Steve Addington (No. 2 Miller Lite/Vortex Dodge, crew chief) - “It’s awesome. I don’t know how to explain it. It’s great to see the look on the guys’ faces when you cross under the checkered flag. It’s those guys that work on the car. Kurt got out in Victory Circle and saw the red wheels on the car and said we need to put those on the car all the time. We were just trying to keep our car balanced right. We were worrying about a pit stop costing us a win. We went down and borrowed a set of tires from the 77 car (teammate Sam Hornish) and they had red wheels. So that’s why we had red wheels on it. We are concentrating on making our stuff better so we can contend for a championship. It is the fruit of our labor for this team. We didn’t have a good test, so we had to re-evaluate. So, we went back and worked late, and got this car ready for the 600.”

Kevin “Bono” Manion (No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet, crew chief) – “I don’t think anything changed there at the end other than Kurt had the clean air. We were catching him (Busch) just a little bit. It was just a 22-lap run or something, and Kurt was able to make another adjustment. Their car was really good. You know, we just came up a little short. We have got to be happy with second. We are 26 or so points out of the chase. I’m really proud of everyone. We just really wanted to win a race on the same day that Chip (team owner Ganassi) won the Indy 500. I think that would have been outstanding and that’s really cool.”

Richard “Slugger” Labbe (No. 98 Serta/Menards Ford, crew chief) – “It was good. We passed a lot of cars. We went out first on Thursday, and that really got us behind. All night long, we just kept trudging, trudging, trudging, and just had a good night. We had a good test three weeks ago, and that really really helped us. We learned a lot. We had a good week last week at the All-Star event. It’s the same car. We decided to bring it back and came up a little short. To come here and get a top-10 – it’s not easy in this sport. I’m proud of Paul (Menard) and all the guys.”

Alan Gustafson (No. 5 CARQUEST Auto Parts/ Go Chevrolet, crew chief) – “It was really a tough night for us. We just struggled to get track position and had a lot of miscues. I think we had a really good car all night. We never had a chance to show it. Real proud of the guys, they dug in hard. And, at the end, we didn’t have any choice. I’m really surprised that some other people take that opportunity. I knew our car was really good. I think we were running down Kyle (Busch) there at the end even though he had two tires on. We needed some track position, so it was a great opportunity for us to get it when all those guys came in. We had pit stall 43, and it was like, man, stay out. We should have got a little better restart. I didn’t think we could have beat the two (Kurt Busch) or the one (McMurray), but I think we could have caught the 18 (Kyle Busch).”