MARTIN TRUEX JR., No. 00 Out! Pet Care Toyota Camry, Diamond-Waltrip Racing Finished: 2nd Did you have a car to beat Brad Keselowski toward the end of the race? "He was a little bit better than us obviously there at the end on the long runs. Had...
MARTIN TRUEX JR., No. 00 Out! Pet Care Toyota Camry, Diamond-Waltrip
Did you have a car to beat Brad Keselowski toward the end of the race? "He was a little bit better than us obviously there at the end on the long runs. Had a good race - had a lot of fun racing with him. I have to thank Out! Pet Care and everybody at DWR (Diamond-Waltrip Racing) for letting me run this Toyota. I have never been so disappointed to run second. It looked like if those last couple cautions hadn't come out, we were going to be in good shape. Just a little too tight after that last run there. It's a shame because on the green flag runs we were really fast and really just called off the adjustments and then we got too tight later. These guys did a great job - they're a part time Camping World East team that won the championship so to run like this with them again for the second time is awesome and they do an awesome job. I can't thank them enough. Just wish we could have done one stop better."
JOEY LOGANO, No. 20 GameStop/Guitar Hero Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
How did your final adjustments help your car toward the end of the race? "We were hoping to make the car better and we just weren't good enough. There were times we shined and times we got out front. I looked at us as a third-place car for most of the race. The two cars that weren't leading the race the whole night ended up winning this thing. That's crazy - they did a good job adjusting on the race car and got their stuff faster. We just kind of maintained all night and it was all about restarts. If you started on the bottom then you were pretty much screwed and it was hard to get back up there and have a decent run. If you started on the top then you were able to get a couple spots. I figure if you started fourth then that was like starting second - that's what I was figuring there. Either way, we're better than what we were in Michigan with these new Nationwide cars and we got our GameStop Toyota a little bit better now. We'll go back to work and we still have a little ways to go. We're getting these things better and we're getting closer now."
KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Z-Line Designs Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
JASON RATCLIFF, crew chief, No. 18 Z-Line Designs Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
What did you battle with the race car at the end of the race? "We started good and led a lot of laps, but as the track changed and it started cooling off we were keeping up with it decent and then it just really got away from us in a hurry. We tried to make some adjustments and the adjustments didn't react like we had hoped they would. It's just part of learning this car. We made adjustments that we would have made with the other car that would have been the direction to go. With this car, it just wasn't right. Either it wasn't enough or it was the wrong adjustment - one or the other. We're learning and I thought to start the race, it's the best we had been with the new car. At the end of the race, we were back to where we were. It's a building process and we'll be better next time."
REED SORENSON, No. 32 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
What is your assessment of the new Nationwide Series car? "It was okay. It was about the same assessment as I had in Michigan, but they seem to be okay. They seem to be fun to race. We can run as much side-by-side racing as the old car, so it seems okay."
How was your car tonight? "We were loose. We were never tight. I think you can make it either way, just like the old car. You can make yourself where you're tight and the other way around. It's going to be a learning curve track to track, that's the biggest thing. Trying to figure out what they'll do. A lot of the places we will go next year are going to be new places with this car since we only ran four races with it this year. It will be interesting next year and we still have a lot to learn."
BRENDAN GAUGHAN, No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Toyota Camry, Rusty
How has your team adjusted to these new cars? "We just need to get more time with the engineers with these cars and get the information. We are trying our best. The hard part is finding the time with the manpower. Every little bit we get shows and we've come since Daytona to Michigan to Richmond, we have come a long way. We had the chance at a top-10 tonight, but we ended up 11th. We just want to be better. For what we have at the moment, we're pretty darn happy. We came from a lap down and green flag stops. It was a good night."
How was your car tonight? "It was pretty good. We were just a little too tight at some points with a little bit of a loose swing in it when you tried to pin to the bottom. Looking around, a lot of guys looked like that. Our Toyota is about the same as everybody else's. We just need to get the front end to turn a little bit better without losing our rear grip."
DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 11 Rexall/Dollar General Toyota Camry, Braun
JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
JAMES BUESCHER, No. 10 AccuDoc Solutions Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
STEVE WALLACE, No. 66 5-Hour Energy Toyota Camry, Rusty Wallace Racing
MICHAEL ANNETT, No. 15 Valvoline Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
RYAN TRUEX, No. 99 Out! Pet Care Toyota Camry, Diamond-Waltrip Racing
KEVIN LEPAGE, No. 56 RaceDaySponsor.com Toyota Camry, Mac Hill
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