Ford teams Talladega II race quotes

Ford Racing press release

Marcos Ambrose, No. 9 Stanley Ford (Finished 19th)

“I am alive, so that is good. Man that was tough. I am disappointed with the result but with everything that was going on out there and with as much stuff as happened I am pretty thankful that we were just able to cross the finish line at the end. I would certainly have liked to done better for Ford and for Stanley and my guys, but we will just move on from here.”

Carl Edwards, Roush Fenway Racing Ford
Carl Edwards, Roush Fenway Racing Ford

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Carl Edwards, No. 99 Subway Ford (Finished 11th)

“That was a heck of a day for teamwork. Greg (Biffle) did an unbelievable job of sticking with me and we get to come out of here extending our points lead, which is good. It is good for Ford and good for Subway and everybody. I am pleased that we are able to get out of here with the points lead intact because you just never know what can happen here and to extend it is just great.”


David Ragan – No. 6 UPS My Choice Ford (Finished 28th)

YOU SAID OVER THE RADIO AT THE END THAT YOU WEREN'T SURE WHAT HAPPENED DURING THOSE LAST TWO LAPS. "We’ll have to look at it. Our engine ran well all day; our car was fast and I think we had an opportunity to win. We just did not have the power. I don’t know if when that wreck happened we ran over something and it knocked a plug wire off or what happened. It was a good day, just a bad finish. Luck just wasn’t on our side.”


Andy Lally, No. 71 Ford (Finished 39th) – POST WRECK INTERVIEW

“I feel good and it is a testament to the safety of these cars. That was a pretty big hit and I am fine. Everything did its job. I just can’t stand that we aren’t out there right now. We had a decent car and we had a real good push partner with Terry (Labonte). This Ford was running strong all day.” WHAT HAPPENED EXACTLY? “It just felt like someone drove through the back of me. I have no idea. The back end started turning and I have no idea if I got lifted up or if the air came off the side. Once it started turning that much it was gone. I was just along for the ride unfortunately. This racing is crazy. It is funny because at Daytona when everybody was a tandem it was actually easier. Now you have a few guys riding, it makes it harder because every other couple laps you get these massive closing rates. That is what happened to us. We were passing a slower group on the bottom and the top.”


David Gilliland, No. 34 World Hunger Relief Ford (Finished 22nd)

"Our World Hunger Relief Ford Fusion was really fast paired up with Travis (Kvapil) today. And we found out that we worked better when I was doing the pushing. I didn't really have any temperature issues so we didn't have to break apart all that often for clean air or anything. I was hoping for a better finish than 22nd. We certainly had the cars for it, but we got shuffled back at the end there and we just didn't have enough time to advance as much as we could've if there were a few more laps in the race. I'm happy the No. 38 is back in the top 35, though. That's good for our organization as a whole. And I hope running up front got some good attention for World Hunger Relief, too."


Matt Kenseth, No. 17 Jeremiah Weed Ford (Finished 18th)

“It was a frustrating that we ran up there most the day. David was a great drafting partner and he broke something on the last restart, broke something in his engine. I had to try to find somebody with two laps to go and that is hard. Trevor also really tried to help me at the end and that was the first time we did that all day and we didn’t have our timing right. We got in up there real high and had a bunch of cars pass us. It was disappointing to run in the front all day and then finish where we finished but we made it through so I guess the damage could have been worse.”

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Andy Lally , Marcos Ambrose , Carl Edwards , David Gilliland , David Ragan
Teams Roush Fenway Racing
Tags ambrose, edwards, ford, petty, roush