All-Star: Ford Showdown quotes

DAVID RAGAN -- No. 6 AAA Ford Fusion (Finished 3rd) "When it counted we just weren't that good. Staying out was the right call, but it just wasn't good enough at the end when it counted. We just got tight. We started out just a hair on the...

DAVID RAGAN -- No. 6 AAA Ford Fusion (Finished 3rd)

"When it counted we just weren't that good. Staying out was the right call, but it just wasn't good enough at the end when it counted. We just got tight. We started out just a hair on the free side and we thought that would be pretty good. That was the right call to stay out, but the77 could keep his momentum up through the corner and I was having to slow down way too much to get the car turned, so it's something we can learn from and, hopefully, some of our teammates can benefit tonight."

THIS IS A DISAPPOINTED AS I'VE SEEN YOU AFTER A RACE. "Yeah. We had a good car. We could have got a little more. Third on any weekend would be great, but tonight it might as well be dead last."

TRAVIS KVAPIL -- No. 28 Yates Racing Ford Fusion (Finished 8th)

"I think we learned a lot. I'm really disappointed in how that race went. In the two weeks we've been here, that was the worst the car has been, whether it was just a factor of being back in traffic in the dirty air, I don't know. We made some adjustments and hit it pretty hard, but it didn't really respond. I think we've got some pretty good ideas as far as what we might be hurting on, and we've got some other Ford cars out there that we know where they're at, so hopefully some will run good and some will run bad and we can learn from that."

DAVID GILLILAND -- No. 38 freecreditreport.com Ford Fusion (Finished 7th)

That was exciting -- the showdown, there are only two spots that matter and that's first and second, so we came up a little bit short tonight. We learned a lot for next week that's gonna make us really good. We're excited. I'm definitely coming out of here very positive about what we learned and what we can put towards the 600."

YOU GOT INTO IT WITH THE 41, BUT THAT'S WHAT THIS NIGHT IS ABOUT. "Oh yeah, sparks fly. Like I said, there are only two positions that matter and that's first and second. I think he stayed out and didn't get tires or something and was kind of going backwards, so it's just one of those deals. We're here for two reason -- first or second."

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
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