Fontana II: Edwards post race interview

CARL EDWARDS -- No. 60 Save-a-Lot Ford Fusion (Finished 2nd) "The guys did a really good job. They got the car as fast as we could get it. I mean, we were just no match for the 18. Those guys were in a whole different league than I...

CARL EDWARDS -- No. 60 Save-a-Lot Ford Fusion (Finished 2nd)

"The guys did a really good job. They got the car as fast as we could get it. I mean, we were just no match for the 18. Those guys were in a whole different league than I think everyone else tonight. Second place is not good. We don't come here to run second, but the points were great for us and that's something we can take out of here as a big win. Last week we took a big hit, so I was really proud of my guys. I think they did a really good job."

HOW MUCH ARE YOU LOOKING AT POINTS WITH THE NUMBER OF RACES LEFT?

"I think we were 240 behind Clint coming into this, so I guess 30 a night would be great, but it's hard to pick up 30 points on Clint every week. I think we picked up probably somewhere in that neighborhood tonight, so that's real good. That's our mission is to win the championship. That's what we run this 60 car for. That's what we're trying to do, so that was a positive night for us. Last week just hurt us so bad."

WHY IS KYLE SO GOOD ON RESTARTS?

"He does a great job, but that car had a ton of steam and however they had their manifold set up or whatever to make power at certain RPM, there wasn't anything I could do. Even if we stepped on the throttle at the same time, that thing would still pull away. I was doing the best I could. Obviously, they're doing everything they can to make the most power."

IS THERE A FEELING IN THE GARAGE THAT WITH WHAT THEY DID WITH THE MAGNETS THEY'RE STILL THE FASTEST?

"Yeah, it's real frustrating. I know those guys have suffered their penalty for that, though, and that's been talked about and I think they're obviously doing a good job, but that car was spectacular tonight. They just did a great job. I don't know where the advantage is exactly, but that car was amazing. I don't know if there's a feeling in the garage. I think everyone was just a little bit, on our side and our team, kind of disappointed with what was found there, but I think Joe and J.D. and those guys, I believe that they are good people and I think they'll step up and make sure that kind of stuff doesn't happen again."

WHAT MAKES BOB OSBORNE SO GOOD AND CAN YOU COMPARE HIM TO CHAD KNAUS?

"I think Bob's strongest qualities, and I can't compare him to Chad. I really like Chad. I get along with him. I don't know him. I haven't worked with him, but Bob's strongest qualities -- the ones I can't see anyone being better at -- is he is really focused and determined and you can't shake Bob. You can't rattle Bob. He's one of those people that could stand along with his own opinion. If he believes he's right, he can stand along no matter what anyone says and not sweat a bullet or not sweat a drop. That's what I think the best quality is about Bob. Once he makes a decision and decides what we're gonna do for the reasons that he thinks are right, he sticks with it and he doesn't get flustered."

WHAT IS IT THAT WORKS BETWEEN YOU AND BOB BECAUSE YOU STRUGGLED WHEN HE LEFT FOR A SHORT TIME?

"I really believe I can get along with most anyone, but Bob and I really are so different -- our personalities as far as how we say things and how we do things. I think the thing that's really good about us is he thinks of things a different way than I do, so I can kind of be all over the map and have all these ideas and thoughts and be kind of sporadic and Bob really sticks to a plan, so that's the thing that when Bob came back -- being right there -- that's the thing that I think separated him from some of the other guys I worked with. Really, when Chris Andrews was there, Chris is a lot like Bob and he had Bob right there working with him, so it wasn't that big of a change. We had good success with Chris."

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON CHASE TRACKS LIKE TEXAS AND HAVING WON THERE?

"It's great going back to tracks that you've won at already. There's a lot of confidence, like coming here. We just ran so well here in the spring and everything was good, so going back to Texas will be good. I love that place."

-credit: ford racing

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