Pontiac Racing Kansas race notes

JOHNNY BENSON, NO. 10 VALVOLINE PONTIAC GRAND PRIX: HOW GOOD WAS YOUR CAR WHEN YOU LOST THE ENGINE? "It was getting better. To be perfectly honest, we were going to get it good. We weren't quite there, yet, even running second. But overall,...

JOHNNY BENSON, NO. 10 VALVOLINE PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:
HOW GOOD WAS YOUR CAR WHEN YOU LOST THE ENGINE? "It was getting better. To be perfectly honest, we were going to get it good. We weren't quite there, yet, even running second. But overall, I'm real happy. [Crew chief] James [Ince] is doing a tremendous job. The changes all day were improving the race car. We were going to get it, but you've got to be there at the end.

"We just had a little engine problem. They've been building us great engines all year, but every once in a while, you're going to have a problem. It's just kind of a heartbreaker because we think we had a pretty good shot at this deal."

ON THE GAS-ONLY PIT STOP EARLY IN THE RACE: "The only thing I was worried about was James leaving those four tires on the rest of the race. It was a great move. It was the way to go. I didn't even complain about it. I said, 'You got it, man. Let's go for it.' This tire looked like it would run a long time."

BOBBY LABONTE, NO. 18 INTERSTATE BATTERIES PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:
WHAT HAPPENED IN THE INCIDENT WITH DALE JARRETT? "It was just stupid racing. That's all I can say. That's just the way it is. There's not much racing out there today."

KEN SCHRADER, NO. 36 M&M'S PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:
ON YOUR RACE: "We were a 25th place car and that's basically where we finished, but we were going to steal a 12th or 13th. But, it didn't happen."

WAS THERE MUCH RACING OUT THERE TODAY? "No. For some reason, everyone thinks they've got to have a mile and a half racetrack."

-GM Racing-

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