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MATT KENSETH -- No. 17 DeWalt Ford Fusion (Finished 7th) TELL US ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED ON THE LAST PIT STOP. "I was speeding to come off pit road. It wasn't necessarily a tough break, it was a dumb mistake by me. It was real important to be up...

MATT KENSETH -- No. 17 DeWalt Ford Fusion (Finished 7th)

TELL US ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED ON THE LAST PIT STOP. "I was speeding to come off pit road. It wasn't necessarily a tough break, it was a dumb mistake by me. It was real important to be up front tonight. When we were in the front, we were one of the best cars. When we were behind, we were just one of the guys for whatever reason. I just left pit road and there was a lot of traffic because we did a stop-and-go and I looked out of the mirror and looked back down and knew I was going too fast. I tried to jab the brake to correct, but it must have been a real short segment. It was just a dumb mistake that cost us the race."

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE TIRE? "It's the same tire we had last spring and we couldn't really race then and I don't think it's gonna be better now. It's just tough. When we were in front we could drive away or hang in there with those guys. The 24 was a little better on long runs and so was the 5, but we could really run with them. When we got behind, even in second or third place, you just couldn't do anything -- you'd just get so tight and you couldn't really get anything to work for some reason. So it was just real important to be in front. I was overly-aggressive to try and stay in front and got in trouble going a little too fast down pit road and that kind of cost us."

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup