Dodge Motorsports Notes & Quotes – NSCS Race Final – Auto Club 400

Sunday, March 27, 2011

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Auto Club Speedway Auto Club 400 Post-Race Quotes NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
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KURT BUSCH (No. 22 Auto Club Dodge Charger R/T) Finished 17th “A tough weekend for the Auto Club Dodge Charger. We unloaded slow and never found speed. The short practice on Friday (because of rain) really hurt and we couldn’t find the balance that we needed to be fast. We threw everything we could today at the track – bars, air pressures, spring rubbers, you name it. The car never reacted to the track. With a big two-mile oval like Auto Club, carrying speed through these big sweeping corners is critical to be fast. We struggled getting over the bumps and getting our car to rotate through the corners like we needed. It’s disappointing because we wanted to come here and extend our point lead and gain some momentum heading into Martinsville next weekend. We went in the wrong direction. It’s a long season…a marathon, not a sprint. We’ll put this behind us and head short-track racing next week.”

BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger R/T) Finished 26th “We have a lot of work to do on our Dodges for these kinds of tracks. We were hoping for big things this weekend, but it didn’t carry over. We’ve got to go back and think about what we need to do be able to run up front. We made some small gains during the race, but we had some loses too. I don’t think we were anywhere close to where we needed to be to run with the front guys here today. At least we were able to bring back the car in one piece. We’ve just got a lot of work to do.”

ROBBY GORDON (No. 7 SPEED Energy Dodge Charger R/T) Finished 34th “Just a bummer of a day for the SPEED Energy Dodge today. We had a 15th to 20th-place car most of the day and screwed up when we ran out of fuel. You just can’t do that on a big track like Auto Club Speedway. We finished 34th because we ran out of fuel. You’re never going to make up two laps unless you catch some cautions and with the race going green for so long, we were dead in the water. We struggled with mechanical grip and when you can’t get a hold of the race track, you can’t go fast.”

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