Phoenix: GM teams rain delay quotes

Note: Afternoon rains delayed the start time of this evening's race. Robby Gordon-- ...

Note: Afternoon rains delayed the start time of this evening's race.

Robby Gordon-- #7 Harrah's Chevrolet

YOU'RE A ROAD RACER, SO CAN'T WE JUST PUT WETS ON AND HEAD OUT THERE? You know, a lot of our road race tracks have runoff. Where if you happen to get loose, there's some runoff room. Street circuits are like this. We don't have straightaways like this on street circuits, though. These are long straights, heading down into a 90-degree turn.

WHEN THE TRACK DRIES, WILL YOUR STRATEGY CHANGE AT ALL KNOWING WATER HAD BEEN ON THE TRACK? Obviously pit lane is going to be wet and we're all going to know that. We've learned a lot over the past few years about what it takes when you have a wet pit lane. It shouldn't be a big deal, really. NASCAR is never going to send us out on a track that's wet. I don't know what the history is here, but hopefully it doesn't have a lot of what we call seepers. Seepers are down under and the water seems up from the bottom. But I don't think we have that much rain here-it seems to be just surface rain.

Bobby Labonte-- #18 Interstate Batteries Chevrolet

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE WEATHER AND HOT IT MIGHT AFFECT THE RACE? It doesn't matter, as long as we get done tonight. If it's moist, we're not going to be racing. If it's dry, we're going to be okay. I don't know about this one here (Phoenix). I've only been here once when it's rained. You know, if the track gets dry, I think everything will be okay.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bobby Labonte , Robby Gordon