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TEAM CHEVY DRIVER PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
MARCH 22, 2013
TONY STEWART, NO. 14 RUSH TRUCK CENTERS/MOBIL 1 CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Auto Club Speedway and discussed the first practice session, competing in the dirt race tonight in Stockton, California and other topics. Full Transcript:
IT LOOKED LIKE YOUR CAR GOT FASTER AS PRACTICE WENT ON:
“We are gaining on it. I’m a little more worried about our race set-up right now than I am qualifying. Hopefully, we can gain on it a little more. We are getting there.”
FOUR DIFFERENT TYPES OF TRACKS THIS IS THE FIFTH KIND, WHICH ONE SHORT-TRACK, 1.5-MILE, SUPERSPEEDWAY ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT GOING BACK TO AND WHICH ONES ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT GOING BACK TO WITH THIS NEW CAR?
“I’m not concerned about any of them. It’s just too early. Everybody wants an answer that nobody has an answer to right now. Every track that we are going to is a learning deal right now. You are going to go through a lot of races before we all figure out what the common denominator is that the car likes and dislikes.”
IS THAT ONE OF THE ISSUES IN TERMS OF THAT HAS ALL THREE TEAMS OUTSIDE THE TOP-20 RIGHT NOW TOO SOON TO BE CONCERNED OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT?
“It’s just early in the year. If all of us had finished all the races and we are back there because we have been running bad that would be one thing. We have all had races that we have crashed out of. Four races into a season that is 25 percent of your points total. Just having one of those is enough to mess up the point standings right now.”
YOU HAVE A BIG NIGHT TONIGHT GOING UP NORTH WITH KYLE LARSON CAN YOU TALK ABOUT EXCITEMENT FOR THAT RACE:
“Yeah, I’m excited to go to Stockton. I like my night jobs too. I get too. My car owner is a pretty cool guy he lets me go and play as much as I want. I can’t complain about that.”
DID YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE AFTER THE BATTLE OF THE BEACH? SOME PEOPLE WERE CRITICIZING HIM (KYLE LARSON) FOR BEING TOO ROUGH. DOES HE COME TO YOU FOR ADVICE AT ALL?
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