We knew we would have to run in the 70s in order to be competitive, especially against Del in his CSK car. [Crew chief] Mark Oswald and the guys really got after it, and it was just a little too much.

Our goal is to be a top-five qualifying team by mid-season, running 60s and 70s, so, no one on the team is disappointed at all. We're all confident that better things are on the horizon.

He was our star. (His points) were some big ones.

Everyone bought into it. There's just too many good players at our school to put up with that.