Texas II: Dodge teams race quotes

KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) Race Winner "Unbelievable! I'm proud of our team and everybody pulling together hard. Racing my little brother head to head for the win is bitter sweet. I was rooting for him, but at the same time, we...

KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) Race Winner

"Unbelievable! I'm proud of our team and everybody pulling together hard. Racing my little brother head to head for the win is bitter sweet. I was rooting for him, but at the same time, we wanted to put our Miller Lite Dodge in victory lane. We raced hard. It was cat and mouse on those restarts. Then it came down to the crew chief, Pat (Tryson) putting in the right calls and getting us the fuel mileage to bring it home."

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KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger) Finished 33rd

"Overall, today was a tough day. The Budweiser team fought all day, but we ended up running out of fuel at the end. The guys did a good job of making adjustments. We just couldn't tighten it up enough to get out front and then we had an engine issue at the end."

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ELLIOTT SADLER (No. 19 Stanley Tools Dodge Charger) Finished 22nd

"We struggled today trying to find the handling on this track. (Crew Chief) Wally Rogers made a great call taking the wave around and a quick yellow got us one of our laps back."

***BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 12 Penske Racing Dodge Charger) Finished 35th

"I thought that we did a good job on our Penske Dodge. We had some bad circumstances today, getting caught up in a wreck that took our right-front out. After we got the car fixed, we moved up positions all race. I think that we had a top-15 car, but just got caught up in the wrong spot at the wrong time. That's racing. I'm proud of my guys. Congratulations to Kurt (Busch) and the Miller Lite guys. That's a great win for those guys and I'm happy for my new teammate. They definitely had a great car all night."

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REED SORENSON (No. 43 Valvoline Dodge Charger) Finished 36th

"I think we cut down the right front. It turned right into the wall. I was just along for the ride. It's been a tough day."

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SAM HORNISH JR. (No. 77 AAA Dodge Charger) Finished 40th

"We got going and we knew that we had a really good car. The big thing for us today was trying to make it to the end, try to be real patient. You didn't get any patience with me. I got hit by the 00 and was trying to catch it and then got into Jimmie (Johnson). I feel bad for him because I didn't want to take him out. I was doing everything that I could just to try and keep the car moving forward. One of the things that we've been trying to work on the past couple of weeks is patience and doing what we can do to make it to the end (of the race)."

DID YOU FEEL CONTACT FROM REUTIMANN (No. 00 car)? "As soon as I was correcting it, yeah, I felt myself get hit. By the time that I knew that I was hit, the car was already sideways. I was just trying to correct it and not get into the 48. I knew that he was up there and wanted to give him room. It kind of stems from a couple guys in front of us trying to get the bottom (of the race track). I've got the 5 in front of me and the 48 beside me, I just can't go in there and move the 5 out of the way and I'm not going to try and move the 48 up (the track). Instead, I get hit from behind. It's just an unfortunate set of circumstances. Obviously, you don't ever want to detract from the championship when you're really not even involved in it."

-credit: dodge motorsports

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Series NASCAR Cup
Teams Team Penske