BUSCH: Chicagoland: Ford teams race quotes

GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 3M Ford Fusion (finished 39th) WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CAR? "The exhaust is broken on it, and we think that possibly pieces could've come off of it and flattened the right-rear tire; we're not sure. But, we're trying to ...

GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 3M Ford Fusion (finished 39th)

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CAR? "The exhaust is broken on it, and we think that possibly pieces could've come off of it and flattened the right-rear tire; we're not sure. But, we're trying to inspect it right now to see whether the thing is safe to run or not, whether that exhaust is going to come apart."

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CARL EDWARDS -- No. 60 Sharp AQUOS Ford Fusion (finished 20th)

"We had a great car and a great run going, and had a loose wheel there at the end -- there might've been a problem with the wheel or something -- and we had to come in. And then we suffered a pit-road penalty in that process and then we came in again, and we finished 20th. But, the car was a lot better than that. It was still fun to drive, just frustrating."

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STEPHEN LEICHT -- No. 90 citifinancial Ford Fusion (finished 10th)

ON HIS TOP-10 FINISH AFTER GOING A LAP DOWN. "I'm so proud of my team, they fought back all day long. Had a couple of troubles go wrong with the motor and overheating, and getting behind on the race track. To have all those problems and still come out with a top-10 with all these Cup drivers here, I'd say that's a great day."

WAS THE RACING HERE LIKE YOU EXPECTED? IT SEEMED LIKE THERE WERE A NUMBER OF GROOVES TO RUN. "Oh, yeah. This track's wearing out, it's definitely putting rubber down everywhere, and if you look out there right now, there's black from the bottom almost all the way to the wall. You can run almost all the way around this place anywhere you want to, there's plenty of grip out there. And, I think the more we run on it, the better races you're going to see."

CAN YOU CARRY THE MOMENTUM FROM THIS RACE INTO NEXT WEEK'S RACE AT GATEWAY? "Absolutely. This car we just raced, we've had two top-10s and a win with it, and it's been good on every mile-and-a-half we've put it on. And, as a team, we've got a lot of momentum in our favor right now. We're going to go to St. Louis next week, work on our short-track program and get better."

-credit: ford racing

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