All-Star Challenge Weekend Pit Note #7
Brendan Gaughan (No. 77 South Point Hotel Chevrolet): "We were catching the five guys in front of us. I think we were running 12th, and got all the way to sixth. We had a great Chevrolet tonight. The boys gave me something to work with. Something let go; we're not quite sure what it is yet. We know it's terminal, but we don't know what it is yet."
Jack Sprague (No. 60 Con-way Freight Toyota): "I just blew a right front. I don't really know what happened. The guys gave me a great truck. We just got into second there. I was pretty happy with what I had. I was just a tick tight. We would have an adjustment there and been spot on it. It was all for naught. That was the hardest I've hit in a long time. That's the way it goes, that's racing. At least we were good and had a fast truck again."
Ted Musgrave (No. 9 Team ASE/Germain Toyota Toyota): "These tires are so hard that you can't run side by side or follow anybody. They have got to rethink it a little bit, to make a little better racing out of it. I just started going where they weren't - the high side in three and four - just trying to get some air on the front of the truck. Desperate times make for some desperate moves. I got a top-five out of it. I was hoping to get a little further. Teammate third and me fifth, something to work on a little bit, but it could have been worse."
Todd Bodine (No. 30 Lumber Liquidators Toyota): "We had a good truck, but it was a little too tight for me there at the end when I was back in traffic. We finished third and gained a lot of points, so all in all it was a good night for us. I didn't have anything for Ron there at the end because he was way too strong. When I was behind in traffic I just couldn't do anything with the truck. It was pretty uneventful. We're doing the things we need to do to win the championship."
Ron Hornaday (No. 33 Camping World Chevrolet, race winner): "I won at Lowe's Motor Speedway, finally! That's hard to believe. We go to Nashville next week where we won last year, so it's good to have some momentum going into that race this time."
A.J. Allmendinger (No. 00 Aaron's Toyota, second-place, best career finish in NCTS): "Fantastic for the whole team. Crew chief made a great call of two tires on last lap stop and that hooked us up just right. I made a mistake in practice and the team picked me up and got me on the right track. I've made some mistakes and been learning a lot of things this year. The truck felt fine. To get a top-five was great."