MICHAEL WALTRIP, NO. 15 NAPA CHEVROLET (Finished 6th) "The car's been running real good lately. That's our fourth top ten finish in a row. We've done a nice job of getting the car tuned. I'm real pleased with what we're doing and going to ...
MICHAEL WALTRIP, NO. 15 NAPA CHEVROLET (Finished 6th)
"The car's been running real good lately. That's our fourth top ten finish in a row. We've done a nice job of getting the car tuned. I'm real pleased with what we're doing and going to Pocono."
KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 29 GM GOODWRENCH CHEVROLET (Finished 10th)
"I don't believe all this. I've seen a lot throughout my career, but I've never seen so much stuff torn up before. Maybe Talladega or Daytona, but not some place like here. It's hard not to laugh, but it's kind of funny."
"Our car was good especially there towards the end. It just took a few extra laps to get going and that hurt me with as many of those late cautions. I'm proud of the GM Goodwrench guys for sticking with it. We'll definitely take tenth. That will help us in the points and we didn't have to do much at the end, we just finished the race. This has got to be one of the longest days I have ever spent in Dover and I thought yesterday was long. It's going to be a race to remember."
BRIAN VICKERS, NO. 25 GMAC CHEVROLET (Finished 23rd)
ARE YOU OK?
"I'm fine, I appreciate that. The GMAC Chevy team put down a good job all day. We got the car a lot better there at the end. We got our five points for leading early on. We were on our way to a top five. Somebody blew up or was riding around the groove putting oil down. A couple of us ended up getting into it. You're going to have that. It would have been nice to have those soft walls though, I can tell you that. That was a hard hit. Hopefully they'll be coming soon. Thanks for all the fans coming out and enjoy the rest of the race."
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE'S CHEVROLET (Finished 32nd)
"People need to use their heads and race smart. They're three, four, five laps down and they're racing like they're racing for the win."
CHAD KNAUS, CHEW CHIEF FOR THE NO. 48 LOWE'S CHEVROLET
"No. 15 (Michael Waltrip) checked up a little bit for some reason going into (turn) three or the No. 23 (Dave Blaney) just got a good run on him. No. 23 drove up into him. It all happened from there. I don't know what was going on behind us but obviously the people behind us didn't have spotters and didn't say 'spinning in front of ya.' We just drove into the middle of it."
HOW MUCH OF THAT DO YOU THINK HAD TO DO WITH THE CHAOS 20 LAPS PRIOR TO THAT?
"Chaos is brought in by people not paying attention to what's going on around them."
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DUPONT CHEVROLET (Finished 36th)
"I was just so tight and trying to get the car to turn. I was doing everything I could - using the brakes, getting the high line, the bottom line. It didn't surprise me that it blew."
"It blew the right front tire. I was really tight. I was afraid it was going to go. I'm kind of surprised it held on that long."
ON THE TRACK CONDITIONS:
"The track is good. It's got a couple different grooves. It really tightened up a lot."
ARE YOU DISAPPOINTED TO NOT DO WELL AT DOVER?
"We'll be able to continue. That's more disappointing than anything else. We didn't need this. It's certainly not going in our direction right now. We got to make sure we get some good finishes. We're taking a big hit in the points right now. We had a great car."
ON THE SOFTER WALLS:
"I'm very disappointed. I don't understand why they don't have them here. Of course you say that after you hit 'em. Thank goodness for my seat. These guys do an awesome job with the seat. That thing held up beautifully. As hard as I hit for as slow as I was going, I think they need to put that on the priority list here."
ON TODAY'S RACING:
"This is a tough place. Track position is hard to get. We fight almost harder for track position here than anywhere else because of pit road. Pit road is so narrow and small. I was having to battle with the No. 9 (Kasey Kahne) and the No. 97 (Kurt Busch) really hard because I needed to be ahead of those guys especially the No. 9 to get in to my pit stall."
JOE NEMECHEK, NO. 01 U.S. ARMY CHEVROLET (Finished 38th)
"It's just one of those racing deals. We're trying to go as fast as we can go. The car was a little bit tight. I was trying to keep the bottom. I knew Terry (Labonte) was coming on the outside. It pushed up off of turn four really bad and I had to come up out of the gas. He just got in the back of me. It's just unfortunate. We've had some really good cars over the past few weeks but we haven't been able to take advantage of it."
"Terry and I are good friends. It's just one of those deals. My car was really tight. I had to run right on the bottom to make the car work. At that point in time, I just saw him in the mirror coming on the outside. I tried giving him that groove but my car pushed. When it pushed up I had to come out of the gas to keep from hitting the wall. He just got in the back of me. Stuff happens here. It seems like the way the tires are wearing, if you get up out of the groove, you almost spin out. It's incredible. Everyone's trying to run right on the bottom. Tony Stewart is setting a heck of a pace. You try to go as best you can."
IS THE TRACK GREEN?
"It's wearing tires. It's doing all the same things its always done before. Everybody is racing pretty hard today. It's kind of tough to see what's going on out there. There's not a lot of give and take today. Everybody's gouging for that bottom groove."
ON GREG BIFFLE GETTING INTO THE NO. 38:
"It's typical turn four. If your car pushes up off to keep from hitting the wall, you've got to check up out of the gas. It's just one of those things. My car didn't hook as good as it did in the past. I had to let off the gas and stuff happens."