Ford Racing press release
Matt Kenseth, No. 17 Crown Royal Ford (Finished 4th)
“I don’t think you can ever be disappointed when you finish in the top five. Overall it was a good day for us. I feel like we were off all day and we were still able to come home with a top-five so that was good. We had great track position, great qualifying and great pit stops and that kept us in the game today.”
Greg Biffle, No. 16 3M Sherwin Williams Ford (Finished 8th)
“Our car wasn’t that good. We worked really hard on it to get it better. We still struggled some and I don’t know what happened with the speeding on pit road. That was stupid. I was the same number that I had been all day. One good thing about it is that I must have been right on the number all day and the bad thing about it is that I got over it one time. We were fourth, fifth, a couple of times there. I wasn’t that good in traffic. My car just wasn’t that good in traffic. That is where I got hurt there at the end.”
Carl Edwards, No. 99 Aflac Ford (Finished 5th)
“What a fun race that was. There was certainly a lot of luck involved there. Man I wanted to win for these home fans at Kansas but this is like getting a win considering how it looked like it could have been. I have to thank my Aflac team. They did a great job today, they never stopped and we were able to work out way back up there. We were just off in the beginning but they worked hard all day and it paid off at the end.”
Marcos Ambrose, No. 9 Stanley/DeWalt Ford (Finished 9th)
“We stole one there. We’ve had some really good runs and we stayed out. It is good to get a bit lucky at the end there. We really worked hard all day. The DeWalt team really kept trying some stuff and actually got it going pretty good there the last 80 laps and were able to get back on the lead lap and back in the top-10.”
David Ragan, No. 6 UPS Ford (Finished 20th)
"We just didn't start out the race very good. We made a lot of adjustments throughout the day and at the end of the race we had a top 10 to top-15 car depending on our balance. We just weren't lucky today. We missed getting the Lucky Dog a couple of times and the chips just didn't fall our way. When you're back there 10th to 20th you need a couple lucky breaks and we just didn’t get them. We could have gotten a top 10 out of it, but it just wasn't our day."
David Gilliland, No. 34 A&W Ford (Finished 32nd)
"I don't know what it is about this track, but it's just always been tough for us. From the time we rolled off the truck, Peter (Sospenzo) and the guys worked on trying to make it better all weekend. And we did get it better, but track conditions changed during the race and it just seemed like we were always chasing it. I can't wait to get to Charlotte, though. It's great racing at home and it's a track we run well at, so I'm really looking forward to next weekend."