Dover: Ryan Newman press conference

RYAN NEWMAN (No. 12 ALLTEL Dodge) -- Qualified Second "I wasn't surprised with Jeremy. He was quick in practice, a tenth quicker than us and ended up 13 hundredths quicker or whatever it was. It was a good run for the ALLTEL Dodge. I wish we...

RYAN NEWMAN (No. 12 ALLTEL Dodge) -- Qualified Second

"I wasn't surprised with Jeremy. He was quick in practice, a tenth quicker than us and ended up 13 hundredths quicker or whatever it was. It was a good run for the ALLTEL Dodge. I wish we could have got the pole. I said it wasn't a perfect lap when I ran it. I think Jeremy got pretty close to the perfect lap. We'll take what we learned and hopefully get some race trim practice tomorrow. If not, we know what it's like to be in victory lane here, so we'll get it ready for Sunday. It was all qualifying trim (in practice today).

"My expectations are the same as they were coming into this race last year. Do our best and doing our best got us two wins here last year. Hopefully it'll do it again. I don't think it does (concrete track gets greener after rain than asphalt). I think it's about the same. The one thing about concrete, it does dry faster.

"It's a track that once you get it right you can usually keep it right. That's on a given weekend or throughout a couple of years. It doesn't change much if any, whereas other tracks are more suseptable to weather change and things like that. That on top of good effort and having yourself in good position at the end of the race, that's it. There's no story behind it if that's what you're asking."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Ryan Newman