"It's tough watching everybody race every weekend while you are sitting at home. ... I watched most of the races on TV, and that was a little difficult," he said. "But I also spent time with my family. It was incredible. I wouldn't take it back. I got to do things that I hadn't been able to do in 10 years, and you can't ever look at that like a bad thing."
"The races I ran last year, if we just kind of run that way this year, we'll be in the top five," he said. "We didn't have any chemistry because we weren't running every weekend, so I feel like we should be better than that this year. If we finish worse than third in the championship, I will be pretty disappointed."