Watkins Glen: Ford teams race quotes

CARL EDWARDS - No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion (Finished 5th) "My day was pretty good. I was really proud of my Aflac crew for putting us on the pole. That is the best lap I have ever run at a road course. We fought hard today and we are building ...

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

"My day was pretty good. I was really proud of my Aflac crew for putting us on the pole. That is the best lap I have ever run at a road course. We fought hard today and we are building momentum. I think everyone out there today was racing with cautious aggression, us included. We needed to get the points and need to be in the Chase. It was just a good solid day for the Aflac team."

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GREG BIFFLE - No. 16 3M Ford Fusion (Finished 24th)

"It sucks when you have to drive with people with their heads in the wrong place. He did the same thing every restart. The guy is hanging on to the top-10 barely and races this race once a year or whatever. He bonsai's the corner three-wide in turn one because that is the only place he could make a pass on the restart. Anyone can do that. He just jammed it in there three wide and Kevin was already turning in, I was already turning in. There was no place for it."

IF THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN, DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU WOULD HAVE CONTENDED FOR THIS THING? "Yeah, it looked that way to me."

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PATRICK CARPENTIER - No. 26 Air National Guard Ford Fusion (Finished 21st) "It was a lot of fun. I thought we fought hard out there and I want to thank the No. 26 Air National Guard team for all their hard work today. It was a crazy ride out there, but a lot of fun. I felt like we held our own pretty well."

DOES IT MAKE YOU HUNGRY TO DO MORE NASCAR RACES? "I always like it. I always want to race and do more. It comes down to sponsorship. I will just go back home with my kids now and then I will do Montreal and see what happens."

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MATT KENSETH - No. 17 Crown Royal Ford Fusion (Finished 13th)

"It was a struggle out there. Our car was way better today. We weren't good at all this weekend. They made a lot of changes and the car actually drove well today. We just never really had great track position. Jimmy did a good job of keeping the track position that we had and gaining us some. Overall we ran way better than I expected, so I guess overall I am happy with it."

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AJ ALLMENDINGER - No. 43 Best Buy Ford Fusion (Finished 4th)

"I am proud of everybody with the Insignia Best Buy Ford. The car was really strong all day. We didn't have anything for the 42, he was on another planet. It felt like if we got around the 2 on the restart and the 47 was fading at the end, I am not sure what was happening there, I felt like maybe we had something for them. It was a solid day. It was a good day in the pits. We need to build on this. It is really cool to sign a multi-year deal and have a great weekend.

YOU WERE BATTLING A LOT WITH CARL TODAY, WHAT WAS THAT LIKE? "He is tough. He is great on these road courses and doesn't make a lot of mistakes. If I hit a perfect lap I could stretch him and then I may just give a little bit and he would close so much. It was tough because we were all sliding around there at the end. I am proud of everyone at Richard Petty Motorsports and at Ford. It was a great week last week getting a win and this week a lot of us were strong. I am looking forward to the rest of the season.

-source: ford racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Richard Petty
Teams Richard Petty Motorsports