BUSCH: Talladega: Jon Wood post-race interview

JON WOOD- 47-Clorox/Wisk Ford Taurus (Finished 2nd) "As I was just talking to David, I think if you look at the both of us, neither of us is considered patient drivers. For once we decided to lay back at the start of the race and hope for a...

JON WOOD- 47-Clorox/Wisk Ford Taurus (Finished 2nd)

"As I was just talking to David, I think if you look at the both of us, neither of us is considered patient drivers. For once we decided to lay back at the start of the race and hope for a big crash, and sure enough there was one. We were sitting in the catbird seat 20 laps into the race because half of the field was gone. From then on it was a totally different race because we knew we had cars better than half of the field and it was just playing it right and dodging the remainder of the wrecks."

"The finish, it was kind of strange. I think Kerry Earnhardt had a really good race car and he got a little high, but it's intimating. You learn a lot. You learn every single race and I saw stuff that I learned from Martin that I never even heard of. It's stuff people can't tell you and you have to learn it on your own and see them do it. It was just really cool getting to race with those guys for the last 30 laps or so."

"Yeah, having the lead here is something that in order for somebody to pass you three or four more cars have to gang up, and here it was so cutthroat, one car gets out of line and everybody else is by them. You go from second or third to 10th, so I was just going to sit there and follow him the whole time, and I guess David really had no choice but to follow me because we had all we had and it was just play follow."

"It's one of those things where the situation has to be perfect and I don't know what he (Earnhardt) thought, but he lost all of his momentum and had even the two of us tried to follow him by Martin, it still wasn't going to work. It's almost like the guy in second has to lag back and everybody understand what he's doing, and then everybody try to get a run. It doesn't work any other way, and Martin's car was so strong that I don't think it would have worked even if we had gotten a run."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jon Wood , Kerry Earnhardt