TONY STEWART, NO. 20 HOME DEPOT MONTE CARLO SS, AFTER EXITING CAR ON LAP 38 AND BEING REPLACED BY RICKY RUDD: "It pretty good for the first 10 laps while everybody was getting things going. Everybody picked up the speed once the track cleaned...
TONY STEWART, NO. 20 HOME DEPOT MONTE CARLO SS, AFTER EXITING CAR ON LAP 38 AND BEING REPLACED BY RICKY RUDD:
"It pretty good for the first 10 laps while everybody was getting things going. Everybody picked up the speed once the track cleaned off. Then the soreness kept coming and kept coming. I was glad to get the caution when we got it. I had trouble hearing you (TV reporter) but I think you asked about the stop and they did a great job. We had a plan on what we were going do when we got in and I think they did a great job and we didn't lose a lap getting him (Ricky Rudd) in. We just wanted to get him back out there without losing a lap now and we did that.
"I feel like I got beat up. We did what we had to do there, it was a lot longer run than we were hoping for obviously. The car is not terrible, it is a little bit tight there on entry and exit. During the driver change, we didn't have a chance to make some changes so Ricky still has the same balance I started with. The next time he gets in here, we will be able to get some adjustments, we are just one pit stop behind every one right now.
"This isn't very much fun, I can tell you that. It is hard to explain to people how hard it is to get out of your own race car. When you own a car, you know you have got another driver. But this is the one time of the week I cherish more than anything else in life right now. Not a very fun way to spend the day. If I can sit up here all day and do something to help us, to get back to the top ten, Ricky has done an awesome job all weekend. I am confident we can get him some track position with an adjustment or two, it will be an awesome day for us."