KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) Finished 4th "I felt like we had a nice, conservative race today. We put four tires on at the end and I think that was the right call for us. I don't think that we quite had the speed like we did here...
KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) Finished 4th
"I felt like we had a nice, conservative race today. We put four tires on at the end and I think that was the right call for us. I don't think that we quite had the speed like we did here last fall. I'm real happy with my guys. The pit stops were great. I'd be running 12th and they got me out seventh. We'll take this fourth-place finish in our Miller Lite Dodge."
THUMBS UP OR DOWN ON THE NEW SPOILER? "It's a mixed review right now from me. I think we could race each other better, but we've got some work to do on the Penske side."
HOW DID THE SPOILER REACT IN TRAFFIC? "I felt like it was stable and it seemed to provide a better comfort zone versus the rear wing. Where it seems to have a slight difference that I can't figure out yet is the drag. I feel like I'm going so slow down the straightaways, but then the speeds seemed to be up in the center of the corners. I don't run many Nationwide races, but I think that our car drove like a Nationwide car."
STEVE ADDINGTON (Crew Chief, No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger)
"That's a battle. The guys did an awesome job all day. Kurt (Busch) did a great job hanging in there for us. Our car was on a knife. We'd go tight or loose on just small adjustments. That was a little frustrating. We'll figure this thing out and get it better."
BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger) Finished 14th
"It was day of learning for us. The Penske Dodge struggled holding yaw into the corners all day. I was just too loose in the center. One of the keys for Texas is to be good through the center and today we just didn't have it. We seem to lose a lot of ground in about a 50-yard box heading into the corners and that's where we were getting beat."
HOW DO YOU FEEL HEADING INTO THE NATIONWIDE RACE? "I feel great. When that red flag came out with 17 laps to go I was able to hydrate and grab something to eat inside the car which should give me plenty of energy for the next race. Physically I feel good. Mentally I'm ready to go. I'm young, another 300 miles is good for me (smile)."
TRAVIS GEISLER (Crew Chief, No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger) Finished 19th
"We just struggled to get the balance on our Mobil 1 Dodge Charger. Unfortunately, we didn't get enough time in practice to really get our race trim packaged developed and we fought with that most of the day. We just weren't able to capitalize on any of our opportunities that gave ourselves by qualifying on the outside pole. We got a 19th-place finish which is decent and we move on to Talladega."
-source: dodge motorsports