Pontiac Racing Phoenix post-race notes

TONY STEWART, NO. 20 HOME DEPOT PONTIAC GRAND PRIX: "We were best in class today. We just missed the setup a little bit. But a top five - still that's a great day for us. I think we pulled away from the guys behind us in points. We were hoping...

TONY STEWART, NO. 20 HOME DEPOT PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:
"We were best in class today. We just missed the setup a little bit. But a top five - still that's a great day for us. I think we pulled away from the guys behind us in points. We were hoping to catch Ricky (Rudd) a little bit today, but he had a strong car too, so we're pretty happy with a top five."

JAMES INCE, CREW CHIEF, NO. 10 VALVOLINE PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:
"I guess that's not a bad day for this Valvoline team, but we're still extremely disappointed. We've got to get some help on the front of these Pontiacs. We're getting all we can get out of them right now. These other cars have more front downforce than we've got and it's really showing up on the racetrack. We're working awfully hard to only finish 10th. It's pretty frustrating."

DID YOU HAVE ANY TIRE PROBLEMS TODAY?
"No, we were real good on that. We were real conservative. We were making sure we were taking care of our stuff there. Like I say, we're doing all the right things with springs and shocks, we're just up against a glass ceiling right now."

RON HORNADAY JR., NO. 14 CONSECO PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:
"We were running with the guys in the top 10 there at the end after we made some chassis adjustments, but unfortunately we got a lap down early and just had to play catch up the rest of the day."

KEN SCHRADER, NO. 36 M&M's PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:
"We could've finished a whole lot worse than 18th. We had to come in twice because of right front tires and that really cost us. We got two laps down and were able to get one of them back, so to finish where we did with those problems is not too bad."

-Pontiac Racing-

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