Ford teams race quotes

Event: Pomona

TREVOR BAYNE - No. 16 Roush Fenway Mustang (Finished 31st)

"We learned a lot about our short track program. We just had some misfortune with the tire. We were top 10 all day long and I don't know if we ever fell out of the top 10. We were right there in seventh behind Logano trying to work on him and going into three the tire went. I don't know if the bead melted from the brake heat or if I ran something over, but it kind of stinks that it happened. These points are tough to come by, but it's still early in the season so we'll be OK."

CARL EDWARDS - No. 60 Ford Drive One Mustang (Finished 2nd)

"We made a run. I did everything but move him out of the way and I thought about that, but he did a great job. Those guys did well. He drove that car. It was loose and he did a good job hanging on to it. I've got to thank Ford. This Ford Mustang is fast. My guys have been working hard all winter. The engine was good. All the guys at the shop did a great job and we're gonna start on the pole tomorrow, so this is gonna be fun."

WHAT WAS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CATCHING HIM AND THEN TRYING TO PASS HIM? "He was so loose. They made an adjustment, it looked like, and he got loose. This place is hard to drive loose. I could get him down there in three and four. I could wiggle him and get him sideways, but he was so fast in one and two. I think even if I would have got by him, he could have worked me over pretty good in one and two and got back by me. It was one of those deals where I had to get him fairly because I knew he'd get me right back. This was a good race. I've had some of the best races of my career out here and I really enjoy this race track. I'm glad we got up there and got to challenge him so the fans could see a little bit of a show there at the end."

RICKY STENHOUSE, JR. - No. 6 Roush Fenway Mustang (Finished 7th)

"I consider this a really good day as far as the car and the way we drove up through the field, and the way our motor got us off the corners. That was awesome. We've got to work on our pit stops. That killed us. The last car on the lead lap after running seventh, so that kind of killed us. I had to restart behind the lapped cars there, so, overall I feel like if we work on the pit stops and work on our car a little bit better, I think we've got a shot at some of these."

-source: ford racing

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