Surely you recognize that it will take some
PEDREGON: My goals
are modest. We want to make progress, and we
hope we can in the shortest possible period
of time. But we have the absolute best equipment.
What I am going to go to the line with to compete
against John Force and everybody else will be
absolutely as good as the best out there. Quaker
State has provided all the tools and resources
for us to be competitive. Our pockets might
not be as deep -- yet. But Quaker State has
shown good faith. The base is there. They know
what motivates teams.
What do you anticipate in working with Cruz?
PEDREGON: He has
done a very, very good job of building his Advance
Auto Parts team. I probably know him better
than anyone, and he probably knows me better
DRO: And what
if he isn't crazy about you getting the attention?
are no egos here. I'm confident it'll be a non-issue.
Hopefully Cruz will be too busy running good
and winning races. Maybe it's time for him to
get closer to what he did in 1992.
DRO: Too bad --
you and your brothers used to fight amongst
yourselves and it got a little physical. Won't
we get to see any good fights in your pit?
always been very competitive, and fighting was
a normal thing for us. Thank goodness we've
gotten a little smarter than that. Back then,
it took two of them to hold me down. I'm built