NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Pit Note # 12
Tony Eury Jr. (crew chief no. 88 National Guard Chevrolet) "Our car was getting extremely loose right there at the end of every run. So, we had to take tires; there were no ifs, ands, or buts. We learned a lot for next week. And that is the biggest thing we came over here for. We would like to win this race, but you've got to have an almost perfect car in this deal. These COTs don't pass too well, so I'm hoping Humpy [Wheeler, president and general manager LMS] gets what he wants: soft tires and a better car next time."
Kenny Francis (no. 9 Budweiser Dodge technical director for race winner Kasey Kahne) "That was an awesome run for the Budweiser Dodge, and it's a lot of validation for all the hard work all the guys on this team have put into this program. We have to really thank the fans for voting us into the race - that makes it pretty special. We're really excited to win for all the fans that voted us into the race. We really didn't do anything special as far as pit strategy. We just kind of worked our way through the field."
Ray Evernham (no. 9 Budweiser Dodge team co-owner for race winner Kasey Kahne) "That was awesome and a really great effort put forth by Kenny Francis and all the guys on that team. I really want to thank the fans because if it wasn't for their vote we wouldn't have even been in the race. We won the race."
Greg Irwin (no. 16 Dish Network Ford crew chief for second-place finisher Greg Biffle) "This was a good couple days of practice for us heading into the 600 next week. We now have a good idea of how the car is going to react and handle in the conditions of a night race. We have a good baseline, but yeah, there was a lot of money on the line and we wanted to get our first win of the year. I just keep telling all our guys we've got to put ourselves into contention to win and eventually it's going to happen for us. If we just keep plugging along like we did tonight the wins are going to come. A lot of things have changed with this team in the last year - a new car, our people, and our attitude. Everything has kind of worked out like I expected it to. I'm just excited to be with an organization like this."