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Carl Edwards: "With the loss of Mr. Ford this weekend, if we couldn’t be in victory lane I’m really proud that a Ford was in victory lane both days."

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JOEY LOGANO – No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion – “We were really good in clean air, which everybody probably is, but in dirty air it’s a completely different car and really, really hard to drive. Overall, it was a solid day and another top five. That’s good, but like I said last week, it’s all about the win.”

Joey Logano, Team Penske Ford
Joey Logano, Team Penske Ford

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HOW DID THIS NEW PACKAGE WORK? “It was tricky. It was very tough to move around and very tough to pass cars. Whenever I passed one I felt like I deserved a trophy because it was so hard. But, overall, we passed a few cars there. We had a solid car, but were just way too loose all day. We really swung at the thing all day. Todd did a good job of making adjustments to at least get competitive by the end of the race. Our pit stops were good and we were able to have a really good last restart to get our track position back and come home with a top five.”

HOW CLOSE DO YOU THINK YOU WERE TO GETTING THIS ONE? IT ALMOST SEEMED TO BE YOUR RACE? “I don’t think it was. I was happy to get a top-five out of that one. It was looking kind of tough there at the mid part of the race, but Todd did a good job making adjustments for me and giving me a good piece.”

WHAT WAS THE RACE PACE LIKE? “There was a lot of speed out there. You’re in the gas a lot and it was very hard to pass, so when you had an opportunity to pass you had to take advantage of it.”

CARL EDWARDS – No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion – “A fifth-place finish for our Aflac Ford. We probably didn’t deserve to finish fifth, so I’m pretty happy with that finish. The guys did a great job with strategy. It was a big weekend for Ford. With the loss of Mr. Ford this weekend, if we couldn’t be in victory lane I’m really proud that a Ford was in victory lane both days. Brad did a great job. We’re all thinking of the Ford family and the Bolin family. We lost Ed Bolin this weekend too, a great supporter of NASCAR.”

HOW DID YOU HOLD ON TO THAT CAR? “I didn’t. I don’t know if you saw the right-rear when I hit the wall with it, but it’s a tough duck. We had Aflac on board and I love this race track. I had a good time. Even though we couldn’t get to victory lane it’s a big day for Ford. We lost Mr. Ford and for Brad to win both of these I think it says a lot. We also lost Ed Bolin, a big supporter of NASCAR. We’re thinking of them too. Overall, it was just a fun day. Jimmy did a great job with strategy and we came home fifth.”

TREVOR BAYNE – No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion – “The thing that comes to mind is that lucky dog at the end. We were racing the 47 hard, but I thought the 2 had already got by the 66 so I didn’t think it was extremely urgent to get by him. I kind of ran behind him for a couple laps and I went to the top and as soon as I cleared him the caution came out but the loop was before that. I was really frustrated that I didn’t try to roll the top a lap sooner to try and get by him. I was working on him, but I should have maybe gone to the top sooner. That’s not a bad run for us. If we can knock out top-20s being a part-time team, and we had a tough day on pit road today. The guys worked hard, but we had a couple rough stops. I felt like we had a 15th-place car at times and passed quite a few cars today, so I’m happy with how the car ran.”

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