Phoenix: Dodge teams race quotes

RUSTY WALLACE (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) "The 48 got into the 20 car and spun him going into turn three, and when he spun him all heck broke loose. They were getting wild going down into three. They were getting mad at each other. The 48...

RUSTY WALLACE (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger)

"The 48 got into the 20 car and spun him going into turn three, and when he spun him all heck broke loose. They were getting wild going down into three. They were getting mad at each other. The 48 punted the 20. The 20 went around, and that was it. I was running real good. We started off bad and got a lot better. Then we stayed out and we never should have done that. That messed us up. We knocked a big hole in the right front of the car on the restart. Something fell off somebody's car and blew a hole through the right front corner. That made the car pushed and that messed up my day. The last thing with Stewart and the 48 is what got me. We're trying to get a radiator in so we can get back out and pick up as many points as possible. I'm sure we were headed for another top 10, but that's the way it goes sometimes."

JEREMY MAYFIELD (No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger)

"We got a lap down and finally got it back. We had a pretty good run going with Ryan Newman there at the end. I think we had a top 10 car, but we ended up 13th so that's not exactly what we wanted or needed. The guys are working hard and everybody is pulling in the same direction. We'll go back to work and get ready for Talladega next week."

KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger)

"That's not what we wanted. It pushed in the front and slid in the back. We just never got it right. We worked hard and got back on the lead lap. We had some good pit stops, but we just didn't get the job done tonight."

JEFF GREEN (No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge Charger)

"It was OK. We got on both sides of the fence and never could get it right. We'd push on one run and were so loose the next run I couldn't drive it. We couldn't get track position because of it. We were better than last week. We'll get back where we need to be. We're getting better. The guys are working hard at Petty Enterprises. The Evernham motors are helping us every weekend. We'll get that Dodge Charger handling like we want it to one of these days and we'll be competitive."

CASEY MEARS (No. 41 Target Dodge Charger)

"We broke a U joint. Usually when things break on a restart like that people think you missed a shift. Then after that we cut a right front tire down and hit the fence behind the 37. Before that we were really, really slow. Nothing went right. We brought something back we didn't have here last year, but we didn't know it was going to be that far off. We've got to go back to the drawing board."

RYAN NEWMAN (No. 12 ALLTEL Dodge Charger)

"We've been doing that a lot this year (racing hard for a top 15 finish), and I'm getting pretty tired of it. We had a good car for points in the race and ran in the top five, but we could have done better. We brought the car home in one piece and got some points. We lost the handling for sure, so we've got some work to do."

-dodge motorsports-

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Ryan Newman