JEREMY MAYFIELD (No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Intrepid) NOTE: Mayfield finished eighth Saturday night to lead the way for Dodge. Mayfield also finished eighth in the 2003 Daytona 500, and he scored his second straight top-10 finish and fourth...
JEREMY MAYFIELD (No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Intrepid)
NOTE: Mayfield finished eighth Saturday night to lead the way for Dodge. Mayfield also finished eighth in the 2003 Daytona 500, and he scored his second straight top-10 finish and fourth straight top 15.
"We didn't have enough fuel to make it like some of the others, so we had to come in and top off the tank. It was just a good all-around team effort tonight. It's our second top 10 this season at Daytona, and we won the pole at Talladega. We were off a little bit at the beginning tonight, but the guys kept working on the car and we kept moving toward the front. Me and Bill were together out there a lot tonight. I hate it at the end. The 88 got a run on me, and I had to go. We worked well together tonight, but it didn't work out at the end."
KYLE PETTY (No. 45 Georgia Pacific/Brawny Dodge Intrepid)
"We were a lap short on gas and about 100 horsepower short. We ran out of gas on the white-flag lap, but we were junk all night. The car drove good, and that's the only thing that kept us in the race. We had to gamble there at the end on fuel. We would have had a good finish if it had been a 399-mile race. We didn't have anything to lose by gambling on fuel. The guys did a good job on the car, but we were just down on horsepower."
RYAN NEWMAN (No. 12 ALLTEL Dodge Intrepid)
"We fought for track position all night. The car was great down the straightaway, but it wouldn't do what we needed it to do in the corners. It wouldn't handle in the corners. We were off on fuel mileage and a couple of other things."
RUSTY WALLACE (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Intrepid)
"We came up through the field pretty fast to start the race, and then we had some problems on pit road. It's not the finish we were hoping for, but that's the way these fuel mileage races go. We'll try it again next week."
STERLING MARLIN (No. 40 Coors Light Dodge Intrepid)
"We kept working on the car and I thought we were in pretty good shape, but we got banged up a little bit and the car wouldn't do what we needed it to do. It's not the way we wanted to finish, but we'll go to the house and get ready for Chicago next week."
JIMMY SPENCER (No. 7 Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge Intrepid)
"That was a pretty good finish considering we had to stop for fuel there at the end. I wish we could have stretched it, but we wouldn't have made it and it's better finishing 12th than 30th or something like that. It was a strange race, but we were up there running up front and that felt pretty good. That's the best finish we've had since Charlotte, so it's a good way to start the 20-race stretch."