JOEY LOGANO , No. 20 GameStop Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Finished: 2nd Can you talk about your first NNS race at Milwaukee? "It was long, I can promise you that. We started off and my car wasn't where it needed to be. We were way off. We...
, No. 20 GameStop Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Can you talk about your first NNS race at Milwaukee?
"It was long, I can promise you that. We started off and my car wasn't where it needed to be. We were way off. We kept going backwards. We just kept working on it and never gave up. We finally got it where we needed to and we were running down the leaders pretty fast there on the longer haul. And then a caution came out and we got tires, and I was just not good on new tires. It took me five to 10 laps for it to come in. I just lost positions on restarts, and you can't afford to do that. It's hard to come back from that. We were just too tight at the end to catch Carl (Edwards). I don't think we adjusted to the race track enough. I think the track got a lot tighter. Overall, from where we started today to where we ended was a big plus."
Can you explain the incident you had with Brad Keselowski?
"I'd say it was my fault, for sure. Obviously. We were racing hard for the lead and I felt my car was good enough to get up there. I was a little bit loose on the front side of a run. We were both driving it really hard. I just overdrove it into the corner, got loose, and had to chase it up the track."
Did you have an issue with your brakes in tonight's race?
"My brakes were pulsating most of the night. It was really bad at the beginning of the night. It was rattling my teeth out. For some reason, it kind of went away towards the end. It was still pulsating, but nowhere near as bad as it was. That and the car was really loose in, and when I needed it to cut, it was really, really tight. And I was really loose off. We gotta do some serious work to this thing to get it even close. It kind of looked like we went back and forth. We went to the front a little bit, went back a little bit, and back to the front. It was an adventure."
Do you think you would've had anything for Carl Edwards if that last caution didn't come out?
"It looked like from when I was behind him, he was loose. And as soon as you put a heat cycle in these tires, the cars get a lot tighter. I think it played into his hand and played against me a little bit. I was already tight, and it made me tighter. He was loose, and it probably made him better. I think that was the biggest thing. I saw him and (Clint) Bowyer run into each other. I was catching the 60 (Carl Edwards) a little bit. I think that last heat cycle got us."
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