Ford Teams Kentucky 400 Race Quotes

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Kentucky Speedway

AJ ALLMENDINGER, No. 43 Valvoline Ford Fusion (Finished 28th)

“Our Valvoline Ford started out okay, but after the first pit stop everything changed. We aren’t sure why either. Man, it’s a shame we weren’t able to put on a better show for Valvoline and the fans here at Kentucky. We just gotta get back in the shop and figure out what the deal is and get it fixed and head to New Hampshire.”

A.J. Allmendinger
A.J. Allmendinger

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CARL EDWARDS, No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion (Finished 5th)

“We came from way back. We were following the old black tornado there. He went three wide on that restart and I think it was him anyway. There were cars everywhere. That was a pretty wild last couple of laps there. I am really proud of my guys and our Aflac Ford Fusion. Obviously we would want to be over there in victory lane. We picked up one point on the points lead and are four points out of the lead now, so that is a good thing. It was a really good time, especially there at the end. That was some really, really hard driving out there.”

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MATT KENSETH, No. 17 Crown Royal Ford Fusion (Finished 6th)

“Overall that was a good result. Everybody pitted except for me and Kyle there and it was kind of my fault. Me and Jimmy didn’t really discuss if we were going to pit or not and I didn’t really realize. We would have took all four for something like that. That was kind of my bad. I did a terrible job on the restart with Kyle. I didn’t get my tires cleaned off and got hung three wide and lost a bunch of spots. I had a better restart the second time and got a decent finish out of it.”

YOUR INITIAL THOUGHTS ON THE DEBUT RACE? “I guess it was about what I expected. You could pass better than I thought. In practice it was pretty rough and I thought if you were quicker than somebody it was really hard but you could pass a little bit at least. You could still get it done tonight if you were faster.”

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DAVID GILLILAND, No. 34 Taco Bell Ford Fusion (Finished 31st)

"Our Taco Bell Ford wasn't all that bad. We got bit by some cautions at the wrong time. That really hurt us. We lost two or three laps because of yellows coming out right after we pitted. Wasn't what we hoped for in our return to Kentucky, but it was still good to be back."

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DAVID RAGAN, No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion (Finished 8th)

“This is a good finish for our UPS team. It could have very well been a different finish but our UPS team worked hard all night in the pits. They didn't give up and Drew made some great calls. Consistency is what we need each week to put ourselves in a position to make the Chase. I'm proud of our guys and I'm looking forward to New Hampshire. We've got a lot of Roush Fenway fans up in that area, so it will be another fun weekend.”

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TRAVIS KVAPIL, No. 30 Long John Silver’s Ford Fusion (Finished 29th)

"This was a tough track and we fought it the best we could. We fought a tight race car for much of the night and were looking for grip. We made some good changes that helped our lap times, but there were some long green-flag runs that didn't really help us make up more ground. An okay night but was hoping for a little better."

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