Atlanta: Ford teams race quotes

CARL EDWARDS - No. 60 Scotts Miracle-Gro Ford Fusion - (finished 4th, started 3rd) "First of all congratulations to Matt [Kenseth], that's pretty cool. I think everybody gets free fries now, so that's good. We had a good run with our Scotts ...

CARL EDWARDS - No. 60 Scotts Miracle-Gro Ford Fusion - (finished 4th, started 3rd)

"First of all congratulations to Matt [Kenseth], that's pretty cool. I think everybody gets free fries now, so that's good. We had a good run with our Scotts Fusion. It's pretty cool. That was a great last lap with Jeff [Burton]. Neither one of us was going to lift going into three. We actually touched a little bit. That was a lot of fun. I'm really proud of my guys for coming back like this. It wasn't a win, but it's still a great day for us."

THROUGHOUT THE RACE YOU STRUGGLED WITH BEING LOOSE AND TIGHT, WERE YOU ABLE TO GET THE CAR WHERE YOU WANTED IT? "We didn't get it quite where we wanted it at then end but we were real close. We have to do our homework just a little bit better, but it's cool to see Matt win, that's good. It was a good points day for us."

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MARCOS AMBROSE - No. 59 Kingsford with Hickory Ford Fusion - (finished 10th, started 20th)

"Well, were out of the bad points deal. Today was about walking into this race where we are secure in the points going into Bristol because it it's a bit of a lottery in Bristol. Now we're fairly safe in points, I think and we'll be going there knowing after the fifth race were in the top-30 in owner points. Which means a lot when you get rainouts and such. For us, it was a conservative race the whole day. We were just trying to keep out of trouble. There was a lot of give out there just to make sure we finished."

PIT STRATEGY SEEMED IMPORTANT TODAY. "Yeah, we got lucky a couple of times. We ran out of tires and we couldn't stop where we wanted to and we did stop. We had the perfect strategy, really for that car. I don't think we could have done any better with that car today."

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DAVID RAGAN - No. 6 Discount Tire Ford Fusion - (finished 15th, started 12th)

"We had a solid run until that white flag lap. We were close on fuel and burped on that last restart and tore the right side off of it. I feel like a little bit of pit strategy and a couple of cautions that could have fell our way, we could have had a top five run. We had a solid top 10 car all day. It's just one of those things that happen and we have to learn from it. Still managing to finish where we did, we are fortunate that there were only two laps left in the race.

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GREG BIFFLE - No. 37 Cub Cadet Ford Fusion - (finished 21st, started 23rd)

WAS THE FUSION LOOSE ALL DAY? "Yeah, it was really loose all day. I was super tight in practice and we took a pretty big gamble and kind of took a guess at it. I just got it way too loose for the race. We spent the whole race tightening it up. If we would have started closer, I'm sure we would have stayed on the lead lap and be in the top 10 for sure. I feel bad that we weren't closer than that when we started."

-credit: ford racing

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