Las Vegas: Dodge teams race quotes

BOBBY HAMILTON (No. 4 Square D Dodge Ram) -- Stared Eighth, Finished Fifth "We got some debris on the grille early, and we had to go to the rear. What happened was I got it off after that caution came out, and they didn't know if it was on...

BOBBY HAMILTON (No. 4 Square D Dodge Ram) -- Stared Eighth, Finished Fifth

"We got some debris on the grille early, and we had to go to the rear. What happened was I got it off after that caution came out, and they didn't know if it was on there or not. We had to pull the tape off. Then we had to come back in and put tape back on it to get the balance right and go to the back. We just lost track position. They kept working on the chassis, and it was really good at the end. Shane and them made a good call about not having tires. I think we were a second place truck there at the end, but we just didn't have track position. We were playing catch-up all night, so to get a top-five finish out of it was really good.

"It's just the people. My guys focus hard on this stuff. Everything we do on the mile-and-a-half racetracks can be attributed to the people that work on these trucks because they drive one-handed. They really drive good. So, we're looking forward to the rest of the year.

TED MUSGRAVE (No. 1 Mopar Dodge Ram) -- Started 26th, Finished Eighth

"We were so bad in the beginning. I've never had such a bad truck in my life. Wow. I don't know. We've got to rethink this. I think we're going to need to park this truck or something. It just wouldn't respond, and it did all the wrong things. I don't know. We made so many adjustments. We tried so many things in the pits, something should have helped and it never really did. Wow. I'm glad that's over. I've never come to Las Vegas and ran bad until now.

"It was better at the end, but it was still looser than hell. Sammy Swindell would've been proud of me. That thing was terrible, just absolutely terrible. Towards the end there, I just drove my heart out trying to keep it underneath me and get some positions. But, we didn't have anything for the frontrunners. We've definitely got to look at what the problem was and rectify. But, I'll tell you what; those guys worked their butts off tonight. Everybody on the team worked hard to keep us in the race: the spotter, crew chief, the guys on the team putting rubbers in and out, the driver... I'm worn out."

SCOTT LYNCH (No. 61 The Orleans Hotel Dodge Ram) -- Started 29th, Finished 19th

"Overall, I guess it was okay. I haven't run a truck in over a year. But, you know, just getting some seat-time was worth everything. We know we'll be that much better when we get back to California next weekend. Just learning to communicate with the crew was the biggest thing, you know, because we're all just learning each other. Trip Bruce, the crew chief, is learning what I like to feel in the car. We'll get, though. We'll get it for sure."

BRANDON MILLER (No. 2 Team ASE/Carquest Dodge Ram) -- Started Seventh, Finished 20th

"I think with 30 laps to go or something like that, we were sitting sixth or seventh and then, boy, it just got so loose all of a sudden it was like driving on ice. I don't know if we had a tire go down, or if it was something like that. But, it was just all of a sudden, we went from running in the top 10 to finishing 19th. Something just happened with the truck. This Orleans Dodge kept trucking along, but we didn't just quite end up the way we wanted to.

"I don't know. I almost thought there was oil out there. I was screaming on the radio, 'I think we've got oil down, oil down!' Because it just happened so quick. I don't know exactly what the deal was. We'll have to take it back to the shop and find out exactly what happened. At least we knew we had a good top 10 truck that we ran for most of the race. So, that was good for us."

-dodge-

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Sammy Swindell