CARL EDWARDS-60-Ameriquest Ford Fusion (Finished 21st) WHAT DID YOU SEE FROM YOUR VANTAGE POINT ON THE LAST CAUTION? "I didn't see the 88. I thought we were going to clear everything, and we didn't. I was having fun coming back through the field...
CARL EDWARDS-60-Ameriquest Ford Fusion (Finished 21st)
WHAT DID YOU SEE FROM YOUR VANTAGE POINT ON THE LAST CAUTION? "I didn't see the 88. I thought we were going to clear everything, and we didn't. I was having fun coming back through the field there and I was having a good race with those guys, and I thought we were going to come up with a top-five, but I just got in the wreck. I don't know what happened between Harvick and the 11. It's just a frustrating way to end the race when you have a car that good."
STACY COMPTON-59-Kingsford/Bush's Baked Beans Ford Fusion (Finished 6th)
"What an eventful night. We knew we had a good car in race trim, and I don't know what happened in qualifying. We just got sideways loose. We spun out twice in the race and got caught up in everything that we could have got caught up in, it looked like, and finally there at the end we missed one of the big ones. We could make our way up through there after the spins, we could make our way up from the back of the pack to 11th or 12th, and long-green flag runs are what we needed. Ernie (Cope, crew chief) and the guys did an awesome job on this Kingsford Ford. We needed this run. We overcame a long day to come back and finish in the top 10, so I'm happy with it. We thought we had a top-five, and we got booted right there at the end by Mike Wallace, but that's Mike Wallace and you expect it."
DANNY O'QUINN, JR.-50-World Financial Group Ford Fusion (Finished 7th, Top Rookie)
A SEASON-BEST FINISH FOR YOU TONIGHT. "We had a really good car, I screwed up once and slid through the pits. Other than that, we were pretty good. We needed long runs. If we would have gotten long runs toward the end of the race, I think we would have been really good. I don't think we were probably much better than that, maybe a car or two there that we might have been able to get around. We had somewhere between a fifth to 10-place car all night. Luck kind of fell on our side this week."
TALK ABOUT THE RACING IN THE CLOSING LAPS. "That's probably the most aggressive racing that we've been in so far. Like I said, we were just fortunate enough to get through it. I kind of had a feeling after I saw the first big wreck there that it was going to get even rougher toward the end. The spotter and everybody did good for me and got me through all the wrecks and we came out of here with our best finish of the year here again."
TODD KLUEVER-06-3M Ford Fusion (Finished 23rd)
"We qualified well and we were just too tight in the beginning, and we pitted and we really couldn't get it figured out. We caught that one green-flag run and we were two laps down and had to pit and had a flat right-rear. We were just talking about it, and I don't know why, but our car just took off and it was a rocket for that whole tire run. We drove up and unlapped ourselves from a long ways back and it was really good. From spinning out and getting the flat, we didn't have any tires left. We were back to putting on sets with 30 and 50 laps on them. It is what it is. It's not how everybody likes to come home, but for what we went through tonight, it was all right." `
KENNY WALLACE-22-AutoZone Ford Fusion (Finished 8th)
"We had a lot of run-ins tonight. It was hard-core short track racing. We probably deserved ninth. We had a couple of run-ins with Reutimann and it cost me to lose five spots, but could've, should've, would've. We had a our front end adjusted wrong and kept wearing the right-front tire out after about 40 laps, but we got eighth and we'll take it. We're still gaining on these front end, and that's where it's at, so we're working hard on it."