GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 Nexcare/3M Ford Fusion (Finished 3rd) "The Nexcare Ford Fusion car was really, really good and it's unfortunate. We lost that race because of that caution flag and got stuck in the back. We had to work our way back up and...
GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 Nexcare/3M Ford Fusion (Finished 3rd)
"The Nexcare Ford Fusion car was really, really good and it's unfortunate. We lost that race because of that caution flag and got stuck in the back. We had to work our way back up and really didn't know how our car was and adjusted it and adjusted it out and then back again. Once I got out front, I was just way too loose there at the end and couldn't hold off the 20 or the 48. If I would have been a little bit tighter, I know I would have been able to drive off pretty good, but, it's unfortunate. We were back in traffic all day and had our car freed up and then we got out front and was just a little bit too loose. It was a good day -- a top three. I've got to argue with the people that are critics of these cars that they put on good races."
WHAT ABOUT THE CAR TODAY? "We had a great setup from last fall that I think a lot of our cars ran here today. I know some guys had little bit different versions of it, but, overall, this was a good race track for us. I'm glad that we came back. I know we were all worried about coming here and running good."
MATT KENSETH -- No. 17 DeWalt Ford Fusion (Finished 4th)
"It was a good run for the whole DeWalt team. We were kind of up and down all day. We didn't have anything that could compete with Jimmie. He had everybody covered, but we had a pretty good car and came home fourth. We couldn't quite get it right, but it was pretty decent."
HOW WAS YOUR TIRE WEAR TODAY? "It seemed all right. We ran a couple of full fuel runs it seemed like, so it didn't seem like many people had problems. If you ran up high, where it was gray, we chorded a couple of right rears, but that's kind of normal here, so I thought everything turned out pretty good."
A BIG BOUNCEBACK FOR FORD AND ROUSH TODAY. "Yeah, I don't know how everybody else did, but we were able to be pretty solid and got a good finish. The last three or four weeks we've kind of been on the upswing a little bit. We had a top 10 at Charlotte and were maybe 10th at Darlington, so we've been doing a little bit better here. It was good for us to get a good finish."
DO YOU FEEL THIS TEAM IS GETTING ON A ROLL? "Yeah, we have all the tools there to win, it's our job to figure out how to put it all together into a winning effort. We were closer today, but we were just a little off. I just couldn't get it. Jimmie had everybody covered, kind of like the Roush cars did last fall here -- they were just quite a bit better. We seemed to miss it just a little bit and this car is very, very sensitive and it's easy to miss it by a little bit. It gets frustrating because you don't know how to adjust it. One run you're pretty good and you barely change it and you're no good."
DAVID RAGAN -- No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion (Finished 24th)
"At times we made good adjustments and at times we didn't. As a team we've got to build on the good ones that we made because at periods during the race I thought we were a top 15 car. We were never great, but our UPS Ford showed some promise. We just couldn't make the right adjustments to keep it going fast."
JAMIE MCMURRAY -- No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion (Finished 14th)
DID THAT CAUTION WHEN YOU HAD PITTED UNDER GREEN SPOIL YOUR DAY? "No, actually we had a really good car. When we got our lucky dog they all checked up getting on pit road and I tore the fender off of it and it pulled the splitter up and from there on out our car just was not very good. I really think we should have finished sixth or seventh, even after getting caught a lap down pitting too early. I thought I had a tire down is why we pitted, so it was just a tough day."
SOME PROMISE WITH THE WAY THE CARS PERFORMED? "I know that Greg and Carl and Matt -- I don't know how good the 6 was -- but it looked like everybody else ran really good today. Our cars are good, we just have to put it together."
-credit: ford racing