Scott Riggs in the No. 10 Nestle Nesquik Ford was The RaybestosÂ® Rookie Of The Race at Dover claiming an 11th place finish. He has now been the top finishing rookie in eight races this season. Riggs climbs to second in Busch Series points, 41...
Scott Riggs in the No. 10 Nestle Nesquik Ford was The Raybestos® Rookie Of The Race at Dover claiming an 11th place finish. He has now been the top finishing rookie in eight races this season. Riggs climbs to second in Busch Series points, 41 behind leader Jack Sprague.
"We had a good car. As soon as the green flag dropped we were way tight. We didn't expect that. We thought the car would be a little free at first and then get tighter as it went on but instead it was terribly tight. We had to struggle with it all day. We fell back from fifth, where we started, to about eighth. We came in for our first pit stop and worked our way back up to the top-five. We lost our clutch and then after that we lost our toe-in (when) we got together with another car on pit road. There were a lot of things working against us. We made so many changes today that thing should have been backing into the corners loose. Instead it was plowing tight all day."
PEOPLE ARE GOING TO START TALKING TO YOU ABOUT POINTS. ARE YOU GOING TO JUST DO THE BEST YOU CAN EACH WEEK AND LET THE POINTS TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES?
"You've got to run as hard as you can and try to win each race. I'm pleased with the opportunity I've got with this team. These guys in the number 10 car, some of them, have been together up to nine years. It's hard to find guys that work that good together and have been together that long and still have great communication and great relationships. I just feel fortunate to be able to step into a band of brothers like I have. We're all brothers and we all work hard together and we try to do the best we can every week."
KERRY EARNHARDT, NO. 12 JANIKING CHEVROLET, FINISHED 16TH.
"We're pretty tickled with it. We screwed up in qualifying and qualified 36th and that was my fault. I got loose going in the corner. I found something about a third of the way through the race that helped us out a lot. We picked up big time. We kept working our way up and working our way up and passing cars. Staying out of trouble is the key thing here and we came out with a top-16 finish."
KASEY KAHNE, NO 98 CHANNELLOCK FORD, FINISHED 20TH.
"It was all right. The Channellock car was better than it ended up. I screwed up a few times during the race which really hurt us and got us some laps down. If I wouldn't have done that we would have definitely got a better finish than where we were."
WHAT DID YOU LEARN HERE TODAY THAT YOU CAN TRANSFER TO YOUR NEXT RACE DOVER?
"Just how tight this place gets and be more ready for it. There's a lot of G-forces the whole race and these cars get real hot in the sun. I was getting tired. I was still going all out at the end but I wish I was more ready for this race. I held up physically, I'm just sore from being in there for that long and not racing as good as I wanted to."
SHANE HMIEL, GOULD PUMPS CHEVROLET, FINISHED 33RD.
"The first set of tires was really good; we were up to about eighth or ninth. The second set weren't as good. The dumb driver bounded it off the fence and that screwed us up for a little bit. Luckily, we got our lap back. I really appreciate Greg (Biffle, race leader at that time) for doing that. We were running about 14th and we had some cars that we were going to beat. We were going to finish about 11th or 12th. As a driver, I probably screwed us up a little bit today. My team is phenomenal; they give me good race cars. We had motor failure today which never happens with Wagner motors. It's okay. We'll take this and come back in September and hopefully win the race."
JOHNNY SAUTER, NO. 2 ACDELCO CHEVROLET, FINISHED 40TH.
"I'm not sure. I got a little help I know from behind. It was tough day for the ACDelco car. It sucks. I had it saved but he proceeded to hit me again and finish it off. What goes around comes around."