Dodge Motorsports Notes & Quotes – NSCS Race Final Quotes – Phoenix

Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011

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Phoenix Int’l Raceway
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Post-Race Quotes

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

KURT BUSCH (No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge Charger R/T) Finished Eight “We’ll take a top 10. It was a pretty good day for the Shell/Pennzoil Dodge today. Steve (Addington, crew chief) and the guys gave me a fast car for qualifying. That allowed us to start up front and that’s important at a track like Phoenix where track position is so important. As the race went on, we just weren’t able to get our car to turn through the center of the corner like we needed and couldn’t consistently stay with the leaders. One of the keys to Phoenix is being able to get back to the gas in the center of the corners and when you’re not able to do that, you just scrub too much speed off the car. Big picture for this 22 team is that we leave Phoenix with our second-consecutive top 10 and another solid point’s day.”

BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger R/T) Finished 15th “Just an average day with the Miller Lite Dodge Charger today. We want to run better than 15th-place, but we finished out the day strong and that’s important because we really want to build on every race. We never really did that last year in Cup and in order to make progress like we want, you have to build the foundation. We brought our Miller Lite Dodge home in one piece. We’re looking to have solid and consistent days and we accomplished that today.”

HOW IMPORTANT WAS IT THAT YOU WERE ABLE TO MAKE A STRONG RUN LATE IN THE RACE? “We just learned some things all race and Paul (Wolfe, crew chief) kept wrenching on the car trying to make it better. This is a tough track. We just kept dialing on it and in the end; we made the right adjustments and got the best finish that we could.”

ROBBY GORDON (No. 7 SPEED Energy Dodge Charger) Finished 32nd “What a bummer for this SPEED Energy Dodge Charger today. I was just riding along when I saw all the smoke in front of me and thought that I was going to clear the big wreck. The next thing that I knew, I got rammed from behind. It tore up the right-rear and some other sheet metal. Just crazy. Seeing that much carnage (13 cars) on a one-mile track is really unheard of. It was just a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

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