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Goody's Headache Powders 500 Post Race Quotes from Pontiac Drivers

25 August 1997

NASCAR Winston Cup Series
Pontiac Post-Race Quotes
Goody's Headache Powder 500
Bristol Motor Speedway
August 23, 1997

BRISTOL, TN - The following provided by Bristol Motor Speedway Public 

BOBBY LABONTE (#18 Interstate Batteries Grand Prix) - Started 38th, finished 
8th - "Survival was the name of the game. Our game plan going into tonight 
was to survive -- we knew we needed to finish, to finish good. Survival was 
the name of the game for us and we were able to dodge the wrecks and the car 
ran good. That's why we finished where we finished. All the guys on the team 
did a good job and we gained some points on the leaders. So, all in all, it 
was a pretty good night."

KYLE PETTY (#44 Hot Wheels Grand Prix) - Started 24th, finished 36th - Petty 
spun in turn 3 on lap 83. - "It wasn't that bad of a night. In fact, it was 
pretty good. We must have pinched a line or something, right there early in 
the race, because it burnt a gear which we had to fix. That hurt us, but, 
other than that, we were running pretty good after that."

WARD BURTON (#22 MBNA Grand Prix) - Started 10th, finished 17th - "We just 
never could get any consistency in the car. It would run good one time, then, 
it would go away. We were running right with the leaders at the end, but it 
was too late and we had no consistency."

ROBBIE LOOMIS (Crew Chief #43 STP Grand Prix) - Bobby Hamilton started 29th 
and finished 22nd. He was involved in the multi-car accident on lap 258. - 
"It was a long night. Typical Bristol, that's all. Bobby's okay, just a 
little perturbed, I think."