Monday, September 28, 2009

Dover II Post-race Quotes

AJ ALLMENDINGER (No 44 Super 8 Dodge Charger)
Finished 7th

"Our Super 8 Dodge was really good today. I thought everyone on the 44 team was awesome today. Hopefully, we can run strong like this in the final eight races to show everyone what kind of team that we have. It was a smooth day. The conditions were tough today. At one point, it felt like the water was seeping up through the racetrack, it was so slick out there. We just kept fighting. With 25 laps to go, we just took a guess at what changes we wanted to make and it seemed to work. We were just a little bit loose all day. I'm just proud of everybody."


KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger)
Finished 8th
"Our Budweiser Dodge was pretty decent today. We battled all day and I'm proud of all my guys for their effort today. We struggled a bit with the splitter hitting the ground all day. Kenny (Francis, crew chief) and the guys dug all day trying to get us a top-10 finish and we did. We struggled a bit on pit lane today which is unusual for our Budweiser guys. We didn't pick up as many spots in the Chase like we'd like to, but we performed well and didn't lose any ground. There's plenty of racing left in the Chase and we're going to give the guys in front of us everything we've got."


KENNY FRANCIS (Crew Chief, No. 9 Budweiser Dodge)
"The Budweiser Dodge ended up eight. It wasn't what we were looking for, but we managed to get back up there a little bit. It was a struggle all day. We started off pretty good and then we made a wrong adjustment and really didn't figure it out until the end of the race. Once we got that, we went back the other way and the Budweiser Dodge really came around. We gave up a bunch of track position and had to charge up from 18th to eight. At the end, the car was pretty good. It was just a little bit too loose. I wish we would have had one more pit stop to work on it."


ELLIOTT SADLER (No 19 Geek Squad / Best Buy Dodge Charger)
Finished 30th
"I'm real disappointed with what happened today. We were working our way toward the front and I think we would have had a top-20 when those guys started crashing on the front stretch. There wasn't anywhere to go and we just got collected in the mess. The No. 19 guys went to work and got me back out on the track. I didn't think there was any way we'd get back out there but we did. It was a great effort by the team."


REED SORENSON (No. 43 Valvoline Dodge Charger)
Finished 35th
"It looks like the 96 (Bobby Labonte), for some reason, checked up and that caused the 20 (Joey Logano) to check up and that caused Tony (Stewart) to get into him. I went up the track when I saw the 20 spin. I had to slam on the brakes and try to miss Tony because he was on the brakes hard and then the 20 came back across in front of us and the 1 was pushing us. It's just one of those deals. That was a pretty bad wreck there. I'm glad everybody is OK. I'm glad that Joey (Logano) is OK. I don't know why the 96 checked up. It's just one of those chain reactions at a fast race track and that's what happens."

Credit: Richard Petty Motorsports PR

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