Dodge Post-Race Quotes — Dover

Sunday, May 15, 2011

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BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger R/T) Finished 13th “We started off the race really well. I think we were probably about a fifth-place car. We worked on it a little bit, felt confident about it, but kind of lost the handle there around the mid-part of the race and fell back to about 15th. We kept working on it and got back to where we were a fifth-place car, but had lost track position. We were working our way through the field and that last yellow came out. I stalled the car on the pit stop and lost our track position again. I fought hard on the restart and got some of it back and we finished 13th. At the end of the day, I think we were a legit eighth-place car. I didn’t execute and we got off in the mid-part of the race. We’ve got room to work all the way around, but overall, I think it was a solid day.”

KURT BUSCH (No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge Charger R/T) Finished 14th “We fought really tight in the center for the first half of the race and threw everything we could at it – wedge, track bar, air pressures and took rubber out of the left rear. When the track got rubbered in, the car just went totally loose. We put a half-rubber in the right rear during the caution with 60 to go, hoping it might get us closer to where we needed to be. I never could lean on the right rear tire like we need to be able to do and that killed our exit off the turns. We went with rights (tires) only on that last stop trying to tighten it up. We probably would have been better off if we just stayed out like the 5 (Mark Martin) did. We just couldn’t get any grip at the end. The lucky dogs helped us out. We finished on the lead lap and it’s been several races since we’ve been able to do that.”

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