JOHNNY BENSON, NO. 10 VALVOLINE PONTIAC GRAND PRIX: "Started 33rd, so that was a pretty good run, but it was a long day. We just couldn't get going, couldn't get going. We're just lucky we finished 13th. It was real slippery out there and the...
JOHNNY BENSON, NO. 10 VALVOLINE PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:
"Started 33rd, so that was a pretty good run, but it was a long day. We just couldn't get going, couldn't get going. We're just lucky we finished 13th. It was real slippery out there and the track didn't really get a second groove in, at least not for us. That's all we had."
JAMES INCE, CREW CHIEF, NO. 10 VALVOLINE PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:
"That was just a weird race, but Johnny did a good job. That's not where we want to finish, but with the luck we've been having this year, we'll take it, it's good points, and we'll get out of here. You can't ever give up on one of these deals. You just never know what might happen, especially coming to a place like this, with ten laps to go you could still have a wreck or something happen and you can still make spots. We just came, we wanted to get a top-15 spot and we did that, so we feel good about what we had. The biggest trouble we had was starting 33rd. We had a good car on Friday and Johnny just missed his lap and we had to start 33rd. Coming up through traffic is tough. If you're in the top 10 in a race, you can go. If you're further back than that the air gets so bad that you can't go. In traffic we're still in trouble, there's no doubt about that, but they don't want to here so we're not going to whine about it, but you can sit and watch the race and see it."
STACY COMPTON, NO. 14 CONSECO PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:
"It was a good day for this Conseco Pontiac. We raced with these guys all day, we raced good all day. It's been a long time since this team's been able to do that, especially on a track where aerodynamics make a difference. These guys have worked 16-18 hours a day for the last two months and it's starting to pay off. Mike Hillman's doing a great job on the bodies, David Evans is doing a great job on the motors, and I told you before we're turning the corner right now. I think this shows this team can be a competitive race team, but we just got a lot of work to do and this was the first leg.
YOU GOT BOXED IN ON THAT FIRST PIT STOP WHICH REALLY HURT YOU ON A TRACK WHERE TRACK POSITION IS SO IMPORTANT. "Yea, on that first run just we dropped back to eighth, came back up to fourth and we were coming. Man, I hated it. It was a little bit of mistake on my part, I slid in the pits and Michael (Waltrip) didn't give me any room either, and I just got blocked in. That's the way it goes, but we kept working our way back to the front and thes guys just did a great job."
TONY STEWART, NO. 20 HOME DEPOT PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:
"Track position is so important here, but we had a good day. A top five here at Texas considering we didn't come test and we had no practice, this Home Depot Pontiac team has a lot top be proud of today - they did a great job.
HOW DO YOU FEEL PHYSICALLY? "I'm hurting.