Saturday. May 21, 2011
Dodge Motorsports PR
Charlotte Motor Speedway Sprint All-Star Race Post-Race Quotes NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
KURT BUSCH (No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge Charger R/T) Finished 13th “We just have to get our cars turning better in the corners. It was a situation where our Shell/Pennzoil Dodge was a real rocketship for the first three laps of a run, fast and a little on the loose side. Then, we’d be pretty good for three laps. Then the handling would go away; it would just go way too tight.
“We got the lucky dog after going a lap down in the first segment and that helped keep us in the game. Steve (Addington, crew chief) and the guys threw everything they could at it. When you have to go five rounds on a wedge adjustment like we did that made very little difference, you know you’re in trouble.
“If we could have been up there in fifth or sixth at the start of the last 10-lap segment, we might have been able to pull something out. But starting back as far as we did (12th), it was a case of our car getting too tight too fast and we just had to hang on for all we could get.”
BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger R/T) Finished 18th “We had a great race car most of the night. We just needed one more break to get us back on the lead lap there at the end. One more yellow and I think we had the car to really do some damage. I’m so proud of the recovery we had, getting five out of six laps back including one on the track. We’ve got something to be proud of. The Miller Lite Dodge was fast. We just got behind early and ran out of time before we could make up the deficit. My guys gave me a good car tonight. If we keep working, we’ll get there.”