"I made a couple mistakes toward the middle of the race," acknowledged Rispoli, "and I looked back a couple times and saw he was right there, so I knew it was going to be pretty hard to gap him and then keep the tires. So I slowed the pace down a lot -- I think it was about a half-second slower through the middle of the race -- I was really trying to conserve tires. I saw him try that pass and said, 'It's not gonna happen, dude' [laughs], but it was clean race, and I really trust him, so it was cool. It was like dirt track again -- really cool. Hats off to my crew and everyone else ... it's been a great weekend with the second and first, and hats off to all men and women serving overseas -- I want to give a big shout-out to them."