Atlanta II: Dodge drivers race quotes

RYAN NEWMAN (No. 12 ALLTEL Dodge Intrepid) "It would be in my best interest and everyone else's best interest if I didn't say anything right now. Whatever I'd say would be wrong." DID THE 8 CAR HIT YOU FROM BEHIND? "Oh yeah." BILL ELLIOTT...

RYAN NEWMAN (No. 12 ALLTEL Dodge Intrepid)

"It would be in my best interest and everyone else's best interest if I didn't say anything right now. Whatever I'd say would be wrong."

DID THE 8 CAR HIT YOU FROM BEHIND? "Oh yeah."

BILL ELLIOTT (No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Intrepid)

"Ray and Mike Ford and all the guys have done a heck of a job this year. Everything has come together. We're making good, solid decisions, and we're getting good, solid finishes. It feels to have a good finish here. We got a little bit off on that one stop, but these guys came back and made it all back up. It was all them there at the end. We just need to keep digging. All the guys have done a heck of a job, and we just need to keep chipping away at it."

JEREMY MAYFIELD (No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Intrepid)

"We got a lap down, and it wasn't really our fault. We were victims of circumstance, and we kept fighting our way back. We had good pit stops, and we came back all the way to seventh. I'm real happy with that. Something went wrong with the right front wheel bearing, and that hurt us a little bit at the end. We got a break and the caution came out and we were able to get a good finish. We're up there just about every week now. We're better than our finish. We were fast all day. I passed the 48 and ran with the 24 and passed the 18. I never got to Bill, but I'm sure that would have been interesting."

JIMMY SPENCER (No. 7 Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge Intrepid)

"We've had good cars at a lot of tracks this year, and something has always happened. I thought that caution flag was going to take us out of a top 10 or a top five. Luckily it didn't. The guys didn't give up. We just kept clawing and got back to sixth. We lost a bunch at the end. We did a lot of things to make the car freer. We just didn't get it free enough, and it ended up costing us a chance to win. I think our guys will keep their heads up. We've got three races left. The team isn't pointing fingers. They're digging and trying to keep it going for next year. I didn't drive any different. Sometimes the car was good, and sometimes it was too tight. I drove as hard as I could every lap. The caution came out and when they said caution, the 97 car passed the 7, 9, 24 and the 29. They only let the 29 and 24 get their lap back, and I don't think that's right. I think all four cars should have been able to get their lap back. The 97 had no right to do what he did. It took me 125 laps to get it back, and that really hurt. That's no courtesy on his part at all, but what goes around comes around. He went by us 160 mph and we were running 70 mph. It was just a poor call on his part. All of us locked in place, and the 97 didn't and that was wrong."

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