KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) Finished 7th "Carl (Edwards) turned right after the start-finish line and completely destroyed our car. We've seen him turn right before and destroy a Penske car at Atlanta with my teammate Brad ...
KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) Finished 7th
"Carl (Edwards) turned right after the start-finish line and completely destroyed our car. We've seen him turn right before and destroy a Penske car at Atlanta with my teammate Brad Keselowski. It's what it is. We could have limped home in seventh and not damaged like that. That was unnecessary.
"It gets tough at the end of these races. They're more like a crap shoot. You never know when your number is going to get pulled. I had a good run down the back straightaway, but not enough on Jeff Burton. I gave him two moves, he gave me two blocks. I lifted and got tapped from behind and got loose, that's when that big wreck all got started. One guy checks up and everybody comes in and piles on. And then I got tapped coming off Turn 4 running in the high grove. (Clint) Bowyer spun right in front of me at the end. I didn't touch him. There's just action everywhere at the end of these races. It's Daytona. The asphalt is old. The tires have no grip. People are going to be sliding around. When it comes down to 40 to go, that's when it amps up. You could see it in everybody's eyes, they wanted to win. It was a good hard-fought battle all night for our guys, my team and this Miller Lite Dodge program. To bring it home seventh, that's all right, but we've got a damaged car and that's not good. These restrictor plate cars, there's a lot of work that go into them."
STEVE ADDINGTON (crew chief, No. 2 Miller Lite Vortex Dodge Charger)
"We had a great Miller Lite Dodge tonight. I thought that we had a shot at winning this thing, but circumstances at this place just kill you. You can't control what other people do here. Kurt (Busch) drove a great race and hung in there all night for us. He led laps, got shuffled back when we had to pit twice, but he still was able to overcome it. We came back from the rear like four or five times. Kurt was really patient all night and beat some tough adversity during the race. I'm proud of this Miller Lite team for digging in and bringing home a seventh-place finish. So much happened the last 20 laps that a top-10 finish could have ended a lot worse if we would have got caught up in other people's mess. I'm proud of everyone at Penske Racing."
SAM HORNISH JR. (No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger) Finished 21st
"A tough way to end the race. I just ran out of room. Everybody is shuffling around at the end of the race trying to get the best run that they can. Kurt (Busch) got a little bit loose in front of me and I tried to fill in on the bottom and there just wasn't enough room at the exit of the turn. The Mobil 1 Dodge was really good tonight.
"It was unfortunate for sure. We've been working really hard to make our cars faster and I felt that we had a really good car. It handled great all night. We got beat up a little bit on the big wreck, had to pit and go to the end of line. Our car was so good that I was able to drive right back up to the front and thought that we had a chance to win the race. Our Mobil 1 Dodge was way too good tonight to deserve a finish like we had."
BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 12 Penske Dodge Challenger) Finished 30th
"What a tough way to end what looked like a great night for our Penske Dodge. We had an awesome car all night long. All three Penske cars were fast. We were in great position to have a great finish. We ran up front and got the lead at one point in the race. It felt like I was inside the top 10 all race to be honest with you. At one point, we had three Penske Dodge's inside the top-five. Just a real great night until the accident happened. Our car showed a lot of promise and I thought that this was going to be a great night and sure enough, we caught a bad break and just got caught up in that big wreck.
TAKE ME THROUGH THAT BIG WRECK? "It was just plate-racing. Everybody is racing hard, somebody gets loose in front of the pack and all heck breaks loose. I didn't see much because everyone just stopped in front of me and I had nowhere to go. By the time I checked up, it was just too late and caused a huge pile-up behind me."
-source: dodge motorsports