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Newman and I were friends. We were great teammates, and he needs to check his trophy case on that Daytona 500 trophy I helped him get years ago.

This 51 Phoenix Racing team, I love them to death. They've got my back, I've got theirs.

Over the Thanksgiving holiday I took time to reflect on what is most important to me and realized I need to find a way to put the fun back into racing.

Leaving a great organization and a lucrative contract is not easy, but it allows me to take a deep breath and work on things that can make me a better driver and a better person.

I know where my priorities lie.

I'm technologically challenged, so I finally hooked up Bluetooth in my truck so I can talk going down the road.

Each driver has their own identity and from one week to another, normally it stays the same.

I also appreciate the lasting friendships I've made while working with our great sponsors through the years, including Miller Lite, Shell and Dodge.

I feel like we're a very good top-10 car, but we really have to work hard and find a unique way to get these top fives.

I just always dreamed of racing cars, but I didn't think I could do it as a living.

I've been fined probably more than any driver, and I've probably paid it out of my own pocket more than any driver.

Is my strike zone bigger than others? Yeah. It might be bigger than others, but I don't have a problem with it.

It's almost therapeutic driving there and driving back (to North Carolina), with the time you get to think about things as well as create checklists.

It's just that fun atmosphere, working on the car, being with the guys. This is exactly what I needed.

James Finch has always had pretty stout cars for the restrictor-plate races and I know we'll be very competitive at Daytona.

James Finch is exactly what I'm looking for, as far as getting back into the race car to have fun.

That's what I try to do each and every week is give my best effort and not give up, no matter what comes at us.

The Daytona 500 is a big race, and Darlington is just as big of an event, and a lot of people get excited for it.

There are going to be little victories that we claim, even if it's finishing 15th and putting the car back in hauler without a scratch on it.

This is fun. This is entertainment, right guys?