Dover II: Dodge teams race quotes

JEREMY MAYFIELD (No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge) -- Finished 7th "We had a good car but had to battle all day. I lost radio contact with the crew early in the race. I couldn't tell them what the car was doing. We didn't get if fixed until the...

JEREMY MAYFIELD (No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge) -- Finished 7th

"We had a good car but had to battle all day. I lost radio contact with the crew early in the race. I couldn't tell them what the car was doing. We didn't get if fixed until the last caution. We had a couple stops that weren't up to par, so we had to battle back. We just have to dig down and make it happen as a team. We're capable of getting the job done, we just have to dig down, all of us. With the exception of the one long run, the car was good. Toward the end of the run, the car stopped getting through the corners the way we needed to and we lost a few positions on the track. After we made a chassis adjustment and got tires, we were right back running times with the leader. But we had traffic to deal with. After the restart after that last caution, we were 11th and worked our way back up to seventh. We'll take it and look to get everything together next week. We know if we dig down, we can and will get the job done. It's a lot better points day than last week, so we'll take it and head to Talladega."

JAMIE McMURRAY (No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge) -- Finished 8th

"I don't know what was wrong. I didn't sleep very well last night. The guys next to us had a little party outside my motorhome last night. I was up late and for some reason I woke up at 5:30. They gave me something out there, and it made me feel better. I don't know what it was. It could have just been water, but mentally it made me feel a whole lot better. We started 10th and when I got to sixth I felt worse. That's when I knew something was wrong. All-in-all it was a pretty good day. We struggled in the pits again. We really had a tough time in the pits, but other than that our car was pretty good. We fought back. We seem to pass more cars every weekend than anyone else. We go to the back and work our way back to the front, but it was a pretty good finish. I was happy with that. We felt that way when we didn't make the top 10. It would be pretty cool to score the most points out of anyone in the last 10 races and show you deserve to be there. We've got to work on our program just a little bit. We're a sixth to 10th place car right now and we need to step it up to be a top five car. It would be cool to get to go to the banquet and feel like you earned your way there (with 11th place finish in the standings). We'll just keep digging and doing what we're doing."

RUSTY WALLACE (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge) -- Finished 13th

"We run good every week and something stupid is always happening. I don't know what it's going to take to get that thing fixed and get it back to normal. I thought we were in real good shape. I'm mystified why I keep blowing right-front tires out. It was only pushing just a little bit.

"That was an amazing win last night at Bristol for my son Stephen. That was an engine Maurice Petty built and a Dodge Intrepid that Stephen and the guys at our shop built. The car looked great. He was prepared, and to have him win his first big race at a track where I won my first big race is pretty special. He had a horrifying wreck at Bristol a month ago and to come back from that to winning is really something. I wanted to do good for him today. We had a good showing today, but we should have had a much better finish."

STERLING MARLIN (No. 40 Coors Light Dodge) -- Finished 15th

"I don't know what we adjusted one time, but it was terrible. We drove to 12th. All we did was change tires and a little bit of air pressure and went from top 12 to a 30th-place car. It was terrible."

BRENDAN GAUGHAN (No. 77 Kodak/Jasper Dodge) -- Finished 22nd, top rookie

"It was a long day, but we were the top Raybestos Rookie and that's one goal we set for ourselves every week. We got it this week in ugly fashion, but we finished and didn't do any damage and brought it home in one piece, and that's something else we've been trying to do lately. Our team never could get the balance right, but we dug hard, the guys worked hard on pit road and we were the best finishing rookie. We'll take it."

KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge) -- Finished 42nd

"It was going down the frontstretch and it popped. I popped it out of gear, and it was still running pretty rough. I had to shut it off. The motor ran good all weekend. It ran really good all weekend, and it was running good today. They said it might be a flywheel, so they're looking into that. We might be able to change it and get back out there. I'm not sure how bad it is right now. I think we had a good car today. I was biding my time. It was early in the race, but I think the car was all right. It was a little loose, but that's a good thing. You want to start loose here, and it gets better as you go. We were getting better, but something broke."

-dodge motorsports

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Maurice Petty