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JON WOOD-50-U.S. Navy Racing Ford F-150 (Finished 29th) WHAT HAPPENED? "I got a little loose coming off of Turn 4. Nobody got into the back or me or anything, it was just one of those deals. We had a pretty decent truck. We were a little free...

JON WOOD-50-U.S. Navy Racing Ford F-150 (Finished 29th)

WHAT HAPPENED? "I got a little loose coming off of Turn 4. Nobody got into the back or me or anything, it was just one of those deals. We had a pretty decent truck. We were a little free and I was over-anxious. That's all I can really say. Like I said, we had a good truck and the guys worked really hard this weekend. We're going to try to get back out, but I don't know what's going to happen."

RICK CRAWFORD-14-Circle Bar Motel & RV Park Ford F-150 (Finished 3rd) -

YOU WERE REAL STRONG AT THE START OF THE RACE, BUT FADED FOR A BIT. WHAT HAPPENED? "We had a minor cut in the right-front tire. It started to get loose on me, and I didn't know that the tire had a cut, it was a real minor cut, and made a pit stop, and my crew chief, the remarkable Ray Stonkus, adjusted the air pressure based on the feedback that I gave him and we adjusted on a bad tire. But anyway, to come out third, we're in the big picture now. We got that pole behind us, and now we need to get that next win."

TERRY COOK-29-Power Stroke Diesel Ford F-150 (Finished 10th)

"We had a situation on the track. The Power Stroke Diesel truck was a top-five truck all day long. We couldn't get up much further than third or fourth, but we sure had, at least, a fourth or fifth-place truck. I know we could have finished there today. We salvaged a top-10 effort today, but the mistakes were rampant today, and I made the over-abundance of them today. We came off of turn 2 there and made an adjustment and the truck wasn't very good and we were sliding back. We were just riding hoping for a caution, which ultimately ended up coming 20 laps earlier. But, we were coming off of Turn 2, and I use my forearm to drive and I wear an elbow pad, and, unfortunately, I got on the button on the steering wheel and shut the motor off. I got on the backstretch and I didn't realize what happened. I switched ignition boxes and made sure we had fuel pressure. I coasted down the pits and about halfway down pit road, Ron Keselowski asked me, 'Did you hit the steering wheel button.' I hit it and the motor fired right back up. I went back on the track, and nevertheless, we went a lap and down and had the chance to make the lap up, moving up on the inside groove. I was behind Brendan late in the race, and I didn't think that they would move over and let him go up to the lead truck, so I thought I'd pull a slick move and start on the outside and let the lead-lap trucks go by. Unfortunately, there was a little bit of a wreck down in 1 and 2 two laps after the restart and Brendan was able to get his lap back, so I think I should have taken that strategy. We soldiered back and got a top-10, and I've said all along, if we can rack up top-10s and top-fives even with a bad day that we had today, we're going to be there at the end of the season. That's what it is all about, that's the big picture. We brought the truck home without a scratch on it, and that's also positive, so we'll take what we learned here and move on."

TRENT OWENS-15-Dickies Ford F-150 (Finished 15th)

"We finished and that's about all you can say about today. The truck was really, really loose. I couldn't get in the corner good. It just wouldn't go back to the apron. My arms are just wore out from fighting the thing all day. I'm proud of the team because they've come a long way in a short time. They gave me good pit stops today, and they put me in position to get my laps back, but I was just unable to do it with the way the truck was handling. We'll go to Texas and run real well, I know that. We'll take our best truck there, but this is an accomplishment because we wanted to come here and finish the race. We would have liked to be more competitive, but we're making progress. When the truck's handling as bad as ours was today, you really try not to wreck; that's what you're doing the whole time. It's kinda foolish to race the faster guys when you know you have the chance to take yourself and them out. Hopefully I will get that same respect when we turn this team around."

-tmc-

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