we'll be after them. The Miller Lite Dodge was solid. I felt like we had a nice rhythm today. All in all, a good run for our Dodge."
KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger) Finished 8th
"Our Budweiser Dodge was pretty decent today. "We battled all day and I'm proud of all my guys for their effort today. We struggled a bit with the splitter hitting the ground all day. Kenny (Francis, crew chief) and the guys dug all day trying to get us a top-10 finish and we did. We struggled a bit on pit lane today which is unusual for our Budweiser guys. We didn't pick up as many spots in the Chase like we'd like to, but we performed well and didn't lose any ground. There's plenty of racing left in the Chase and we're going to give the guys in front of us everything we've got."
KENNY FRANCIS, (Crew Chief, No. 9 Budweiser Dodge)
"The Budweiser Dodge ended up eight. It wasn't what we were looking for, but we managed to get back up there a little bit. It was a struggle all day. We started off pretty good and then we made a wrong adjustment and really didn't figure it out until the end of the race. Once we got that, we went back the other way and the Budweiser Dodge really came around. We gave up a bunch of track position and had to charge up from 18th to eight. At the end, the car was pretty good. It was just a little bit too loose. I wish we would have had one more pit stop to work on it."
AJ ALLMENDINGER (No 44 Super 8 Dodge Charger) Finished 7th
"Our Super 8 Dodge was really good today. I thought everyone on the 44 team was awesome today. Hopefully, we can run strong like this in the final eight races to show everyone what kind of team that we have. It was a smooth day. The conditions were tough today. At one point, it felt like the water was seeping up through the racetrack, it was so slick out there. We just kept fighting. With 25 laps to go, we just took a guess at what changes we wanted to make and it seemed to work. We were just a little bit loose all day. I'm just proud of everybody."
SAM HORNISH JR. (No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge) Finished 26th
"The Mobil 1 Dodge was not that good at the start of the race. The guys all stuck in there and we were better at the end of the race. It was definitely a long afternoon. It looked like the other drivers we are racing in the point standings had similar luck today, so I don't think we lost too much ground. We'll just regroup and get ready for Kansas next weekend."
DAVID STREMME (No. 12 Penske Racing Dodge) Finished 29th
"We just can't catch a break. Our Penske Dodge was tight in the center of the corners early in the race and we came down pit road for service and the caution flag waived which put us behind. We could never make up any ground on the leaders. We will just move on to Kansas and try and get a solid finish."
REED SORENSON (No. 43 Valvoline Dodge Charger) Finished 35th
"It looks like the 96 (Bobby Labonte), for some reason, checked up and that caused the 20 (Joey Logano) to check up and that caused Tony (Stewart) to get into him. I went up the track when I saw the 20 spin. I had to slam on the brakes and try to miss Tony because he was on the brakes hard and then the 20 came back across in front of us and the 1 was pushing us. It's just one of those deals. That was a pretty bad wreck there. I'm glad everybody is OK. I'm glad that Joey (Logano) is OK. I don't know why the 96 checked up. It's just one of those chain reactions at a fast race track and that's what happens."
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