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KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger) Finished 7th "At times, I thought we were pretty quick today. We had speed on green flag runs. On the last run, the car was a little bit free, turned really well and we were fast. The yellow came out...

KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger) Finished 7th

"At times, I thought we were pretty quick today. We had speed on green flag runs. On the last run, the car was a little bit free, turned really well and we were fast. The yellow came out and we stayed out on tires. The front felt really hard there at the end and was tight. (Kevin) Harvick made a nice save or he would have taken both of us out.

"The tires performed well. We had no issues. I kind of like it if they fall off a little more so we can do different things with the back of the car. But the front is going to get tight. It's probably different for everybody. Overall, it was a good race.

"I was too tight to pass cars there at the end, so I just made sure I was saving fuel and not let the car behind me catch me. It was another good finish and a good point's day."


REED SORENSON (No. 43 Valvoline Dodge Charger) Finished 13th

"Our Valvoline Dodge was really good today. We had about a 10th-place car. We were better on long runs than we were on the short ones. I had some alternator issues that hurt us in the end of the race that didn't allow us to run like we wanted to. Overall it was a pretty good day for us.

"It's hard to pass here. Even with the old car passing here at Indy is tough, it's just even worse with the COT. Track position was critical. We knew that there were going to be limited chances to pass, it was mostly stay in line and try not to overdrive the corners."


AJ ALLMENDINGER (No. 44 Hunt Brothers Dodge Charger) Finished 20th

"We were average today. We were about 20th to 25th all day. That's about where we finished. We just struggled, but we will get better for Pocono."


KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) Finished 27th

"That vibration just killed us. We had to pit there under the green and lost a lap. With so few cautions, we just couldn't make it up. We must have logged about 60 laps during two segments, running around as the Lucky Dog guy and couldn't get the caution when we needed it. It was a frustrating day for the Miller Lite Dodge Team. To add to it all, the vibration wasn't a loose wheel. The guys said it was something going on weird with the tire, like it had equalized or something. It was a big disappointment here today, that's for sure."


SAM HORNISH JR. (No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger) Finished 37th

"I just got loose getting into Turn 1, saved it as much as I could toward the exit of 1 and ended up getting into the wall. It's frustrating for sure. Our Mobil 1 Dodge was pretty good today. We made a couple changes on our pit stop, went the wrong way a little bit, but we were still in pretty good position. I just got loose and decided to gas it up and instead of spinning it inside; I gassed it up and got into the outside wall. A mistake on my end."


ELLIOTT SADLER (No. 19 Best Buy Dodge Charger) Finished 40th

"It was a tough day for sure for the Best Buy Dodge. We're not sure what happened other than we had some oil coming out of the bottom of the car. It's disappointing because we run strong here in the past and just didn't have the opportunity to show our hand today. There's not much I can do as a driver other than just try and put this behind us and head to Pocono next weekend."


RICHARD PETTY (Co-Owner, Richard Petty Motorsports)

"We were expecting a little bit more. They (our drivers) got everything that was in them (the cars) out. We were just off a tick. Of course, everybody else was too, I guess. Circumstances worked good for us. We had good pit stops. Everything went good. We just didn't run fast enough. It was one of those days when you get outrun. Today, we got outrun."


ROY MCCAULEY (Crew Chief, No. 12 Penske Racing Dodge Charger)

"A solid day for us. That's what we needed. David (Stremme) did a fantastic job driving. We had a good solid car all day, nothing too crazy. We made spots when we could, but the No. 12 Mobil 1 Penske Dodge was solid all day. That's what we needed. We got caught a little bit behind here in the point's situation with some unfortunate incidents and we're just trying to claw our way back up there."


MARK MCARDLE (Vice President of Competition, Richard Petty Motorsports)

"Obviously, we would have been happier with better results. We'll take a solid day in points for both the 9 and 43, a good day for the 44 as well. We continue to show strong performance with the current generation of cars and the R6 engine is running well. We have a lot of positives to build on. We just didn't have quite the car we needed today to contend for the win. We weren't too far off. We've been gaining a little bit each week. Once again, I think we had a car that was capable of contending for a top-five position. We had great pit stops all day. We just didn't quite get the result we wanted."

-credit: dodge motorsports

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Richard Petty
Teams Team Penske , Richard Petty Motorsports