BUSCH: Daytona II: Blaney post race interview

DAVE BLANEY , No. 10 Seymour Paints Toyota Camry, Braun Racing - 3rd How was your race today? "It was a good day. We had a great car here in February and it was the same thing today. We got it handling better and better as the race went on. ...

DAVE BLANEY , No. 10 Seymour Paints Toyota Camry, Braun Racing - 3rd

How was your race today?

"It was a good day. We had a great car here in February and it was the same thing today. We got it handling better and better as the race went on. I have to thank everyone at Toyota for the engine. They are phenomenal at these plate races and it keeps us at the front. I wish we could've gotten to the front one time because I think it would've been over, but we couldn't quite get there. Kyle (Busch) was way fast and running a good line."

"Our race was fun. It's always fun here with this package. The car I have made it fun. I ran second behind Kevin (Harvick) here in February. It was just a good car. They made it better all day and the Toyota engine is pretty stout in this type of racing."

"When you're riding a good car, you really look like you know what you're doing out here. That's a lot of it. Perception is some of it, too. If you look like you have a good car, everybody goes with you a lot of times, and I did have a good car. Perception plays a part, but you do have to have a strong car that will handle good and run good. We do have that this year in the Busch Series with this package."

Could you have made it to the front?

"I would've needed a little more help from behind. Every time I got to the back of Kyle (Busch), I just didn't get the help I would need to get by him. I'm not even sure we could've passed him anyway, because he had a fast car today."

"I think we were all single file most of the time. I was a little bit stuck there because Clint (Bowyer) was behind me, and I pretty much knew where he was going to go if I left Kevin (Harvick). I was just a little stuck. If I could've gotten Kevin (Harvick) up alongside of the No. 5 (Kyle Busch) car, then maybe something could've happened."

Have you raced 650 miles in one day before?

"I don't think I've ever done that many miles in a day before, but it'll be alright. Obviously in lower series you maybe run a couple races in a day, but not this long. I just have to take a nice, cold shower and get ready for 400 more miles tonight."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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