BUSCH: Daytona: GM drivers race quotes

JEFF GREEN, NO. 87 CELLULAR ONE PONTIAC GRAND PRIX (drove pole-winning car in place of Joe Nemechek, who was ill on Saturday; finished 36th following an accident on lap 91): ON THE INCIDENT THAT ENDED HIS DAY... "I'm fine. I'm just a mad a ...

JEFF GREEN, NO. 87 CELLULAR ONE PONTIAC GRAND PRIX (drove pole-winning car in place of Joe Nemechek, who was ill on Saturday; finished 36th following an accident on lap 91):

ON THE INCIDENT THAT ENDED HIS DAY... "I'm fine. I'm just a mad a little bit because I wanted to do a better job for Joe Nemechek and those guys. I just couldn't drive it with the shocks and stuff he had on the front of it. It just pushed all day.

"I was feathering it a little bit up off the corner and the '10' car just run over me and turned me around. I'm glad it didn't tear it up any more than it did. I hate tearing somebody else's car up.

"Those guys are nuts. Those Busch guys, they know no fear. I'm a little older than they are, so I know a little bit of fear. I wish we'd have made it to the end, but I'm glad it's over now."

MIKE WALLACE, NO. 4 GEICO PONTIAC GRAND PRIX (4TH):

"We had a really good race car today. We just couldn't get the help when we needed it. We could help a few other guys. I'm real happy with fourth, but I'm a little disappointed, to be honest with you, because I thought we had a car that could at least run up there and run second or third. But, hey, you know you can't be disappointed. All the guys on the GEICO team - Tony Lambert our new crew chief - did a great job, and we're just really, really happy with the finish. We missed this race last year and we came back and finished fourth today, so all in all it's a great day. It's in one piece and we can take it to Talladega."

KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 21 PAYDAY CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO (3RD):

"Dale Jr. had a strong car. I think ours was just a little bit better. But, they were so equal, that was a heck of a race for the race fans. It was a lot of fun. We just made one little mistake there in the pits and once we gave up the lead it was hard to get it back."

DID YOU LEARN ANYTHING THAT MAY HELP YOU TOMORROW? "I learned that it won't take these RCR cars long to get from the back to the front."

DALE EARNHARDT, JR., NO. 8 OREO/RITZ CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO (1ST):

FROM VICTORY LANE... "We're real happy. That was a great car the guys built for me. I couldn't have done it without the strength under the hood from Richie Gilmore. Everything has gone so well for us with the Busch team this weekend - practicing and qualifying - the guys really were dialed in. They just stayed loose and didn't get too much pressure on them. They were great under fire today during the pit stops. We needed to get out front. I knew leading the race was where I wanted to be and I needed to get there as fast as I could. We took two tires there the last two stops. That's what we did last year. I don't know why Richard (Childress) and them didn't do it again because that's where I learned it. We had a great run."

DOES IT MAKE IT EXTRA SPECIAL, KNOWING THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT BROUGHT THIS DEAL TOGETHER FOR YOU? "It's hard to beat winning a Winston Cup race. But, I remember the feeling that I had when I built my first late model and took it to victory lane and that's a special feeling, too. It's two totally different things. I'm having a great experience with these guys and I hope they're enjoying themselves. We've got a long ways to go. This can just keep getting bigger and bigger. We're having a great time. If we keep going to victory lane, we'll be alright."

-gm racing-

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Joe Nemechek