* Carl Edwards captured his first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of 2008 and his first win at The Milwaukee Mile. * This is 14th career win for Carl Edwards in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. * This is the 92nd win for owner Jack Roush. He is...
* Carl Edwards captured his first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of 2008 and his first win at The Milwaukee Mile.
* This is 14th career win for Carl Edwards in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
* This is the 92nd win for owner Jack Roush. He is the winningest driver in the NASCAR Nationwide Series
* Ford has now won six NASCAR Nationwide races at The Milwaukee Mile.
* Ford has 154 NASCAR Nationwide Cup Series race wins.
DAVID RAGAN -- No. 6 Discount Tire Ford Fusion -- (finished 4th, qualified 13th)
"We just needed a little bit more. The car was pretty decent all night. We were just a little tight through the center and fighting bouncing getting in. For the most part our Discount Tire Ford Fusion pit crew did an awesome job on pit road and we just got to keep working on particulars, top fives are great and top 10s are great but we've just got to keep working on the details."
YOUR FIRST TIME IN THE CAR WAS FOR THE RACE AND YOU MOVED FROM THE BACK TO A FOURTH PLACE FINISH. "Yeah, we can practically set them up within pretty close where we can get it close in ten minutes in practice if we needed to every week. And Auggie Vidovich does a good job and Mike and all the Discount Tire team do a good job preparing these cars. Nothing falls off and we have pretty reliable motors every week. It is fun just making laps and getting good finishes but we always want a little bit more."
MARCOS AMBROSE -- No. 59 STP Ford Fusion -- (finished 16th, qualified 21st)
"It was a frustrating night. We had a tight race car towards the end and it really hurt us. We made some changes and worked on it during the race, but we were always going to be a little behind [traveling between two races, missing qualifying]. But we've got to look at the big picture. We came all this way to keep the points from ticking over and we did that."
YOU STARTED IN THE BACK AND MADE IT INTO 17TH BUT COULDN'T GET MUCH HIGHER. WHY? "We just couldn't go. It was tight all night. We were getting close there for a while and we were looking in good shape to get close to the top 10. But we couldn't get it just right and it started to get worse. We hung on at the end and it wasn't much fun having to work so hard because it was really tight, but while it's frustrating you've got to think that we got a bunch of points, so in that regard we achieved what we came here to do. We've got a big day ahead tomorrow in California. The No. 21 Ford Fusion continues to go well. We had a brush with the wall but we got away with it without anything serious. The big deal for us was to get in the race, so now that we are there and we have a fast car it's going to be a very excited day for everyone at Sonoma tomorrow."
COLIN BRAUN -- No. 16 CitiFinancial Ford Fusion -- (finished 21st, qualified 10th)
TALK ABOUT YOUR NIGHT RUNNING IN THE TOP 10 "We just pretty much got wrecked by the 9 there. I don't know what he was doing or didn't see me or what. We were well up alongside of him and he just came down, turned into our door of our No.16 CitiFinancial Ford Fusion and spun us around and that was that. We got back out there, it wasn't too bad, I thought we were still in good shape and tried to pass the 33 on the outside and he turned up into us and wrecked us again. It's unfortunate that those two guys had to do that and be that way. I guess that's part of racing and I certainly won't forget that."
DID YOUR TRUCK RACE HELP IN TONIGHT'S RACE? "Absolutely, it helped a lot. I felt that I knew what the race track was doing a little bit more than if I had never turned a lap here before. That definitely helped me out a lot. I felt a lot more comfortable out there. I think we can make adjustments a little bit easier and a little bit better than what we could of if I had no experience here. It was definitely good. We had a fast car, that's for sure, I thought we had a car that was competitive enough to run solidly in the top 10 probably in the top five there. It shows we definitely had the speed, I guess we just need to have some luck go our way."
-credit: ford racing