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A look back to the quotes of 2010

Race teams and drivers are scattered to the four winds to take some time with family and friends for the holidays. The next scheduled activity will be the NASCAR pre-season Thunder at Daytona Thursday January 20 through Saturday January 22. It will be a full scale test opportunity for all the Cup teams of the newly paved Daytona International Speedway.
So, now’s a good time for a look back at the 2010 season with some of the more notable quotes from NASCAR’s drivers and officials.


01/21/11 - We begin with NASCAR’s Vice President of Competition’ Robin Pemberton: “As it relates to the Sprint Cup Series, there’s been a lot of debate and talk over the winter time, as everybody knows. The bump drafting as we’ve known it at Daytona and Talladega over the past few years will be totally eliminated. We’re gonna put it back in the hands of the drivers and, boys have at it and have a good time, that’s all I can say.”
02/14/10 - Jamie MacMurray, after winning the season-opening Daytona 500, “It’s unbelievable. I can’t really put it into words the way it feels. I talked to Christy, my wife this morning. She was like, ‘you know, what would it mean to you if you won this race today?’ I told her it would be like a dream come true. I’m trying to be genuine and as sincere as I can and not sound like a cliché. As a kid growing up this is what you dream of, of being able to win Daytona 500.”
02/21/10 - Kevin Harvick on the No. 48 team after losing to Jimmie Johnson in the Auto Club 500 at Fontana. “They’re really good. But they’re really lucky, too. I mean, Jimmie Johnson is a good friend of mine, but there’s no way of getting around how lucky they are. You don’t win four championships and do all the things they’ve done. They did a good job today in winning the race, but they have a golden horseshoe stuck up their ---. I mean there’s no way to get around that.”
03/21/10 - Kurt Busch, after losing to Jimmie Johnson, who claimed his 50th career win and first at Bristol. “I’d rather lose to any of the other 42 cars out there than this No. 48 car. I thought we had them beat. I gave it my heart, but to come up short - it’s a shame we didn’t bring it home for a victory.”
04/25/10 - Jeff Gordon after Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson made contact with the No. 24 for the second consecutive week at Talladega, “The 48 is testing my patience. I’m hard to get mad, and I’m ------ off.”
05/08/10 - Denny Hamlin, as he crossed the finish line first in the Southern 500, one of his Cup Series season best eight wins, “All we do is win.”
05/23/10 - Richard Petty inducted into the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “The fans is what it’s all about guys. We wouldn’t be here without the fans. There wouldn’t be a Richard Petty. There wouldn’t be a NASCAR. But the press was telling the fans about NASCAR. The fans came so the fans developed a love, a real love for it.”
10/24/10 - Denny Hamlin, after starting the second half of the Chase with a win at Martinsville, “Who said it was over? Told you it wasn’t over.”
10/31/10 - Kevin Harvick on Jimmie Johnson after the Amp Energy 500 at Talladega, “No offense to him, but somebody else needs to win. Everybody but them wants somebody else to win. I like Jimmie as good as anybody. But for the sake of the sport, one of the two of us needs to make something happen.”
11/21/10 - Jimmie Johnson, after winning a fifth consecutive Sprint Cup Series title, “People tell me they hate me, but they respect me, and that’s always cool. A guy that had an ‘I hate 48’ t-shirt on when I was on the stage but was giving me the thumbs up and said congratulations. So, in the moment it’s tough I think for the fans to maybe look at what we have accomplished because they want their guy to win, and I understand that.”
They’ll be back at it at Daytona in just 52 more days.
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