USAR: 2006 memorable quotes

Memorable Quotes from the Hooters Pro Cup Season Myrtle Beach, S.C.-The Hooters Pro Cup season was one full of on-track rivalries, heated confrontations and witty retorts. As 2007 looms near, let's take a look back at some of the most...

Memorable Quotes from the Hooters Pro Cup Season

Myrtle Beach, S.C.-The Hooters Pro Cup season was one full of on-track rivalries, heated confrontations and witty retorts. As 2007 looms near, let's take a look back at some of the most memorable quotes of the 2006 season.

10. Todd Peck on his green-painted car with a peanut on the hood (both racing no-no's) at Lake Erie Speedway: "Our luck certainly couldn't get any worse, so we embraced it," said Peck, who had five consecutive DNFs before finishing 23rd at LES. "It might have started something. We're leaving here with a racecar that's a good starting point for Motor Mile. We've got some bugs to work out, but we'll be alright. I think the peanut may stay around."

9. Clay Rogers after being shoved out of the lead on the final turn at Concord Motorsports Park by Shane Huffman: "It's tough," said Rogers. "[My sponsor] was here, and we put on a good show for them, but I hate I lost the race right in front of them. Maybe we'll have to go test Hickory, so we can demoralize Huffman in front of his hometown fans."

Rogers did win the Hickory event.

8. Benny Gordon after spinning Clay Rogers out of the lead at Mansfield: "I ran Clay down from fifth, and he was stopping in the corner," Gordon said. "I was two tenths [of a second] quicker than him, and I just barely made contact and he spun out. I didn't mean to spin him out, but I'm sure he's crying about it."

7. Clay Rogers after catching Gordon on the final lap at Mansfield: "There were a lot of decisions being made going on down the backstretch on the final lap," said Rogers. "Earlier in the week, Benny said that finishing second to me at South Boston was the most embarrassing moment of his life. He would have been real embarrassed if he was sitting backed into the Turn 4 wall. But I've been beat like that before, and I figured I'd give Benny one more chance."

6. Daniel Johnson after visiting the Media Center at Iowa Speedway: "I've done more interviews tonight than I've done in my whole career," said Johnson, who finished second in the inaugural event at Iowa Speedway.

5. Jeff Agnew on whether or not he was going to celebrate long into the night after breaking an 0-for-29 slump in his home state of Virginia: "I've got a seven year old and a two year old that I got to get home," said Agnew after the race. "I'm just going to go home and go to bed."

4. Shane Huffman after being caught up in a wreck at Myrtle Beach while trying to work his way back to the front after an unscheduled pit stop: "Once I got in the back, guys were racing like idiots! It beat anything I ever saw," said Huffman. "People just drive in and beat the hell out of someone. If they wreck, well, then so be it."

3. Mardy Lindley after winning at Bristol Motor Speedway: "Two weeks ago I was sitting on the couch watching TV," said Lindley, who was out of a ride before joining up with Ricky Benton Racing. "This is awesome."

2. Bobby Gill on who had the most influence on his racing career: "Me," said Gill.

1. Clay Rogers after winning South Boston on April 1, 2006, 13 years after tragic news came out of Eastern Tennessee that defending NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Alan Kulwicki, along with Hooters of America representatives Mark Brooks, Dan Duncan and Charlie Campbell, all perished in a plane crash just outside of Bristol: "A lot of people don't know a lot about this series and why it was started," said Rogers. "Those four guys that died on that airplane are why we are racing today here and now in their honor and in their memory. What Hooters has done in light of that tragic accident allows me and Benny Gordon, Jeff Agnew, Woody Howard and everyone else out here to do what we want to do and that is very special. So I'm just happy to get the win on the anniversary of that bad day."

-credit: usar

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Series Stock car
Drivers Clay Rogers , Shane Huffman , Jeff Agnew , Todd Peck , Alan Kulwicki