"We fought hard all day today. We just didn't have enough speed to really fight with those guys up front. I fought to stay on the lead lap at the end of the first stage, and was fortunate to get the lucky dog. It just seemed like a battle all day long. That is the hardest I've fought for the 16th spot, driving the wheels off of this Camaro ZL1 for every position. It ended up paying off and we got all the way up to finish in 13th. I'm proud of these guys. They worked hard all day. We just need to find more speed in these racecars. (Ryan) Newman ended up 11th, which is promising. We need to compete in or around the top-five each and every weekend in order to have chances to win more races. I think the only we can do that is to put more speed in these cars. We will keep working it."