Boris Said, driver of the No. 25 No Fear/Team Smithfield Ford Fusion, was third fastest in Friday's first practice at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. Said talks about competing with fellow Ford Fusion racer Marcos Ambrose and the strategy for a strong road course race.
ON MARCOS AMBROSE. "He showed me a lack of respect that I've given him in the past. I'm not here to wreck him. That's not my intention. You say things in the heat of the battle right after because it's an emotional sport. I wish I could have taken some of those things back, but I said them. I respect him as a race car driver. He's very fast. He's not on my Christmas card list anymore and he probably never will be. If we're around each other on the track, I'm going to race him, probably harder than I've raced anybody. But I'm not here to be a dirty driver and do what he did to me. It's not my way."
ON PRACTICE. "I was a little rusty because I haven't run a lot this year. We're making really good gains on our No Fear Advanced Auto Parts car. We're just a little free right now. If we can just get the balance a little better I think we'll be right there."
IS THE TRACK LIKE YOU REMEMBERED IT FROM LAST YEAR? "Yeah. It's a tough track. It's tough on brakes. It's going to be a tough race. This will be a strategy race. You need to be smart. Anytime you're on a street race you really have to have a car at the end. It takes a lot of patience, a lot of good decision making along the way and no mistakes. The mistakes are the biggest thing."
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