BUSCH: Kansas: Ford teams race quotes

MATT KENSETH-17-Pennzoil Platinum Ford Fusion (Finished 2nd) "We were good. We had a great car all day, we just got a little behind there the last stop. Not much, but just clean is real important. We had a lot of short runs, a lot of cautions...

MATT KENSETH-17-Pennzoil Platinum Ford Fusion (Finished 2nd)

"We were good. We had a great car all day, we just got a little behind there the last stop. Not much, but just clean is real important. We had a lot of short runs, a lot of cautions and we didn't have a red flag, so we clicked off so many laps under caution at the end, we couldn't really put on a good race for the win. I think with all them cautions, 15 or 20 laps, I don't know if I could have had Kevin or not, but it would have been a lot better of a race."

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GREG BIFFLE-16-Ameriquest Mortgage Ford Fusion (Finished 8th)

A SOLID FINISH FOR IN A CAR THAT NEVER TURNED A LAP PRIOR TO THE RACE. "It was a pretty good piece and we were pretty happy with it. It could have been better. That last restart, I think I could have got a couple of spots. It's unfortunate, but to start last in the field after the incident in qualifying, I think this is a pretty good end result."

STARTING 29TH TOMORROW, WAS TODAY'S RACE GOOD PRACTICE ON HOW TO GET THROUGH THE FIELD? "It was and the groove has really widened out here, and I was able to use the other groove to get around the cars in the race. We've got a pretty fast car for tomorrow, so I'm pretty confident with it."

WITH THE FORECAST CALLING FOR HIGHER TEMPERATURES TOMORROW, HOW MUCH WILL THE TRACK CHANGE? "I think it will get slicker, but I learned some stuff about it today because it seemed to get warmer as the race went on today."

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CARL EDWARDS-60-Ameriquest/freecreditreport.com Ford Fusion (Finished 6th)

"I love racing here. We were just a little bit loose there at the end and couldn't go any faster and ended up sixth. I'm excited about tomorrow."

WILL TODAY'S RACE HELP YOU TOMORROW? "It's good just to run an extra race here. I don't think it will affect tomorrow very much. We learned a little bit, but the cars are so different that it's just for fun today. That's what every day for, but racing here is s a lot of fun."

HOW HAS THE TRACK SURFACED AGE OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS? "You can run a little higher and it's more fun. You can run higher at both ends of the track if the car is right, and it's going to get better and better."

WILL YOU STICK AROUND FOR THE USAC SLIVER CROWN RACE HERE LATER? "I'll stick around and hang out and watch. I don't know if I'm going to spot, I think Pete's (Shepherd) dad is spotting, so I'll hang out and watch."

ARE YOU TAKING AN ACTIVE INTEREST IN THE SILVER CROWN PAVEMENT SERIES? "Yeah, I own the car. I'm part owner (No. 99 Carl Edwards/R.E. Technologies Ford) and I'm not the owner. The biggest thing is just having fun with it. What we're trying to do right now is find sponsorship and do anything we can to support the series, and let these guys like Pete Shepherd come out and race in front of all of these Cup guys and Busch teams and get jobs. It's kind of the dream."

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DANNY O'QUINN, JR.-50-Transamerica Ford Fusion (Finished 18th)

YOU HAD A TOP-15 FINISH IN THE CLOSING LAPS. WHAT HAPPENED? "Yeah, they all wrecked going down into one on that green-white-checkered. They checked up and there was nowhere to go. The people behind me had nowhere to go. I got turned and we're lucky to finish where we did, I guess, as bad as the car got tore up. We had a pretty good car today. We were moving up through there pretty decent all day. It was just a lot different from yesterday, and thought we were going to have a decent finish, but just unfortunate luck there."

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JON WOOD-47-ArmorAll Ford Fusion (Finished 15th)

"We were kind of behind where we needed to be after the wreck early in the race. I think that hurt us for the most part. I know that we did everything we could do, and I think to come out of here finishing where we did was pretty respectable. I think we were are good as we were going to get, and I'm not saying that in a negative way, I think we made the right adjustments and we were passing cars. The bottom line is I was passing a bunch of cars when it happened. Being in the wreck definitely hurt and we never ran as fast after that, but all together it's still a pretty decent race."

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TODD KLUEVER-06-Lowen/3M Ford Fusion (Finished 37th)

WHAT DID YOU SEE FROM YOUR VANTAGE POINT? "Well, I saw the 66 car spinning and by then it was too late. We were already head-on. It's unfortunate, we had a really good 3M Ford Fusion. We had Lowen on the hood this weekend and I real happy. I thought we were going to have a good run, but unfortunately things happen. What can you do?"

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Pete Shepherd