Michigan: Ford teams race quotes

CARL EDWARDS - No. 99 Office Depot Ford Fusion (finished 7th) "We played it safe, and I think that's our sixth top-10 in a row, or something like that. It's an all right job. We've been working hard at a lot of things, but I thought Matt...

CARL EDWARDS - No. 99 Office Depot Ford Fusion (finished 7th)

"We played it safe, and I think that's our sixth top-10 in a row, or something like that. It's an all right job. We've been working hard at a lot of things, but I thought Matt [Kenseth] was going to get it - I thought we'd put a Ford in victory lane there. But, congrats to Dale Jr.. It's been a long time since he's won a race so it's good to see somebody succeed. But, heck, we just weren't good enough at the end."

YOUR DAD WAS ON THE PIT BOX THIS FATHER'S DAY. "Yeah, that was cool. I was trying to get Dad a trophy, but it's really neat to have him here at the races. You know, my mom comes a lot, and dad doesn't come that often, so it's really special for me to have him here and I'm glad he came."

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GREG BIFFLE - No. 16 Dish Network Ford Fusion (finished 20th)

"The tire changer got his air hose hung up, I think, and left it out on pit road, and we ran it over. Hindsight, we did the same thing at Pocono, but we gained a bunch of positions by staying out on the track. We had enough fuel; we should've stayed on the track. We would've been fourth or fifth."

EVEN WITH THE EXTRA LAPS, YOU HAD ENOUGH FUEL? "Oh, yeah. We stopped for fuel. So, we really made a double mistake, I think. We're learning. It's kind of tough to think about. I'm more upset about staying. I should've stayed out; I saw those guys pitting. It's kind of a no-brainer for me - four tires and see what you can get. I forgot everybody's pitting."

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JAMIE McMURRAY - No. 26 Crown Royal Cask No. 16 Ford Fusion (finished 10th)

"We had a great day. We should've just challenged for the win there with the way the fuel strategy worked out - the 88 car and I would've had a great race. But, I guess Hornish spun out and brought the yellow out, and then we didn't know how long it was going to be under caution, so we came in, put tires on and finished 10th. It's still a solid day."

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

"A good run, a solid run. We just kind of hung out all day. Didn't want to see that last caution come out, because I think we were going to finish - well, I don't know, some guys were playing the fuel-mileage game. I think we had a top-10 car. Track position also meant a lot, playing the fuel-mileage game, the two-tire, four-tire, but we made good decisions on pit road and had good pit stops. I was back in the 20s at times and to get a top-10, that was a good run."

THE TEAM CONTINUES TO GET BETTER. ARE YOU IMPRESSED WITH THE WAY THEY ARE PERFORMING? "Yeah, definitely. Our AAA Ford Fusion was pretty fast today. Jimmy [Fennig, crew chief] made the right calls in the pits, and it just worked out the way it did. I think if we would've finished that green-white-checkered finish, who knows who would've run out, would've never had that last caution. But, a solid top-10 run. We'll learn and we'll come back for a second Michigan race and try to win it."

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JIMMY FENNIG - crew chief, No. 6 AAA Insurance Ford Fusion

"David is doing an excellent job. He fought back all day, he did an excellent job on re-starts and everything else. He's doing an excellent job."

-credit: ford racing

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