DODGE DRIVERS: Mike Accavitti, Director -- Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep Brand Marketing and Dodge Motorsports "If you're going to be in motorsports, you want to be associated with people that can deliver the results on the track and people that ...
Mike Accavitti, Director -- Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep Brand Marketing and Dodge Motorsports
"If you're going to be in motorsports, you want to be associated with people that can deliver the results on the track and people that can command the respect when they're going out and talking to other sponsors and partners. It's just not about what happens at the track as to why we're in NASCAR; we're in NASCAR to develop relationships with other companies that will in turn buy our vehicles for their fleets.
Kurt Busch, No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger
"As far as the strategy behind my success, I learned from the very first race that you have to be around at the finish to do well at Bristol. It really is a situation of surviving the first 400 laps -- keeping the fenders on the thing and staying out of the wall. Then, if you're in good shape after four-fifths of the race, it's time to really get down to business during the final 100 laps."
Elliott Sadler, No. 19 Best Buy Dodge Charger
"Man, I love Bristol. That's where I got my first victory in Sprint Cup racing. Every time I walk into the place, I think of that day in 2001. I think Bristol might be NASCAR's best track. I know it is for me. It's old-school racing. If I were building race tracks, I would build a few more Bristol's and put them all over so the whole world can see the kind of a show NASCAR puts on at a track like that."
AJ Allmendinger, No. 44 Charter Dodge Charger
"Bristol is the best. There's no place like it. The driver's love it; the fans love it. You just go out and race. I don't know how good I am there yet, but it's a lot of fun. We're focused on qualifying on Friday. Hopefully, once we get through Bristol we'll be in the top-35 and won't have to sweat these Friday qualifying sessions ever again. That'll let us focus more on racing and I think we'll start showing even better results on Sundays."
Reed Sorenson, No. 43 PVA.org Dodge Charger
"It's a pretty cool place. I think I have run pretty well there over the last few years, but we don't have a lot to show for it. It's one of those tracks where you can have a great run going, but if you get caught up in somebody's mess then your day goes bad pretty quick. I finished third there in the first Nationwide Series race I entered at Bristol so I'm confident that if we can avoid bad luck, I can get the job done and we'll be OK."
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