BOBBY HAMILTON JR. -- No. 25 Curly's BBQ Ford Fusion (Finished 37th) "The 19 and the 30 got together and were spinning and I guess the 27 couldn't stop in time and he just jacked me up and finished me off and turned me head on. It wasn't the ...
BOBBY HAMILTON JR. -- No. 25 Curly's BBQ Ford Fusion (Finished 37th)
"The 19 and the 30 got together and were spinning and I guess the 27 couldn't stop in time and he just jacked me up and finished me off and turned me head on. It wasn't the fault of the 27, it was just a racing deal. We actually came up through there. The car was awesome. I know everybody says that right when they wreck, but we were actually doing pretty good, but you can't control that. This place is so fast. We were running pretty near wide open through three and four and almost one and two up top, and I couldn't even get mad at the 27 because I guarantee he didn't have enough time to stop. That's just part of it, so we'll load up and go to Memphis."
JASON KELLER -- No. 27 Kleenex Ford Fusion (Finished 29th)
"It sure looked like the 19 and one of the other cars up there got turned around. It was a handful tonight. We just really missed it a little bit with this Kleenex Ford, but that's why we did this thing in 2008, to go ahead and get a little jump on 2009 and know what we need to work on. It was just a chain reaction. I thought I had it missed and then it looked like the car was gonna swing back up on the race track and the 25 caught me there. It's just hard racing."
CARL EDWARDS -- No. 60 Scotts Ford Fusion (Finished 5th)
"If you folks are gonna fertilize your lawns this fall, use some Scotts Wintergard. They've been a good sponsor. I appreciate everybody sticking around so late tonight for the race and waiting out the rain. That's real cool for the fans to be here. I just wish we could have had more for him. I thought we had a lot better car than that, but that 18 car -- that was in a different league. We were just kind of watching that."
ARE YOU SATISIFIED WITH THAT FINISH? "Clint and those guys had the save of the year right there. I was getting real excited. I thought they were gonna keep running like they were, but they did a good job and they came back. My guys did a good job too with this Scotts Wintergard Fusion. I don't think anybody had anything for Kyle. That one time I got behind him and ran second and he took off and I couldn't see him anymore. I did have a good time tonight. I'm real excited about tomorrow night's race. I appreciate everybody sticking with us through the rain and everything. It's cool we got all 200 laps in."
KELLY BIRES -- No. 47 Samaritan's Feet Ford Fusion (Finished 7th)
"It was a good, solid night. We had a better car than a seventh-place car. We lost some track position in the pits on our first stop and everything is so tight here and everyone is so close that it took us all night to get back to where we basically were when we lost that position. So it was a solid night and we'll take seventh place."
WHAT ABOUT THE RESTARTS AT THE END? "They were slow. I don't know what was going on up there, but we were just trying to keep our car in one piece. I'm not sure what was going on and who was checking up or what was happening up there, but I was just more or less concentrating on keeping the nose clean."
MARCOS AMBROSE -- No. 59 Kingsford Charcoal Ford Fusion (Finished 15th)
"We had a really good night going, but we just got caught up there at the end. I don't know what was happening on those restarts and who was leading, but they were a mess. Two or three times everyone was getting bunched up and people were pulling out of line and just one time too many I got caught up there and did some damage. But we were looking good for a solid night. We missed it just a little bit on the front setup there. We started hitting both springs, but, in general it was a big step forward. I really enjoyed the race. It was a lot of fun and we raced well all night."
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