BUSCH: Richmond: Ford teams race quotes

MATT KENSETH -- No. 17 Dish Network Ford Fusion (Finished 2nd) "It was a fun race, we just struggled quite a bit most of the night. We got the car a lot better the last two runs and just couldn't quite get it done at the end. I just got racing...

MATT KENSETH -- No. 17 Dish Network Ford Fusion (Finished 2nd)

"It was a fun race, we just struggled quite a bit most of the night. We got the car a lot better the last two runs and just couldn't quite get it done at the end. I just got racing with Jeff real hard. It was really fun racing him and I just couldn't quite get up there with the leader."

IT WAS A SPIRITED BATTLE WITH JEFF. "Yeah, it was. He gave me a lot of extra room there at the end and I sure appreciate that. I always have a lot of fun racing Jeff. I wish I could have been up there at the end. We just got beat there at the end on that last stop and couldn't quite get it done, but, overall, it was a good day for us."

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GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 3M Ford Fusion (Finished 6th)

"We struggled a little bit the whole night. We were just off a little bit, but we'll keep working on it and we'll get a little bit better."

YOU HAD A HARD BATTLE WITH KYLE BUSCH AT THE END WITH YOU ON THE OUTSIDE, BUT HE WAS ABLE TO PASS YOU WITH A COUPLE TO GO. "I was just losing grip every lap and I was trying my hardest to hold him down a little bit, but he drove it down in the corner and got it to stick. That's all there is to it and he could turn the wheel and get the throttle down, so they're definitely getting it done."

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DAVID RAGAN -- No. 6 Discount Tire Ford Fusion (Finished 14th)

"I felt like we had about a seventh or eighth place car. It took a few laps for it to get going. That last run, we certainly didn't need that caution. I felt like we were one of the top five or six cars on the track, but we just didn't have the track position. We ran down the 42 and the 99 and the 5 from a straightaway back and the caution came out. The car was handling pretty good and we thought more cars would stay out. We were kind of hoping on a quick couple of cautions there those last 20 laps. Who would have thought a Busch race here at Richmond would go 20 laps at the end caution free looking at the first half of the race. That was a call Mike Kelly made. I'm gonna blame it on him 100 percent (joking). If it was up to me, we would have finished eighth, but we're a team here. We had a good car and we've got it in one piece. We didn't lose anything and we didn't gain anything."

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DAVID GILLILAND -- No. 25 freecreditreport.com Ford Fusion (Finished 20th)

"It was all right. We unloaded and weren't very good in practice. Todd and all the guys made some changes on the car and it got better, but we just kind of fought track position all day. Our car was just a little bit tight and never really could get it out of it. It was a little bit tight in the center, but we learned some stuff from tonight for tomorrow night, so I'm excited and looking forward to it. It's not bad -- 20th place. The last couple of weeks it seems like it's been worse. We've been getting in accidents and stuff, so we'll take it and learn from it and go on to the next one."

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Mike Kelly