Fontana II: Ford teams race quotes

DAVID RAGAN -- No. 6 Discount Tire Ford Fusion (Finished 9th) "Considering the last couple of weeks that was pretty good. We unloaded and we were average, but we just kept working on our Discount Tire Ford Fusion and there toward the end of the...

DAVID RAGAN -- No. 6 Discount Tire Ford Fusion (Finished 9th)

"Considering the last couple of weeks that was pretty good. We unloaded and we were average, but we just kept working on our Discount Tire Ford Fusion and there toward the end of the race I think we were pretty good. If we could start the weekend all over again, I think we'd be alright. We've got to keep working. It was nice to get a top-10 out of this thing, but we're still off from where we need to be. We improved from the drop of the green flag, but we've got to get to where we can unload better, start better, qualify better and just kind of clean up our act a little."

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CARL EDWARDS -- No. 60 Save-a-Lot Ford Fusion (Finished 2nd)

"Kyle and the 18, those guys were spectacular. That car was unreal. I was real proud of my guys. We did a good job. It was a great points night for us. I just wish we could have got up there and raced him a little bit and made it a better event for everybody, but he just checked out."

YOU GAVE A LITTLE SHOT TO KYLE AT THE END UNDER CAUTION. JUST FOR FUN? "Oh yeah, I was just messing around with him. I couldn't get to him to hit him all day. Even if I wanted to wreck him, I couldn't because he was so fast. It was a good race and tomorrow's gonna be real good. We've got a great car for tomorrow going for three in a row, so that should be a blast." A GOOD RACE. "Yeah, it was a good run for us, but nobody was gonna touch Kyle. That thing was unreal. We just did the best we could to get the most points we could and that's a good points night for us. I don't know how many we closed on Clint, but that's what we've got to do every week."

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MARCOS AMBROSE -- No. 59 Kingsford Charcoal Ford Fusion (Finished 15th)

"We lost laps in the pits. We were just out of position there at the wrong times. We had a pretty good car to run back in the top 10, so we probably finished two or three spots behind where we should have. That being said, we had a decent night for the points. It wasn't a standout night for us, but not every night is going to be great. We just got lapped in the pits and then we couldn't get ourselves back in position because there was another long green flag run to get the lucky dog. Then we went another lap down when we did our pit stop and that hurts. The cautions just came at the wrong time for us. You can't follow the race. Some days it goes your way and some days it doesn't."

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JAMIE MCMURRAY -- No. 17 CitiFinancial Ford Fusion (Finished 5th)

"It was a good night. We had really good pit stops, so that was encouraging. We had one bad one and then the guys did a great job. They recovered and we gained two or three spots on pit road, so that was cool. I thought maybe we had a car that could win tonight, but when the race started the balance was good, we just didn't have quite enough speed in our car."

NOT MANY CAUTIONS. DID THAT HURT AT ALL AS FAR AS NOT BEING ABLE TO WORK ON YOUR CAR MORE? "No, we used all of our tires up, so we got all of the cautions we needed. We were tight and then loose and just not fast enough."

WERE YOU PLEASED WITH YOURSELF TONIGHT? "I thought we had the second-best car in practice and I thought we had a shot at the pole and we qualified seventh and finished fifth, so you want to run better, but for a part-time deal this team doesn't run very much and I've only run two or three races this year, so that's pretty good."

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KELLY BIRES -- No. 47 ICP Ford Fusion (Finished 13th)

"At times in the race we had a faster car and we were just a touch tight and then went to the extreme loose side. With the tire rule, we had to use an extra set of tires yesterday in practice, so we were a set short. We couldn't take tires on one stop and had to take fuel only and the car got really off-balance and we lost a ton of speed and track position. We played the rest of the race trying to make it back up. All in all it was a solid night. We were real close to where we needed to be, we just need to go back and make it a little bit better."

-credit: ford racing

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