The Nextel: Dodge teams All-Star quotes

RUSTY WALLACE (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge) -- Finished Ninth "It was OK. I bent the left front fender up on the restart. I got into Ryan's right rear quarterpanel. I went to tuck in behind him and didn't clear him and tore my left front fender up.

RUSTY WALLACE (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge) -- Finished Ninth

"It was OK. I bent the left front fender up on the restart. I got into Ryan's right rear quarterpanel. I went to tuck in behind him and didn't clear him and tore my left front fender up. It hurt the downforce, but it was a decent run. We were just too loose right there at the end. We plugged a left front shock and got the car where it wouldn't sink down in ground and it got the car too loose on entry and exit and it hurt me. We're bringing back a new car next week. This is a good car, too, but we've got a new one ready to go."

KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge) -- Finished Seventh

"The wreck happened all right in front of me. I hit the brakes and my brakes didn't slow me down good enough. I got right in the middle of it. It tore up the front end and we worked on it from there. I think it was mostly motor (after the wreck). The guys at the engine shop built us an awesome piece for here and I think the engine had a lot to do with where we finished today.

"This is one of Bill's cars. He let us use it for tonight. We're bringing our No. 1 car back for next weekend. I think we learned a lot this weekend. We learned a lot about the setups, brakes, a lot of things about driving this place and things we need to do to come back and win the deal.

"Without that wreck, who knows? This car was flying. I think we passed six or seven cars in four or five laps. I couldn't believe how good it was when it went green. We're going to make a few changes and do some things and I'm going to be better when I come back and we're going to have a good 600."

STERLING MARLIN (No. 40 Coors Light Dodge)

"Sometimes you dodge them here, and sometimes you don't. That's the deal with this race. They usually wipe out a bunch of cars. I know I might make somebody mad, but I'd rather go run and points race where it would mean something. It's like this every year. Everybody tears up their cars and somebody is mad. It's a wonder somebody didn't get hurt. Somebody must have crammed somebody into the fence, made it three deep or something. It's hard to run three deep here. We almost got through it and somebody ran into the back of us and turned us around. I don't know what all happened then. It was just a big wreck with a lot of smoke. We were going to bring this car back for the 600, but we can't now.

"They were all two deep or three deep. It's really hard to race like that for that short of time. Everybody was being idiots. They do it all the time. They're going to invert the field. It's the mentality of a 25-lap dirt tracker -- just knock 'em out of the way.

"I saw smoke as we crossed the start-finish line. Everybody started checking up, running into each other. I thought we had it cleared and somebody hit me in the left rear and turned me around. I was on top of Robby Gordon and came down and hit Jeff Gordon. A lot of people are mad when they leave. The winner's not, but I hate it for the Coors Light team. We had a real good car, so we'll just come back next week and try to win the 600."

-dodge motorsports-

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Robby Gordon