BUSCH: Kentucky: Ford teams race quotes

Kelly Bires -- No. 47 Clorox Ford Fusion -- (qualified 26th, finished 7th) On the race. "We had a great car, right off the truck. We worked on race trim and speed. We didn't qualify so hot and we knew we weren't going to. But we knew we had a...

Kelly Bires -- No. 47 Clorox Ford Fusion -- (qualified 26th, finished 7th)

On the race. "We had a great car, right off the truck. We worked on race trim and speed. We didn't qualify so hot and we knew we weren't going to. But we knew we had a great car during the race. We got in a little trouble near the end of the race where we knocked the right front fender. The crew made a good call and put two new tires on it, and drove the wheels off of it. We were just a little too tight at the end. We could have had a top-three car. I just need to thank Clorox and the crew for working on this Ford Fusion and putting everything together. I'm looking forward to the next race. I'm running in the truck race in Milwaukee, not too sure about the Busch race."

How tough is it to jump in car and show your skills? "It's tough. It's only my second Busch race. That's the toughest part -- being my second Busch race. I don't have the experience to know what the car can do, so I've been driving a little conservative. It's a great car."

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Greg Biffle -- No. 37 Cub Cadet Ford Fusion -- (qualified 11th, finished 10th)

"It's unfortunate; we had a really good car. We had a tire get away us on a pit stop and it cost us a little bit. Overall, it wasn't a bad night; we were able to get the Cub Cadet Fusion back in the top-10. We came back from being a lap down and we were able to get back in it."

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Marcos Ambrose -- No. 59 Kingsford Ford Fusion -- (qualified 6th, finished 11th)

"We wanted to run top-10 all day and we were able to do that. We just got in trouble at the end. Something went wrong with the exhaust pipe. Plus, I clipped the wall. We made some adjustments. I'm not real happy with the finish, even though we had good results today."

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Carl Edwards -- No. 60 Sharp Aquos/3M Ford Fusion -- (qualified 4th, finished 33rd)

"Our Sharp Aquos Ford Fusion was awesome; the cars are unbelievable. My spotter told me how anxious he the 66, Steven [Wallace] was and just tell him to take it easy and not ruin it for us on the restart. He got under me a little bit and I just moved down to block and little bit and he got me. It's both of our faults. I think we'll get back out there and get a couple of laps in, but I don't know if it will amount to anything. It would have been neat to win this race. This is a great crowd and great fans, great support. Hopefully, Ford wins this thing."

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Bobby Hamilton Jr. -- No. 35 McDonald's Ford Fusion -- (qualified 17th, finished 36th)

"I'm fine. We got wrecked by a lapped car [No. 56 of A.J. Frank]. When I saw him in the infield car center, he told me that he lifted and I said 'no, you didn't, you and the 14 did the same thing I did.' There is a reason why they were three laps down. It's tough to be up here and race like that. They didn't lose anything. We lost a bunch of points tonight; we were running in the top-10. We lost a good race car. I guess we'll just pack it up and go to Milwaukee."

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Danny O'Quinn -- No. 17 Dish Network Ford Fusion -- (qualified 13th, finished 38th)

"We had a pretty decent run going there. I think we were probably 12th or 13th there, and then we had a little problem coming down pit road. We got ourselves behind a little bit. I had to do a stop-and-go and coming back out we knew we had to be the 'Lucky Dog.' We were running really hard there. We didn't get much of a break going down the corner on the right rear, they didn't give me a lot of room and took off the spoiler and just lost it. I hate it; I don't get a whole lot of opportunities to race. These Roush Fenway Fords, they are great cars and we had a shot to get up there and get a top-10. Who knows, maybe a lot better. But it's unfortunate for myself and the team. We were poised to have a great finish. I just feel real bad for the team. We had a great race car and now, there's not much of it left."

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Greg Biffle , Bobby Hamilton Jr. , Marcos Ambrose , Carl Edwards , Danny O'Quinn , Kelly Bires , A.J. Frank