Kentucky: Ford teams race quotes

RICK CRAWFORD-14-Circle Bar Truck Corral Ford F-150 (Finished 2nd) YOUR SECOND CONSECUTIVE SECOND-PLACE FINISH. "It's very, very stratifying. We came here to race. We brought a good truck, the best in the fleet for Circle Bar Truck Corral for...

RICK CRAWFORD-14-Circle Bar Truck Corral Ford F-150 (Finished 2nd)

YOUR SECOND CONSECUTIVE SECOND-PLACE FINISH. "It's very, very stratifying. We came here to race. We brought a good truck, the best in the fleet for Circle Bar Truck Corral for this Built Ford Tough 225. The Cincinnati Ford dealers put a lot of effort into this race. I think the fans saw a great race tonight. Our guys were must awesome. They did a good job in the pits getting us from 23rd to second. I enjoyed it. I had a lot of fun out here."

TALK ABOUT CHASING HORNADAY IN THE CLOSING LAPS. "I tried my best to move on by him. I thought that his truck was a little bit better than mine was. My friend Brendan, a good friend of mine, the Orleans Hotel and Casino do a lot of favors for us and we have a good time out there. Brendan drove up on the outside of me, and when he did I knew I couldn't run with him and fight Ron, too. I had to get behind him and caught Ron for second, but I couldn't keep it out front."

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DAVID RAGAN-6-Scotts Ford F-150 (Finished 5th)

A CAREER-BEST FINISH HERE TONIGHT. "I felt like we had the truck to win. The Scotts Ford F-150 was really awesome on long runs, just like it has been the last few weeks. Just a couple of the late cautions, if we would have had 15 more laps to go at the end, I think we could have definitely dealt with some of those guys. It seemed like I passed them two or three times already tonight. The truck races here, we've got so many cautions that everybody gets off of pit sequence, so it was kind of a luck deal at the end of the race."

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ERIK DARNELL-99-Roush Racing Ford F-150 (Finished 9th)

"We got lucky on pit strategy tonight to finish in the top 10 tonight. I hate to say I'm disappointed with a ninth, but we didn't run very well tonight. It was kind of a roller-coaster weekend for us. We started off practice and we weren't real great and we thought we got it pretty good there in the evening session last night. We qualified pretty good and got going during the race, and I just could not go in traffic. The thing was real tight and I was having a tough time. We ran decent there for a while and got a little bit back there after a couple of pit stops, and I was just having a tough time trying to make it up through there. We were just fortunate that the yellows fell the way they did and ended up with a top-10 tonight."

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MARCOS AMBROSE-20-Team Australia/Aussie Vineyards Ford F-150 (Finished 19th)

YOUR TRUCK WAS FAST OUT FRONT TONIGHT. "Yeah, it was. We just worked out a really good way to lose that race, I guess. We're learning all the time and I'm learning behind the wheel, and we're learning as a team. We showed a lot of promise this weekend. We can't be ashamed of ourselves. We showed a lot of car speed out there, we led a lot of laps, and we've come such a long way in a couple of races. You know, we'll forget about this result in a couple of days and we'll look forward to the next race."

DID YOU EVERY QUESTION THE PIT STRATEGY? "I'm not going second-guess the crew chief. He's got an important job to do and he sees the race clearer than I can. I've got a lot of respect in Gary (Cogswell, crew chief) and we'll work out a way to work together better and get a better result when we find ourselves in a similar situation."

DO YOU LEAVE HERE HANGING YOUR HEAD? "No, no way. We led laps. We had a great truck to start that race and we just got tight behind trucks around us, and it's just experience. I've got to get better at racing in traffic, and we've got to get better at setting the truck up for those conditions."

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