BUSCH: Bristol II: Ford teams race quotes

DAVID GILLILAND -- No. 25 freecreditreport.com Ford Fusion (Finished 41st) "We had a left-rear tire go down. Our freecreditreport.com Ford Fusion was pretty good. We moved up a bunch from where we had started, but we got real loose there. We...

DAVID GILLILAND -- No. 25 freecreditreport.com Ford Fusion (Finished 41st)

"We had a left-rear tire go down. Our freecreditreport.com Ford Fusion was pretty good. We moved up a bunch from where we had started, but we got real loose there. We had just made a panhard bar adjustment, so I asked the guys if we went the wrong way and they said, 'No, we're pretty sure we went the right way. We think you've got a left-rear going down,' and right then it blew going into turn one. This is a crazy place, it's really exciting and that's why the fans love it."


MARCOS AMBROSE -- No. 59 Kingsford Ford Fusion (Finished 37th)

"It's just a real shame for everybody. We got some damage early on and I was just trying to hold on to get the lucky dog, but I wasn't good enough to save it. I just feel so bad for Kingsford and everybody. It wasn't our night, but we were doing OK."

WHAT HAPPENED? "It's just Bristol, I guess. We got some damage early on and we were just trying to hold on. We had some damage underneath the car and the car wasn't handling that great. We got up in the marbles and just lost it. It's too bad."


GREG BIFFLE -- No. 37 Cub Cadet Ford Fusion (Finished 14th)

"It was pretty good. The car was off just a little bit all night. I thought it would be free tonight, but the track must have rubbered up and got tight, but it was a decent run overall."

WHAT ABOUT TOMORROW? "It'll be slick. The top and bottom grooves are pretty neutral. It seems like you're too loose on the bottom and too tight on the top, so it's hard to manipulate that."


DAVID RAGAN -- No. 6 Discount Tire Ford Fusion (Finished 6th)

"This gives us confidence for tomorrow. Bristol is a tough track and we beat some good drivers, so hat's off to the team for preparing a great car. We had a good race and had a lot of fun."

WILL WE SEE THAT CAR AGAIN? "Yeah, probably at Dover. I don't know. We're taking our Michigan car to Richmond and we took our Gateway car to Michigan, so you never know what we're gonna bring."

WHAT DID YOU LEARN FOR TOMORROW NIGHT? "The outside groove is good and the bottom is good if your car is working, but there's no one groove that works better or worse. There are a lot of grooves and a lot of good racing. This is the most fun I've had in a long time."

IS THIS A CONFIDENCE BUILDER TO GO THROUGH A RACE AT THIS TRACK WITHOUT A MARK ON YOUR CAR? "Yeah, it does. It just shows if you do have a good handling car, you can move around and do what you need to do. We were lucky. We were around a lot of wrecks and didn't hit anything, so we're just happy to be here and happy to bring it home in the top 10."


CARL EDWARDS -- No. 60 Scotts Ford Fusion (Finished 11th)

"It was a long night.  It ended up being a good points night just
because the 29 had trouble, but we salvaged everything we could.  That
was it.  That was all we could do, so it turned out OK."

WHAT ABOUT THE CUP RACE TOMORROW? "I think our car of tomorrow is pretty good. You can run anywhere, so it just depends on where your car is good. It's gonna be a good race."


JAMIE MCMURRAY -- No. 26 Aflac Ford Fusion (Finished 9th)

"The 41 car wrecked and got in our way. We should have finished up fifth because I had those guys all passed and just got held up there, but we had fun. We didn't have a very good car, so I'm pretty happy with 10th."

WHAT ABOUT THE OUTSIDE GROOVE. IS THAT THE BEST WAY TO PASS NOW? "The outside is really good. Some of these guys in the Busch Series, they don't go up there, but I know all those guys in the Cup cars will go up there immediately, so you'll see a little different race -- but the 38 car could pass on the bottom, so if your car is good, you can do it."


TRAVIS KVAPIL -- No. 16 3M Ford Fusion (Finished 21st)

"I'm a little discouraged because I felt we were a 10th to 15th-place car. We started the race off and just didn't have any grip. I complained that the rear was out of the track, but more than anything the front wasn't turning either. We made some adjustments and stopped a bunch of times just kind of working on the chassis and finally got some wedge adjustments done and got it to where we could respectable lap times. We were so far back though as far as track position that it was tough. Busch Series racing is pretty tough because the top 20 guys run pretty much the same speed. I was pretty happy with it after we got some adjustments done, so it wasn't a bad night. We brought it home in one piece. We fought track position, but we got ourselves back there with a bad handling race car."

-credit: ford racing

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article