NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Pit Note # 7
ERIK DARNELL (no. 99 Northern Tools & Equipment Ford) - "I didn't have a problem on that restart as far as spinning my tires; it just felt like I couldn't get the car into second gear. I noticed that on one of the restarts before that, and I noticed my teammate Travis Kvapil had the same problem. It's just frustrating and disappointing. I don't know what happened on that restart but I knew Johnny (Benson) was laying back wanting to get a run on me. I kind of slowed up and the way I read the rule is the leader is supposed to control the restart and Johnny took off before we got to the restart line and that lost it for us right there. I don't blame losing the race on him - it's just frustrating."
MATT CRAFTON (race winner, no. 88 Menards/McGuire-Nicholas Chevrolet) -"Finally, we get to light them up. Now they can say ‘when is the second one coming?'I can't thank these guys enough. Our Chevy Silverado was awesome. I never gave up. Track position was everything tonight. I wasn't going to get give it to them on the top. It was awesome. We never gave up. Everyone of these guys believed in me and I believed in them. This has been a black cloud hanging over me. And now it's over. Flip the rear view mirror up on that last restart and never look in the rear. I just kept looking out the front windshield and wasn't going to let them get by me. These guys bring us great equipment every week. That's what it's all about, teamwork. I was honestly wondering if this day was ever going to come. Finally, we got it. We've got a truck with a lot of sponsors on it and they all deserve our thanks. I am kind of numb right now. It just hasn't settled in yet."
CHAD MCCUMBEE (no. 8 Malcolmson Construction Chevrolet) - "That was a hard-fought second place. I wouldn't want to see anyone else but him win if it wasn't me. We are getting closer and closer to winning one of these. We had a radio problem there at the start. We didn't know whether or not to pit, and we had a bunch of green flag laps there. It is kind of bitter sweet to get that close and not get the win. But, we are happy with second. Matt kind of brake-checked me just a little bit. We didn't quite get up to speed on the last restart there. I was really and truly trying to bide my time. I just can't thank everybody enough."
BRENDAN GAUGHAN (no. 10 International MaxxForce Diesel Ford) - "It was a heck of a night. We qualified back there. But, these guys built a race truck, not a qualifying truck. It was a long night. The guys had great pit stops. We brought home a brand new truck in third and my teammate was fifth, so it was a great night for the Circle Bar team."