NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Pit Note # 11
Hornish Jr. Wins the Sprint Showdown - Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge, won the Sprint Showdown and will advance to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. He will be joined by runner-up Jamie McMurray and the winner of the Sprint Fan Vote, Joey Logano. Hornish earned a $1,000,000 purse.
"I wish we didn't have to race our way in again, but it feels good," Hornish said. "I was really happy how everything worked out for us. The Mobil 1 Dodge was excellent tonight, as usual. I love coming here and running at Lowe's. It's been a real fun track for me ever since we came here and ran the All-Star Race last year.
"I knew we had a pretty good car in practice. I had a lot of fun racing out there tonight. The car was really good. It was the first time I've ever won anything in a stock car, so I was pretty happy about that."
Hornish started the race in the third row. Qualifying for the Sprint Showdown was rained out, so lineup was determined by the draw for qualifying order.
Joey Logano (No. 20 Home Depot Toyota, Sprint All-Star Fan Vote winner) - "Cool. Our car was OK; too tight. To be a rookie and have the fan support is unbelievable. It's really cool. I can't thank everyone enough. I tried to keep my nose clean. It's hard to pass guys when you're tight. Overall, I'm happy we got what we got. We're in the All-Star race, baby! It's awesome; I can't thank the fans enough. I really think I've got a good race car. I'm happy we're in. To get the fan support like that. I'll do the best I can in the All-Star race tonight. It will be a lot of fun."
Jamie McMurray (No. 26 Roush/Crown Royal Ford, runner-up, second transfer into Sprint All-Star Race) - "Somebody had an oil line loose and got oil all over our windshield, and then I ran through the oil-dry stuff, and couldn't really see through my windshield after that."