Well, you better start showing it, that's all I can say.
John seems to be getting a little more cranky as this thing tightens up, ... I told him it's his own fault. If he hadn't hired two such good drivers, we wouldn't be having this problem.
He's a Jeff Gordon, a Tony Stewart, an exception to the rule, ... What he lacks in experience, he makes up for in focus. He's that one in a million. I hope he snaps out of it pretty soon.
Somebody is going to have to break away sooner or later, but anybody can throw anybody off here, and that's been the case over the years, but now they're not playing favorites. They're mowing me off, they're mowing John (Force) off, Robert (Hight) got sawed off the first round of Sonoma. You don't know whose going to do it; who's holding the loaded gun. Nobody can break away and get the clean air and get away from everybody. It could still happen, but right now one through four is right there, and even fifth place is right there. With six races left, the whole idea is if somebody jumps up with three in a row, now we're the ones chasing the rabbit ... There's no dominating anywhere.
I have chills. I've been wound up all week.
(Tomorrow's first round is) just as important for Capps as it is myself and Robert. (The Mopar/Oakley Dodge Stratus) has been the most consistent, the quickest, or right next to the quickest every single run. Which is scary, because sometimes you wait for that one bad one and you think, 'OK, that's out of the way.' We've done well when we've made four qualifying runs in the past, so we'll see what tomorrow brings. No one knows. It's gonna be a hell of a race tomorrow.
This just shows how deep the talent level in Funny Car is, ... No one is intimidated by John Force or the Schumacher cars. The field is deep.
Chicago is one of those race tracks that you love to go to. It's just incredible. The weather should be outstanding.
If the weather really does cool down this weekend in Dallas it will be great, ... Even if it doesn't, that's OK, because we can run in the heat.
I'm not trying to make this Funny Car championship chase so close.
We've done well when we've had four qualifying runs in the past. We'll see what tomorrow brings. No one knows. It's going to be a hell of a race tomorrow, first and second round.
This track is really good when it's cold. And it's pretty darn good when the sun's out. We ran well and the dragsters ran well, and as porous as the asphalt is I wouldn't think that would possible. But the NHRA has done a hell of a job.