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Dodge Post-Race Quotes — Charlotte


Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010

Dodge Motorsports PR

Bank of America 500

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Post-Race Quotes

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger) Finished 27th “Certainly not the night our Penske Dodge’s were looking for, that’s for sure. We’re all kind of scratching our heads over this one. If we had answers for tonight, we sure would have fixed the problems all three of us had. We just missed something tonight. We thought that we had a good baseline off of Kurt’s car here from the spring, but something changed and we need to figure out what happened. I don’t think anyone saw this coming, based off of how well we ran yesterday in the final practice. It’s very confusing. A tough, tough night for us.”

KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Operation Home Front/Miller Lite Dodge Charger) Finished 30th “Just a really confusing night for this Miller Lite Dodge Charger. It’s really tough to explain. We started with decent track position (15th), we ran third fastest in final practice yesterday in nearly the same conditions and yet our car just reacted completely opposite tonight. For the car to react “loose” early in the race is really puzzling. The 39 spun, then the 48 and then us. It’s hard to figure out. We fought loose on exit early in the race and it cost us when I just nicked the wall off of (turn) 4. After that, we were all over the place. Loose, tight, loose again. Steve (Addington, crew chief) threw everything we had at it tonight. We tried wedge, air pressure adjustments, you name it. I don’t know if it was the new chassis we brought or what, something was just off. The best we were all night was with about 100 laps to go. We just had no speed. Maybe I need to dial the car in better during practice. I’m not sure. It’s disappointing not to have the car we wanted to go after the “triple” here at Charlotte tonight. We’ll go back and look at our post-race notes and see how we can get better on the next mile-and-a-half at Texas in a few weeks.”

SAM HORNISH JR. (No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger) Finished 40th “The 9 car got loose off of (turn) 4. I saw him get a little loose off of (turn) 2. You’re stuck in a tough position there because if you let off (the gas) more getting into the corner and he spins, you hit him in the side. If you keep going the same speed he is, then he hits you in the side. It was just a tough night for the Mobil 1 Dodge. The car was really good early on the race and we were able to move up front and get into the top 15. Then the car started to get really loose and we were trying to get it back to where we needed it to be and make it to the end. Unfortunately, we just weren’t able to do that.”

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