Dodge Post-Race Quotes — New Hampshire

Sunday, September 19, 2010

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Post-Race Quotes

KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) Finished 13th

“I feel like we had a rough day with our Miller Lite Dodge Charger; maybe I was overdriving it. I got into Turn 1 a couple of times over my head, trying to get what seemed to be a sixth to a 10th-place car up into the top five. I almost clipped (Jeff) Burton once, just trying to drive in there and ended up getting (Joey) Logano. I apologize for that. I was just over driving. I wasn’t quite in the zone. I wasn’t quite feeling it today. We survived. We needed to have a good day today and not just survive.”

ANY IDEA WHY YOU WEREN’T IN “THE ZONE” TODAY? IS IT THE PRESSURE OF THE CHASE? “It’s just trying to carry a car on your back that’s only good for eighth-place. I should have settled for eighth. I wanted more. I wanted a good finish today and when you do that, when you stretch yourself thin, you get in trouble. That’s what happened today.”

STEVE ADDINGTON (Crew Chief, No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) “I didn’t think what we were going to be that bad when we started the day with the Miller Lite Dodge. We have to work on our stuff. We have to work on our front ends to get them to turn better. We have to free the back of the car up. Kurt just got loose a couple of times and spun. That cost us. That’s not Kurt Busch-style.”

IS TODAY ONE OF THOSE DAYS THAT YOU WILL LOOK BACK ON AND BE HAPPY WITH A 13TH AFTER WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE? “I think so. When you spin out once and about spin out again and come back and get a top-13 out of it, that was amazing. You have to point to the driver for that. He drove his butt off those last 50 laps.”

SAM HORNISH JR (No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger) Finished 10th “We’ve gone through a lot of different things trying to figure out why we haven’t been able to run as well as we did last year. We didn’t have a great run today, but we did what we need to do. I passed about six cars on a restart to get back in position for the lucky dog. It took about 30 laps before we finally got the caution. The Mobil 1 Dodge was pretty good today. It just wasn’t as good as we needed it to be at the end. We were way too tight the last couple of runs. I think if it had played out without those last two restarts, we would have had a top-five car. Every time you bunch everybody back up and are on older tires, it’s hard to get going again. Since we started using the spoiler, we’ve had problems in the middle of the race and had to battle just to get the track position back. We need to work together and not let that happen, get us down and have to battle back.”

BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 12 AAA Dodge Charger) Finished 18th “We had a lot of speed for qualifying, but not a lot of speed in race trim, not the speed that we needed. We were probably a 15th place car and then lost some spots there at the end. We had a good qualifying effort. It’s disappointing we didn’t capitalize on it. We qualified well and raced OK the first half of the race. It just didn’t’ work out for us toward the end of the race.”

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