Richmond: Ford teams race quotes

GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 National Guard/Subway Ford Fusion (Finished 4th) "I won! I finally won! It feels like a win. I could be out there getting the trophy. Congratulations to Dale Jr. That's awesome. All the fans here are on their feet. We...

GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 National Guard/Subway Ford Fusion (Finished 4th)

"I won! I finally won! It feels like a win. I could be out there getting the trophy. Congratulations to Dale Jr. That's awesome. All the fans here are on their feet. We had a great race car and just, unfortunately, stopped when we felt like it was safe and a lot of guys stayed out a lot longer than we thought and caught us a lap down. We just fought and fought to get back. I'm just pretty excited to finish in the top five."

HOW MUCH DID THIS TEAM NEED THIS? "We needed it a lot. We've got a great car for Darlington and we're excited about going there and trying to defend our win last year there, but we'll see what happens."

YOU PITTED AT THE END AND IT PAID OFF. "Yeah, it did. There was no question in my mind. There were 15 cars on the lead lap and we were seventh, so you do the math. We were gonna be able to pass at least four or five cars to get back where we were. Everybody came with us and I just wish I had maybe four more laps. I think I could have got to the front. I just overdrove it watching the 11 and 8 race each other. I'm overdriving it because their running the top and on new tires the car is real good on the bottom and I just didn't stay down there. It was a great run for us. The Ford Fusion is doing a job for us and we finally got to finish one."

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU? "I was just saying that it feels like a win. I was pumping my arms up in the air. We won. Congratulations to Dale Jr. and those guys. It was an awesome win for them, but it's like a win for us coming in fourth place."

IS THIS THE SPARK THE TEAM NEEDS TO TURN THINGS AROUND? "Yeah, it really is. We certainly needed this. We've been running like this all season, but we finally made it to the checkered flag."

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

"Congratulations to Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the whole Budweiser team. They did a great job tonight. The Office Depot team did a great job too. This is the best we've ever run at Richmond, so my hat's off to my guys. That's three top 10s in a row. If we can just keep knocking down top 10s the next eight or 10 weeks, we'll be great but we have to run like this."

YOU HAD THE INCIDENT EARLY IN THE RACE AND CAME BACK. "Yeah, early in the race I was attempting to come onto pit road. I think Clint Bowyer was watching the guy next to him or something. He got me bad, but Clint's a great driver and I'm sure that won't be the first time we run into each other. We all do stuff like that. It's no big deal."

IS THIS A SIGN THAT THINGS ARE TURNING? "Yeah, that could have cost us a lot and maybe that's a sign that things are turning for the better."

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Clint Bowyer