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Joe Nemechek Quotes

Joe Nemechek
As I keep on saying we're like our soldiers -- we will never allow adversity to get us down -- we keep on coming back. We know we're a front-running team and this could be the lift we needed to get us on a positive streak.
Joe Nemechek
#Adversity

Joe Nemechek
The pride of driving the Army car is immense. I have so much passion for our soldiers. They're my heroes, and I want to give them something back in return. A victory tonight and in the Daytona 500 would be a great start.
Joe Nemechek
#Army

Joe Nemechek
We were not only aerodynamically handicapped from that point, we also lost the draft and there were 199 laps remaining. You talk about your worst nightmare -- that was it.
Joe Nemechek
#Draft

Joe Nemechek
That was an unexpected jolt, but we hung in there and fought our way back through the field.
Joe Nemechek
#Field

Joe Nemechek
Before that incident, we still had some hope of getting the Army car fixed and back in the hunt. But when I made contact with Green's out-of-control car, I thought we were done for the day and ready to load the car into the hauler. We had significant damage.
Joe Nemechek
#Army

Joe Nemechek
Except for only a few races this year, we've had good cars at every Nextel Cup event. We've had our share of bad breaks, but we continue with the fight. Like our soldiers, we never give up. Never!
Joe Nemechek
#Cars

Joe Nemechek
That was a good call by Ryan. And overall, it wasn't a bad result today. We had two bad-luck runs coming into this race and needed to get some points, which we did. Again, the Army Chevy was strong, it responded to changes and right now everything is looking really good for our team.
Joe Nemechek
#Luck

Joe Nemechek
Not much to say except the Army Chevy was a little loose and I lost it after trying real hard to pass the No. 11 car (Denny Hamlin). Fortunately our car didn't suffer any damage, but the incident did drop us to the rear of the field.
Joe Nemechek
#Army

Joe Nemechek
Everything was right today. We got behind early, but the Army Chevy was so good that we were able to fight our way back to the front. We were looking for a better finish, but considering all of the bad luck we've had recently it feels good to come away with a top-10 result.
Joe Nemechek
#Army

Joe Nemechek
I am part of a very talented team and that's why I go into every race feeling that this could be the weekend that we will pull out a win. Trouble seems to find us. But if we can have a clean race in Texas, I am confident the Army Chevy will be part of the lead pack of cars.
Joe Nemechek
#Race

Joe Nemechek
I am comfortable at the Texas track -- I've had good runs there in the past.
Joe Nemechek
#Past

Joe Nemechek
We were going backwards until that caution came out (on Lap 240). Ryan (Pemberton, crew chief) made a great call to free up the car.
Joe Nemechek
#Caution

Joe Nemechek
We didn't need that last caution because Dale Jr. and the No. 97 (Kurt Busch) were sitting ducks. But that's the way it goes and you take what you can get.
Joe Nemechek
#Caution

Joe Nemechek
I got collected in too many wrecks here in the past so the mindset was a little different tonight. The Army Chevy was competitive, but we were stuck in the back for most of the race. I just had to be patient and use my head about what I did. I wanted to avoid the wrecks and take care of the equipment so I would have something at the end.
Joe Nemechek
#Past

Joe Nemechek
It's frustrating answering questions aboutbeing in position tomake the Chase. The waythe Army team has run this year, we shouldn't even be talking about this because we should be locked into the Chase right now.
Joe Nemechek
#Army

Joe Nemechek
We're going to race just as hard in the final 10 races as we have in the first 26,
Joe Nemechek
#Race

Joe Nemechek
It makes me proud. Lakeland Speedway is my hometown track. I raced there quite a bit growing up.
Joe Nemechek
#Growing Up

Joe Nemechek
I didn't have any warning, it (the engine) just let go. It was very unfortunate because the Army Chevy was stout.
Joe Nemechek
#Army

Joe Nemechek
What's frustrating is that we had a good car, but never had the opportunity to be a challenger.
Joe Nemechek
#Opportunity

Joe Nemechek
I don't think the race was 10 laps old when I heard a thump. I didn't think much of it at the time, but it turned out to be very costly. I don't know what hit us, but whatever it was, it caused extensive damage to the right-front fender and the air dam.
Joe Nemechek
#Race

Joe Nemechek
That's almost $100,000 more -- I like that kind of inflation.
Joe Nemechek
#Inflation

Joe Nemechek
Hopefully that luck cycle is starting to turn in our favor.
Joe Nemechek
#Luck

Joe Nemechek
We like the two-mile tracks. Again, it's just a matter of staying out of trouble and not having any fluke things happen to us. I'm not a bit concerned about performance. When you have a MB2-built car and a Hendrick engine you don't worry about power and performance.
Joe Nemechek
#Trouble

Joe Nemechek
I had a great week -- a very inspiring one. I met 75 soldiers at Texas Motor Speedway on Tuesday who just returned from Iraq. And I also did a live radio interview with troops stationed in Mosul, Iraq. Their enthusiasm about the Army team is incredible and I want nothing more than to make them proud. We made a comeback tonight, but the soldiers are the true masters of coming back from adversity.
Joe Nemechek
#Soldiers

Joe Nemechek
The pit crew was incredible tonight, we gained on almost every stop and towards the end of the race when we really needed a couple of quick stops, the guys came through with flying colors.
Joe Nemechek
#Race

Joe Nemechek
I'm really proud of this entire U.S. Army team,
Joe Nemechek
#Army

Joe Nemechek
The experience factor is big this year. If we all can get hooked up, we're going to be tough. And if we get hooked up at the right time, we're going to be hard to beat.
Joe Nemechek
#Experience

Joe Nemechek
My team is definitely capable of being in the Chase. Any Nextel Cup race you can win is big. It's the most competitive thing I've done.
Joe Nemechek
#Race

Joe Nemechek
As a driver, growing up in Lakeland, it would mean a lot. I'm in my prime and ready to win.
Joe Nemechek
#Growing Up

Joe Nemechek
[This week: Nemechek has been looking forward to the return trip to California Speedway since his strong run there in February. He led the most laps (63) and was enjoying a comfortable lead when his engine failed with 70 laps remaining.] I feel like a heavyweight fighter who got knocked out and is anxious to get on with the rematch, ... We had victory in sight, but in an instant we went from domination to being stunned in the garage with a broken motor.
Joe Nemechek
#Victory