BUSCH: Rockingham II: Bobby Hamilton Jr press conference

BOBBY HAMILTON, JR.-25-Team Marines Ford Taurus (Finished 3rd) "Running with Jeremy (Mayfield), he's a Winston Cup star, so you can trust him 100 percent, no kind of craziness running against him. Just the roll that we've been on, just hat's...

BOBBY HAMILTON, JR.-25-Team Marines Ford Taurus (Finished 3rd)

"Running with Jeremy (Mayfield), he's a Winston Cup star, so you can trust him 100 percent, no kind of craziness running against him. Just the roll that we've been on, just hat's off to all of my guys. All of the effort they do at the shop and on pit road, it's just paying off right now, so I'm happy as hell to be here."

YOU HAVE TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT THE WAY THE POINTS RACE IS COMING INTO PICTURE FOR YOU.

"I have no idea and don't care to talk about it. The reason that we're in this position is because we went to try to win all of the races; it's as simple as that. We tried to win here today. The qualifying bit us from the start. We had to start 20th and work our way up. We're going to go to Homestead and forget about where we are in points, try to lead every lap, most laps and win the race."

"Yeah, we were missing something - Harold Holly. We didn't have him until about that time and ever since then, the cars drive so good in traffic by themselves. They hardly ever change. The tires, when they go away, it's predicable what the car's going to do. Everything we need right now to win races and stuff like that, we have. He's been 99 percent of the turnaround."

DO YOU THINK THERE SHOULD BE A CHANGE IN THE BUSCH SERIES POINTS SYSTEM TO FAVOR THE GUYS WHO RUN THE SERIES FULL TIME?

"They could, but I would just assume give them all of the points and give us the money. They can have the points; we'll do all of that battling later. If we're the best Busch guy that means we've got the most points in all of the Busch contenders. I've thought about it, how they're going to change it, think about it myself as how they could make it better if I had the chance, but that's just something that has been going for years and years. You just couldn't throw a monkey wrench in it like that. For instance, the 21, it would just take them out the situation that they're in. NASCAR, their hands are kinda tied right now. Whatever they come up with, we'll just take advantage of whatever we can do."

THE BUSCH SERIES POINTS RACE IS TIGHTER THAN CUP HEADING INTO HOMESTEAD. DOES THAT PUT THE SPOTLIGHT BACK ON THE BUSCH SERIES DRIVERS IN THE BUSCH RACES?

"It does. Ours and the truck series. You can even watch TV, Totally NASCAR, and they're talking about all Kenseth has to do is this. But also, they'll go to our side and the truck side. That's why I said earlier I don't know how they can fix it because over here, trucks and Busch, you're talking about five or six points separating the whole field just about. I can guarantee you we probably have got more viewers on TV now than we did in the beginning."

DID YOU SEE THE CAUTION FLAG COME OUT AT THE END OF THE RACE?

"I seen the checkered flag, I didn't see the caution. Then they told me, 'Good job, good job.' I said, 'Are we done?' They said, 'Yeah,' and then I saw the lights blink. I didn't see the caution, but I saw the checkered."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Bobby Hamilton