Comments from Tony Schumacher, Top Fuel winner:
"Really, the team won today; I didn't do a great, great job driving. Last week I had a pretty special week and this week it was the team. They did just a heck of a job. Yesterday, I was a little gun shy. I went up there and red-lighted and had to get all that stuff out at some point.
"But that's what a team is all about. We put a good group of guys together and some days it's their days to shine and some days it's my day but at the end of the day we all shine together. It was a perfect, perfect run; that final was outstanding.
"Bernstein is an outstanding driver and has a great race team, but winning is about staging properly and getting a straight line down the track. I'm out there all the time and hammering down every time straight down the track."
"Most of the guys on my team haven't won two races in a row so that was so great for them and they did it today - they really did. I didn't drive flawlessly today ... I didn't do as good a job as I did last week. But that's what a team is all about."
Comments from Ronn Capps, Funny Car winner:
"I was asked several times by the media what was wrong and I just never worried. You need to get in your comfort zone. You'll find a lot of teams that seem like they may be struggling here the last few races. With four test dates for the whole year, there are a lot of teams testing things, including us, testing things that you have to try in qualifying once you get in the show and even on race day, believe it or not. It's tough to gauge how people are actually doing in their pit area. When we won that first round today and it was 4.21 and it wasn't that good, we got put over in the right lane and everybody thought we were doomed - and so did I - and it went right down there. It seems like when we don't have lane choice and Ace (McCulloch, crew chief) has got his back against the wall a little bit, he comes out swinging."
"As long as you know deep inside and your camp knows what you're doing, that's the thing. I got beat on a holeshot in Gainesville and there wasn't one thing said by anybody on the team - they know you're beating yourself up as it is. When you come back to the pit area and your guys, instead of saying, ‘Man, what happened?' they try to bring you back up right away and that's huge."
"Approaching the season, we had to step it up. The driver has to be on their game and on days like this, grind it out. It's going to be a fun year but we're really focusing on one race at a time."
Comments from Don Schumacher, owner of Team Schumacher:
"I am tremendously ecstatic about the runs today. Rookie Matt Hagan did a great job getting into the finals today. Having cars in all three classes come out on top is great and we couldn't be happier about that."
Comments from Jeg Coughlin, Pro Stock winner:
"We're used to having multiple rounds. The team had a ‘hurry up' offense this weekend. We had to hustle and really didn't catch our breath until the very final run. This is the second time we had a re-run and then came back to win the final. We had a tough day taking the top guy in pro-stock right now and running against Kurt."
"Here in this altitude weather, changes were made and problems were fixed. That's the name of the game to continue to improve and progress. We've had great luck, pro stocks are very difficult to turn a red light and the two red lights I had against me were very fortunate. Nothing to write home about, but when you're in the winner's circle drinking a cold one, it still feels pretty good with a win. There's a lot to be gained after a day like this and we're just trying every day to make these cars better and better. We're just trying to mix things up and stay on the offense during these competitions."
Las Vegas Local Justin Lamb, runner-up in Super Gas:
"I ran exactly what I needed in the final. We needed to go 10.05 and I ran 10.058 and (Seipel) was 10.07. He had a .003 (reaction time) and if I would have been .015 or .020 (instead of .055), I would have won. I just made a mistake and missed the tree. His son Kyle, when he races, races my car. His son has been racing for a really long time and when he does race, I always have an extra car so he drives my dragster, so it was actually very cool (to race Ted Seipel in the final). Obviously I wanted to win but if I didn't win, he'd be my next choice - it made losing not so bad. It's still a really good day - it's a great day. I now have a win and a runner-up in the first three national events so that's good for points."