Michigan: Ford teams race quotes

DAVID RAGAN -- No. 6 Discount Tire Ford Fusion "I was just overdriving it. Our Discount Tire Ford Fusion wasn't really good from the get-go and just got really tight and made a pretty big stab at it. It was pretty free and I was just overdriving...

DAVID RAGAN -- No. 6 Discount Tire Ford Fusion

"I was just overdriving it. Our Discount Tire Ford Fusion wasn't really good from the get-go and just got really tight and made a pretty big stab at it. It was pretty free and I was just overdriving it trying to be faster than what the car would go and just made a mistake and wrecked it."

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BOBBY HAMILTON JR. -- No. 25 Eckrich Ford Fusion

"I'm really happy that Carl won the race for Ford right here in Michigan and I'm happy with the way we bounced back after what happened on lap one. The team could have easily quit because we got a lot of damage from that, but we hung there and even though we lost a lap, we got it back and finished 18th. We'll take that and move on to Bristol."

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KELLY BIRES -- No. 47 Clorox Ford Fusion

"I'm really happy. We started the race just a tough tight, but we made the right adjustments and didn't touch the car the rest of the day. We were a little bit free at the start of a run and just a tick tight at the end. We needed probably another 10 laps at the end and we probably could have picked up two or three spots, but it was a good day. Everyone did a great job on pit road and the car ran good. It was a flawless day for us. We got stuck behind a couple of lapped cars that really hurt us a couple of times on those restarts and made us lose positions. You've got to draft out there, so it was real tough. If you weren't in the right line, two or three cars could go by you and you wouldn't even know it."

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MARCOS AMBROSE -- No. 59 Kingsford Charcoal Ford Fusion

"It was pretty good. We just didn't get track position when we needed it and that's all. It was just a track position race. We didn't have enough top speed and we probably had a bit too much downforce in it and we just couldn't pass when we needed to and couldn't get track position, but it was a pretty good day and a good day for our points."

WHAT ABOUT TOMORROW WITH THE DIFFERENT CAR? "The COT is a handful. I thought I was in trouble when I tried to pass some of the guys in the Cup deal, but, really, I'm just looking forward to tomorrow. It's going to be a new experience for me and I'm looking forward to it."

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GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 Citifinancial Ford Fusion

"It wasn't a bad finish. We had a pretty good run today. The Citifinancial Ford Fusion was good and the pit stops were pretty good. We just weren't quite as fast as the leaders. We were just a little bit off of those guys, but we worked hard at it. I thought we might have had a chance at a second-place finish. We had some paper on the grille and made the car turn really good and then the paper blew off and I lost three spots. The car is real aero-sensitive and real sensitive in traffic."

YOU HAD A GOOD BATTLE WITH STEWART AND VICKERS. "Yeah, it was a pretty good battle. I was just a little bit too tight. Off the start with fresh tires I was pretty danged good, but after that they were just a little bit better than I was."

HAD THE CAUTION COME OUT EARLIER WOULD THAT HAVE HELPED? "There at the end, that wouldn't have made a difference for me."

-credit: ford racing

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