NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES
GOODY’S FAST RELIEF 500
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER RACE NOTES AND QUOTES
APRIL 1, 2012
KASEY KAHNE, NO. 5 HENDRICKCARS.COM CHEVROLET – SIDELINED WITH AN ENGINE FAILURE ON LAP 256:
THIS HAS TO BE A VERY DISAPPOINTING DAY. TELL US WHAT WAS GOING ON THERE WITH THE CAR?
“We had a great Hendrickcars.com Chevy. Really fast and the best I had ever been here. Engine was running great and we were just battling a little loose. We needed another pit stop to get that right and we could battle with Jeff (Gordon). It was fun driving and we had a small engine problem that turned into a big one on the backstretch and just shut off and I had oil on my tires when I hit pit road. I just didn’t want to oil the whole surface for all the guys out there so I just shot to the pits and it went spinning and it wasn’t a big deal because I didn’t hit anything luckily.”
HOW DISAPPOINTING IS IT THAT THE BAD LUCK JUST KEEPS CONTINUING?
“Well I mean it is and it isn’t. I am upset that we haven’t run great this year, but we are great on Friday and Saturday, we were fast again today, and we have the speed so when it’s our time we will be ready to take advantage of it. “
ARE YOU CONCERNED WITH THE OTHER HENDRICK CARS GIVEN YOUR PROBLEM?
“I’m sticking around for the 200th win today. I think it’s going to be today. These Hendrick cars are strong today.”
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