RICK CRAWFORD-14-Circle Bar Motel & RV Park Ford F-150 (Finished 7th) "We salvaged a top-10 finish. I guess it's what you call the brand new truck blues. I think it's a combination that we didn't have the total package in the truck tonight. ...
RICK CRAWFORD-14-Circle Bar Motel & RV Park Ford F-150 (Finished 7th)
"We salvaged a top-10 finish. I guess it's what you call the brand new truck blues. I think it's a combination that we didn't have the total package in the truck tonight. We had to adjust on it to get it to drive. We finally got it to where it would drive later on in the race and passed all we could when we had new tires. When the tires wore off we couldn't pass anybody. It was a top-10 run for the Circle Bar Ford and we'll just have to take it and go to Dover."
DID YOU FIGHT AN AERO PUSH DURING THE RACE? "Not really. We have a lot of good trucks running this year and a lot of them are running the same speed and a lot of respect out there from the drivers. We didn't want to push up and wreck, and we saw that on lap 2 where we could have had a bad wreck and didn't. It's going to be a tough series to win the championship this year because there are a lot of good trucks out there."
DID YOU SEE THE CAUTION LIGHTS COME ON IN THE CLOSING LAPS OF THE RACE? "They came on and then they switched them right off."
TERRY COOK-10-Power Stroke Diesel Ford F-150 (Finished 14th)
"It was a frustrating night tonight. We struggled since we got here, and the Power Stroke Diesel was off a little bit off tonight, but I can guarantee you it wasn't by a lack of effort. These guys never gave up. We only had about eight laps total on this truck before the race started. We build a lot of adjustability into it and made a lot of stops and just kept adjusting on it. A good call by crew chief Wes Ward at the end to come in and take on tires. We wirer coming through the pack like a rocket and I thought we were going to get up in the top 10 and get a top-10 day out of it. Unfortunately, we got up as high as 14th and the truck gave up again. It was only good for about six to 10 laps on tires and then it would give up. We have something to build on here. If we come out of here with as bad of a weekend as we had with a 14th-place finish, that's not too bad."
DID THE TRACK CONDITIONS STAY CONSISTENT THROUGHOUT THE RACE? "It was the same old Charlotte. You could search around down in one and two. I fought an aero push as bad as I've ever fought. The truck was extremity tight behind people, so we have to work on that a little it, too. We're going to go to work on it and we'll make sure we're ready for Dover."
DID YOU SEE THE CAUTION LIGHTS COME ON IN THE CLOSING LAPS OF THE RACE? "With four or five laps to go they came on for about a second and a half and I started to roll and they went back off, so I stayed after it. But yeah, I was on the frontstretch when it happened."
CARL EDWARDS-99-Superchips Ford F-150 (Finished 2nd)
"That was just a fatal mistake on my part. I thought there was a yellow and I started slowing down. They say the guy thinking about victory lane in turn three will be thinking about turn three in victory lane. Superchips, everybody worked really hard. I'm proud of Dennis Setzer. That was the dumbest mistake that I've ever made in my life. Bobby Hudson is my spotter and he's awesome. I don't think he said yellow. I just saw a piece of the tire and he said there was a slow truck on the bottom, I waved and Dennis lifted and I thought, 'Oh, it's a yellow.' It was just a fatal mistake and I can't believe I did that. I guess there are bigger things in life."
JON WOOD-50-Roush Racing Ford F-150 (Finished 17th)
DID YOU SEE THE CAUTION LIGHTS COME ON IN THE CLOSING LAPS OF THE RACE? "Oh yeah because I backed off. It was either that or there were three or four people on the front straightway with yellow flash cameras. They definitely came on because I backed off and got passed and was ready to get on the radio to ask why the caution was out."
TALK ABOUT YOUR RUN TONIGHT. "We didn't really have the weekend we needed. We had an awesome truck. We had an air wrench break on one of our pit stops and went out last. We climbed back to 15th and were running eighth and I hit the wall. We salvaged what we could after that."