Homestead: GM teams final practice quotes

KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 29 SHELL-PENNZOIL CHEVROLET: LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE GOING TO PACK IT IN EARLY "Well, it's just a couple of minutes (before practice is over) and we ran several laps there. We're really happy with our car. It should be a fun day ...

KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 29 SHELL-PENNZOIL CHEVROLET:

LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE GOING TO PACK IT IN EARLY "Well, it's just a couple of minutes (before practice is over) and we ran several laps there. We're really happy with our car. It should be a fun day tomorrow."

HOW MUCH OF AN ADVANTAGE WAS IT TO BE ABLE TO PRACTICE UNDER THE CONDITIONS SIMILAR TO WHAT YOU WILL BE RACING IN TOMORROW? "Yeah, it keeps you from having to guess; which is kind of what you had to do before. And we're always better in the heat of the day than we are at night. So, I'm excited. We're going to race hard!"

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GIL MARTIN, CREW CHIEF, NO. 29 SHELL-PENNZOIL CHEVROLET:

HOW WAS PRACTICE TODAY? "We started off too loose in the first practice. Got the car really good toward the end of that practice. In happy hour, I felt like we had one of the best cars period here. It was a great happy hour for us. I am excited about tomorrow. It is going to take us a couple of pit stops to get up there. I think we will be fine."

HOW HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO BUILD AND MAINTAIN THE COHESIVENESS THAT YOU HAVE HERE WITH THIS TEAM? "I just think it has got a lot to do with these guys period, the fact of there is a lot to be said. Everybody talks about how the No. 48 has been together for a long time. These guys are getting there now too. They had a head start on us. They were five years ahead of us where they had a lot of members that were in the same group. These guys have been together a long time now and we know how to feed off each other. If somebody is down, we know how to bring that guy back up.

"We came in here knowing they couldn't take third place away from us. The only thing we can do is take second and first away from them. They can still finish third. We can't finish no worse than there. We know that going in. It helps a little bit."

-source: gm racing

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