BUSCH: Charlotte: Ford teams race quotes

GREG BIFFLE-60-B.A.S.S./Charter Communications Ford Taurus (Finished 6th) DID THE FINAL CAUTION FLAG KEEP YOU FROM GETTING A TOP-FIVE FINISH TODAY? "It looks like they have plenty of gas left; they're out there doing donuts. I don't think gas...

GREG BIFFLE-60-B.A.S.S./Charter Communications Ford Taurus (Finished 6th)

DID THE FINAL CAUTION FLAG KEEP YOU FROM GETTING A TOP-FIVE FINISH TODAY? "It looks like they have plenty of gas left; they're out there doing donuts. I don't think gas was a big deal. No, we didn't need that caution; we were catching some guys. We had the 29 passed, but I let him go down there in front of me. He got a little out of shape, and I just let him go."

HOW IMPORTANT WAS TRACK POSITION TODAY? "It was huge. Track position was huge today. We ran a lot better in clean air and it was a little tough to pass out there today."

TALK ABOUT THE BUMP HARVICK PUT ON YOU EARLY IN THE RACE. "It wasn't really that clean of a pass, but your backend is wiggling all the way around that corner."

BOBBY HAMILTON, JR.-25-Team Marines Ford Taurus (Finished 13th)

"We had motor trouble all day long. It wouldn't pull down the straightaway and we kinda fought it all week. They changed some intakes to try to make it better, but it didn't get it done. The tire temperature of the car was almost perfect. You battle all day and you're a 13th-place car. It just really didn't want to draft up to anybody. They could just pull out and pass you even though you beat them to the corner. They will get it fixed. This is just a bad weekend."

HOW DIFFICULT WAS IT TO KEEP UP WITH THE CHANGING TRACK CONDITIONS TODAY AS THE CLOUDS ROLLED IN LATE IN THE RACE? "That's typical here. Any time you have Happy Hour from four to five and you race at owner o'clock it's going to be different. But, the best team won. They adjusted all day."

WITH THE BUSCH SERIES RUNNING IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CUP SERIES THIS WEEKEND, DO YOU FEEL THERE WAS A HIGHER LEVEL OF COMPETITION IN TODAY'S RACE? "A lot of the guys that ran last week didn't show up because they knew they wouldn't make it. The good thing about this place is that you can move around everywhere to pass. It's not like it's going to be a major factor here anyway. You can go high or low to get around them, whereas some place like Nazareth, there's only one groove so that's the only place that they run and you run, and that's when they were in the way."

JASON KELLER-22-Miller High Life Ford Taurus (Finished 31st)

WHAT WAS THE PROBLEM THAT CAUSED YOU TO GO BEHIND THE WALL? "It's unfortunate. They told me on the radio that we had a crack in the oil pan where the fitting goes in the oil pan. It's unfortunate, but it was encouraging as well. We moved up around the top 15, so we know we made the right changes form yesterday. We had a competitive race car, so we'll just try harder next time."

ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO RACING AT DOVER NEXT WEEKEND, A CONCRETE VENUE THAT YOU'VE HAD PAST SUCCESS? "I look forward to all of the race tracks now because these race tracks have been kinda tough for us, and we were definitely better today than we had been at these race tracks, so I look forward to it."

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