Phoenix II: Dodge teams race quotes

KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) Finished 6th "It was a good start. We had a great car in the beginning, a good feel, but lost the handle. A tough day for the Miller Lite Dodge. We wanted to be right up there in the mix going for the...

KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) Finished 6th

"It was a good start. We had a great car in the beginning, a good feel, but lost the handle. A tough day for the Miller Lite Dodge. We wanted to be right up there in the mix going for the win. Sixth place, we'll take it. Last week was a win. We're gaining points and we're still doing a good job. (Jeff) Gordon is within distance going into Homestead for third place overall.

YOUR LAST RACE WITH PAT TRYSON NEXT WEEK. DO YOU HAVE ONE MORE WIN IN YOU? "I think we do. We're bringing back Patriot, the car we won with at Texas. It's a great car. Our team has an upbeat feel. We've had a long year. We've had a successful year. There's no better way than put together a 100 percent effort this next week and go out with a bang and hopefully a win."

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PAT TRYSON (Crew Chief, No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge)

"It was a good day, just not quite good enough. We started out good, but as the track rubbered up, we weren't quite as good as we needed to be. All in all, it was a good day. We would have liked it to have been a little better."

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KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger) Finished 15th

"Overall, a pretty good day for our Budweiser Dodge. Track position was so important today and we just couldn't get the car balanced like we needed to stay up front with the leaders as the race wore on. We were running inside the top 10 for nearly 150 laps and then we just fought a front-end issue that we couldn't fix. At one point in the race, I felt like I could feel every crack in the race track and with such long green flag runs today, if your car wasn't perfect, you just didn't have time under yellow flag stops to make any adjustments that you needed."

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SAM HORNISH JR. (No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger) Finished 17th

"It was a nice day for the Mobil 1 Dodge after a couple weeks of adversity. We were able to have good patience and finish the race which was our goal today. We were running inside the top 10 when we came to pit and ran over some fluid entering our pit box which spun the car around and cost us some time. Once we got back to racing, the car was consistent all day long. A lot of hard work by the Mobil 1 team all day. I'm proud of my guys."

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REED SORENSON (No. 43 PVA Dodge Charger) Finished 26th

"Our Paralyzed Veterans of America Dodge just struggled with handling for most of the day. We couldn't get the car to turn. I don't know if we broke something or what, but our steering wouldn't react the way it should have. It was a tough day."

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ELLIOTT SADLER (No. 19 Insignia Dodge Charger) Finished 28th

"We struggled with handling early and couldn't do much of anything about it because the race stayed green for so long. Once we finally got a caution to work on the Insignia Dodge, we got caught up in the wreck on the restart. That pretty much put us in a tough spot the rest of the day. I'm proud of my guys for working so hard in the pits to get us back out there without losing a lot of ground, but it was just a tough day."

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BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 12 Penske Racing Dodge Charger) Finished 37th

"What a shame. I couldn't really tell what happened when we got caught up in that wreck. Somebody spun in front of the field and we just got caught in the mess. This Penske Dodge was fast. We were passing cars and I felt like we were going to get a solid top 10 today. We just needed some more laps today, but got caught in that wreck. It's part of racing. That's just the way that this deal goes sometimes. I'm really proud of this Penske group for giving me a car as good as this one was today. We showed some real signs of progress this weekend. The end result may not be there, but the effort was and I'm proud of everyone. I'm looking forward to heading down to Miami and racing hard at Homestead."

-credit: dodge motorsports

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Series NASCAR Cup
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