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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen

Marcos Ambrose
August 8, 2010


WATKINS GLEN, NEW YORK

KERRY THARP: Let's roll into our post-race press conference. We have our third-place finisher, the driver of the No. 47 Little Debbie Toyota, Marcos Ambrose. Marcos, a big weekend for you here at the Glen, a victory here yesterday. How did you think things went out there for you today?
MARCOS AMBROSE: It's been a good weekend for me. I got to tell you doesn't feel nice finishing third. I want to win so bad in the Cup Series, this was a really good chance for me. We had a good racecar. Something went wrong in the last pit stop. We lost the handle on the racecar, maybe a different set of tires, slightly different spring rate in the tires. We lost the handle on it.
I had nothing for Montoya there towards the end. Congratulations to him. He drove a heck of a race. Just a lot of fun racing a guy with that much talent. He was swinging around the corners, jumping curbs, locking tires. It was just a really good battle, something I'll take away from this weekend as a memory I'll never forget.
KERRY THARP: We'll take questions for Marcos.

Q. Right up until the last restart, seemed like you were having trouble coming up to speed. Is there a reason why?
MARCOS AMBROSE: Yeah, there's always a balance between fuel mileage and drivability. We had a great carburetor on Friday. Running some mixtures on it. Didn't have any issues.
But today it stumbled trying to get power down in these cars, it's difficult. Have to be nice and smooth on the gas pedal. The carburetor would have a hiccup, I'd blow the tires off it. It was a drama. It didn't help.
It's not what cost us the race. The last set of tires cost us the race. Something happened. We didn't change tire pressure, didn't do anything. The car went away on us and it was a handful.
Proud of the guys. Proud of Little Debbie for being a supporter of mine. Three years ago to the today was a Little Debbie race for me here and I feel proud that I finished in the top three every year for them. It's been fun. It hurts not to win, I've got to be honest. Doesn't feel nice.
Looking at the weekend as a whole, winning and a third, a pole position, it's been a good weekend for me considering I haven't locked in my 2011 plans yet.
KERRY THARP: Thank you, Marcos. Enjoyed you being here this weekend. We'll see you next week.



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