Dodge Motorsports Notes And Quotes – NSCS Race Final – Phoenix 1

By Auto News Log • April 12th, 2010

AVONDALE, Ariz. – Dodge Motorsports Notes And Quotes:

BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 12 Abyss Dodge Charger) 16th “We had one run where our car was just phenomenal. At that time, I almost felt like we could win the race. We just need to keep that speed. We’re doing the right things. We’re getting there. I got in that incident in the middle of the race and fell behind. I’m sure the damage hurt the car a little bit, whether it was aero or mechanical. We just weren’t quite the same after that. We kept adjusting on it, did all we could do and got a solid finish out of what could have been a really bad day. It was one of those never-give-up days. That’s what we did all race. I’m proud of everyone for that. Four tires is the right way to go in that situation. I’m really surprised the winner didn’t take four, but apparently enough took two that it didn’t matter.”

JAY GUY (Crew Chief, No. 12 Abyss Dodge Charger) “Brad hung in there. We had some issues in the pits tonight, but all in all, it was a good solid night for us. We made it up to the top 10 and I thought we were going to have a good solid night, but got into that accident on that restart. We hung together to make it a good day for the Abyss Dodge. It’s a testament to have a bad day and still have a 16th-place finish.”

SAM HORNISH JR. (No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger) Finished 18th
“It was a solid day for the Mobil 1 Dodge. We had a top-10 car most of the night and ran as high as second-place closing in on the leader. Our Mobil 1 Dodge got a little tight on a long-green flag run in the middle of the race and we just couldn’t free it up enough to make gains on the leaders. We were looking at a top-15 finish when we had problem on that last pit stop. We entered pit road 16th and came out 22nd.”

KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) Finished 35th
“Certainly not the night that we were looking for with our Miller Lite Dodge. Our night pretty much ended on lap 15 when, coming out of Turn 4, the car just shot right on me and collected the 9 car. The contact wasn’t that bad, but I got spun around, slid down track and got clipped by the 11 which tore up the left front pretty good. Steve (Addington, crew chief) and the Miller Lite crew did an awesome job to keep us on the lead lap repairing the car. We made something like 10 stops under caution which kept me on the lead lap. Once I got out racing again, the car felt pretty good and we actually raced our way into the top 30 (27th), but then I tried to stay out one lap too long during green-flag stops, hoping to catch the “lucky dog” and ended up cutting down a right-front tire. It was just too much damage to the right-front and our night ended before it really started. That’s racing. We’ll have to dust ourselves off and move on to Texas where we won last fall.”

Source: Chrysler

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