PATRICK CARPENTIER (No. 10 Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge Avenger) TALK ABOUT YOUR THOUGHTS AND EMOTIONS RIGHT NOW MAKING YOUR FIRST NEXTEL CUP SERIES START "It was good this morning. We went and got used to the car and it worked out pretty well.
PATRICK CARPENTIER (No. 10 Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge Avenger)
TALK ABOUT YOUR THOUGHTS AND EMOTIONS RIGHT NOW MAKING YOUR FIRST NEXTEL CUP SERIES START "It was good this morning. We went and got used to the car and it worked out pretty well. We stopped and talked with Rodney (Childers) the (team director) on the car and made a few changes on the car. We went back out and the car was much better and fun to drive. So, it went pretty well.
"I wanted to qualify and I didn't want to qualify this afternoon. I thought if we qualified we can be up there, but the risk was pretty high because we didn't have a guaranteed spot for the race, but with the rain now we are going to be in the race. It's going to give me all day tomorrow to work on the car and practice and for me to get use to the car for the race. I am kind of really looking forward to it.
"From Montreal it's been like a fairy tale. Two weeks ago we were just sitting at home and we took a chance with the one race, Montreal, and everything worked out. We got a call on Monday morning to come and drive the No. 10 Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge Avenger.
"I want to say thanks, I met with Scott Riggs, to him for giving up his position this weekend to give me a chance to drive his car."
TALK ABOUT YOUR STARTING POSITION. HOW DO YOU APPROACH THE FIRST FEW LAPS? "This morning we were struggling with the brakes on the first run. Being behind other cars is going to be tough on brakes. For me I will just run my race. I just want to stay clean from the start, like at Montreal and then after that settle in a pace and try to move back up."
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