Martin Wins Dover Truck Race MARK MARTIN-6-Scotts Ford F-150 (Finished 1st) "It was a great run. I want to thank Jim Hagedorn and Scotts Miracle-Gro and this team. Man, they were awesome on pit road. We had the long-haul setup on it and we got...
Martin Wins Dover Truck Race
MARK MARTIN-6-Scotts Ford F-150 (Finished 1st)
"It was a great run. I want to thank Jim Hagedorn and Scotts Miracle-Gro and this team. Man, they were awesome on pit road. We had the long-haul setup on it and we got a lot of green-flag racing, so it really worked out for us today. The thing was really good on the long runs. This thing, we didn't qualify that well, but I told them we set it up to race, and it raced well. This truck racing is the most fun I've had for years and years." IS THIS ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE TROPHIES THAT YOU HAVE WON? "I hadn't gotten one of those. They hadn't started giving those out back when we were winning with our Cup cars, but maybe we'll get us another one Sunday."
CARL EDWARDS-50-Ortho Ford F-150 (Finished 2nd)
AN IMPRESSIVE FINISH IN YOUR FIRST TRUCK RACE SINCE 2004. "It's a blast. I've got to thank everybody at Scotts. I told them that was just about as much fun as you could have. Congratulations to Mark Martin. It's awesome to finish one-two with the Scotts trucks here. I hope they let me run another one. I'd like to win one of these. That was fun. Matt Puccia (crew chief) and all of the guys built a great truck. I just have to thank them. They worked on the seat all day and got everything just like I liked it. Man, that was a blast to drive."
TERRY COOK-10-Power Stroke Diesel by Int'l Ford F-150 (Finished 16th)
"We're obviously all disappointed. The Ford Power Stroke Diesel by Int'l truck was extremely fast during practice day and maybe it kind of lulled us into thinking that we had a little bit better race truck than we did. The thing was just aero sensitive. We were extremely tight behind other trucks and Dennis Connor, the crew chief, made a great call there at the end of the race for two tires, and I think the truck actually responded quite well to it. It was good, and unfortunately with 15 or 20 laps to go, the right-rear tire got a hole in it, and it started going flat. What little bit of track position we had went for not at that point. At that point we were just trying to bring the truck home with all four wheels attached."
RICK CRAWFORD-14-Circle Bar Truck Corral Ford F-150 (Finished 8th)
"Kevin 'Cowboy' Starland and all of the guys on the team did a good job. It was a good race for us. It was a solid day. I wish we would have made those adjustments earlier in the day. Those little adjustments fixed it there at the end, but we just didn't have the track position there at the end. We learned something today. We're using Robert Brooks' engineering expertise from Ford to keep the Circle Bar Truck Corral Ford in the hunt, and it was. Like I say, we're still learning about this thing. Next week we should gun a blazin' in Texas."
DID THE TRACK CONDITIONS CHANGE AS THE WEATHER CHANGED THROUGHOUT THE DAY? "They didn't change for me. We just slowly adjusted on it, and like I say, we got it there at the end, so that's what happened."
BOBBY EAST-21-State Fair Corn Dogs/Edy's Dibs Ford F-150 (Finished 17th)
"We had a good truck and we ran a real cautious race because we want to take this truck to Texas. We know we have a good mile-and-a-half program, so we're excited about that. I just have to thank State Fair Corn Dogs and Edy's Dibs, and everybody back in the shop for sticking with me, and I love racing for Wood Brothers/JTG Racing."
YOU HAD A RACING INCIDENT LAST WEEK, BUT ARE YOU FINDING OUT WHO YOU CAN RACE WITH AND HOW TO RACE AROUND SOME OF THE DRIVERS? "I'll tell you what, I had fun racing with everybody today. There was one truck that was a lap down that didn't feel like racing until I got to him, so that kind of made me a little mad, but hopefully that will get sorted out, but we're pretty happy with coming home in one piece and finishing on the lead lap."