GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 3M Ford Fusion (finished 37th) WHAT HAPPENED? "It seems like the rear cross member that the shocks bolt to out of the chassis, and, you know, that's a pretty major component of the chassis. It's pretty unfortunate. We had a...
GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 3M Ford Fusion (finished 37th)
WHAT HAPPENED? "It seems like the rear cross member that the shocks bolt to out of the chassis, and, you know, that's a pretty major component of the chassis. It's pretty unfortunate. We had a good car; the 3M car was running really good. I don't know if we had a chance to win, the 5 car looks awful strong, and a few others, but certainly I had a top-five car, for sure."
JAMIE McMURRAY -- No. 37 U.S. Postal Service Ford Fusion (finished 18th)
"We had a fast car. I don't know what happened with the 1 car. I got on the inside of him. When there's just a few laps to go here you just can't ever get mad at anybody, you just take it and move on. I don't think anyone really did anything wrong there -- you're sliding around a little bit, and I don't think the 1 car was very fast, I don't know exactly how he got up there, maybe two tires or something, but we had a bad pit stop, and I was in a little bit upset, and in a hurry, so I wasn't giving any."
WITHOUT THAT SPIN, WHERE COULD YOU HAVE FINISHED? "We ran fifth through ninth. You never know. The 5 car was definitely the best car, and everybody else was just kind of racing for second."
MARCOS AMBROSE -- No. 59 Kingsford/Winn Dixie Ford Fusion (finished 35th)
JUST AS THE RACE WAS GOING GREEN ON THAT FINAL RE-START, YOU PITTED WHILE RUNNING 15TH. DID YOU HAVE A TIRE GOING DOWN? "I thought I did, but it was like half a pound down. I don't know. I was getting the tires cleaned up there for the re-start, and something didn't feel right, so I pitted, thinking I had a flat tire, but it wasn't. So, my bad."
WHAT ABOUT THE FIRST 98 LAPS? "We got good. We were just holding back there, holding on, just riding around. I just feel bad for the guys and bad for the team for letting them down like that."
DAVID GILLILAND -- No. 25 freecreditreport.com Ford Fusion (finished 10th)
ON HIS TOP-10 FINISH. "We're real excited. It's our first top-10 for our freecreditreport Ford Fusion. We struggled in practice -- we were okay on the speed charts, but the car just wasn't driving the way I thought it should. And, it was my first July race, so now, coming back, I'll know a little bit more of what I need for the race. It's been a challenge all year, is knowing what we need in practice where you don't know what the race is going to do. But, we're real happy. We brought the car home in one piece; brushed the wall one time, but we weren't the only ones that did that. We're real happy. We kept making adjustments, kept getting it better and better and better. It was good, a good solid top-10."
YOU WERE 10TH ON THE LAST TWO RE-STARTS AND MANAGED TO KEEP THAT POSITION. HOW DIFFICULT WAS THAT AS THE LAPS WERE WINDING DOWN AND THERE WERE A COUPLE OF SPINS? "It was tough. The track was super, super slippery. The cars were moving around a whole, whole lot, and everybody was just sliding around. When you're two- or three-wide, sliding around, it doesn't take much -- just barely make one mistake or the car jump up from under you. That's what it looked like happened to Montoya. It was just good, tight racing. It was fun. It was fun out there sliding around."
WITH THE RAIN LAST NIGHT, WILL THIS MORNING RACE HELP THE CONDITIONS FOR TONIGHT'S CUP RACE? "I think the temperature is going to help, that's the biggest thing, just the drop in temperature and it being cooler and it being nighttime, I think it's going to allow for a lot better racing, where in the race today, once we got going it got kind of strung out in single file. I think at night, once the track gets more grip, it'll allow people to race more two-, three-wide."
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