Bank of America 500 Pit Note #12
STEVE LETARTE (crew chief for race winner Jeff Gordon's No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet): "I just went down to Kyle's pit to thank those guys for not running over us when Jeff stumbled down in turn one. Kyle showed a lot of maturity and that's what helped us to win this race. This race was more stressful than it needed to be. It was a good night for us and Jeff ran well the whole race. Jeff said he wanted to get back to Victory Lane at Charlotte and he ran very smart. I always tell my guys that they're good enough to win races without me. I'm just proud to be a part of this. I thought we had enough gas to make it to the end, I just wondered if the car was going to bobble again on that last restart like it did before. Clint Bowyer showed a lot of respect tonight because he could have ran into us and won the race. That's just a smart move and I'd say that's a big reason he's got a chance to win the championship, but I'm not worried about points just yet. It's just nice to win at Charlotte again so now when I drive to work and pass this place I'll know the last time I was here we walked away winners."
GREG ZIPADELLI (crew chief for Tony Stewart's No. 20 Home Depot Chevrolet): "It was just a frustrating night for us because we had a better car than that. We'll never give up and we'll just keep digging. We'll just take this race and go on and try to win at Martinsville next weekend. We're not out of this championship yet and we won't be until they tell me we're mathematically out of it." [ON RUN-IN WITH PAUL MENARD] "The blame is, I don't think either of them have respect for each other. I know when we were working on our car that I looked over and the no. 15 crew was clapping at us. I'm a firm believer in what goes around comes around. Maybe, someday, if he's lucky, he'll be in that position and that will probably happen to him because he didn't show respect or give and take with other people. We can't control how other people act."