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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Autism Speaks 400 presented by Hershey's Milk & Milkshakes

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Autism Speaks 400 presented by Hershey's Milk & Milkshakes

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Autism Speaks 400 presented by Hershey's Milk & Milkshakes

Jeff Burton
May 16, 2010


DOVER, DELAWARE

THE MODERATOR: We're now joined in the infield media center by today's second place finisher, driver of the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, Jeff Burton. Tell us about your run.
JEFF BURTON: It was a good run. Obviously we didn't think we were as good as the 48 most of the day. We had one run where I thought we were a little better than he was, but overall he was a touch better. I thought we were about even with the 18, a little better, and then he seemed to get a little better there late in the race.
We had a good run, and we just need to keep knocking on the door. We'll get us some.

Q. Jeff, looked like -- how was the track conditions out there? Looked like a lot of people were loose and slipping and sliding.
JEFF BURTON: Yeah, there was a tremendous amount of rubber built up on the track, and when you run through that stuff, it really would upset the car, just this tire lays down so much rubber, it's hard to run through it. You've got to run around it or run underneath it or try to straddle it. And it was just really tough. The tire was -- it's a good tire. It's hard to pass because the way that rubber is, it kind of makes the track a little bit of a single lane racetrack off the corner. But it was -- I don't remember rubber building up quite this much here before, and I thought that had a pretty big impact on the race.
THE MODERATOR: Jeff, thank you, and congratulations.

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