Atlanta II: Kluever post-race interview

TODD KLUEVER -50-Shell Rotella T Ford F-150 Raybestos Rookie Of The Race Press Conference. TALK ABOUT YOUR RACE AND WHAT YOU SAW FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE AT THE END. "I've heard I've been from fifth to seventh so far. It was a pretty good day for...

TODD KLUEVER -50-Shell Rotella T Ford F-150
Raybestos Rookie Of The Race Press Conference.

TALK ABOUT YOUR RACE AND WHAT YOU SAW FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE AT THE END.

"I've heard I've been from fifth to seventh so far. It was a pretty good day for us with our Shell Rotella T truck. We were as high as third, and for the first part of the race we really had a good truck. We just really couldn't get it do exactly what I needed it to do to run better than that.

"That ending there, I came off of four and I saw the 60 truck sideways going across the start-finish line. I checked up and I tried to go to the outside just because there were so many people. Everybody was checking up and I had a couple of trucks on the inside of me, and I just tried to go to the outside. By that time, I was committed and my spotter said that everybody was going high, and there was so smoke I couldn't really see.

"I was trying to get out by the wall so I could hope to maybe squeeze by, but with so much smoke I couldn't even see the wall and I hit the wall and it bounced me back into Bobby. The throttle was stuck and I went across the infield and hit the pit wall a ton.

"It's just a shame. That was a brand new truck my guys had built. It was the best truck that I've ever driven, and it was just awesome and now it's dead."

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