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ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT ANY OF YOUR CARS AT ALL AFTER WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEKEND? “No”
WHY NOT? “Because our cars have been through inspection a 100 times this year and they have been to the R&D center and there is just no reason to be so they have sat on the shop floor and been prepared just as they had planned to be.”
ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT THE REPUTATION OF RCR AND THIS COULD HURT IT?
“I think anytime you have something that goes wrong you want to rectify the problem and I think obviously that is a pretty big deal to Richard and I think he feels pretty strongly about where he stands on everything and will go forward. So when you have got a guy like Richard Childress who has been a part of this sport for as long as he has and the reputation that he has with his cars on the racetrack I think you have to look at that and say, ‘the guys are pretty honest guys’, so things happen and everybody pushes the limits whether its right or wrong I don’t know but it happens.”
IS THAT A DISTRACTION EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK OR DO YOU GUYS STAY FOCUSED ON YOUR JOB?
“It really hasn’t changed anything that we do and we haven’t had to do anything to our cars and we have prepared as normal and as you can see with this media session everything is low key and the attention is over there and we like that.”
YOU HAVE WORKED WITH SHANE BEFORE AND KIND OF BEEN THROUGH THIS BEFORE AND HOW WILL HE HANDLE THIS AND WHAT DOES HE DO BEST THAT WILL HELP HIM HANDLE THIS?
“Well I think obviously there is a lot of attention and I think that this isn’t Nationwide racing so it’s a much different level but he will stay level-headed through the whole thing and pay attention to the things that need to be paid attention to and the only thing you can do now is to go out and race and that is about it so I think he will do fine.”
IN GENERAL DO YOU THINK THAT A TEAM SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO KEEP THE WIN IF THEIR CAR IS FOUND TO BE ILLEGAL IN THE RACE THAT THEY WON?
“That is the way that it has always been done and I think that with the way that the inspection process is on Tuesday morning that it would be hard to go back and change all those newspaper articles on Sunday.”