Bristol: Ford teams race quotes

GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 Jackson Hewitt Ford Fusion (Finished 4th) "We had a good day. It's unfortunate that the caution came out at the end because I think we could have got those other guys that stayed out on tires, but, oh well. It was a great...

GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 Jackson Hewitt Ford Fusion (Finished 4th)

"We had a good day. It's unfortunate that the caution came out at the end because I think we could have got those other guys that stayed out on tires, but, oh well. It was a great day for us. The car was real good. I kind of waited to long to get to the front."

YOU TOOK TWO TIRES. HOW MUCH DID IT HELP AT THE END? "It helped us a tremendous amount. We knew track position is everything at Bristol. If those cautions wouldn't have come out at the end, we certainly would have been a couple of spots better, but it was a great day for the Jackson Hewitt Ford Fusion. We just used our head. We were real smart on pit road and had great pit stops today. We just hung in there, but I kind of waited too long, I think, to put the pressure on."

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DAVID GILLILAND -- No. 38 freecreditreport.com Ford Fusion (Finished 9th)

"I'm just really, really excited. I'm so proud of the guys and everyone at Yates Racing because they've prepared some great cars for us to bring to the race track and that showed today. It was a great day because if you look back, my past finishes haven't been very good at Bristol. But we had some good practices this weekend and we knew we were gonna be pretty good in the race. Cully Barraclough made some great calls in the pits with air-pressure adjustments and really got our freecreditreport.com Ford Fusion dialed in and it was a great car to drive all day. We were able to get the lucky dog there at the start of the race and that really saved us."

WHAT DOES THIS DO FOR YOU AND EVERYONE AT YATES RACING? "This is a big confidence booster for everyone at Yates Racing. This is just what we needed to try and bring sponsorship in to both of our race teams. Travis showed the potential he and his team have with the way the finished at Las Vegas and we did the same today. This is one of our last races for freecreditreport.com, so we need sponsorship and a run like we had today can only help."

THE CAR LOOKED IN GOOD SHAPE AT THE END OF THE RACE. "Yeah, there were couple of bumps and bruises because the new car brings everyone closer together and you're running in tight quarters, but it's good. There were some close calls in front of us, but we survived it all and came out of it with a top 10 finish."

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MATT KENSETH -- No. 17 Dish Network/DeWalt Ford Fusion (Finished 10th)

"We just missed it real bad and could never really fix it. The guys did a good job in the pits and we made as many adjustments as we could and we hung in there on the lead lap because we had a good starting spot, but we just missed it a lot."

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TRAVIS KVAPIL -- No. 28 Yates Racing Ford Fusion (Finished 27th)

"We kind of fought it right from the beginning. Track position is the biggest thing we fought and we never had a good enough car to gain track position. We were always mired in the back of the pack. We were too tight in the middle in the beginning of the race and we were buzzing the tires off. We just fought it. The pit crew did a good job. We made a lot of adjustments. Once we settled in a groove we could run good lap times, but I kind of needed the whole track to do it and getting around traffic would really slow me down and let the leaders catch up to us. We just didn't have a car that could go to the front, so we just tried to make 500 laps and bring it home nice and clean."

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DAVID RAGAN -- No. 6 AAA Ford Fusion (Finished 21st)

"It was a long day and it could have been better. I felt like we had a better AAA Ford Fusion than where we finished. We just had poor track position all day. We had a tight race car and that made it very difficult to pass. In the open we could run as fast as the leaders, but when I got around traffic I just could not pass. Maybe I wasn't aggressive enough, I don't know. It was an average day. We didn't gain any points, but we didn't lose any points either. We just have to learn from it and go on to Martinsville."

-credit: ford racing

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