BUSCH: Indy IRP: Ford teams race quotes

GREG BIFFLE-16-Ameriquest Mortgage Ford Fusion (Finished 4th) HOW WAS YOUR CAR TONIGHT? "We adjusted on it. I don't know what happened practicing in the daytime. I felt like I had my car pretty good and then in qualifying it wasn't that good,...

GREG BIFFLE-16-Ameriquest Mortgage Ford Fusion (Finished 4th)

HOW WAS YOUR CAR TONIGHT? "We adjusted on it. I don't know what happened practicing in the daytime. I felt like I had my car pretty good and then in qualifying it wasn't that good, and in the race, I was just a little bit tight and when I went back to the gas I couldn't fix it. I just hung in there and got my track position and got the Ameriquest Fusion in the top five."

HOW IS YOUR CUP CAR FOR TOMORROW'S RACE? "To be quite honest with you, I have been absolutely terrible the whole weekend. I mean so upset that I'm almost sick to my stomach that I can't get my car to run at all over there at Indianapolis. Then the last practice session, we changed a bunch of stuff and finally got the race car running again. I'm really, really happy with it and it looks like we're running top-five, top-eight lap times now. We had a good qualifying run and qualified seventh, so all of a sudden just in the last little bit, it looks like our weekend has turned around for


DANNY O'QUINN, JR.-50-Roush Racing Ford Fusion (Finished 6th, Top Rookie)

A CAREER-BEST FINISH TONIGHT. DID YOU SURPRISE YOURSELF IN YOUR FIRST RACE AT ORP? "I know I can do it and I know the team can do it. We just had to put it all together and tonight we did. I know we can do this and I've known it all along. As tough of a deal as the Busch Series is, you've got to have all of the stars lined up for you to run in the top 10. We're working towards that right now. Probably two or three cars are all that passed us the whole race. We passed a lot of cars. We had a top-five car there, really. We got caught up behind some lapped traffic with a couple of laps to go and cost us a top-five. The car was awesome. We were as good as some of the cars in front of us, just track position is everything here."

WAS IT INTIMIDATING SEEING JEFF BURTON IN YOUR REARVIEW MIRROR IN THE CLOSING LAPS? "No, I'll tell you one thing, he ran me as clean as anybody out there. I don't think he put a fender on me. It was a lot of fun racing those guys. You learn a lot and we all have aspirations of racing with these guys some day. What better way to earn their respect than racing with them in the Busch Series?"


CARL EDWARDS-60-Ameriquest Mortgage Ford Fusion (Finished 10th)

"That was fun with Keller at the end."

YOU BATTLED BACK FROM SOME ADVERSITY TONIGHT. "I sped on pit road on accident coming in. I had it in the wrong gear. I had it in third and I thought it was second. Then I got together with the 88 car and ripped the right-rear fender off of it, and it was just so loose after that. I don't know if it was the fender or something else happened. It was too loose and that was all I could get. As loose as it was, 10th was awesome."

YOU RACE ON THE BIG TRACK TOMORROW. DO YOU PREFER ON TRACK OVER THE OTHER? "It just depends. In the beginning of the race, I was having a blast. We went from 22nd to 11th and we were passing people all over, and it was crazy. I had a good time. All race tracks are fun, but this one is real fun."


REGAN SMITH-35-McDonald's Ford Fusion (Finished 11th)

"We've been working real hard on our race cars, and I think it's starting to show up. Last week we qualified really well and just missed it a little in the race. The week before that, we raced well at Martinsville, and raced good in New Hampshire, but we got wrecked there. The McDonald's Ford Fusion has really been coming around and I'm happy with these guys. The pit stops have been great. That's one thing that we picked up that has helped a lot. Race cars drivers, when they get cars that are good, look really good and I had one tonight. I'm just proud of my guys for that."


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

"We've had a lot of good finishes here, and my hat's off to the guys on the Kingsford Ford. Jay (Guy, crew chief) and them did a good job. We started so far back that it put us in a little bit of a deficit. We had a good race car, but track position was just so important and we couldn't get any track position. We kept working on the car during the cautions and the guys made great pit stops, 13-second stops, but we were pulling springs rubbers and doing things to make the car better, so we never could really get the track position we wanted to. All in all, it was a good day. To come away with a top-12 from where we started is not bad. It's not what we wanted, but we're still building momentum."

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