Quotes from the news wire:
You work all these years coming down here and you want all the cars to run well, and if you have one up front and a couple in the back, in the middle; but this is a tribute to our organization, the engine shop, the chassis, body shop, and the teams to come down here and run with four cars running that good. I cant believe it.
I wouldn't do any (type) racing if I couldn't fully prepare for and I couldn't bring something to that team to enhance the their chances of winning, if I feel healthy enough with my back. Physically fit enough to handle the (high gravity forces) ... make the lap times. It would be definitely be the goal.
I'll always remember that drivers' meeting, the faces in there, beyond the drivers, was pretty impressive. I still have that money clip that Richard handed out that day to all the drivers with their starting position. I wasn't that proud at the moment, because I started 21st. But I'll remember that forever.
When I went, I realized these families and these kids are going through so much that just breaking up the monotony of that ... can get their mind off of what's going to happen the next time a doctor walks through that door, (Then) my crew chief having a son diagnosed with leukemia led to us starting our own program, Racing for a Reason, and that led to me starting my own foundation.