SCOTT RIGGS-10-Nestle Nesquik Ford Taurus (Finished 3rd) TALK ABOUT YOUR DAY. "It was just a big learning experience for me here. This is the first time that I've been to Charlotte. I didn't get a chance to come and do any testing here, so...
SCOTT RIGGS-10-Nestle Nesquik Ford Taurus (Finished 3rd)
TALK ABOUT YOUR DAY.
"It was just a big learning experience for me here. This is the first time that I've been to Charlotte. I didn't get a chance to come and do any testing here, so the guys carried me all weekend on the No. 10 Nesquik Ford Taurus -- what kind of car they needed to have, what the car needed to have under it to turn well and also be comfortable for me and be fast. We pretty much ended up racing what we unloaded with. We unloaded and we were pretty quick; I was just trying to get used to the race track. We made some changes and every change that we made made us slower, so we went back to where we were off the truck, and that's about where we ended up racing."
DID YOUR HELMET BLOWER QUIT, TOO?
"It worked the whole time. It's just the hottest that I have ever been before. We need to go back and do a little research and put a little more heat shield under my seat or something. The seat got awful hot. My heels got awful hot. I got awful hot, but I tired to keep a cool temperature the whole time as far as mentality-wise. I just fought the race track all day, a lot of hard racing back there. A lot of guys raced me clean and I try to give the same respect back to all the guys that they give me, so my hat's off to all the guys that raced me clean today."
WERE YOU PREPARED FOR THE HEAT TODAY?
"Well, not really, to be honest with you. We knew it was going to be hot. I've been hot before in the truck series in the truck, but the trucks don't have side windows. So, just imagine rolling two windows down in your car and rolling the passenger side up and putting a net in the driver's side and getting all that heat from the exhaust and everything is just creating so much heat. At a place like Charlotte, I've never been here before, but it's so much shock travel and so much movement because of the little humps and bumps and dips and things like that in the race track that I think creates more heat in the suspension parts and just adds to it."