Loudon: Dodge teams race quotes

STEVE PARK (No. 62 Orleans Racing Dodge Ram) -- Finished 14th, 11th in points "We had a good truck yesterday and we were off a little bit today. When we got out front and led laps, we knew we could not make it on gas. A lot of guys pitted on 117...

STEVE PARK (No. 62 Orleans Racing Dodge Ram) -- Finished 14th, 11th in points

"We had a good truck yesterday and we were off a little bit today. When we got out front and led laps, we knew we could not make it on gas. A lot of guys pitted on 117 or 118. We probably could have pitted on 118 and topped off and made it, but we didn't and lost track position and lost the nose a little bit and struggled from there. We didn't make the right calls in the pits. We should have pitted and put ourselves in position to be up front. Our times weren't that bad. We were just killed on track position. There wasn't a lot of passing going on today. We'll pick up the pieces and go to Las Vegas and try to win us one out there at home for the Orleans Racing Dodge Team."

JAMIE McMURRAY (No. 2 Team ASE/Carquest Dodge Ram) -- Finished 28th, ran out of fuel late while running 2nd

"We probably needed another caution and we could have made it. We got involved in some pretty hard racing, and it's tough to save fuel when that's going on. I've had two good races with this team. This truck series is really a lot of fun."

BOBBY HAMILTON (No. 4 Square D Dodge Ram) -- Finished 15th, leads standings by 30 points

"We came in the pits and NASCAR told my guys I was supposed to go behind the 22. Everybody pits, and they're going green on that lap. I'm just going by people trying to find the 22 and come to find out the 22 is riding around a half lap down and they penalize me for jumping the start. I passed my 18 truck. They penalized me for passing him. I was telling him on the radio all day he had a broken axle or broken ratchet. Come to find out he was running with a broken axle and a broken ratchet. He must have had a rocket ship. He probably could have lapped the field five times if we could have got it fixed. I wasn't jumping anybody. I was looking for the 22. I don't think they gave us enough time to get that sorted out. It's OK. I got on my people. It's our fault. It's not NASCAR's fault. I got 'em in the truck and we had a pretty good tail-chewing. I told 'em I wouldn't drive that hard anymore. I'll give up because I own it. I don't have to answer to an owner.

"We decided to stay out and get five bonus points because we were running so fast. We decided we could pit and go back up through there. It's really nobody's fault but ours. It's a people thing. We don't make many mistakes and when I get through with it we won't make none. That's the way you win championships. We'll win this thing, and everybody else can take it and stick it."

TED MUSGRAVE (No. 1 Mopar Dodge Ram) -- Finished 7th, top Dodge, Remains fifth in standings

"This place can be one way or the other. It's very difficult to pass and track position means a lot. Pit strategy means a lot, too. It wasn't the greatest race for the Mopar team, but coming out seventh and not losing any points and gaining a few on the leader, means we didn't really do our job right but we didn't have anything go wrong.

"If you look at my truck I raced everybody clean until Jon Wood got inside me. I raced him clean for two laps and he got frustrated because he couldn't pass me. He decided to go into turn one over his head and run me up into the third groove. You watch everybody up there in the water, and they all wreck. There was no call for that, so he didn't give me any room and I didn't give him any room off the corner. When he tried to block high I just didn't give him any room and that's the way it ended."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jon Wood