Richmond: Dodge teams race quotes

BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 12 Ruby Tuesday Dodge Charger) Race Winner AFTER LEADING 188 LAPS, WAS IT TOUGH TO THINK ABOUT THE "BIG PICTURE"? "Yes and no. You can't cut somebody off to get in line. That's when you have to think about the big picture.

BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 12 Ruby Tuesday Dodge Charger) Race Winner

AFTER LEADING 188 LAPS, WAS IT TOUGH TO THINK ABOUT THE "BIG PICTURE"? "Yes and no. You can't cut somebody off to get in line. That's when you have to think about the big picture. When you have a hole, you have to fill it. There was a hole there going into Turn 3 on that first lap on the restart and I was sure going to fill it. And it put me in a three-wide situation, but I felt pretty confident that I would come out on it. But yeah, it is real hard to be patient there, yes."

AT ANY POINT TONIGHT DID YOU THINK THAT THIS IS WAY TOO EASY? "It wouldn't be right if I didn't win a race without a bunch of drama. I knew the whole time that we were running, 'How is this going to fall apart?' I'm going to get a flat tire, or a yellow is going to come out. It's more mentally draining leading the race than it would be (running) fourth because all you do is worry."

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JUSTIN ALLGAIER (No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge Charger) Finished 15th

"A tough way to end a really solid race for our Verizon team. I'm a little bit stunned right now. To come home with a 15th-place finish after restarting third on the green-white-checkered is a tough one to swallow. Our car was good all night. We had a real shot to win this thing.

"On the last restart, I just spun my tires and got pushed up the track and lost a ton of positions. I didn't have much brake left and I was a sitting duck once I got pushed out of line. It's tough. We had a really good race car tonight and the final result isn't going to show it. Chad (Walter, crew chief) and the guys did a great job all night. We'll just take what we got tonight and move forward the next race."

-source: dodge motorsports

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