NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 3, 1999) Quotes from selected drivers following Saturday's NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division BellSouth Mobility 320 at Nashville Speedway USA: JEFF GREEN No. 32 Kleenex Chevrolet "It feels great to win. We've...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 3, 1999) Quotes from selected drivers following Saturday's NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division BellSouth Mobility 320 at Nashville Speedway USA:
JEFF GREEN No. 32 Kleenex Chevrolet
"It feels great to win. We've been so close, and to now win on one of my favorite tracks is really great. We just had a good car from the start. The crew worked hard to put it all together. We had good pit stops all day and everything just worked out good. It was an easy day for Jeff Green. We really had a good car.
"We're one race behind, but I really think if we can stay up there with some good top finishes, that we'll catch up and actually be in the hunt of things for the championship. That's what I want for this Kleenex team. One of my best, well probably my best year was 1990 until now, 1999. Things are just coming together and the team is feeling strong. Tire management was very important today, and I tried to be careful. I tried not to use 'em up too much. It feels real good to win here at Nashville."
CASEY ATWOOD No. 27 Castrol GTX Chevrolet
"It was a little loose, but other than that, the car was fine. When everybody's tires got good and greasy, that's when mine came on. And I was able to go a lot faster. After that, the car was great. That last set of tires was just a little tight and we weren't able to get 'em. But it was a great run. I feel like we're real close to a win. We're just right there. We had the car to beat in Atlanta, we were right there at Daytona. We're right there running good every week. We just need a little bit of luck. Maybe it will help our luck by finishing second today."
JASON KELLER No. 57 IGA Chevrolet
"I qualified bad yesterday, but things go away, and we finished 3rd. People are going to be noticing Progressive Motorsports before long. IGA is a great sponsor. We had great pit stops all day long and that's what did it for us. We started at the back and came to the front."
TODD BODINE No. 66 Phillips 66 Chevrolet
"We were good all day. But it seemed like the longer the race went, the worse our car got. After that last pit stop, the car was a little loose, and then when the yellow came out, the car went too tight after that. And then it got tigher and tighter. The race track conditions change and our car was not quite suited to do that."
DALE EARNHARDT JR. No. 3 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet
"We're disappointed we didn't run better than we did after qualifying so well. We struggled with the setup a bit. Worked on it during the race, but we were so far behind and the car was not competitive enough to run up front. So we just rested in a role of running in the top-10. I guess that's pretty good considering how bad the car was driving at first. So we can go home satisfied, not happy, but satisfied and go on to Bristol. We run pretty good there."
MATT KENSETH No. 17 DeWalt Chevrolet
"We made a lot of adjustments and we were just kind of riding around waiting for things to shuffle out. We didn't think we had the car to win, but definitely 3rd at the worst. It's just unfortunate. I don't know what happened to Sterling. He just spun out. I was on the bottom of the race track and with that inside wall so close there was only one hole to get through there and he closed that up and came down that inside. It was just a matter of circumstances."
STERLING MARLIN No. 14 Univ. of Tennessee Chevrolet
"We had a real good car and I guess Jeff (Green) got against me and cut the rear tire down. We were just riding trying to finish if off. But I'd like to thank Goodyear and everyone the whole bunch we had a good car. There was just nothing we could do about it. The left rear blew out and knocked the battery right out."
Source: NASCAR Online