Pocono: Vickers post-qualifying interview

Vickers 3rd Post-Qualifying Press Conference with Brian Vickers BRIAN VICKERS, NO. 25 GMAC CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO - Qualified 3rd: "In general with the gear and transmission changes, I think NASCAR went in the right direction, but I think...

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Post-Qualifying Press Conference with Brian Vickers

BRIAN VICKERS, NO. 25 GMAC CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO - Qualified 3rd:

"In general with the gear and transmission changes, I think NASCAR went in the right direction, but I think there are some things they could do a little different there. In a place like this maybe you make an exception. You kind of give us a transmission where we could shift. I think it would make it a little more exciting and add another challenge back to the track and make the racing a little bit better. But all in all, the GMAC Chevy was really pretty good in race trim and qualifying trim, and we're looking forward to a good start."

(YOU WERE 9 YEARS OLD WHEN MICHAEL WALTRIP WON HIS LAST POLE. DO YOU REMEMBER THAT?) "No, I don't. I know I was in first grade, and probably just worrying about getting the colors in the lines at that time. Congratulations to Michael. It was a great effort to run that lap. I ran with him a little in practice yesterday. In race trim, he had a pretty good car too."

(ON IMPOUNDING THE CARS AT POCONO) "The first 10 minutes of each practice, the car handled different than it did in the rest of the practice. I'm sure we're going to deal with a little bit of that tomorrow. Hopefully we can get some long green flag runs and have a good race."

(ARE THERE ENGINE CONCERNS FOR SUNDAY'S RACE?) "I don't think so. I think it's going to be easier on the engines, probably, not turning many rpms and honestly, the gears that have been given to us, we can't even turn the rpms we're capable of to even be comfortable with. So we're well in the good. I've heard some guys have tried to shift and it didn't work out too well. But if they continue to try to do that, they're going to be looking at some problems tomorrow. But I think that's going to be few and far between."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Brian Vickers