Las Vegas: GM teams pre-race quotes

Jimmie Johnson No.48 Lowe's Chevrolet WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS BEFORE TODAY'S RACE? We have a great race car. We had a great race car at Fontana and I think just one more lap and we could have won that race. The Lowe's Monte Carlo is in great...

Jimmie Johnson
No.48 Lowe's Chevrolet

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS BEFORE TODAY'S RACE? We have a great race car. We had a great race car at Fontana and I think just one more lap and we could have won that race. The Lowe's Monte Carlo is in great shape. We had a great Happy Hour, we posted some of the fastest times. We were a little off in the long runs, but Chad works his butt off to make this car work well to drive for me and these Lowe's guys work really hard. It's good. I think it's going to be a long race and a slick race and hopefully we'll have this baby up front when we need it.

Kevin Harvick
No.29 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet

DO YOU FEEL CONFIDENT DESPITE YOUR STARTING POSITION? Yeah, this GM Goodwrench Chevrolet is really fast. You know, it's a lot like California. We started in the back and had a good race car and drove straight to the front. I think we learned yesterday that you can definitely pass pretty easily, if the car is good. So, we're looking forward to it, it will be fun to watch at the beginning and we'll get ourselves in a position where we can hopefully win the race.

Jeff Gordon
No.24 DuPont Chevrolet

HOW IS YOUR CAR? We'll find out really soon. I think we're better than where we qualified at. I'm really proud of this DuPont Chevrolet team, they've been performing on race day and in the pits and communication and chemistry is there. You know, we want to redeem ourselves a little bit from the tough luck we had with the engine in California. I feel very confident that we've got that all behind us and I look forward to putting it out there for how

HOW IS THE WIND A FACTOR HERE? Well, the biggest issue is it looks there might be a bit of a crosswind down the middle of 1 and 2. It is going to make it challenging for us to get the car turned in the middle of the corner. It really helps us going into Turn 3 because it's a headwind and we can drive in there really deep, really hard and just use the wind to brake the car and turn the car as well. We should be in good shape there. Other than that the wind is not that much of a factor. It's really all about track temperature more than anything else.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Kevin Harvick , Jimmie Johnson