By Dodge Motorsports
JACQUES VILLENEUVE (No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Challenger R/T) Finished 3rd
“My Discount Tire Dodge was really strong today and the whole Penske crew did an amazing job on pit stops. I got caught up on the restart by a rule (stay in lane until you pass the start-finish line) I should have known. I moved before the start-finish. I won’t do that one again. Then, a little bit aggressive on one of the restarts; the track narrows before turn one and I just ran out of road, put the wheels in the grass, played bowling there, took the two cars out and made a few people unhappy.”
TODD GORDON (Crew Chief, No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Challenger R/T)
“I think we had a pretty good car and a pretty good strategy. Unfortunately, it’s part of being a part-time racer in the Nationwide deal, that pull-over inside the 18 car on the restart got us a drive through and kind of buried us in the field. Jacques (Villeneuve) had to be pretty aggressive to get back through the field. It’s just how these road course races go. At the end, there’s usually a stack of cautions. We definitely have a package we can build off with this Discount Tire Dodge and look forward to Montreal with Jacques.”
ANDREW RANGER (No. 53 Waste Management Dodge Challenger) Finished 6th
“It was an amazing, crazy race. The car was just awesome. We started 21st and ended up sixth. It was a really hard race. We took a really strange strategy, we pit early and we came really close on fuel at the end. We finished sixth; we’re really happy. It’s a brand new car. We’re really proud for the Waste Management Dodge team.
“I was worried after the penalty because I came too fast on pit lane. I don’t know why; they said I had too much speed at the entrance of the pit. I told myself it was a long race, a lot of things can happen. Look what happened, we finished sixth. It’s been an awesome weekend for us.”