Martinsville: Ford teams race quotes

RICK CRAWFORD -- No. 14 Power Stroke Diesel F-150 (Finished 3rd) "It was real solid. This is the true meaning of built Ford tough with this Ford Power Stroke Diesel by International. We worked all day yesterday in practice on race runs and...

RICK CRAWFORD -- No. 14 Power Stroke Diesel F-150 (Finished 3rd)

"It was real solid. This is the true meaning of built Ford tough with this Ford Power Stroke Diesel by International. We worked all day yesterday in practice on race runs and getting this Ford F-150 where it would be competitive and to give the driver what he was looking for and Cowboy Starling did a good job. This whole Circle Bar race team, including David with his best finish this year, is trying to turn the corner with two good finishes here lately and that's what it's gonna take to win a championship."

YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE FINAL RESTART WITH HARVICK BEHIND YOU. "Me and Kevin have raced each other quite a bit. There are a lot of drivers out here you can trust and there are a lot of drivers out here you can't, but I think I can trust Kevin. He was better than me. I would have had to let him go sometime, but with a green-white-checkered I'm not letting anybody go, so I think he respects me too. It was just a good, hard race and typical Martinsville, but I think it was a good race for the fans. They enjoyed it, but I just wish we could have put this F-Series Ford in Victory Lane."

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DAVID STARR -- No. 10 International/MaxxForce Diesel F-150 (Finished 11th)

"My International/MaxxForce Diesel Ford F-150 was just awesome today. When you start that far back, we made our way up to about 13th or 12th for the first pit stop and I ran over somebody on entry in my pit. Anyway, it spooked me a little bit. I was worried about him and didn't get all the way in my pit box and we had to go all the way to the tail end. Everybody at Circle Bar Racing, and my teammate Rick Crawford, he was making some pretty bold moves up there. I thought he was gonna win this thing, but we'll take third and we almost got a top-10 for the second team at Circle Bar Racing. This gives us some momentum because we've been struggling all year long. It's not what we wanted, but we're moving closer to the front and my team did a great job. We're excited with the progress of getting better, but we still have a lot more work to do. The good thing is that we're all willing to work hard to get this Ford F-150 back in front."

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STACY COMPTON -- No. 16 Melling Engine Parts F-150 (Finished 21st)

"It was typical Martinsville. We're disappointed because we had such a good truck yesterday in practice and we just got a little bit behind. We lost a lap on pit road, which I don't think we did, but there's not a lot we can do. Once you do that, you're just behind. We made adjustments and had a good truck yesterday, but it didn't work out today. I'm encouraged, though, especially with the way things went yesterday."

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ERIK DARNELL -- No. 99 Northern Tool & Equipment F-150 (Finished 18th)

"Our Northern Tool & Equipment Ford wasn't that great from the get-go, but we were still able to roll pretty well with it. I think we were on our way to a top 10. We got up to about 11th and then things started getting crazy. We got taken out a couple of times. We got hit, wrecked, turned around, spun sideways. I don't know what half of these guys were thinking out there today. It just makes it so hard when you get all the lapped trucks on the inside with all the lead-lap trucks because they are so even out here that everybody gets to beating and banging and turning each other around. That killed our day."

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
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