TRAVIS KVAPIL - No. 09 Zaxby's Ford F-150 - (finished 7th, started 22nd) "It was a good day. We fought track position all day long. And not being able to qualify probably didn't help. The truck was a little tight, which we kind of thought that's...
TRAVIS KVAPIL - No. 09 Zaxby's Ford F-150 - (finished 7th, started 22nd)
"It was a good day. We fought track position all day long. And not being able to qualify probably didn't help. The truck was a little tight, which we kind of thought that's where'd we be. But all in all, the guys did a good job on pit road. We had to take two tires twice to try and get track position and in doing that, it really didn't help the handling of the truck. It compromised a tight situation that we were in. All in all, it was a great job by the Zaxby's team and it was fun working with those guys and I look forward to doing it again."
COLIN BRAUN - No. 6 Con-way Freight Ford F-150 - (finished 9th, started 6th)
"It was a lot of fun. The Con-way Freight Ford F-150 truck started off pretty strong and we came to that first pit stop. That was my first time on a mile-and-a-half track in one of these trucks doing a pit stop. We got that figured out and everybody did a great job on that stop. We came back out and I think we lost a few spots, but we came back out 17th or something like that. Then got a chance to race with some of these veterans guys and learn a lot from them. We tried to make our way back up to the front a little bit there. Towards the end, we had a pretty quick truck. It was just tough in traffic, when we got behind somebody we got real tight and once we kind of got into clean air, we could run some pretty quick lap times and kind of catch the next pack. We struggled a little bit to get through the pack but that's just my lack of experience. I'm starting to get more and more experience and I'm having a lot of fun racing out there with these veteran guys. The last couple of laps with that 22 truck [Philip McGilton] were a lot of fun. I didn't think I was going to get him there. Right at the end, he got a little bit tight, it looked like up in turn four. We got up under him and got by him. It was a lot of fun on the last couple of laps."
ERIK DARNELL - No. 99 Northern Tool + Equipment Ford F-150 - (finished 11th, started 14th)
"It was a frustrating day. I thought our Northern Tool + Equipment Ford was a little bit better than that in practice. We were just really tight in the race. Believe it or not, track position was worth a lot today. It was really hard to pass anybody especially if you were on the inside. It seemed like the high line got a really good run off the corner. We fought it the whole race. We worked on our Ford F-150 and made it a little bit better, but we didn't get it to where we needed it to be. It was a frustrating day for the whole team."
JON WOOD - No. 21 Air Force Ford F-150 - (finished 32nd, started 11th)
"We broke a rear end gear on one of the pit stops. It's unfortunate, but we turning a bad day into an okay day. I just got back into the top 10 and progressing forward. We've got good equipment and a good team. We're just having bad luck."
-credit: ford racing