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THREE FORD DRIVERS MAKE 2008 CHASE FIELD * Three Ford drivers qualified for this year's Chase to the NASCAR Sprint Cup. * Matt Kenseth kept his streak of making every chase intact since the format's inception while Roush...

THREE FORD DRIVERS MAKE 2008 CHASE FIELD

* Three Ford drivers qualified for this year's Chase to the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

* Matt Kenseth kept his streak of making every chase intact since the format's inception while Roush Fenway teammates Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle will join him in the 12-driver field

* Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson are the only two drivers to make the chase in each of its five seasons. Kenseth has finished 8th, 7th, 2nd, and 4th in his previous four chase appearances.

* This will mark the third appearance in the chase field for Edwards, who finished a career-best third in his rookie season of 2005. He finished ninth overall last season.

* Biffle will be making his second trip into the chase and first since finishing second to champion Jimmie Johnson in 2005.

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DAVID RAGAN -- No. 6 AAA Ford Fusion (Finished 32nd)

"It's very disappointing. I felt like the first 100 or so laps we had a top five car and the AAA Ford seemed to be pretty quick. It just seemed to turn a corner sometime after lap 100 there we didn't have they speed. We brought out that one caution and seemed to have poor track position and the car really fell off on the long run. We'll have to get it back and check things over and see if anything crazy happened, but a good effort by the AAA team, and certainly this one race doesn't dictate how our season has gone. We've got 10 more races to try and get a win and certainly to finish 13th in points is our goal now, but running back there 30th and 25th, you don't deserve to make the chase running like that."

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MATT KENSETH -- No. 17 DeWalt Ford Fusion (Finished 39th)

"That's one of worst races I probably could have drove, so it was very frustrating and very disappointing. I'm glad we're in in a way, but in another way with the way we're operating, I don't think we'll be a factor when we get there. We've just got to get rolling and get back into getting some good finishes and get working together and doing all that. None of our cars were very fast today. We really missed it on the short track stuff for some reason. I don't know, David spun out getting in there and I spun out as soon as he spun, so I think there was some oil up there or something. I can't remember ever spinning out going into a corner, so when he spun, I saw him and I just kind of froze and waited a second and my car just spun right with him. If he wouldn't have spun in front of us, it would have been a different day. We weren't that good, we weren't gonna run with the leaders, but it was probably a top-15 car maybe."

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE NEXT 10 TRACKS? "I don't feel very good about next week and probably Martinsville. Our short track stuff hasn't run like it used to for some reason. We're missing something with that combination, but our bigger track stuff seems to be running OK. Our Dover stuff is good and Carl's been good at all the mile-and-a-halfs and big tracks, so I feel pretty good about the big tracks and don't feel too good about the short tracks after today."

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Greg Biffle , Jimmie Johnson , Carl Edwards