Loudon II: Ford teams post race quotes

CARL EDWARDS - No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion (Finished 10th) ON HIS 10th PLACE FINISH "The car ran well. Everyone was about the same speed. I just got loose under Denny (Hamlin). The first time I chattered the rear tires all day and I took him out....

CARL EDWARDS - No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion (Finished 10th)

ON HIS 10th PLACE FINISH "The car ran well. Everyone was about the same speed. I just got loose under Denny (Hamlin). The first time I chattered the rear tires all day and I took him out. He probably had the car to beat. I am proud of my team and the Aflac Ford Fusion was really good, it was just unfortunate that we had that situation out there."

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MATT KENSETH - No. 17 Crown Royal Ford Fusion (Finished 14th)

ON HIS 14TH PLACE FINISH "Our Crown Royal Ford was just tight in the middle and needed help turning in the front today. The guys made adjustments all race long but we just didn't run very well. We got caught up in that wreck, had a lot of damage to the car, and it was just a really long day for us."

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AJ ALLMENDINGER - No. 43 Best Buy Ford Fusion (Finished 8th)

ON HIS 8TH PLACE FINISH "It was something we weren't pushing. We just ran out two laps earlier than we expected and that put us behind. The car was good all day, it just was so hard because we were back there in traffic and it is so hard to fight back. At the end we were pretty good. We were stuck behind Carl and racing him clean. We were trying to help him out as much as possible on points. If I could have gotten around him clean I would have done it. The last two or three laps I was just trying to not force the issue. It felt like if we could have gotten around him then we might have been able to run up to seventh or eighth with what happened out there. We had a real good car. It was just something that happened. The car was fast though and it was a solid weekend all around. We definitely have things to work on, but it was a lot better than we have been."

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MIKE SHIPLETT, Crew Chief, No. 43 Best Buy Ford Fusion

FUEL MILEAGE WAS AN ISSUE FOR YOU AND FOR GUYS AT THE END OF THIS RACE "Yeah, fuel mileage is usually something that happens at this track, we just have to figure out what happened to us on that second pit stop there when we ran out of gas. We will just go back and try to figure out what happened."

ARE YOU SURPRISED THAT IT CAME INTO PLAY AT THE END WITH THE CHASE GUYS? "No, they are just trying to win races and get the most points they can, so I am not surprised by that at all."

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DAVID RAGAN - No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion (Finished 22nd)

"We just lost all of our track position when we stayed out on old tires but I felt like that was the right move early on in the race to try and stay up in the top 10 or top 15. It turned out to be a long run and we just really fought an ill-handling car that entire run. After that, we worked on trying to get our UPS Ford to turn better. We made it a little better, but we were already too far behind. If a couple of different things could have taken place during the race, we could have finished up in the top 15, but we just weren't good enough when it counted."

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KASEY KAHNE - No. 9 Budweiser Ford Fusion (Finished 14th)

"The contact with the No. 18 cost us a bunch of ground, but we were able to come back and get a decent finish at the end. Kenny and the guys made good adjustments throughout the race that got us better and we were moving up until the damage on the nose set us back."

-source: ford racing

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