Monday, June 29, 2009

Loudon: Post-Race Quotes

KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger)
Finished 10th

"The Budweiser Dodge ran great today and we were working our way back toward the front when the rain came. There were a lot of cars that got lucky at the end when the rain came in. The guys gave me another great car and something to build on for the upcoming weeks."


KENNY FRANCIS, (Crew Chief, No. Budweiser Dodge Charger)
"We had a great race car. The Budweiser Dodge was really, really strong today. Loudon's a tough place to call a race and I made a bad call in the middle of the race and got us messed up on track position. I took four (tires) when I should have taken two. The crew guys did a great job and Kasey (Kahne) did a really good job driving. I think that there was a couple of stretches during the race that he was the fastest car and you can't ask for more than that. We'll just keep after it and try to get them at Daytona."

HOW IMPORTANT WAS IT FOR YOUR TEAM TO HAVE ANOTHER GOOD PERFORMANCE ON A SHORT-TRACK LIKE LOUDON? "It's just real important to be gaining on our problem tracks. Loudon is probably one of our worse tracks and of course Sonoma was our old nemesis and we won there. We felt like our car could have won this race. It's just nice to know that we can gain on it and feel like we're a lot more consistent week to week and that's what we're shooting for."


REED SORENSON (No. 43 McDonald's McCafe Dodge Charger)
Finished 17th

"That was a heck-of-a-lot of hard work for 17th. We ran pretty well today. There were guys up in front of us that I passed a couple of times today that are going to finish better than us. That's frustrating. We ran well today, that's the key and we can take this on to Daytona.


ELLIOTT SADLER (No. 19 Best Buy Dodge Charger)
Finished 26th

"We just missed it a little bit from the start. We were dragging the front splitter pretty bad and had to make some adjustments, but got better about half-way through the race. Our team is working to get every point we can each week. This Best Buy Dodge team never gives up. I'm proud of my guys and excited to get back to Daytona and take care of some unfinished business."


AJ ALLMENDINGER (No. 44 Berlin City Auto Group Dodge Charger)
Finished 32nd

"It was a tough day for the Berlin City Auto Group Dodge. With rain canceling qualifying, we had to start in the back of the field and it's so hard to gain track position that it made it tough right from the start. We we're starting to work our way up the field when there was a multi-car spin in front of me. I had a lane to squeeze through the wreck, but then a car slid up, nipped my front-right quarter and caused enough damage to send us to the garage. We lost a ton of laps and it ended our day."

Credit: Dodge Motorsports

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