QUITE THE SCENE DOWN HERE IN THE GARAGE AREA KURT BUSCH HUGGING AND CONGRATULATING YOUR CREW GUYS. WHAT PUT YOU OUT TODAY IN YOUR LAST RUN WITH THIS PHOENIX RACING TEAM?
“That was more of an emotional hug of thanks and all the hard work this year. It just came to an end short. We ran out of gas, ran out of gas while leading. A miscalculation or our fuel cell wasn’t picking up all the fuel. That is just small team blues. You work as hard as you can to keep up with the big teams and sometimes little itty bitty numbers will take you out.”
IT’S ALWAYS CHAOTIC WHEN YOU COME TO TALLADEGA MAKING MATTERS WORSE YOU HAD A DAMAGED RACE CAR. NASCAR WAS TELLING YOU TO STOP DID YOU HEAR THAT COMMAND?
“No, I didn’t. I got out of the car and surveyed the damage, saw that it could still roll so I jumped back in. I remembered with these engines they will run at 20 percent of fuel pressure to get it back to the garage. So I tried like heck. That is the competitor in me, which is the desire that I have and that is what gets misconstrued all the time. This is the way my life works. Today is a perfect example. I am leading, I wreck, I run out of gas, I’m still that competitive guy that tried to get back in the race and now NASCAR is yelling at me because I don’t have my helmet on and I’m trying to get it to the garage so the guys can work on it. Now I’m in trouble, now I have this little storm right here. This is my life. I’m not complaining I put myself in a lot of these situations, but it’s on to good things now moving forward. I got all the bad luck out of the way. This year has been a great year to test me in every way.”
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