Carl Edwards, David Gilliland and Bill Elliott were all involved in a multi-car accident during the final practice for Saturday night's Bud Shootout. Edwards and Gilliland will keep their primary cars while Elliott has been forced to a back-up.
Carl Edwards, David Gilliland and Bill Elliott were all involved in a multi-car accident during the final practice for Saturday night's Bud Shootout. Edwards and Gilliland will keep their primary cars while Elliott has been forced to a back-up. Team co-owner Len Wood said his team would be sending their primary Shootout car back to North Carolina for repairs with the hope it will be back at the speedway on Wednesday.
CARL EDWARDS -- No. 99 Office Depot Ford Fusion
"This Office Depot Fusion is pretty good. The racing is gonna be spectacular. The cars are really all over the place as you could see there. I don't know what happened. I think that maybe Ryan ran across the nose of Clint and they got together. I did the best I could, hit Mark and, oh well, that's the way it goes."
DAVID GILLILAND -- No. 38 freecreditreport.com Ford Fusion
"I had nowhere to go and it's unfortunate. We just made some changes and the car got really good and was driving very well. Everybody here is still very positive. Our damage is minor and we'll get it fixed. I feel really good about the way we were able to get our freecreditreport.com Ford Fusion to drive there in the last session."
WHAT KIND OF RACE DO YOU FORESEE TOMORROW? "The cars move around a lot -- a lot, a lot. I don't know exactly why, but they're moving around a lot more than they did when we came and tested. Everybody is kind of struggling and fighting to get a handle on the setup, but I feel like we made great strides just in those two sessions that no matter what happens tomorrow, it's gonna help us for the 500 without a doubt. I feel real good about that, so we'll get this one fixed up and be ready to go. Our damage is minimal compared to some of those guys."
BILL ELLIOTT -- No. 21 U.S. Air Force Ford Fusion
"I saw them go to the apron, but there isn't a thing you can do. You run into the smoke and you just hope you get through it. I thought I could get slowed down or at least halfway stopped, but it didn't work out."
DRIVERS ARE TALKING ABOUT THE CARS MOVING AROUND A LOT. YOUR THOUGHTS. "The problem is it's the same old deal, everybody is so equal and doing everything they can to gain a position. That's only 20 cars out there, so we'll have to see if this is gonna get any worse as the week progresses. I've been here in the same situation before and it's just one of those things. I just hate it for the Wood Brothers."
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