CARL EDWARDS (No. 99 Aflac Ford): "I enjoy racing here just because of the track and the fans and how the track drives and how competitive it is." Q: If you have a beef with a driver, would you go to Victory Lane: "I think I've done that before.
CARL EDWARDS (No. 99 Aflac Ford): "I enjoy racing here just because of the track and the fans and how the track drives and how competitive it is."
Q: If you have a beef with a driver, would you go to Victory Lane: "I think I've done that before. It just depends ... I've gone to Victory Lane before to explain to somebody what I thought happened."
Q: Compare this year to last year -- better or struggle: "We got our ship together pretty well. There are a couple things we've been working on. First is our engine. It's not just one thing but I think it starts with that engine. We just got to keep digging ... it's not just one thing, it's a number of things."
Q: How have you improved as a driver since your first win here: "I could tell you that I feel like my ability in the race car has gone up. Now I have a much better perspective on the sport. I'm not sitting around judging someone's talent. The stats are all over the place but I'm certain I'm better than in 2005 or 2008."
Q: Reaction to just one race in Atlanta: "I wish we raced in Atlanta maybe every other week, maybe three times a month. I really, really like this place so to me it's sad that we're not going to run here twice."
MATT KENSETH (No. 17 Crown Royal Black Ford): "It's always important to try to win every week from Daytona all the way to Homestead. You know, we really have not been close to winning really in a couple months, but the last couple weeks we've been improving, running more toward the front."
KYLE BUSCH (No. 18 Pedigree Toyota): "The guys keep telling me we're pretty fast and even though we didn't have lightning speed, it felt fast. The Pedigree Camry should be alright. Hopefully we can get a good qualifying setup on it and qualify all right."
Regarding planning his strategy for the Chase: "How do you plan [for] it? If I sat down and planned it, we would win every [Chase race] and I would win the Championship. But plans don't quite work out like that. We feel pretty good about this weekend and we're hoping we put all 500 miles together and we should be alright."
Regarding last night's NASCAR Camping World Series truck race in Kentucky: "Hornaday tried what Bodine should have done and he drove it into Turn 3 so far he tried to slide up in front of me, and I stayed in the gas and got my foot in and went around on the outside, two lanes off the wall. That's not somewhere you're supposed to be, but you have got to keep going and you can't just give the guy the space. And aero is so important at Kentucky like that and when you get behind somebody it's hard to pass them and we saw that with Bodine -- he got behind me there and stayed with me for a while and couldn't get by me and he kind of fell off a little bit. We had a better truck than he did, so I didn't want to give him a chance to get out front, knowing we still had another pit stop to go and you do all you can to try and stay on top."