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Brian Vickers, Michael Waltrip Racing - Q&A

Aaron's has really enjoyed their time with him, and I feel like - we spent a lot of time with them in Kentucky. Thanks to the rain, we got a lot of hours with them and I think we made a lot of progress in that direction. So if I had to have a crystal ball, that's where we'd want to go and that's what I see in the future for sure.

Brian Vickers:
I mean, we have all talked about it, and I think it goes without saying, kind of elaborating on some of the statements I made earlier, I feel very at home here and comfortable and confident in our chances to be successful, so this is where I want to be.

Going to what Ty said, Aaron's has been phenomenal to work with. There are partners that just write checks and there are partners that are partners, and they have been that for MWR and they have been that for me. I haven't worked with them that much but it means the world to me that with everything going on, you know, a couple years ago, that they wanted me in the car. They have stood by me this whole time.

And at the end of the day, like Ty said, until the deal's done, the deal's not done. That goes for Jimmie Johnson or Jeff Gordon - this sport, you have to have commercial sponsors and partners to put a car on the racetrack.

I'm sure that a win helps. But it doesn't mean that the deal magically happens. I mean, we've still got work to do and we have a lot of faith and confidence in Aaron's. I like working with them. I'd love to see the, come back, but that's their decision.

As far as I'm concerned, obviously I have a tremendous amount of confidence and admiration for this whole team and what they have done with me and working with Rodney. So this is where I want to be.

Q:
Take us through your thought process on the last pit stop, because I saw something, Addington thought they had enough fuel, just wondering what your strategy was on that final stop and what your thoughts about the competition was.

Rodney Childers:
Yeah, I was actually surprised when the #14 stayed out there. We had just barely got into the wall on that caution before and got just a little right side damage and I didn't want to take a chance on anything with the tyres or anything like that. We got into the #38.

That caution came out, we came in and put two tyres on it and filled it up on fuel. The bad thing about that is it kind of got us behind a few guys, the #43, the #47 and a few guys just splashed on the gas and left.

From that point on, we were about, I guess, four laps short or something like that. We had really good fuel mileage and it got to the point where I wasn't worried about it at all. We were about three or four laps to go when we ended up having that last caution, and felt good about it.

Ty Norris:



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