Dodge Motorsports Notes & Quotes – NSCS Race Final – Texas

KURT BUSCH (No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge Charger R/T) Finished 10th

“Just a hard-fought battle all night. We qualified 10th, finished 10th. We led laps when we were off-sequence, but overall a hard fought battle to get the car dialed-in once again. We struggle to make adjustments as we go. We got something towards the end to make something of it. Overall, we got off-sequence which might have helped preserve that top 10. It’s tough. We want to compete for top fives and wins and we’re only getting top 10s right now.”

STEVE ADDINGTON (crew chief, No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge Charger R/T)
American Muscle

“A little rough tonight. I didn’t think we would be that much off to start the race. It seemed like when we adjusted on the car, we would get different results. It’s a bit of a mystery. We had to use some different strategy and we really shouldn’t have to do that. We should be up front challenging for wins. We just need to get a handle on this thing right now. I’m proud of everyone on this team who worked so hard on the Shell/Pennzoil Dodge. We did what we had to do to manufacturer a top-10 finish.”

BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger R/T) Finished 18th

“We worked our tail off today; got ourselves some track position early in the race, made the most of it and led some laps. That felt really, really good. We just weren’t good enough to stay up there, but we weren’t bad tonight. We were a 10th- to 15th-place car. We didn’t catch any bad breaks, but we didn’t catch any good breaks. We needed to do a little bit better on pit road; we lost some spots there we couldn’t get back. It was a strong effort. I thought Kurt (Busch) and I were pretty even. He out executed me a little bit and got himself a 10th. That’s about where we should have been. That’s progress from where we’ve been, but we’ve still got a ways to go.”

ROBBY GORDON (No. 7 Fast Five/SPEED Energy Dodge Charger R/T) Finished 31st

“The crazy thing is, we were as good as the 29 (Kevin Harvick) and he finished 20th. We just don’t make the most out of our races. We ran with him all night long. Having to back up on one of the pit stop hurt us; that’s my fault. All in all, we worked hard. I thought we were going to be a top-15 car. It fired off like that, but all of a sudden, the car just went wicked loose. We never got it fixed.”

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