Pocono: Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s pre-race quotes

Dale Jr. Quotes for Pocono "Pocono was a track that was brand new to all of us on the team when we started in Winston Cup. It's a weird, unique place, and it's tough to get comfortable as a driver and for a teamt o find a fast and consistent ...

Dale Jr. Quotes for Pocono

"Pocono was a track that was brand new to all of us on the team when we started in Winston Cup. It's a weird, unique place, and it's tough to get comfortable as a driver and for a teamt o find a fast and consistent set-up. If there has been a trend at Pocono, it seems like things happen here early in the race, where we fall back and then make our way back to the front. Everytime I leave this place, I'm tired and sore because I feel like I've passed 1000 cars. This week, maybe we'll pass that many while we're lapping them from the front of the field, rather than passing them to catch up.

"I wasn't happy with 11th this week (at Dover), but I was proud that we started at the back and were able to move up like we did. No one on the team was panicked when we had to start at the back with a car that hadn't turned a lap. We were confident that we were going to be alright."

"By far, the best moment for me at Pocono was racing Bobby Labonte so hard for the win (at the July, 2001 race). I wish we would have won -- but we were lucky to even finish second because we ran out of fuel in the final turn. It was a great race, back and forth with Bobby. That's what is really fun -- going as hard as you can and racing with guys like him -- drivers that you respect and that you know will race you hard and clean. I was weaving and blocking and doing all I could to keep him behind me, but he managed to get past me with two- or three-laps left. That kind of racing is great for the fans, but it's awesome from my seat too."

--- The Budweiser team have now been in the top-10 in points for 10 consecutive weeks, and have been in the second position since winning the race at Talladega in early April.

"The first quality of a commander-in-chief is a cool head to receive the correct impression of things. He should not allow himself to be confused either by good or bad news...
    - Napoleon Bonaparte, French general

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Bobby Labonte