BUSCH: Bristol: Top rookie finishers interview

DANNY O'QUINN PRESS CONFERENCE "The car started off really bad today. We thought we were going to struggle today, and we fell back to 31st. This is a big morale booster for the team. They had awesome pit stops all day. Drew really made good...

DANNY O'QUINN PRESS CONFERENCE

"The car started off really bad today. We thought we were going to struggle today, and we fell back to 31st. This is a big morale booster for the team. They had awesome pit stops all day. Drew really made good calls on the pit box. He got the car handling really good, and we were able to work our way up to 11th and hold our own there and race cars. I think with one more pit stop we could have had a shot at a top-10 or a top-five, so we're definitely happy. That's a big points day for us, and I can't say enough. It's just a big day for the team. We needed to get a good run in, and these first five races were tracks that I've never been to. Coming here to Bristol, I've raced here three times so I definitely felt comfortable coming here and I'm just happy with the way things went today."

"That was definitely our main goal. Coming in here, we knew we probably didn't have a shot at winning the race, coming in here as a rookies, but we thought we could come out of here with a top-10, top-15 finish. That's what we expected out of ourselves and we got that. The biggest thing right here at the start of the season, we're kinda back in the points, and just to log laps and finish races and just get me seat time in these Busch cars, that's going to be the biggest thing for me right now. This is just my sixth Busch race, so we just need to finish all these races here and just get to all these tracks one time, and then we can go back the second time and run well hopefully."

JOHN ANDRETTI PRESS CONFERENCE

"I'm just real happy with our run because, obviously, we're trying to build a program. It's a new team basically. ppc Racing is not new to the series, obviously, with a championship and all that, but coming here to Bristol, I'm just always happy to leave Bristol with a car in one piece because if you have a car in one piece, you're going to pretty much have a decent finish. I'm just glad to be getting out of here. I'm glad to be getting out of here today and not Monday."

"I've never been to a race track that we didn't have snowmobiles at it that had a blizzard, and it did it twice in a day. I saw Kevin before the race, and he caused the snow in qualifying so he could start on the pole, and I don't know who caused it during the race. Probably me because my car wasn't as good as I wanted it then, so we made an air pressure adjustment. I'm just really glad to get out of here. Usually a clean Busch race is a catastrophe in the Cup. I was just to prepare you guys."

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