Kansas: Ford teams race quotes

GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 3M/Sherwin Williams Ford Fusion (finished 3rd) "We were just off a little bit all day. We fought it tooth and nail. Man, we did everything we could to this race car. And, toward the end, I was elbows up like I had been the...

GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 3M/Sherwin Williams Ford Fusion (finished 3rd)

"We were just off a little bit all day. We fought it tooth and nail. Man, we did everything we could to this race car. And, toward the end, I was elbows up like I had been the last two races, and that's all I had, you know, third place. I think that's good for us. That was a goal we set when the Chase started, top-five finishes, and certainly this is not a disappointment at all to us to come here and finish in the top five -- especially how poorly we were off the truck when we first got here. We were a 37th-place car when we unloaded and finished up a third-place car, so I'm pretty excited about that."

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MATT KENSETH -- No. 17 DeWalt Ford Fusion (finished 5th)

"We just got behind in the pits and then I spun out that one time -- I don't know if that was my fault or what really happened to be honest with you there. There was just too much ground to make up. It's just hard to get back in the front, harder than it's ever been, and to come back through and get fifth is a pretty big accomplishment, I think."

CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THE TWO STRAIGHT SOLID FINISHES AFTER WHAT HAPPENED AT NEW HAMPSHIRE TO START THE CHASE? "We have, but you know I really think we probably would've gotten the most points for leading the most laps. I don't know, I think we would've ran in the top three. With 10 races to go and being so far behind from New Hampshire, you just can't afford to have any mistakes. We'll just move on from here and dig hard next week, and try to get 'em again."

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DAVID RAGAN -- No. 6 AAA Insurance Ford Fusion (finished 8th)

"It was kind of what we needed. We've had some pretty good cars the last few weeks and hadn't had the finishes we deserved. Today we made our AAA Ford better throughout the day and the guys had great pit stops there at the end when it counted. We had a sixth- to a 10th-place car, I think, and track position meant a lot at the end. I am happy to get a top 10."

ON NOT TRYING TO GET TOO MUCH OUT OF HIS CAR. "I've learned that you only drive as hard as what you car's capable of going, and I think we had a sixth- to a 10th-place car today and that's where we finished. When you get in trouble is when try to get more than what your car's got. I've learned that from a lot of guys -- Jimmy [Fennig, crew chief] and Jack [Roush, owner] and a lot of different people. But, it's solid. It's not where we want to be, we want to be up there racing for the win, but we've just got to start somewhere."

-credit: ford racing

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Teams Williams