Daytona Shootout: Ford teams race quotes

JOHN ANDRETTI -- No. 34 Window World Cares Ford Fusion (Finished 22nd) "Somebody turned the 51 and, boom, there he was right in front of me. It happened that quick." YOU TALKED ABOUT THIS RACE BEING HELPFUL FOR FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS. WHAT...

JOHN ANDRETTI -- No. 34 Window World Cares Ford Fusion (Finished 22nd)

"Somebody turned the 51 and, boom, there he was right in front of me. It happened that quick."

YOU TALKED ABOUT THIS RACE BEING HELPFUL FOR FRONT ROW MOTORSPORTS. WHAT DID YOU LEARN FOR NEXT WEEK? "Well, it is but this is our backup car, so now we're in a tight space."

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KASEY KAHNE -- No. 9 Budweiser Ford Fusion (Finished 2nd)

ARE YOU GLAD YOU DIDN'T PIT WITH THAT WRECK HAPPENING BEHIND YOU? "Yeah, that actually worked out great for us. We had a great Budweiser Ford the entire race. I was having a blast out there. The racing was good, it was side-by-side, and there was a lot going on. We were right there. Even on the restart there, Harvick got in front of me and I was pushing him and I was right on the white line. I was like, 'Man, the tires aren't too bad.' So I was happy. The Roush Yates Ford engine is definitely an improvement. That's nice to have."

A GOOD FINISH. "I'm pretty happy with that. My car was really good all night. We were sliding around a lot and bouncing off the track. It was doing some things we didn't exactly want it to do, but it handled awesome and was really fast. The Roush Yates Ford engine was unbelievable for me. I loved it, so I can't wait for next week. We'll just keep working on the car and keep trying to get better and, hopefully, we'll have a good shot in the 150 and the 500 as well."

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MATT KENSETH -- No. 17 Crown Royal Ford Fusion (Finished 16th)

"You don't expect it because you know that you can wreck anytime at a plate race, but you don't really expect it. When you're behind Jeff Gordon, who is one of the sport's best, and the 16 was on old tires. I don't know, one of them got into each other and lost it or something."

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CARL EDWARDS -- No. 99 Scotts Ford Fusion (Finished 17th)

"I didn't see what happened, but they all started wrecking there. I saw Biffle get real sideways, but I had a lot of fun. We led a bunch of laps and it's just too bad it ended that way. That was coming for a long time. Guys did a really good job, everybody did, the whole day or racing pretty clean."

WHAT DID YOU LEARN FOR NEXT WEEK?  "My pit crew is
really good.  That's good."

-source: ford racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon