RODNEY CHILDERS, CREW CHIEF No. 00 TOYOTA
ON TODAY'S AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCEMENT THAT ITS SPRING RACE WILL MOVE FROM 500 TO 400 MILES: "I think it's a good thing. If you watch some of the races out there they can get pretty long and drawn out just like Michigan. California is a place where you have engine failures and things like that because we run a really high RPM on the long straight-aways. Shortening this race will kind of even things out engine wise as it compares to everywhere else that we race. I think it's a good thing for everyone. Now we have to go a little bit harder, earlier, and that should make for a better show for the fans and that's what matters the most."