Daytona 500: Said, Nemechek post-race quotes

Joe Nemechek, No. 01 U.S. Army Chevrolet Monte Carlo Post Daytona 500 Quote "We never had the rhythm today. We had a couple of great runs and then I messed up by sliding through the pit box twice. We were all over the map but seemed that we were...

Joe Nemechek, No. 01 U.S. Army Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Post Daytona 500 Quote

"We never had the rhythm today. We had a couple of great runs and then I messed up by sliding through the pit box twice. We were all over the map but seemed that we were always battling back from the rear of the field. There at the end, I thought I was going to salvage this race with a top-10 or even a top-five finish, but I couldn't pick the right lane and got passed by too many cars. I really feel I let my U.S. Army team down by messing up in the pits. But considering how erratic we were today a 13th-place finish is okay..and I mean just okay. We're a much better superspeedway team than what we showed today."

Boris Said, No. 36 CENTRIX Financial Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Post Daytona 500 Quote

"I love this kind of racing...these guys sure change their personalities in race mode. They're like Doberman Pinchers with a hand grenade in their mouths. I love it, but the bad side is that we just never had a chance to show our stuff today. We got clipped early in the race by the No. 38 and from that point we were playing catchup. And when we got our lap back, we had a problem with the axle and couldn't take advantage of the situation. That was really disappointing because our car was flying...I mean it got so good that I really feel that we would have had a great finish had we not had the axle problem. The way the CENTRIX Financial Chevrolet performed at the end -- it was the best since we started to test in January. I really had a blast the past two weeks and I should be walking out of here feeling good. But I really wish we could have raced this car because of how good it was today. The good news is that we kept it in one piece and we'll bring it back here for the summer race."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Boris Said , Joe Nemechek