Monday, July 27, 2009

Indianapolis: Post-race Quotes

KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger)
Finished 7th

"At times, I thought we were pretty quick today. We had speed on green flag runs. On the last run, the car was a little bit free, turned really well and we were fast. The yellow came out and we stayed out on tires. The front felt really hard there at the end and was tight. (Kevin) Harvick made a nice save or he would have taken both of us out.

"The tires performed well. We had no issues. I kind of like it if they fall off a little more so we can do different things with the back of the car. But the front is going to get tight. It's probably different for everybody. Overall, it was a good race.

"I was too tight to pass cars there at the end, so I just made sure I was saving fuel and not let the car behind me catch me. It was another good finish and a good point's day."


REED SORENSON (No. 43 Valvoline Dodge Charger)
Finished 13th

"Our Valvoline Dodge was really good today. We had about a 10th-place car. We were better on long runs than we were on the short ones. I had some alternator issues that hurt us in the end of the race that didn't allow us to run like we wanted to. Overall it was a pretty good day for us.

"It's hard to pass here. Even with the old car passing here at Indy is tough, it's just even worse with the COT. Track position was critical. We knew that there were going to be limited chances to pass, it was mostly stay in line and try not to overdrive the corners."

AJ ALLMENDINGER (No. 44 Hunt Brothers Dodge Charger)
Finished 20th

"We were average today. We were about 20th to 25th all day. That's about where we finished. We just struggled, but we will get better for Pocono."


ELLIOTT SADLER (No. 19 Best Buy Dodge Charger)
Finished 40th

"It was a tough day for sure for the Best Buy Dodge. We're not sure what happened other than we had some oil coming out of the bottom of the car. It's disappointing because we run strong here in the past and just didn't have the opportunity to show our hand today. There's not much I can do as a driver other than just try and put this behind us and head to Pocono next weekend."


RICHARD PETTY (Co-Owner, Richard Petty Motorsports)
"We were expecting a little bit more. They (our drivers) got everything that was in them (the cars) out. We were just off a tick. Of course, everybody else was too, I guess. Circumstances worked good for us. We had good pit stops. Everything went good. We just didn't run fast enough. It was one of those days when you get outrun. Today, we got outrun."


MARK MCARDLE (Vice President of Competition, Richard Petty Motorsports)
"Obviously, we would have been happier with better results. We'll take a solid day in points for both the 9 and 43, a good day for the 44 as well. We continue to show strong performance with the current generation of cars and the R6 engine is running well. We have a lot of positives to build on. We just didn't have quite the car we needed today to contend for the win. We weren't too far off. We've been gaining a little bit each week. Once again, I think we had a car that was capable of contending for a top-five position. We had great pit stops all day. We just didn't quite get the result we wanted."
Credit: Dodge Motorsports

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