CARL EDWARDS -- No. 60 Scotts Miracle-Gro Ford Fusion (Finished 2nd) "At the beginning of the race our car was not the fastest car and I'm just really proud of my Scotts Fusion team for making it the fastest car at the end. It was awesome. If...
CARL EDWARDS -- No. 60 Scotts Miracle-Gro Ford Fusion (Finished 2nd)
"At the beginning of the race our car was not the fastest car and I'm just really proud of my Scotts Fusion team for making it the fastest car at the end. It was awesome. If we would have had a caution with 10 to go, or maybe if this was a 205-lap race, I think we could have got him, but we just ran out of time. There at the end that was really exciting to be running him down a little bit. I could see him get a little slower and slower as we got closer and closer. That's the exact position we were in last year. I was trying to hold off Kevin Harvick. He's a hard guy to hold off and it was neat to be able to race him again this year. We just turned up one spot short, but on that last corner I just drove it down in there thinking that maybe I could rattle him a little bit and he'll slide up or something, but that's just all I had. We needed more time."
DID YOU THINK YOU WERE CLOSE TO WRECKING ON THE LAST LAP?
"I wasn't close to wrecking. I didn't think I was gonna wreck, I just drove it down into the corner just to see what would happen, but I didn't plan on wrecking unless it was with Matt. If Matt would have been leading, I would have punted him (joking)."
HOW DO YOU AND YOUR TEAM GO INTO THE LAST HALF OF THE YEAR AND FIND WAYS TO STAY FOCUSED WITH THE POINTS LEAD YOU HAVE?
"It's pretty simple. Just like every racer -- every race you go to, it doesn't matter if you win 10 races in a row at your local track, it's still just as much fun to win that 11th one and it's just as big of a challenge. We go to the races to win races and that's what's exciting. The points stuff is comforting at the end of the day to think that we have a big points lead, but what makes the day great is to win. This day feels, it doesn't feel very good to run second, so I guess what I'm saying is the motivation is the race. The individual races are what motivates us."
-credit: ford racing