BUSCH: Dover: Ford teams race quotes

GREG BIFFLE-16-Ameriquest/Soaring Dreams Ford Fusion (Finished 8th) "I had a fast car. I just screwed up. I hit the apron and scraped the right side of the car. It doesn't look that bad, but I took myself out of contention by doing ...

GREG BIFFLE-16-Ameriquest/Soaring Dreams Ford Fusion (Finished 8th)

"I had a fast car. I just screwed up. I hit the apron and scraped the right side of the car. It doesn't look that bad, but I took myself out of contention by doing that."

TRACK POSITION LOOKED TO BE KEY TODAY. "It was. When I got back there I was way, way too loose and I had to work my way back to the front. When I got back near the front, then I was pretty good, just a little tight. We had stickers and scuffs and we've got to stop doing that. We have to stick with one thing because I think when you switch around the car does different stuff and you get in trouble."


STACY COMPTON-59-Kingsford/Bush's Baked Beans Ford Fusion (Finished 12th)

"We had an awesome race car. I about wadded it up one time and lost a bunch of track position, but the guys did a great job. The Kingsford Ford was good. We knew it was good in practice, but I just wish we could have qualified. We were eighth quick yesterday in practice and we knew we had a good race car, but we had to tiptoe early to try to keep from getting caught up in a wreck. We made a bunch of gains and I think we got up to the top 15 before that first caution, and we got up to 11th and I about wrecked getting into one and lost about 10 spots right there, and it took us the rest of the race to get those back. But, the guys did an awesome job. The car was good. It was the same car that we had at Bristol and we had an awesome run there, and I think we need to take this car everywhere we go."

THERE SEEMED TO BE SOME GOOD GREEN-FLAG RACING TODAY. "Dover is notorious for having a bunch of cautions and then a long green flag. We had a semi-long green flag and then a bunch of cautions and then a long green flag. It's good to see long green flags in the Busch Series because a lot of these guys, us included, really work hard to set this things up for long runs and we haven't had long runs this year, and on a long run our car was real good. I wish we could have had a few more of them, but we'll take it. It was a good run for us, and we needed that. We needed that bad."


CARL EDWARDS-60-Weyerhaeuser/iLevel Ford Fusion (Finished 2nd)

YOU PITTED FOR TIRES WITH 50 TO GO AND RESTARTED IN SIXTH. WAS THAT THE DIFFERENCE TODAY? "I just didn't expect it to be that fast without getting tires. I was trying real hard. That was fun when we were three-wide racing for the lead there. That was about as good as it gets. Congratulations to Jeff Burton; he must have stayed at the Holiday Inn last night. That was fun, though. iLevel did a great job. I wish we could have got them the win, but it was a great points day. I had a blast."

YOU ARE REALLY STARTING TO BUILD SOME POSITIVE MOMENTUM. "It's just fun. Jack gave me a chance to drive that truck last night. We had a great car today and I've got a great car for tomorrow; the Office Depot Ford is fast. This is becoming one of my favorite race tracks in the last couple of days. This has been fun. Another second, or maybe even a win tomorrow would be great."


JON WOOD-47-Clorox/American Red Cross Ford Fusion (Finished th)

WHAT HAPPENED? "I was just racing everybody too hard. It's easy to get to overdriving a car when you're racing some of these guys that we're having to race with. They're just incredibly good, and I caught myself at times driving a little too hard and that was the case."


REGAN SMITH-35-McDonald's Ford Fusion (Finished 39th)

WHAT HAPPENED? "I got down into turn four earlier there and got into the back of Ashton. The 90 car was up high all sucked up, and Ashton got into the 1 and I got into the back of him. I couldn't do anything to avoid it. I hate it for all of the Marines guys on that team and all the McDonald's Ford Fusion guys on my team. We broke a brake rotor there the second time, so we're just going to get it fixed and get out there and make laps and stay out of the way."


ASHTON LEWIS, JR.-25-United States Marines Ford Fusion (Finished 42nd)

WHAT PUT YOU BEHIND THE WALL? "I just got caught in the wreck. I guess the caution came out, and I tried to slow down for it. I got in the back of Mike Wallace and we were just trying to get checked up. I was hoping he would save it, and I was watching him save it and got hit from behind. It's unfortunate for this whole Team Marines Ford race crew. We've got Todd Brewer over here as crew chief now and it's only our second race with him and had a really good practice yesterday, and I was looking forward to the race. I really feel like the team is making some good strides forward, and it's just unfortunate. I really felt like we had a car here, but we needed an adjustment. We started the race too tight, and I don't know if that's just because of the weather compared to what it was yesterday and rubber laid down on the track. It's just unfortunate. We really didn't want to sit behind the wall. We needed to have a good finish here and get some good points. We've been falling too much here lately. We'll battle it back. I guess the big problem is now, we knocked the exhaust pipe off and we don't have a spare, so if they can either pull it off the backup car or see if the ones I just knocked off will go back on the car. It's frustrating."

-ford racing-

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Drivers Jeff Burton , Mike Wallace