Martinsville II: Ford teams race quotes

BILL ELLIOTT -- No. 21 Little Debbie Ford Fusion (Finished 34th) "I've never raced so hard to get nowhere in all my life. We got pretty good and then all of a sudden something happened and I got really loose. Then the pump belt came off of ...

BILL ELLIOTT -- No. 21 Little Debbie Ford Fusion (Finished 34th)

"I've never raced so hard to get nowhere in all my life. We got pretty good and then all of a sudden something happened and I got really loose. Then the pump belt came off of it."

GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 Dish Network Ford Fusion (Finished 7th)

"That was a win. I won! That's the first time I've finished a race at Martinsville in my life -- my life. It's unbelievable. The thing about it is those guys gave me a car good enough to win and I finished seventh. I mean, that car could have won that race. I've never had a car like that here. I got it down on how to brake and I learned a lot from watching Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson and Matt. I learned a lot from those guys and applied it and got a seventh-place finish. It's just unbelievable."

MATT KENSETH -- No. 17 R&L Carriers Ford Fusion (Finished 5th)

DO YOU LIKE THIS PLACE JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER AFTER TODAY? "Maybe a little. It's still one of my least favorites because you get run into and you run into people and all that stuff is going one, but, certainly, like any other track, the better you run the more fun it is. We didn't run horribly bad today. We called the race right and got a good finish."

TWO TIRES AT THE END WAS THE RIGHT CALL. "If it would have gone green, I don't think it would have worked but with all the short runs it worked out for us. When you get all of those short runs and everybody starts wrecking, you only run eight or nine laps at a time and with runs like that, four tires wasn't gonna pass you. It was alright."

JAMIE MCMURRAY -- No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion (Finished 32nd)

"I guess the seal or something went out in one of the rear calipers and it got too hot. We lost all of the fluids and had to come in and work on it. We lost a few laps and then eventually the seal on the other side went out as well, so it was a long day. We've never had brake troubles, so I don't know if we got them too hot or just got a bad part."

RICKY RUDD -- No. 88 Snickers Ford Fusion (Finished 27th)

"I got spun out and I got spun out late in the race -- instead of having something like that happen early in the race. Then we couldn't get it cranked and we lost a lap on the race track because I couldn't get it fired up. Then we came down pit road and had a little bit of a mix up. We had a flat left side and they went to the right side. We ended up staying there too long and gave up a lap on pit road, so we lost those two laps there. We weren't a great car. We were gonna end up 15th to 17th. That's where we were running when we got wrecked." HOW IS THE SHOULDER? "I'm sore. I'm hurting pretty good right now. My right one is hurting about as much as my left one because my left one quit working so I had to use my right one a lot. I don't know. It's not too good, but it could be worse."

CARL EDWARDS -- No. 99 Office Depot Ford Fusion (Finished 12th)

"That was a long race. That's one of the longest ones I've ever had. Our Office Depot Fusion was great at the beginning and then the alternator quit alternating or whatever it does and I ran out of one battery. We had to shut all the fans off. The thing was overheating and I didn't have my fan on in there. I was getting a little hot and we kept fighting back and got an 11th-place finish. That might be my best Martinsville finish ever, but I'm just really proud of my guys."

CONSIDERING EVERYTHING ARE YOU HAPPY TO GET OUT OF HERE WITH AN 11TH? "Yeah. It's great. We're auctioning off this City of Hope suit and helmet and it's going to be the sweatiest auction item in the history of the world. It was a very, very long day, but we ended up 11th -- that's alright."

-credit: ford racing

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Drivers Jeff Gordon