JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE'S CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO: "I guess the lug nut wasn't on there and so we had to come back in on that second stop and put a lug nut on. And at that point in the game, it was terminal." DALE EARNHARDT JR., NO. 8 ...
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE'S CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO:
"I guess the lug nut wasn't on there and so we had to come back in on that second stop and put a lug nut on. And at that point in the game, it was terminal."
DALE EARNHARDT JR., NO. 8 BUDWEISER CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO
"I could have been passing race cars. Somebody else could have been passing cars. These people bought tickets to watch a race. It's just ridiculous (red-flag stop).
"I could have finished in the top 10 easy. Easy. It's just aggravating, you know. I had one of the best cars. And then they decided to start blowing the track right when I had all that trouble. It's not spiteful, I'm not saying, I think it's just stupid. To heck with the race track, at that point. There were 30 laps to go. What difference does it make? They hadn't been blowing the whole time, so what difference does it make? What difference does it make? It makes no difference. Nobody is going to get up and get a hot dog. There were 30 to go."
ON RUNNING INTO THE NO. 77 OF BRENDAN GAUGHAN: "I ran into the No. 77 accidentally. But everybody was piling up there. He was in the gas. That was unfortunate. It's happened to me 100 times."
BOBBY LABONTE, NO. 18 WELLBUTRIN XL CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO:
"We got caught up in a wreck early and, obviously, that put us behind the rest of the day. The guys worked really hard to repair the damage so we could get back out and get some points. You need to be in the top 10 after 26 races and every point counts, so everybody knows the hard work can mean a lot down the road."