MARK MARTIN -9-Pennzoil Platinum Ford Taurus (Finished 3rd)
"The Pennzoil team unloaded fast. We didn't practice very much, we qualified fast, we were fast on the race track and fast on pit road. We really didn't have a balance issue. The car really worked well, and the balance was nice. I was able to run low or high, those other two guys just managed to roll the corner just a little bit better. There were a couple of long runs where we caught them, where they got away and we caught back up. Our car was a little bit better on some of the long runs, but when it came down to it, we just couldn't roll the corner quite as good."
"Most of the time I'm more thinking about how I can get up there and run with these guys, or chasing those guys - Truex and Bowyer. Honestly, this sport is in great hands. Bowyer has been phenomenal, and I think everybody has known for a while that Truex is phenomenal. Martin really proved himself to me. I don't know how many people actually watch IROC, but to me Martin really proved himself this year. Not just at Atlanta, all the way. He went into Atlanta with a good solid points position, and that's one of the ways that I judge people - the guys that get into IROC and what they're able to do with it. He's a solid guy and Bowyer is too; the sport is in good hands."
"It can be body/aero. It can be shock. It can be spring or attitude. It could even be just as much as a little bit of camber. We were pretty conservative this weekend with all of our cars, and who knows? It's just a little bit, a little bit of grip, and it's something you can't adjust for."