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Chevy Drivers Talk about Talladega

"I saw everything in front of me was good, but I was the one that got hit. Joey (Logano) hit me and turned me around. It is just the way it works. It is unfortunate. I felt like anybody did anything wrong but it is a product of the racing here, or product of what happens here. It's not racing.

"I'm not mad at him. It is just the way it works. I told Elliott (Sadler) who asked me what me happened, 'Dude, I was wide open driving right on in to you because I got hit from behind.

"I was thinking about when I was out there, these shouldn't be points races. If they want to have these races for the fans, just let us come here and do this but don't let it affect our championship because it's not racing. If is NASCAR racing, we should be here for the Talladega Event Marketing or something like that. Something different besides racing.

"I was actually worried about Elliott getting up in the air because I hit him and when I clipped it should have kicked his car up a little higher. I was just happy I am able to walk away from it. I wish I could at least crash once and drive away, so I can still drive it back without having to go to the infield care center."

JEFF BURTON, NO. 31 CATERPILLAR CHEVROLET, involved in a multi-car crash on lap 182: "I was getting in the top lane and the No. 09 (Mike Bliss) doesn't have a gas pedal I guess, he just stayed in the gas and right reared me as if I wasn't there. There is a reason he doesn't run here every week."

REGAN SMITH, NO. 78 FURNITURE ROW RACING CHEVROLET, retired from race on lap 100 with engine failure: “We did have a really strong car. The Furniture Row Chevrolet was real good today. Real proud of the guys, they built a race car. We've always had good speedway cars but this one was really strong. I don't know something of the end of the motor looks like it probably went. I can't complain, Hendrick builds us great motors and we very rarely have trouble with them. It is what it is. We'll go to Richmond and have a good run there.”

RYAN CONIAM, CREW CHIEF NO. 78 FURNITURE ROW CHEVROLET: "It's too early to say what caused the engine failure. There was no warning, it just blew up. It's really disappointing to have this happen after running in the top-10 and top-five all day. Regan was in cruise mode, just trying to stay out of trouble. We talked before the race and debated to hang in the back or go to the front. Regan chose to go to the front and did a great job there. He's a hell of a plate racer. When we did get shuffled back it was only to 10th to the14th positions. That's one of the discouraging parts of this engine deal because it appeared we weren't going to get hurt too bad when we got shuffled back."



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