St. Louis: Coleman post race interview

COLIN BRAUN -- No. 6 Con-way Freight Ford F-150 -- (finished 9th, qualified 4th) -- TOP ROOKIE PRESS CONFERENCE TALK ABOUT YOUR RACE. "It was a good run for everybody on the No. 6 Con-way Freight Ford F-150 truck. We had a fast truck there at...

COLIN BRAUN -- No. 6 Con-way Freight Ford F-150 -- (finished 9th, qualified 4th) -- TOP ROOKIE PRESS CONFERENCE

TALK ABOUT YOUR RACE. "It was a good run for everybody on the No. 6 Con-way Freight Ford F-150 truck. We had a fast truck there at the start. And with those lapped trucks and sometimes the way it works out, we kind of got shuffled a little bit towards the back there a little bit. But we managed to stay in the top-10, I think, most of the day. Coming off pit road once, the 7 [T.J. Bell] truck ran into our door and that kind of screwed us up for a little bit. Then we got back going. We were real fast in the middle. I think we got up into the top five there, when the fourth or last caution came out. After that, [I] just kind of kept driving around there and on one of those restarts some lapped trucks got screwed up and wrecked. And we came to a stop and everybody else just decided to pile into the back of us and kind of got involved in that wreck. I had to go to the tail end of the line and drove back up through the field, which was a lot of fun. But certainly, it felt like we had a solid top-five truck there. We were pretty quick and it just makes for an interesting day when you've got to drive back up through the field."

DID YOU HAVE ANYTHING FOR HORNADAY? "I don't really know. I never got around him to race him. But I felt like in the middle, my crew chief was calling off lap times and there was quite a few laps where we were just as fast as the leader. We made a final adjustment on the truck and I felt like that was in right direction. It felt like we were going to be real fast through that final run and unfortunately, we just got tangled up in that wreck and I had to go back of the pack. It kind of marred us being able to go forward there."

DID YOU HAVE ANYTHING FOR THE LEADERS? "I don't know if I had anything for leaders. We certainly had a top-five truck there. I guess our goal coming into this race was to make sure we finished it and we weren't going to be impatient and try and race too early. We tried to be smart and be patient there the whole race. I felt like we definitely had a truck capable of finishing better than where we did, that's for sure."

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers T.J. Bell