BUSCH: Bristol: Ford teams race quotes

DAVID GREEN-27-Cottonelle/Food City Ford Fusion (Finished 25th) "I think I missed all the wrecks, but we haven't figured out this tire. Here you're going to run good times by yourself, but I couldn't race in traffic because my car slid the front...

DAVID GREEN-27-Cottonelle/Food City Ford Fusion (Finished 25th)

"I think I missed all the wrecks, but we haven't figured out this tire. Here you're going to run good times by yourself, but I couldn't race in traffic because my car slid the front there. We had something happen to the right front and we chunked the right-front tire out. Some guys have it figured out, but it looks like it's pretty much Nextel Cup."

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JON WOOD-47-Clorox/American Red Cross Ford Fusion (Finished 17th)

"We've got something going on. I hope they find it at the shop. I think we broke something. From the start of the race it never really was what it was in practice, so I really don't understand. All things considered, and as bad as we were at some times, to bounce back and have a decent finish like that, I'm not going to complain."

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DANNY O'QUINN-50-Barr-Nunn Ford Fusion (Finished 11th)

"We needed that finish today. Good times there. We were a little concerned there because after the break I fell back to 32nd, so we made some major improvements in the car. Right there at the end, it wasn't like we just pitted out of sequence. We raced our way up to 11th and we had a really awesome car. The Barr-Nunn Fusion was awesome and the guys had awesome pit stops today. Drew (Blickensderfer, crew chief) made awesome calls, everybody did, even the spotter. Everything went well today. We just needed a day like this to get us back on track. It was big for us in points, and we've got some momentum to take with us to Texas."

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CARL EDWARDS-60-Ameriquest Mortgage/Soaring Dreams Ford Fusion (Finished 5th)

"The guys did a great job. The car performed really well. We took a gamble to get track position and I think we had 170 laps on the tires. I just had a blast. That was fun racing those green-flag runs. Congratulations to Kyle Busch, and too bad Greg Biffle had trouble."

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TODD KLUEVER-06-3M Ford Fusion (Finished 34th)

YOU HAD TWO EARLY INCIDENT THAT SET THE TONE FOR THE REST OF THE RACE. "Our 3M Ford Fusion is a little banged up right now, but we were just in the trailer devising up a plan. Mike Kelley (crew chief) is doing an awesome job with that. Obviously, it's just Bristol. Jason (Keller) wasn't giving me very much room, and I just got the apron a little bit and got the wall. It did bend the lower control arm a little bit on the right front, I think. The steering wheel is straight, though, and everything is good. The rear end's moved a little bit in it, but all it really did was free it up quite a bit as you can tell when I spun out there again. We've got a plan and I think the car is fine. I've been really upbeat, trying to keep my guys upbeat. I think Kertus will get his lap back under this caution, and then we're two down, but we're the only one. The way the day has been going, cautions will come out quite frequently. We still have a really good chance of getting our 3M Ford Fusion a good finish."

WILL THE WEATHER DELAY ALLOW YOU TO REGROUP MENTALLY? "It's be a new start with a bent up race car. It's my deal. Jason didn't do anything wrong. He was on the outside holding me down like he's supposed to. It's unfortunate. We had run-ins in practice and went to the backup car, and right away we had a problem. My guys work really hard, and the car is good enough to still run well. We just have to get our laps back and come up with a plan."

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KENNY WALLACE-22-AutoZone Ford Fusion (Finished 8th)

"A top-10 is a good thing nowadays, but it's pretty common for me up here in Bristol. I just think it's really good for our team. We've struggled trying to run coil-bound all year long. We kind of went back conventional; this track here you can't do coil-bound. It's good for us. I'm happy for the whole team. My teammate John finished right behind me, so it was good for our whole team."

HAVE YOU EVER EXPERIENCED A DAY LIKE TODAY WITH THE WEATHER? "Never. This was the craziest day of racing that I've ever been part of, but I'm really glad I was part of it. I'm glad I can say, 'Remember when we were at Bristol and we had the snowstorm.'"

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EDDIE PARDUE, Crew Chief-16-freecreditreport.com Ford Fusion (Finished 28th)

"We had a loose right-front wheel there at the end. I'm not sure why because we stopped with over 100 to go that last time. We made it that far and had a vibration and had to come in and change right-side tires."

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MATT KENSETH-17-Ameriquest Mortgage Ford Fusion (Finished 3rd)

"Our tires just weren't any good at the end. I messed up on that restart and Kyle got me, and that ended up costing us the race. I feel bad about that. The Ameriquest Fusion was just a different car on 70-lap tires. If you could run 60 or 70 laps and get a caution, it was just real fast. I couldn't keep up until that last caution, so I wish I would have been in front."

-ford-

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Greg Biffle , Mike Kelley , Kyle Busch