BUSCH: Rockingham II: Ford drivers race quotes

SCOTT RIGGS-10-Nestle Nesquik Ford Taurus (Finished 38th) - "I hate it. We didn't have that good of a car and we kept working on it the whole time and made great pit stops and kept making huge gains every time we came into the pits. I don't know...

SCOTT RIGGS-10-Nestle Nesquik Ford Taurus (Finished 38th) - "I hate it. We didn't have that good of a car and we kept working on it the whole time and made great pit stops and kept making huge gains every time we came into the pits. I don't know if something broke; we were having a little bit of brake trouble out there. Going into that turn down there, we just came in and put on tires, and I think something broke on the brakes or something. The car couldn't get slowed even after I knew it was going into the wall. I couldn't get it slowed down or anything. It's a tough break for us."

DID YOU KNOW YOU HAD A PROBLEM WHEN YOU MADE THE PIT STOP? "We were having some brake trouble at that point anyway, but we decided to come in and put four tires on and see if we could make some ground up. I think something broke on the brakes because I couldn't get it slowed down, and straight into the wall it went."

YOUR THOUGHTS HEADING INTO HOMESTEAD. "We're in a different position now than we have been lately. We're chasing four other guys now and we need to go in and do the best job we can. It's pretty ridiculous for us to be where we were and then 10 races to be where we are now. It's tough for us."

JASON KELLER-57-Albertsons Ford Taurus (Finished 13th) - YOU OVERCAME STARTING AT THE REAR OF FIELD TO POST A TOP-15 FINISH AND REMAIN IN THE POINTS RACE HEADING INTO HOMESTEAD. "I don't even know what the points are. We made a lot of mistakes and I've said all along that the guy that is going to win this thing is the one that makes the least mistakes and we made a lot of them this week."

NONE OF THE POINT CONTENDERS HAVE ASSERTED THEMSELVES THE PAST FEW RACES KEEPING THE POINTS RACE WIDE OPEN HEADING INTO HOMESTEAD. "We just did all we could do today given the circumstances we faced and we battled as hard as we could battle. I have a hard time being excited about the way the whole weekend went, but that's the way it goes."

WHAT IS YOUR MENTALITY HEADING INTO HOMESTEAD? "We've just got to get better. We can't make mistakes and we've made mistakes lately. It's a unknown next week with the new configuration and if we can get in there and run good, maybe it will all tun out for us."

BOBBY HAMILTON, JR.-25-Team Marines Ford Taurus (Finished 3rd) - "We went out there and qualified 20th - there was oil on the race track - and we just had to work all day long to get where we are now. Great pit stops. We knew that the 1 was going to be pretty. We could run about the same times, he was pretty good, but overall we're here to win races and that's about it."

YOU HAVE CLOSED WITHIN 90 POINTS OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP WITH YOUR THIRD-PLACE FINISH. HOW DOES THAT CHANGE YOUR MINDSET GOING INTO HOMESTEAD? "It doesn't. We're going there to win the race, pure and simple."

DID YOU NEED MORE TIME TO CATCH THE NO. 1 CAR? "Yeah, to get to the 8 car. He was starting to come back a little bit, but the 1, they're pretty stout here. The qualifying killed us. It got a little slick on us and qualified 20th. Overall, what can you complain about in all reality? We really wanted to win this thing, but if not, we're going to try to go to Homestead and win it. Another good day for Marines and Timberland Pro, Robert Yates and everybody at Ford. It's just great support with all of my guys and everything, they put me out ahead of some of those guys and I didn't have work as hard on the race track and we got another top-five and that's what we need."

KASEY KAHNE-38-Great Clips Ford Taurus (Finished 18th) - "We stayed out of trouble and that's about it. It was a tough day. We worked on the car all day, made major adjustments and it didn't feel any different. I think we need to do our homework on this track and try to figure it out. We've got plenty of experience now, and we need to be up front and not messing around in the back."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Robert Yates