WHAT THEY SAID


"If people are trying to find a way not to accept the quality of race team we have, that's cool. We'll just come back this week and take the trophy again."

JIMMIE JOHNSON - Shelby American winner, explaining his mind-set going into Sunday's race after he was called "lucky" for winning last week's Cup event in Fontana, Calif., by being on pit road when a late caution flag resulted in him getting track position

"Today I do. Five, 10 years from now when I'm cashing in on it, I'm not. Somebody once told me that if you're gonna get beat, make sure you get a piece of it. That's one positive to take out of it."

JEFF GORDON - Shelby American third-place finisher, who led 219 of 267 laps, on whether he regrets having Jimmie Johnson as part of the Hendrick Motorsports team he co-owns

"I think everybody is probably in awe of it, like, 'Wow, what the heck is going on here?' Maybe NASCAR needs to take some power just away from their car and nobody else's and help us out a little bit."

KASEY KAHNE - driver of the No. 9 Ford, on the ongoing success of Johnson, who, after winning his fourth straight Cup series title last season, has won two of the first three races of 2010

"He runs straight into my ass. He nearly ran me into the fence in (Turn) 2 as well. I don't know. He's not doing himself any favors."

JUAN PABLO MONTOYA - on Earnhardt Ganassi Racing teammate Jamie McMurray, who caused a three-car crash with Montoya and Las VegaS NATIVE Kurt Busch on Lap 94

"I haven't heard what he said, but it wouldn't shock me you're upset in a situation like that. We both had really good cars today, and unfortunately we crashed."

JAMIE MCMURRAY - responding to Montoya's comment after their race mishap

"I was a sitting duck for the wreck in front of us. Do we get collected if we're on the inside lane? Who knows? It happened, and we have to move on."

KURT BUSCH - Shelby American pole-sitter, who was collected in the crash with McMurray and Montoya and went on to finish 35th

"We were a little tight early in the race, and our balance wasn't bad. It just didn't seem like we had the speed."

KYLE BUSCH - younger brother of Kurt, who started fifth in his No. 18 Toyota and ended 15th

"It was one of those days (when) we started digging a hole and it kept getting deeper and we didn't figure out how to put dirt back into it."

SAM HORNISH - driver of the No. 77 Dodge, who started 14th Sunday and wound up 28th

 

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