Coca-Cola 600 Notes:

Greg Zipadelli (Crew Chief No. 20 The Home Depot Toyota) – “This was the longest 600 I think I have ever had. But it ended up all right. So, we’ll take it and go. We just were extremely tight, unbelievably tight. I don’t think we have ever made that much adjustment on a race car. We definitely got it better, but we were still fighting it. Track position has become so hard. It’s important here, just a lot of free speed if you can get up front. We had it one time, then the cautions fell, so we had to give it up [track position], but overall everybody did a good job and fought all day. And we come out of here with our first top-five of the year. Dang, it’s been a long time.”

Steve Addington (Crew Chief No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge) – “That’s the way the 600 plays out. It’s a long race. You never know what is going to happen until the thing is over with. But I’m just proud of everybody; we just hung in there and got a good finish out of it. We played the circumstances. We pitted there and knew we could do it on one more stop if we could just make one more lap. We felt good about the strategy, and the driver hung in there and gave us a good showing.”

Alan Gustafson (Crew Chief No. 24 Drive to End Hunger/AARP Chevrolet) – “Ran out of gas, ran out of gas. If we were going to run out of gas, we were going to run out of gas, had to stop. Didn’t have enough gas.”

Mike Ford (Crew Chief No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota) – “We ran good, period. That’s it.”