Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Pocono II: Dodge teams race quotes

Ryan Newman (No. 12 Alltel Dodge Charger), Finished 7th

COMMENTS ON HAVING A TOP 10 CAR THROUGHOUT THE RACE -- "It was a good run. It should have been a great run. We should have done better than that. Congratulations to Kurt. His team did an excellent job. We just have to keep going. Obviously the No. 2 was a little better than the No. 12 today."


Juan Pablo Montoya (No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge Charger) Finished 16th

COMMENTS ON PENNSYLVANIA 500 -- "It was okay. The car was okay. We're struggling needing a little bit of horsepower. That's where we are, we just need to make it better over the next few races."


Scott Riggs (No. 10 Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge Charger), Finished 24th

COMMENTS ON PENNSYLVANIA 500 -- "We just had to keep working on the car all race long. Through the start we battled tight condition after I made contact with another car on the opening laps and knocked in the left front fender. But we kept digging. The crew had some great stops and we just kept working on it. Toward the end we had the best handling car that we had all day and ended up salvaging 24th. It wasn't exactly what we were looking for but it was a strong team effort."


Kasey Kahne (No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger), Finished 27th

COMMENTS ON PENNSYLVANIA 500 -- "We had a good car through the first half of the race and ran in the top 10 much of the time. I don't know whether it was tires or we missed it on our adjustments, but the car was loose with no rear grip. I think part of it was a tire problem on the right front. It wasn't the finish we were looking for, but there were some positive things that happened today. The crew did a good job on pit stops. We had a good setup in the car at the start of the race. It's back to the car of tomorrow at Watkins Glen, so we have a little time to do more work on our Dodge Charger."


Reed Sorenson (No. 41 Target Dodge Charger), Finished 28th

COMMENTS ON PENNSYLVANIA 500 -- "We got hit by the 99. Something happened with three or four of them up in front of us. I guess the tunnel turn there being so slow and everybody bottlenecking down in there. Three or four of them were hitting and caused a wreck."

BEFORE THE WRECK -- "We were moving up. I think we were 18th after that last pit stop. I think we could have finished in the top 15th."


Elliott Sadler (No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger), Finished 32nd

COMMENTS ON PENNSYLVANIA 500 -- "We just couldn't get the car hooked up with the track. The car had no rear grip. We took advantage of every stop to make adjustments and we made some progress, but never got the car hooked up with the track they way we were able to do during practice on Saturday. I don't know what happened, but we just couldn't get through the corners and got behind early. We never had the opportunity to get in position to recover."

-credit: dodge motorsports

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