Phoenix: Martin, Darnell post-race interviews

MARK MARTIN -6-Scotts Ford F-150 (Finished 2nd) "We had a great truck all through practice and looked like Johnny was the other strongest truck out there. It kinda showed tonight. Our truck was awesome on long runs and it took a little while to...

MARK MARTIN -6-Scotts Ford F-150 (Finished 2nd)

"We had a great truck all through practice and looked like Johnny was the other strongest truck out there. It kinda showed tonight. Our truck was awesome on long runs and it took a little while to show its true strength, and Johnny just put it on us. He smoked everybody qualifying. He came from the back of the pack. He passed us, and we didn't get much green flag in the last part of the race. That's where my truck was the strongest, so we came up one spot short."

ERIK DARNELL -99-Northern Tool + Equipment Ford F-150 (Finished 10th - Top Rookie)

"We really had a tough go of it tonight. We struggled all through practice. We weren't very good. John Quinn and all of the guys did a great job just working on our Northern Tool + Equipment Ford. We still struggled. We qualified better than I thought we would, but we were not very good in the race. I think we were about a 15th- to 20th-place truck. Them guys never gave up on us. We adjusted on it during the pit stops. We got lucky with a couple of the yellows out there with the restarts, with the lapped cars with where they were at, and we picked up a few spots and we came out with a top-10 tonight."

-credit: ford racing

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