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GREG BIFFLE-16-3M Ford Fusion (Finished 5th) "Well, it wasn't too bad of a run. The 3M Fusion ran really good all night. We had to work on it some. I was too loose, and probably the worst thing, we got a piece of paper on the grille and the car...

GREG BIFFLE-16-3M Ford Fusion (Finished 5th)

"Well, it wasn't too bad of a run. The 3M Fusion ran really good all night. We had to work on it some. I was too loose, and probably the worst thing, we got a piece of paper on the grille and the car really, really loose after a pit stop, so we put a bunch of wedge in it and then we found we had paper on the grille, took it off and then it was too tight. So then we had to come back and loosen it up. We probably had one of the fastest cars here, but just never got track position. We had a little hiccup on that last stop; we had a lug nut fall of the left front and it kinda cost us track postion. But, we got back to fifth and not a bad night for us overall."

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CARL EDWARDS-60-World Financial Group Ford Fusion (Finished 4th)

"I'm just really proud of my guys. The whole World Financial Group team worked hard to get it driveable and get us back up to the front. It was a lot off fun. I'm really excited Matt won it. It's good for Dish Network. They came over to my motor home and they're going to put one in my motor home, so I'm pumped about that. I was just having a good day and thinking about Bobby Hudson back home."

WHAT DID YOU LEARN TODAY THAT YOU CAN APPLY TO TOMORROW? "I'm going to go talk to Matt Kenseth; that's what I learned. He's pretty fast here. I did have a good time and it was fun racing."

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DAVID RAGAN-6-America's Tire Ford Fusion (Finished 18th)

"We fell way to the back and then lost all of our track position, and it was just a matter of getting the car back in position to make a run back to the front. We realistically had about a 15th-place car and finished 18th. We made laps, finished the race and just have to improve on that."

WHAT DID YOU LEARN FOR TOMORROW? "The characteristics of the car, the track is going to be about the same, and hopefully we leaned some with the car. I don't know, ask me that question tomorrow. We'll see."

DID YOU GET THE CAR BETTER BY THE END OF THE RACE? "It's disappointing when you feel like you're a top-12 or 14 car and we just couldn't quite get there. I think we realistically had about a 15th-place car. It was good to finish all of the laps and it was a decent rebound from Daytona. Certainly we have to improve on that week in and week out, but we'll take and learn from it, and that's our car that we're going to take to Vegas, so at least we have something to work on."

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MARCOS AMBROSE-59-Kingsford/Bush's Baked Beans Ford Fusion (Finished 25th)

TALK ABOUT GOING TO A BACKUP CAR AFTER WRECKING YOUR PRIMARY IN QUALIFYING. "That's big time racing and you just have to take those licks and stay confident. I was shell-shocked there in the race early on and just tried to recompose myself and managed to do all of the laps and get a finish with a car that we've only done two laps on. All in all, we can't complain. That's the first time that I've ever spun a car out before the green flag. I don't know what happened. I'm not blaming anyone but myself. I don't know what happened, but halfway through third gear it just decided to spin out. I wasn't even over 100 mph, so work that one out."

WERE YOU TIMID AT THE START OF THE RACE HAVING NEVER TURNED A LAP IN THE CAR BEFORE THE GREEN FLAG? "I was shell-shocked after what I had done in qualifying. I hadn't driven this car before. I've never used a backup in my life, so this was the first time that I've done that. Hopefully it will be a while before I do it again."

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Matt Kenseth