Ford Sprint Unlimited Post Race Quotes

by Official Release On Sat, Feb. 16, 2013

Sprint UnlimitedFord Racing NSCS Notes & Quotes:
Sprint Unlimited Post Race (Daytona International Speedway)
Saturday, February 16, 2013


2nd          Greg Biffle

3rd          Joey Logano

6th           Aric Almirola

11th        Marcos Ambrose

12th        Carl Edwards

19th        Terry Labonte

GREG BIFFLE (No. 16 3M Ford Fusion) – FINISHED 2nd

DID YOU HAVE ANYTHING FOR HARVICK AT THE END? “I felt like I did. The 3M Ford Fusion really was strong all night. It seemed like some cars were better than we were and we will work on our stuff for the 500. I had a run on him at the top there and he closed the door. Kevin did what he had to do to win that race. I didn’t think there was room to stick it in there. I thought we would end up wrecked. I looked in the mirror but didn’t have any help. I was against his bumper but couldn’t do anything. I am happy to come home second. I have been so close so many times here at Daytona. It would feel nice to win one.”

ARIC ALMIROLA (No. 43 Smithfield Ford Fusion) – FINISHED 6th

“We will take that. I learned some stuff. We weren’t in a very good position there those first two segments. I was a little disappointed but Todd (Parrott) made quite a few adjustments that last segment and we got our car a lot better. Track position meant a lot tonight and for whatever reason the top was the place to be and it was hard to make anything happen on the bottom. I tried to be real patient and stay in line and not do anything stupid.”

WHAT WILL IT BE LIKE NEXT SUNDAY IF THE SUN IS OUT? “It will be crazy. Absolutely. 100-percent. What a wild race that will be. The cars are a handful in the draft. It will be fun though. It will be important to get our Smithfield Ford Fusion driving fast and driving well.”

JOEY LOGANO (No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion) – FINISHED 3rd

TAKE US THROUGH THE FINAL LAPS “You got that single car freight train running up against the wall and you had to wonder when we were going to go and make it happen. It is hard to make a move with these cars and the runs aren’t big enough. The old car had a really big run and these cars don’t have a huge run. You are trying to get everyone to form up and tighten up and everyone is trying to do the same thing. I just checked up a little on the front stretch and made my move from seventh and I knew it wasn’t enough to get to the front but I knew the 20 was fast and he would push me along. We made the best of it. I wish I had a little better track position toward the end of the race, maybe we could have given it a better run.”


“We didn’t wreck the car which is big. We dodged that first wreck. We had a couple things that were bugs and it was good to work them out in this race. We had a problem with the jack on the left side on our pit stop and we had the right side window come out of the car. We learned a little bit and there was some strategy going on out there tonight and I learned a little for the 500. It was a good day.”

WHAT WERE THE CARS LIKE OUT THERE TONIGHT? “If it is sunny for the 500 this is going to be one hell of a race. It is going to be sliding around and going to be very tough and that is what we like.”

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