Richmond: Dodge teams race quotes

SAM HORNISH JR. (No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger) Finished 6th "Our Mobil 1 Dodge was outstanding pretty much all night long. We waited maybe one stop too long to come in and get tires or we might have had something for them there at the end. I'm...

SAM HORNISH JR. (No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger) Finished 6th

"Our Mobil 1 Dodge was outstanding pretty much all night long. We waited maybe one stop too long to come in and get tires or we might have had something for them there at the end. I'm real proud of these guys and how hard they worked. I told a lot of people yesterday we had a better car than a 28th-place qualifying car. It ran real well. We tried to stay out of trouble the best we could. We got into the normal short-track stuff tonight. I'm just glad we persevered. We didn't tear the car up too bad. We were able to get out of here with another top-10 finish. I like the short tracks more all the time. I wouldn't have thought my first two top 10s would come on short tracks. We've had some real good runs and been real strong this year. I feel like I'm learning all the time. The team is growing and getting stronger. Penske Racing as a whole is also getting stronger. We ran well last weekend and had a top-five car and didn't end up being around for the finish. It was a good day for us in the point and hopefully we'll get ourselves a couple more spots closer to being in the top 20."

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TRAVIS GEISLER (Crew Chief, No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger)

"This caps off a really strong month for us. We didn't have the finish at Talladega, but we've been this good for the last month. We're really starting to show it now. Sam put together an awesome race. Everyone on this Mobil 1 team is really stepping it up and we appreciate Dodge's support and everything they've done for us. This new engine package, everything put together has made a special program for us this season. I think we can see it with all the Penske cars."

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KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) Finished 12th

"We were a solid top-five car with the Miller Lite Dodge until we messed with the track bar during a stop with just over 100 laps to go. We changed (our set-up) back, but it was too late because we fell out of contention with the guys who took on tires with 50 laps to go. At the end (of the race), we were sitting ducks trying to hang on to all we could. We just didn't have anything at all left for them."

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

"It was just a back-and-forth night for our Miller Lite Dodge. Track position was important, but so were tires. We didn't give up track position there at the end and probably should have come in and taken tires and that hurt us. We had a top-five car and just didn't come out of the race with the finish that reflected how strong our car was most of the night."

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REED SORENSON (No. 43 McDonald's McCafe Dodge Charger) Finished 20th

"We could have finished a little bit better, but we just weren't good at the start of the race and that set us back a bit. Our McDonald's Dodge got better near the end of the race and we picked up a bunch of positions. We left a right-front wheel loose there at the end, otherwise we probably could have passed three or four more cars. We put on a good set of tires and we were really flying up the race track. We finished 20th, but I really think that we had a top-15 car at the end of the race for sure."

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AJ ALLMENDINGER (No. 44 PVA.org King's Cup Karting for a Cause Dodge Charger) Finished 21st

"I'm proud of the guys on the PVA.org Dodge Charger. The crew had their best night for sure fighting hard to get us the track position that we needed. I was frustrated, but they kept fighting for me and gave us a solid finish. The positive is that we changed the car from what we've been fighting and made a significant difference in the handling of the car. We still have some ways to go, but I think that we made another step in the right direction."

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ELLIOTT SADLER (No. 19 Stanley Tools Dodge Charger) Finished 25th

"It's disappointing. We got behind early and had to battle the entire night trying to get it back. We were back there with our teammates, so there's a lot of work ahead of us. My guys worked hard and we'll continue to work hard to get our program where it needs to be."

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KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger) Finished 29th

"It seemed like everything that could go wrong tonight did go wrong. We made some gains with the adjustments Kenny (Francis, crew chief) made, but overall, a frustrating night for the Budweiser team. The guys did another great job on pit road, it just wasn't out night."

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DAVID STREMME (No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger) Finished 38th

"Despite what the finish says, it was a real solid night for the Penske Racing Dodge. We had a good race car, but had some problems on pit road and then got hit in the back and just got wrecked to put us out of the race. We had a top-15 car, probably a top-10 car and just got taken out."

-credit: dodge motorsports

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Series NASCAR Cup
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