Keeping His Chin Up
The Dinger had nothing to smile about after his No. 84 spent most of Sunday's race in the garage and not on the track, but when he finally got back out, he made sure his Bull Crew was smiling...
AJ: "Do you guys think we'll be able to get the Lucky Dog?"
Crew: "You're going to need it about 62 times."
AJ: "Do you think NASCAR would be mad if I just turned off and ran the bus stop?" (The bus stop is part of the road course at Daytona!)
AJ: On each restart "This is it guys. I'm really going to put the hammer down now. Tell the guys ahead of me that I'm coming for them!"
AJ: "I see the crowd standing up. Let me guess. Junior took the lead, right?"
AJ: "Do you guys have something to eat there in the pit? After working so hard on my car, you've gotta be hungry."
Crew: "Yes, they have sandwiches."
AJ: "Phew. I was worried. I don't want my guys going hungry!"