North Wilkesboro Pontiac quotes

>From NASCAR Public Relations NOTES AND COYOTES First Union 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway April 14, 1996 BOBBY HAMILTON (No. 43 STP Pontiac: Grand Prix): "It drove pretty good and we got to working on it and we went to the conservative...

>From NASCAR Public Relations

NOTES AND COYOTES First Union 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway April 14, 1996

BOBBY HAMILTON (No. 43 STP Pontiac: Grand Prix): "It drove pretty good and we got to working on it and we went to the conservative side to try and pull a good finish out. Right there at the end we were good enough to pass the 33 and the 3 but we didn't want to mess with them. We're pretty happy to finish in the top-10. We're always qualifying third or fourth here and finishing 16th or 18th. So this was a pretty good day for us really. We ought to be real good at Martinsville. This is the same car we ran there last time, and everyone that went up there and tested said they ran the same setups and all. We need to get back up there in points. We also needed to take care of this car because this is next week's car. It was just one of those days where we couldn't afford to be real aggressive. But our finish was indicative of about how good we were." RICK MAST(No. 1 Hooters Pontiac Grand Prix) "During one run the car was kind of halfway decent but other than that it wasn't real good all day. We were fighting a push-loose deal all day. We were pushing in the middle of the turns and loose off them We just couldn't get it fixed. We lost one of the laps there early when we had a bad pit stop I don't know what happened. We just didn't run good. The bottom line is that we just didn't run good

"I love Martinsville. That's one track where I always run well at. I'm looking forward to going there right now. But I don't think we learned anything today that will help us there because we ran a different tire here than what we'll run at Martinsville. Some of the things we did here we definitely won't do at Martinsville "

Johnny Benson (No. 30 Pennzoil Pontiac Grand Prix): ''We were good there for a while and then we're not sure what happened. The car was loose at the beginning of the race, but it was comfortable and stable. Then it started getting a lot looser. We had a real good car to start with. The track didn't go our way. Testing here and at Martinsville over the last two weeks helped us. I thought we were going to have a good race and it started out that way. It just got loose. We'll find out why went we get back to the shop. I'm sure everyone got loose but we were pretty devastating on the loose part of it. The crew did a great job. We were just off a little bit after we got going."

KYLE PETTY(No. 42 Coors Light Pontiac Grand Prix): ''I guess we missed the setup. That led to our tires wearing quicker than most of the other teams and when you have a race like this that has such long green flag runs it kills you on old tires."

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