Bank of America 500 Pit Note #9
Dollar General 300 Post Race Notes:
Kyle Busch (No. 18, NOS Energy Drink Toyota - WINNER) - "Definitely, the car was strong. I didn't think it was that strong yesterday. It all worked out for us in the long run. You can't mess up on pit road, two tires, four tires. It's all in your hands by staying out front. As far as I'm concerned, I don't think I did anything on the restarts. I didn't step on the brakes or do anything like that. It's a lot more fun when you don't have to worry about points and just race for wins."
Jeff Burton (No. 29, Holiday Inn Chevrolet - finished second) - "Pretty good night. We're fast and doing all the right things, but it just beat our guys to death. It was a long night for the guys. The thing is, the rule is that it's been going on for a long time and you're not doing it wrong on those restarts. NASCAR has to do something about it. We struggled all night on new tires. There at the end, we just tightened it up. I don't know if I had anything for him or not."
Brian Vickers (No. 32, Dollar General Toyota - finished third after starting 42nd) - "We enjoy running this series. I do agree with Jeff (Burton), NASCAR has to do something about the starts, if they want it stopped. The Toyota race cars are awful fast. They were fast last year. He (Busch) was beating us to death on the restarts and there was nothing we could do about it."
Clint Bowyer (No. 2 BB&T Chevrolet - finished fourth) - "That was a lot of hard work. All the guys on the team did a great job of fixing the car after we got caught up in a wreck earlier in the race. Even though we got a good finish, it didn't come without a lot of hard work for this team. They did a good job of making the adjustments we needed to make to get by the 60 car (Edwards) there at the end for fourth."
Kelly Bires (No. 47 Samaritan's Feet Ford - finished seventh) - "It was a great night. First of all, the guys put in a lot of hard work before we came here for this race. You know, that's where these race cars are made fast. Everyone on the team has been working hard all year. The results are starting to show. We had a really good car. We had a bad pit stop earlier in the night and lost like 11 spots. It really put us behind the whole night. We got it cycled back, but we had to play catch up the entire night. We had to take two tires there to get our track position at the end, but I think if we had four there, we would have had a top-five position. We need this. You know, we are trying to find sponsorship for next year to run full time to do this again, so these good runs are coming at a good time. It was a good run but we always strive to get better."
Brad Keselowski (No. 88 U.S. Navy Chevrolet - finished eighth) - "We started off extremely loose. And we adjusted on it. About 50 to go, I thought we were really, really good. Maybe we didn't have anything for Kyle (Busch), but we certainly could have run second. I don't know, we put tires on it with about 40 to go, or whatever that number was, and they just weren't strong. We've just got to figure that out."
Mike Wallace (No. 7, GEICO Toyota - finished 10th - first top-10 at LMS since 1996) - "Lowe's is a fast track where I've enjoyed a lot of good runs. I was 10th here in May on the white flag lap, but I was wrecked out coming to take the checkered. That's kind of my luck here. Great runs without the finishes. The crew did a great job putting the car back together after our trip through the grass and I'm really we were able to come out of the Dollar General 300 with a top-10 finish."