Loudon II: Dodge teams race quotes

Kurt Bush (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) Finished 6th "It was a good run for the Miller Lite Dodge. We felt like we had something good from last week and we tried it again this week. It (the car) ran better. We're still struggling at the...

Kurt Bush (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) Finished 6th

"It was a good run for the Miller Lite Dodge. We felt like we had something good from last week and we tried it again this week. It (the car) ran better. We're still struggling at the end of the race keeping up with the race track. I don't think it's anybody's fault. We just have to work on something different, but what we've been having lately, it felt good the last two week."

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Pat Tryson (Crew Chief, No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger)

"It wasn't too bad a day for our Miller Lite Dodge. We started out really good early in the race, but once the track rubbered-up, we got a little bit too tight. We tried to free the car up a bit, but just not quite enough. Overall, it wasn't a bad day. We just need to keep on building on the two top-10s we've had in a row."

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Kasey Kahne (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger) Finished 11th

"We finished up about were we ran all day. No better or no worse. I would have loved to have raced up into the top-10, but our Budweiser Dodge just didn't respond later in the race."

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Bobby Labonte (No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge Charger) Finished 13th

"We were just too tight all day. We freed our Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge up, but it also made the car come out of the race track and I just couldn't gain any more positions. Once I fell back to 13th, it became a real hard fought battle and it's just really tough to pass that many cars in front of you."

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Juan Pablo Montoya (No. 42 Juicy Fruit Slim Pack Dodge Charger) Finished 17th

"I thought that we had a pretty good car. We had the green flag pit stop and the set of tires that we put on just didn't respond like we needed them to. After that, our Wrigley's Dodge started to go away and that just hurt us really bad. We were really competitive early in the race. The car handled really good and we started to gain some spots on the guys in front of me. Overall, it was a good day."

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Brian Pattie (Crew Chief, No 42 Juicy Fruit Slim Pack Dodge Charger)

"Midway in the race, a set of tires just didn't give us the grip on the right side that we needed. When that happened, we got tight in the center and loose off (the corners) and just couldn't drive off the corner like we needed to the last part of the race. We got back up to 14th -- everyone preaches track position here -- but from 10th on back, it's all about tires and we just didn't catch a break today."

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Robby Gordon (No. 7 Jim Beam Operation Homefront Dodge Charger) Finished 26th

"We were pretty good. Starting back there 36th, you pay such a big price early on, but after we got up, we were able to hang with them all day long. I ran with (Jeff) Gordon for a long, long time. We've got a whole race car here, so that's a good thing. I'm trying to build the team. We got ourselves back in the top 35 which was obviously our goal this weekend."

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Sam Hornish Jr. (No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger) Finished 30th

"We only had one run where we felt like we were off and we made an air pressure adjustment on the tires and were just too tight in the center and then too loose off.

But other than that I felt like we were pretty decent there until the end when we lost the cylinder and then we were just kind of riding around for the rest of it. I felt like we could have been somewhere between 20th and 25th pretty easily."

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Patrick Carpentier (No. 10 Berlin City Auto Group Dodge Charger) Finished 31st

"Very long day today. I mean, we were so tight, really, really, really tight and couldn't do nothing with the car. Just a long day. Whatever we did didn't seem to make it better, just towards the end there and that's what it was for today so that's too bad."

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Chad McCumbee (No. 45 Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge Charger) Finished 42nd

"I just feel like someone got into us. It was unfortunate. I was riding around minding my own business -- we were going to have a solid day. I feel like we were going to have a top-25 or top-30 -- that would have been awesome for these guys points wise. I'm pretty frustrated. I understand it's racing, but I hate to take a bunch of other guys out too. I haven't seen the replay, but I know that someone got into me. They were way down on the apron and I'm sure that they just slid up into us. I've got to thank all the guys on the Marathon American Spirit Motor Dodge team. We were going to have an OK day there I think."

-credit: dodge motorsports

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya