Winston: Dodge driver quotes

RUSTY WALLACE (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Intrepid) "The qualifying thing really killed me, but the thing that really killed me was I was out there running and the guy spins in the front straightaway and when he spins, I'm coming down pit road so...

RUSTY WALLACE (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Intrepid)

"The qualifying thing really killed me, but the thing that really killed me was I was out there running and the guy spins in the front straightaway and when he spins, I'm coming down pit road so I'm stopped. Then I take back off and get up on the racetrack and I've lost almost half a straightaway of track time and the caution never came out. It killed me. When I came back out I was so far behind the leaders because of that. We decided not to put fuel in it. The car got really super tight and then it got loose at the same time. I didn't think there was any way in the world Ricky (Rudd) was going to catch me there in three and four, but he knew he had a transfer and he took a dive for it coming off of four. He got me. I feel bad about it, but there were two big problems. Qualifying killed me but the biggest thing was the wreck in the front straightaway. I was coming down pit road. I had to take back off and throw it in second gear to accelerate and that's what got us, but that's racing. It's not the 600. I'm going to go watch it on TV now and see what happens."

WARD BURTON (No. 22 Cat Truck Engines Dodge Intrepid)

"I'm fine. I think Jeff (Burton) got a little loose and we got together a little bit. The 24 car and I went into one pretty hard, and I just went in a lot harder than he did on the outside. Going down the back straightaway, he just put the bumper to me and spun me out. Jeff doesn't normally drive like that, but what goes around comes around."

RYAN NEWMAN (No. 12 ALLTEL Dodge Intrepid)

"I thought Tony (Stewart) hit me and they say he didn't. I was going down the straightaway and it turned around on me, so I don't know what happened. I could have sworn Tony hit me."

STERLING MARLIN (No. 40 Coors Light Dodge Intrepid)

"You always think you can win, but we just never could get the balance on this car all week. The back end would fly and the front end would fly. We just never had it balanced at all. We were decent, but there at the end somebody hit me in the back off turn two and we did everything but wreck. Cars would get around us in traffic and it would pick the back end off the ground. We'll bring another car back for the 600. I think our 600 car has a little better body on it. The motor was good, but we've just got to get the balance right for the 600."

-dodge motorsports-

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