Saturday Practice Special Father's Day Quotes: KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) "My dad is my biggest hero out there. Kyle and I owe everything to him. From the days as kids growing up in Vegas, when he'd put down cans for us to...
Saturday Practice Special Father's Day Quotes:
KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger)
"My dad is my biggest hero out there. Kyle and I owe everything to him. From the days as kids growing up in Vegas, when he'd put down cans for us to race go-karts around in front of our house at the end of the cul-de-sac, we really do owe so much to dad. He's been there with us all along the way. He's been a coach, a mentor and a best buddy for all these years. We've been so fortunate and achieved our dream of racing at the top level and I credit dad for much of the success we've enjoyed. I want to wish my dad, Tom, a very happy Father's Day."
SAM HORNISH JR. (No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger)
"I've had quite a few great Father's Day moments. I've won some Indy Car races; I led my first Cup Series laps under green on Father's Day last year (at Michigan). My Dad's given me so much good advice over the years that I would never be able to narrow down to just one thing. He's been the most influential person in my career. We've spent a lot of Father's Days, just me and him traveling around go-kart racing and doing a lot of father-son things."
IS FATHER'S DAY DIFFERENT FOR YOU NOW THAT YOU ARE A RECENT PARENT? "Definitely. We usually leave our daughter Addison at home for this race, but decided to bring her because it was Father's Day weekend. It's great being a Dad. I'm sure I'll enjoy this day as my daughter gets older. But for sure, Father's Day is special for me and my Dad and everything that he has done for me and my career."
ELLIOTT SADLER (No. 19 Stanley Dodge Charger)
"When I was growing up, my father put a lot of time and effort into making me who I am today, both as a racer and as a person. I didn't really understand just what a commitment that was until I became a man myself, took a step back and now I really appreciate everything he did and does for me. I want to do the same for my kids someday."
REED SORENSON (No. 43 Valvoline Dodge Charger)
"My mom and Dad did a lot. I started out racing at six. Growing up racing, they put a lot of time, effort and money into my career. Once I got a little older and running in the American Speed Association, it took even more time and more money. We had a lot of volunteer help from close friends. It was a lot of time away from home, but we ran good and had a good time."
AJ ALLMENDINGER (No. 44 Best Buy Dodge Charger)
"(My Dad) is everything in my career. Between him and my Mom, my Dad was racing before I was ever born, so I feel like I was born at a race track. Growing up, I watched him race at the local dirt tracks in Californian. He gave up racing so we could afford me racing. He is my biggest fan. He even has an AJ tattoo. He's one of those Dads that is always a part of my career. I'm racing because of him."
BEST FATHER'S DAY GIFT: "I won my first Champ car race in 2006 at Portland on Father's Day. He was pretty pumped up about that. I wouldn't mind that happening again this weekend at Infineon. That would be awesome."
-credit: dodge motorsports