CARL EDWARDS -50-Ortho Ford F-150 (Finished 2nd) "Well, I screwed up qualifying a little bit and we had to start 19th or something like that. The truck was awesome. I drove up to front and then I put us up far in the pit, in my put stall, and...
CARL EDWARDS -50-Ortho Ford F-150 (Finished 2nd)
"Well, I screwed up qualifying a little bit and we had to start 19th or something like that. The truck was awesome. I drove up to front and then I put us up far in the pit, in my put stall, and we went to the back. We made it back up to the front and then we had a bad pit stop and we went to the back, and we made it back up to second. We just couldn't make it back up to the lead. But, I had such a blast. The guys did a great job with the truck and we had a good time, and that's the most important thing. I haven't had that much fun for I don't know how long, I told them prom night. I don't know if it's really been that long, but I had blast. The trucks, everybody raced real great and I had a great time. It was fun. I had a good time. We had the Scotts trucks one-two, so it's pretty cool."
WHAT HAPPENED ON THE SECOND PIT STOP, AND DID YOU THINK YOU COULD OVERCOME THAT TO FINISH UP FRONT?
"I'm not sure what happened they had a little bit of trouble on the right side on the pit stop. Yeah, I thought we could make it back to the front. I didn't think it would go green. I thought maybe we'd get a caution. Mark got a pretty good lead, but the truck was so awesome. If we would have had one caution it would have been a little easier, but it was still good."
COULD YOU HAVE GONE ALL THE WAY ON FUEL WITHOUT A CAUTION?
"They told me we couldn't go all the way, so I trust we were pretty short. I don't know if we could have or not."
DID YOU TALK TO MARK AT ALL ABOUT RUNNING THE TRUCK AND THE CHANGES TO THEM SINCE YOU LAST RACED IN THE SERIES?
"Yeah, I called him this week on Tuesday when I found out we were going to do this and talked to him a little bit about it. He said all I had to do was try to beat him. He said that's the toughest part of the truck series right now. He helped me out a little bit. He talked about setups and stuff."
WHAT DO YOU THINK MARK GETS OUT OF RUNNING THIS SERIES?
"I think he probably just has fun. They're fun to drive. They just drive like you want a vehicle to drive. I could drive into turn one sideways and it's pretty neat, and everybody does a really good job. You'd have to ask him for sure, but I know I'd do this again tomorrow if they had a race tomorrow morning. It was fun."