We do have a responsibility.
It really boils down to what kind of role model you are going to be. You are either going to be someone people, especially kids, can look up to, or you are going to be someone their parents like to point at and say, 'Don't be like him!' I'd much rather be on the front page of the paper for winning a race than being arrested for something.
Yeah, you can say I like speed, ... Mostly, I just like being around race cars and racing people. It was my hobby and it became my job and I still love it every bit as much as I did when I started.
Yeah, it's frustrating and aggravating just a little bit.
We're unloading the best stuff we've got, which is good stuff. We don't have four teams to go comparing notes to, but you do what you can do with what you've got. It's not like they're unloading stuff that we don't have. They just have a lot more of it.
You know how plans go sometimes.
You got a whole lot of obstacles in front of you, as far as being a top-10 car week in and week out, but it's not like you've got a mountain in front of you that you can't climb.
I can't blame the drivers for making the move, and I can't blame the owners for being upset. Keep in mind, this ain't like the real world where you work somewhere and you can stay 40 years. Being able to see where you are going just a few years ahead is a pretty cool deal, and it doesn't happen too often in any sport, much less stock car racing.
Circle, circle, circle. I guess you could say I've been dizzy ever since.
When the day comes that one of these kids bumps me out, I'm going to run the next best thing I can find at whatever level that is. I'm going to keep doing it until I can't climb into the car anymore or (until) my buddies can't lift me in.
My life changed over seven years; his life has changed over two. He's getting pulled at from every direction, but I think he's handling it good. I don't see where it's changed him at all. Maybe it's confused him because he gets hit with (stuff) he don't want to worry about. He wants to do all the same stuff he always wanted to do. He just loves to race.
I think it's a real good excuse. A Saturday night with a Winston Cup race doesn't effect us (at the I-55).
You're either in it or you're not. When it (wreck) starts happening, there is either going to be a hole for you or a way you can wiggle through. But more than likely, if it's not there, you can't just make a hole. It's not like you can cut left or cut right and cut left that quick and miss it at those speeds. You either miss it or you don't.
You could lose 'em pretty quick. You could lose 'em in a second. First off, if you lifted for a second, you're going to get run over anyway, because the guy behind you didn't expect you to lift. Because nobody lifts.