Richmond II: Burton post-qualifying interview

JEFF BURTON , NO. 31 CINGULAR WIRELESS MONTE CARLO SS - Qualified 2nd: TAKE US THROUGH YOUR QUALIFYING LAP: "A lot of times when you go through qualifying you figure that you missed something here or there, but I didn't feel like I ...

JEFF BURTON , NO. 31 CINGULAR WIRELESS MONTE CARLO SS - Qualified 2nd:

TAKE US THROUGH YOUR QUALIFYING LAP:

"A lot of times when you go through qualifying you figure that you missed something here or there, but I didn't feel like I missed anything and that the car did everything I asked it to do. All in all it was a good qualifying run and if I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't do anything different. So we'll be really happy with second."

DID YOUR TEAMS BRING EXTRA PEOPLE TO HELP OUT IN CASE SOMETHING HAPPENED?

"We brought extra people for today if we were to get into trouble and wreck in practice or something, we brought some extra people to try to make the turnover quicker. We've been talking about doing that at these one-day shows like this anyway. We just did it today."

SHOULD NASCAR AWARD POINTS FOR QUALIFYING?

"Until this year, I've been totally against that. I personally don't think they should award points for qualifying. That's my opinion."

ARE YOU NERVOUS ABOUT THIS RACE THAN ANY OTHER RACE?

"I think that pressure is Kyle Petty coming here knowing he's not in the race and going to qualify well. If you get a guy like Jeff Gordon, who has won the championships and obviously the things he's done makes what I've done look very small. When you can't have success, there is way more pressure on that than when you can't. And if any of us leave here tomorrow night not making the show, we still feel like we deserve to be in it. It's when you don't feel like you deserve to be in it - when you don't have a snowball's chance in hell of being in it - that's what pressure is. So for me, this is a good place to be. It would be better to be second or third, but it's a whole lot better than being 15th."

-credit: gm racing

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Kyle Petty