IPS: Nashville: Post-race quotes

ED CARPENTER (No. 2 Menards/Jack K. Elrod Co./Futaba/Delphi Dallara/Infiniti/ Firestone): "It was a long race. The car just wasn't very good in traffic. Anytime I was behind someone, I had to get out of the throttle to make the car turn. We did ...

ED CARPENTER (No. 2 Menards/Jack K. Elrod Co./Futaba/Delphi Dallara/Infiniti/ Firestone): "It was a long race. The car just wasn't very good in traffic. Anytime I was behind someone, I had to get out of the throttle to make the car turn. We did manage another top-5 finish, but we need to get over the hump to start winning."

MARTY ROTH (No. 3 Marty Roth/Brian Stewart Racing Dallara/Infiniti/Firestone): "It was a tough, grueling race. We've been fighting handling problems all weekend, and we got the car as dialed in as we could. It was a great race. There were no yellows and it was real clean. Cory did a great job."

JASON PRIESTLEY (No. 7 HomeMed Pharmacy Dallara/Infiniti/Firestone): "At the start of the race I was running with the leaders, but as the race progressed, I picked up a push in Turns 2 and 4. The engine was great in the HomeMed car, but with the push, the track surface took the adhesion down in the tires, so I just took what the car would give me. My HomeMed crew is awesome. I feel like I learned a lot out here today. With another race in a week, I wanted to bring it home in one piece."

MATT BEARDSLEY (No. 12 Alpine Bank Old-Republic Land Title Dallara/Infiniti/Firestone): "It went great. It's pretty much everything and more that I expected. We had a little bit of a push, but I think we could have done a lot better. I missed a shift on the start which I thought kind of hurt us. But other than that, it was pretty good."

MIKE KOSS (No. 37 Bowes Seal Fast Automotive Products Dallara/Infiniti/Firestone): "It was a good, clean race. I wish I could be going faster and keep up with the leaders, but I didn't get my confidence back from a spin earlier in the week until late in the race. The car was good, but I just couldn't get the job done myself.

G.J. MENNEN (No. 99 Greased Lightning Automotive Cleaning Products Dallara/Infiniti/Firestone): "It was a long day for us. Our guys tried super hard and changed an engine over the weekend. We just couldn't quite get there. We have to go back to the drawing board and figure out what's going on here. Michigan is a totally different track, so hopefully we'll be better there."

A.J. FOYT IV (No. 14 Harrah's/A.J. Foyt Racing Dallara/Infiniti/Firestone): "It was tough to pass because the cars are all so equal. I had to wait for someone to screw up in traffic -- that's where I made all my passes. This was the best the Harrah's car has been all weekend. I'm happy to finish fourth, wish it was higher but I'll take it."

ROLANDO QUINTANILLA (No. 11 Roquin Motorsports Dallara/Infiniti/Firestone): "What can I say. It's something that's out of our hands. It's really disappointing. We've done 20 laps the whole weekend. Realistically, it's not our fault. If this is the way it's going to be, it's just a waste of time."

RONNIE JOHNCOX (No. 8 Rev. 1 Racing Special Dallara/Infiniti/Firestone): "It wasn't the way I wanted it to end. We were really down on power from the start. I had to downshift on the second lap just to keep some revs in it. I'm pretty disappointed. We had a good car. It sat on the front row. We set our car up where we knew it wouldn't be very good at the beginning of the race. But we realized the handling would come to us toward the end. It's just a disappointing end.

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Marty Roth , A.J. Foyt