Kansas: Dodge teams race quotes
BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Charger) Finished 2nd "We were just a little bit off the Gibbs' cars today. We had some great strategy today, raced our way up front and just didn't have enough to keep in front of them. I'm proud of ...
BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Charger) Finished 2nd
"We were just a little bit off the Gibbs' cars today. We had some great strategy today, raced our way up front and just didn't have enough to keep in front of them. I'm proud of my Discount Tires Dodge guys today and we'll just keep digging."
HOW TOUGH WERE THE CONDITIONS? WIND? "It certainly played a bit of a factor. You definitely could tell the difference between both ends of the race track, especially out of (Turns) 3 & 4. Nothing that really impacted the drivability of the cars though."
HOW MUCH DID THIS TRACK CHANGE TODAY? "The groove really moved up to the top during the midpoint of the race. By the end, the groove came back down; just a lot of changes to it."
ANOTHER GOOD POINTS DAY FOR THE 22 TEAM? "Yes it was. Big picture, it was a really successful day for the Discount Tire guys. We never have enough points and to come to this flat mile-and-a-half and pull out a second-place finish is awesome. The Gibbs' cars were strong all weekend and we gave them our best shot. We picked some points up on Carl (Edwards) and that's key. We still want to go after the owner's point championship and did everything we could to catch the 18 and 20. They we're pretty tough today."
PAUL WOLFE (crew chief, No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Charger)
"It was an up-and-down day for us to tell you the truth. We worked on the car all day. I feel like each stop that we made some gains with the balance of the car. At the end, we needed a good pit stop and just didn't execute like we needed to and it cost us some spots. We went from first to fifth. Overall, Brad did a great job recovering for the mistake on pit road, racing his way back and challenging for the win. It was a good point's day for us. We need to keep working hard and go after these last few races with everything that we have in our arsenal."
JUSTIN ALLGAIER (No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge Charger) Finished 7th
"It was a good finish for a long day. We got behind the eight ball early. We didn't really have the exact car that we wanted at the beginning. Then we let a tire get away in the pits. That really set us back. The Verizon Dodge guys rallied and gave me all the adjustments they could possible give me. There at the end, somebody ran into the back of the car on one of those late restarts. I didn't think we were even going to get to finish. All in all, it was a good day for the Verizon Dodge guys. Now, we go into next week and carry some more points over the 98. That's the biggest goal right now. The track grip level seemed to change, the grip went away during the race. That was probably the reason for all the cautions. I think we all fought tires a little bit. Not that the tires were bad, they just seem to make the car handle differently. We'll go to California next week and hope we can have another solid top-10 , top-five run. That' s what we need right now."
PARKER KLIGERMAN (No. 42 Bandit Industries/GetMoreVacations.com Dodge Charger) Finished 24th
"We had new tires and coming up through the pack on that last restart. Guys were giving us room, even with two laps to go, they were still giving us racing room. Then, somebody got into the back of us I think the 66. Not really surprised by that. We had a Dodge Charger that wasn't the best, but we fought all day and with the new tires, had a car that could easily have finished top 10, maybe top five. I don't think there is any question we could have gotten by a couple more cars in front of us. We struggled early, but nobody gave up. Chris Carrier (crew chief) made great adjustments. The second to last run, we ran our fastest laps of the race."
-source: dodge motorsports