Dodge Motorsports Notes & Quotes – NSCS Race Final – Auto Club Speedway

Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010

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Auto Club Speedway
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Post-Race Quotes

SAM HORNISH JR. (No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger) Finished 15th “It was a long day, that’s for sure. We weren’t very good on a long run. We could go OK for a couple of laps and move our way up. We just stayed out of trouble and made sure we could make it to the end. That’s what it took for us today. I could say I wish we had more restarts there at the end, but I’m glad we didn’t. It was just a matter of time, everybody was crawling all over each other, beating and banging. A tough race out there today. I wish we had been a little better with the Mobil 1 Dodge, but we did what we set out to do and that was bringing the car home in one piece. We started 37th and got a top 20 out of it. A pretty good day I guess.”

KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Operation Home Front/Miller Lite Dodge Charger) Finished 21st “That shows just how fast things can change out there. We definitely did not need those late cautions. With 20 to go, it looked like we were going to come out of here with a solid top-10 finish, but it was not to be. We fought the car being too loose or too tight most of the day. Just a half-pound air pressure change would make the car go from sideways loose to really tight. We still looked to be a threat for a top-10 until we had the run-in with the 6 car (David Ragan). He just washed right up the track and pinned is into the wall. The left-front tire blew and we had to pit for repairs. We were running wounded out there on the last restart, but still made it back up from 30th to finish 21st. It could have been a really solid day here for the Miller Lite Dodge, but I guess it just wasn’t meant to be. Hopefully, we can bounce back next week at Charlotte.”

BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger) Finished 26th “I got in the wall a third of the way through the race and tore up the right rear quarter panel. The guys did a heck of a job fixing it. We were starting to climb back up through the field and splitter broke. We spent the rest of the race getting that fixed. We got it fixed and started making progress, but lost it at the end again. It was one of those days when absolutely nothing went right. Our car was actually decent, so it’s frustrating that we couldn’t get a better finish out of it.”

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