Kentucky: Ford teams race quotes

Kvapil finished second; Clanton was the top rookie and finished seventh. RICK CRAWFORD -- No. 14 Power Stroke Diesel by International Ford F-150 -- (involved in accident on lap 11) -- (finished 30th, qualified 16th) "It was my mistake, drove...

Kvapil finished second; Clanton was the top rookie and finished seventh.

RICK CRAWFORD -- No. 14 Power Stroke Diesel by International Ford F-150 -- (involved in accident on lap 11) -- (finished 30th, qualified 16th)

"It was my mistake, drove it in under the 22 truck (Ryan Matthews) trying to advance my position. And it's slick down at the bottom and we should have seen that in qualifying. It was slick and slid out from under me and did a lot of damage early in the race to the Ford Power Stroke Diesel by International. I hate that this happened to these guys."

YOU THINK YOU CAN GET THE TRUCK BACK OUT? "Yes, we're Built Ford Tough here tonight at the Built Ford Tough 225. The guys will do the best job they can, well be back."

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PETER SHEPHERD -- No. 50 Northern Tool + Equipment Ford F-150 -- (involved in accident with No. 59 --Terry Cook, Toyota on lap 49) -- (finished 32nd, qualified 12th)

"It was just a chain reaction. I hate it for the guys and the Northern Tool + Equipment. We thought we had a good truck; we unloaded and came of the truck and practiced here pretty good. In race trim, we couldn't get a handle on it. Unfortunately, the 59 (Terry Cook), was coming up on, I think it was the 91, and kind of crammed down a little bit. It was no body's fault and but it got the 59 a real loose and he had to check-up and when he checked-up we were right there and just happened to get in the back of him. It's a bad break for us and them and everybody involved. I hate it for everybody"

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ERIK DARNELL -- No. 99 Northern Tool + Equipment Ford F-150 -- (involved in accident on lap 94) -- (finished 29th, qualified 6th)

"Our Northern Tool + Equipment Ford F-150 was really good and we were looking for a strong run here at the Built Ford Tough 225. John Quinn (crew chief) and all the guys did a great job getting the truck adjusted to where it needed to be. We were able to drive up through the field there and got up to third. I had just gotten to third and was going through turns three and four when the truck wiggled real bad. I radioed the crew chief and told him that I thought I had a tire going down. By the time I made it into turn one, the left rear tire blew out and I hit the wall. It's unfortunate."

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JON WOOD -- No. 21 Bubba Burgers Ford F-150 -- (finished 6th, qualified 30th)

"It was a decent night. Everybody did what they were supposed to do. I think we started the race a little too loose, but it's just me not knowing a lot of truck racing, I guess. We overcame a lot. John Monson (crew chief) made a lot of great calls on the pit box. We had good pit stops, so it was a pretty decent night."

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DAVID STARR -- No. 10 International MaxxForce Diesel Ford F-150 -- (finished 12th, qualified 18th)

"I thought we were better than that. Our International MaxxForce Diesel Ford F-150 wasn't bad. It wasn't what we wanted. I thought in practice and everything we'd be in the top-10 close to the top-5. We kept working on the truck on pit stops. We were getting behind coming off pit road; and it was hard to recover the track position and lost a couple of spots and almost spun in the middle of one and two and lost a couple of spots, then gained a couple back. That kind of killed our momentum. It wasn't a bad day for Circle Bar Racing. We're getting there; we're getting better. This finish is not what we wanted. We wanted to be in the top-10 or top-5. The truck is in one piece, so we'll go to the next race and keep digging."

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JACK SMITH -- No. 63 Dave Porter Truck Sales Ford F-150 -- (finished 27th, qualified 33rd)

"We had a broken fuel pump, so we just kept compensating. We don't have the technology to build trucks like the other teams. We have to do things the old-fashioned way. We got close there. We weren't getting down on the nose fast enough like everybody else. I watched Mike Skinner and those guys and they're down in the corners way before we are. I drive off in the corner and plow the nose. The more we freed it up in the back; we didn't need to be working in the back. We had the fuel pump go bad. We were running having fun in the draft and we were the next one on the Lucky Dog and Mike (Mittler) said, 'Don't go back up there.' He wanted to come home with a truck that wasn't banged up. I wanted to get back up there and mix in with the other drivers. It's a shame, because I know I can run with those guys. I'll be there one day, you'll see."

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Mike Skinner , Terry Cook