Bristol II: Burton post-qualifying interview

JEFF BURTON , No. 31 Cingular Monte Carlo SS - Qualified 2nd "It was a pretty good lap but we were just a little too tight. We went really fast in one and two but were too tight in three and four. It is my fault, in practice we just got a little...

JEFF BURTON , No. 31 Cingular Monte Carlo SS - Qualified 2nd

"It was a pretty good lap but we were just a little too tight. We went really fast in one and two but were too tight in three and four. It is my fault, in practice we just got a little too lose. I really thought the track would free up, I didn't think it would tighten up here based on the weather. But it did tighten up, but we really lost a lot of speed in three and four. But good run for us and hopefully we can take advantage of it."

ON IMPORTANCE OF QUALIFYING WELL HERE:

"This track is certainly one of the most volatle tracks we go to as far as stuff happening, getting in to a wreck that you didn't cause, causing a wreck, things like that. Things go wrong here pretty easy and we understand that. And at the same time, we come here to do a job. We didn't execute last week but that stuff happens. I am really proud of what we have done so far -- although we haven't reached our goals yet. I think this is a very important race for everybody who is racing to get in to the Chase. Hopefully we can come out of it in good shape. All we can do is go out and do our job. Race hard, race smart, the same thing we do every week. We aren't going to change anything that we do, we are going to keep doing what we do. That is what got us to this point and that is what will get us to the next point."

-credit: gm racing

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