BRENDAN GAUGHAN (No. 62 Orleans Racing Dodge Ram) -- Finished 11th, leads standings by 45 points. "Shane came on the radio and told me not to go high. We're ninth and the guys we needed to have behind us were behind us. I went in there and I was...
BRENDAN GAUGHAN (No. 62 Orleans Racing Dodge Ram) -- Finished 11th, leads standings by 45 points.
"Shane came on the radio and told me not to go high. We're ninth and the guys we needed to have behind us were behind us. I went in there and I was focused on going low. I forgot to pump the pedal up and I went in there and said, 'oh no.' It went up high, but I caught it. Rich Bickle and I had a hell of a last lap. I kinda ran him into something. The other guys were behind us. We lost a few points to Musgrave. Travis was behind us, so we gained some on him. I followed D.W. half the day, and that was a lot of fun. I saw a lot of those Stooges. I wish we could have had a top 10 to keep that streak going, but it was a good run. We didn't damage the truck. We've got two left and we've still go the lead."
TED MUSGRAVE (No. 1 Mopar Performance Dodge Ram) -- Finished 10th. Trails Gaughan by 69 points with two races to go.
"We came here in the spring and got beat, so we went for a different setup. This is a different truck, and it didn't work out. You have good days and bad days, and this was a bad day for us. It looks like the points race is really tight now. It's going to be a great race with two to go. We've been letting it all hang out. Today was a bad day, and it might come back and bite us, but it could have been a lot worse."
JIMMY SPENCER (No. 2 Team ASE/Carquest Dodge Ram) -- Finished Sixth.
"We pitted out of the box and had to come back in and that hurt us. The truck was pretty good. It was really good on long runs. We just had it too tight, and it really hurt me. First, sixth and a crash. We were better than sixth today, but that pit stop really hurt us. You can't pass on the inside. I don't see that changing for tomorrow."
BOBBY HAMILTON (No. 4 Square D Dodge Ram) -- Finished Fifth.
"I've got some problems, but we'll straighten it out. I own it, so I can't put someone else in it. If I didn't own it, I would quit. Dodge has got a lot of support. They're working for us real hard. We're getting things better. We're doing a lot of testing, and we're real excited about next year. We've got some things coming up. We're going to stay on the positive note."
CHAD CHAFFIN (No. 18 Dickies Dodge Ram) -- Finished 14th.
"We had a lead lap finish. We didn't have the truck we had here in the spring. We almost won that race. We did the best we could. The guys did a good job and we finished on the lead lap. You can run 200 laps and finish on the lead lap and it's not a bad day. We got spun late, and I'm glad we didn't crash. We're still running for the top 10 in the points. We're in our own points race. It may not be for the championship, but we want to do the best we can. All in all we're happy. I'm going to smile no matter what."