Charlotte: Allmendinger, Bodine post race interview

AJ ALLMENDINGER , No. 00 Aaron's Lucky Dog Toyota Tundra, Darrell Waltrip Motorsports: Finished: 2nd Can you talk about your race tonight and if you had anything for Ron Hornaday at the end of the race? "This is all a credit to the Darrell ...

AJ ALLMENDINGER , No. 00 Aaron's Lucky Dog Toyota Tundra, Darrell Waltrip Motorsports: Finished: 2nd

Can you talk about your race tonight and if you had anything for Ron Hornaday at the end of the race?

"This is all a credit to the Darrell Waltrip Motorsports team because they had a lot of work to do after the spin in practice this morning. The truck was awesome tonight, but Ron (Hornaday) was just a tick better. If he would have made a mistake there at the end, I was going to be all over him. His truck was so good getting into the corners and mine was so good getting off the corners, basically he would stretch it out going into the corners and then I would match it coming off. I knew by ourselves, without him making any mistakes, it was going to be tough to get around him -- but with two to go, you never know. I think that last green-white-checker was bad for us because with that last yellow, we had broken away from the other guys and I was going to use that cushion to try to work on him. But it took my truck a few laps to really get going and with that last restart, I was really concerned with Todd (Bodine) and the veteran, Mark Martin back there."

Does this give you momentum for tomorrow night's Nextel Open?

"This gives me a lot of confidence for tomorrow night. After the year we've had, being close and making mistakes – this had shown probably a lot of people including myself that in a good truck, we can be competitive."

TODD BODINE , No. 30 Lumber Liquidators Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing: Finished: 3rd

How was your race tonight?

"We had a good run. We were a little too aero-tight there at the end and we've been trying some different things on our set-up and trying to learn from those things. I think we'll be alright with them over time. The team gave me some great pit stops tonight and they've all had a long day, but to come out of here with a third place finish – we've had a good day. We had the white helmet on in the truck tonight and we got a good finish so we might have to try the white helmet again and see how things work out."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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