CLINT BOWYER, NO. 33 BB&T CHEVROLET: "This is just a good idea. Such a special night. What a good way to get things started off with a little bit of fun. It is a neat atmosphere. Proud of Pennzoil for putting this on and we appreciate ...
CLINT BOWYER, NO. 33 BB&T CHEVROLET:
"This is just a good idea. Such a special night. What a good way to get things started off with a little bit of fun. It is a neat atmosphere. Proud of Pennzoil for putting this on and we appreciate them."
SHOULD IT BE A RULE YOU HAVE TO BLOW A TIRE LIKE YOU DID? "It ain't a good burnout unless you blow a tire."
JAMIE MCMURRAY, NO. 1 BASS PRO SHOPS/NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION CHEVROLET:
"They told us to stay out of the logo and I didn't intend to go in there but I knew we ended up in there. It is funny because my rider, she said when we got out of the car 'I thought you were going to hit the pylons with the back' and I said 'I was, but the front beat the rear there so we didn't really have a choice'. It is harder to do this than it is with our cars because they don't have the power and you are just kind of out of your environment there. It is a lot of fun. I could tell, she really didn't know what to say when we got out of the car, but she had a really good time. It is fun and it is for a really good time so that's cool."
RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 39 TORNADOS CHEVROLET:
"As colors would have it, I got the lemon because it wouldn't start from the very beginning and we just went out there and did our thing. It shut me off twice, I'm not sure why, it just shut off. They can do that from their control box. I'm not sure somebody didn't like me who had the button or what. Eventually I ran out of time because of all the delays and all that stuff. It was disappointing, I wish we had a little bit more than 30 seconds cause I would have blown the Goodyears out of it. I had no idea what I was working with and now I know. But the fans loved it. You could hear them cheering like it was the last lap of the All Star race."
KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 29 PENNZOIL ULTRA CHEVROLET:
"It's alright. It is just one of those things where you just kind of go out there and you kind of wing it. They like shutting my car off, but that's all right."
THERE IS A RUMOR OF SOME SABOTAGE GOING ON WITH OTHER DRIVER'S CARS? "Oh no, no no. I didn't sabotage anybody's car. I helped them out. I tried to take the officiating out of it and I unplugged their system but, I only got one done and that was (Clint) Bowyer. Well, (Joey) Logano won so we gave Bowyer a chance and he didn't capitalize on it. (LAUGHS)"
JUAN PABLO MONTOYA, NO. 42 TARGET CHEVROLET -- Sidelined in crash with No. 78
"I was beside him (Regan Smith) about five or six times and he never gave me any room; I mean let's be realistic, he wasn't going to make it. And it got to the point you know, when a guy gets there four or five times, you've got to let him go. And he just doesn't understand that. That's what happens when you start by a lottery and not by performance."
WE SAW THREE AND EVEN FOUR-WIDE RACING EARLY ON. WERE YOU SURPRISED BY THAT? "No, you have to pass early. It's so hard to pass you definitely have to go early."
REGAN SMITH, NO. 78 FURNITURE ROW RACING -- Sidelined in crash with No. 42:
"Our Furniture Row Chevy was really competitive. We needed some adjustments that we weren't going to get to do because we were going to stay out on that pit stop. I don't know, I haven't seen a replay. The replay in my head says that he (Juan Pablo Montoya) wasn't clear and he was trying to take some space that wasn't his. In an event like this, you aren't going to give that up. I'm sure he has a different opinion."
JEFF BURTON, NO. 31 CATERPILLAR CHEVROLET -- Finished 3rd:
"We were just too tight. We put two tires on. We knew we were too tight in the first run, but we just couldn't get it freed up enough. So it's disappointing. The first run was okay. But we were just too tight. We fought that all day in practice yesterday. But this is a good race team. We'll get to where we need to get and when we do it'll be pretty cool."
-source: gm racing