CARL EDWARDS--60--Charter Communications Ford Taurus (Finished 3rd) "Our race went very well considering we had a backup race car. We had a very fast race car on Friday and crashed and then blew up an engine and still qualified ninth and...
CARL EDWARDS--60--Charter Communications Ford Taurus (Finished 3rd)
"Our race went very well considering we had a backup race car. We had a very fast race car on Friday and crashed and then blew up an engine and still qualified ninth and finished third, so I'm really proud of my team. I had a really good time racing here. The race was a lot of fun. I didn't make a lot of friends out there today, but we had a good race and that was a good points day for us."
"I thought it was really exciting. The pre-race festivities and the way the crowd reacted to the end of the race, it was especially neat to see everybody cheering for Martin. I enjoyed it."
"That would be a question for Joe Balash or Robin Pemberton to answer precisely, but the way I understand it, if you have to go to a backup car before qualifying you can still use that backup car to qualify and start the race in the position you qualified. It's a standard rule and we used it to the best that we could. We were still at the disadvantage of having a backup car. It's not something we planned or anything like that. We got a little bit of grace, a little bit of a silver lining into that cloud of wrecking our primary car."
"That's a good question. I don't know exactly what happened. When I came onto the scene Robby was roughing my crew chief up just a little it, so I just stopped Robby from doing that. I really didn't know what the situation was. That's all there was, and I was just trying to stop that from happening. I don't think that's the right thing to be doing at any time. I don't understand exactly what happened to be honest with you."