KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Operation Home Front/Miller Lite Dodge Charger) Finished 13th "It was a solid top-15 finish for our Operation Home Front/Miller Lite Dodge Charger at a track that has been tough for me. We just fought a loose race car most of...
KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Operation Home Front/Miller Lite Dodge Charger) Finished 13th
"It was a solid top-15 finish for our Operation Home Front/Miller Lite Dodge Charger at a track that has been tough for me. We just fought a loose race car most of the day. I had a handful of steering wheel most of the day and just did whatever I could to stay up with the leaders. This is a tricky mile-and-a-half that's different from most others that we race on. Steve (Addington, crew chief) tried all kinds of adjustments including a right-rear spring rubber and wedge adjustments trying to help our overall balance. We stayed inside the top 10 for most of the race, but just couldn't gain the track position we needed late. Once the track rubbered-in, our car got tight in the middle of the corners and was tough to drive. Big picture is that we still only sit 70 points back from the leader (J. Johnson) heading to two of my favorite tracks - California and Charlotte. We'll move on, put this one behind us, head to Fontana and get ready for next weekend."
BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger) Finished 23rd
"There's a big difference and I don't have a reason why, but getting through (Turns) 3 and 4 is different than (Turns) 1 and 2. We seemed to be pretty good most of the race in (Turns) 1 and 2, but never seem to have anything for them in (Turns) 3 and 4 today. Turns 1 and 2 are tight while 3 and 4 have a little more banking and are more open. It's frustrating. We've got to keep working and find some more speed."
SAM HORNISH JR (No. 77 AAA Dodge Charger) Finished 36th
"We had our ups-and-downs today. It's unfortunate for the AAA Dodge. We had a drive shaft issue; I think that's the fifth mechanical failure this year. Something is not right in the 77 world of cars. We're getting the fluke things that never seem to happen to anybody else. Hopefully, we're getting them all out of the way where there's nothing left that can happen to us anymore the rest of the season. We were too free at the beginning, fell back a couple of positions, but when the tires came up, we could go. We got the car too tight on the first pit stop. That didn't work, so I realized alright, I've got to drive it free. That's what it wanted and that's how it was fast. Hopefully, what we learned will help us for California."
-source: dodge motorsports