Daytona quotes from Hobgood, Kelley and Nichols

AC Delco 200 presented by Discount Auto Parts Quotes Race winner Justin Hobgood, No. 65 Precision Engine/Hampton Inn Oceanside Pontiac Sunfire On his father, Will Hobgood, winning at Daytona in 1993: "We were talking down in the shop thinking...

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Race winner Justin Hobgood, No. 65 Precision Engine/Hampton Inn Oceanside Pontiac Sunfire

On his father, Will Hobgood, winning at Daytona in 1993:
"We were talking down in the shop thinking about what color we were going to paint the car and I told him to paint him the same color it was when he won the race. I guess it must have worked, because we won, and there's just no feeling like this. This is unbelievable; I can't believe I'm sitting here right now. My father gave me lots of advice. He was on the radio the whole time telling me how to work other cars and try to get up front. He helps me out anywhere we go, short track or speedway."

On his brother, Jake Hobgood, having problems during the race:
"That's kind of a bad thing because we knew our cars worked good together and we tested together. We worked good at the start of the race and I just kind of hung him out to dry over there in Turn 1 and I was hoping he was going to suck back up to me, and he did, but he had motor failure, and it's just one of those things that happen at Daytona."

On his borrowed uniform:
"It's kind of a bad deal. We had a suit that was made and I went out and qualified in it and the suit was kind of tight on me. So I had to borrow a suit from another fellow to race in because I didn't have one that fit me. This one belongs to Scott Kraling, another Dash driver who failed to make the race."

Second place finisher Derrick Kelley, No. 07 Discount Auto Parts Pontiac Sunfire

On not having any help in the draft:
"We were looking for some help and we didn't get it, so we get to come home in second place. You have to hand it to the Hobgood family. They've been in this series a long time, and I haven't been. They've paid their dues and maybe next year will be our year.When the Beanie Weenee car could pull up on me I could get a real good run on him. If B.J. (Mackey) had got on my bumper we had a real good shot at getting around him (race winner Justin Hobgood), but they split, and that's what racers do on the last lap. They do what they have to do to get the best finish. I was real strong on the restarts and felt like I had a good chance of getting by him if I could just get someone to come with me. But on the green and white checker he and I took off at the same time and it seemed like B.J. kind of fell back a little bit and we couldn't get a good run on him. If he had gotten on the back of me it would have been a good side-by-side finish, at least."

Third place finisher Tim Nichols, No. 52 Old Milwaukee/John Boy & Billy Pontiac Sunfire

On seeming to come out of nowhere to take third place:
"Scott (Weaver) and B.J. (Mackey) were kind of dicing it up, and believe Scott feinted up high and B.J. went up to block him and I backed off a little bit going into Turn 3 to get a good run at them. I just wanted to push one of them on up through, and when they fanned out like that they both went up high. When they did that I cut it down so I was in the draft and it just shot me off of them. What sucked me up was when they were running single file and they jumped out side-by-side it was just like somebody threw the brakes on them and I just shot right by them."

-DISY

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Justin Hobgood