Dec. 5, 2014
By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
“If I look like a wreck, it’s not because I have a hangover. It’s because I wrestled a two-year-old down the red carpet and up here on stage.” – Kevin Harvick, who brought son Keelan with him to the head table.
“I’d love to have an opportunity to tie the greats in Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr.” – Jimmie Johnson. The six-time champion finished 11th in the final standings, his worst position since joining the Sprint Cup Series full-time in 2002.
“I stand up here as an honorary member of the Hendrick Drivers’ Club.” – former Hendrick driver Kyle Busch, now with Joe Gibbs Racing, standing with Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne and Dale Earnhardt Jr., all of whom were eliminated from the Chase in the Contender Round.
“I’m not saying Joey Logano’s pit crew is slow, but tomorrow they’re celebrating Thanksgiving.” – Banquet host Jay Mohr in a reference to the mistake on pit road that cost Logano a shot at the title.