Ford Richmond NSCS Post Race Quotes

Ford Racing NSCS Notes & Quotes:
Toyota Owners 400 NSCS Post Race (Richmond International Raceway)
Saturday April 27, 2013

3rd        Joey Logano
4th        Carl Edwards
6th        Greg Biffle
14th      Aric Almirola
15th      Casey Mears
20th      Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
23rd      Brad Keselowski
24th      David Ragan
29th      David Gilliland
36th      Marcos Ambrose

MARCOS AMBROSE, No. 9 DeWalt Ford Fusion (Incident Quote)  – “This is so disappointing for us. It appears we’ve blown an engine.  We’ve had fantastic power from Ford Racing and Roush Yates Engines so we can’t complain. It’s just the racing gods aren’t on our side this year. We were fast tonight and ran top 10. We are proud of that and will have to regroup and go to Talladega.”

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ARIC ALRIMOLA, No. 43 Smithfield Ford Fusion – “That was incredible and a lot of hard work. Great day by our guys who never gave up. That is what it takes in this series. You can not give up. At one point we were almost a lap down. We were in big trouble and Todd Parrott made so many adjustments and kept making it better and better and better. There at the end we were a solid top seven car and I was really proud of that. That was a great run for us in the hometown of Smithfield and I am really proud of that.”

DAVID RAGAN, No. 34 CSX Play It Safe Ford – “We had just a solid day.  We started 20th and finished 20th.  You would look at that and think it was a slow day.  Actually at times we had a top-12, top-14 car, but when we were off-sequence on the leaders we were around 25th and 30th.  But we did a good job on pit road and we never gave up.  We worked hard all night, and maybe left a few spots on the table, but all in all it was a good night for us.”

CARL EDWARDS, No. 99 Geek Squad Ford Fusion – “At a track like this track position is so important and we saw that at the end there. All in all it was a great night and we had a fast race car and some really hard racing. I had a blast and the middle 50-percent of the race or so was about as much fun as I’ve ever had at Richmond.”

THERE AT THE END WITH THREE TO GO IT GOT A LITTLE GOOFY THERE. “Yeah, that is what this race and sport is supposed to be about. It is supposed to be a battle of crew chiefs and strategy and Jeff Burton stayed out and held on with no tires and we had two tires and I was three wide in turn one and Harvick goes by on four tires. That is exciting and I am really happy with the tire and race track and I think it bodes well for the rest of the season with this Gen 6 car.”

BRAD KESELOWSKI, No. 2 Redd’s Apple Ale Ford Fusion – “Something broke in the engine. It was a long day but I felt we were going to get something out of it. We had a bad pit stop and then blew a tire and drove back up to the front. I thought I had a tire going down again and didn’t and got the Lucky Dog and got back out there thinking we would still have a top-10 or top-five day. Then whatever happened with the engine. It was just one of those deals and a long day but we kept finding a way to get back through all the adversity but there was nothing we could do about the last one.”

YOU HIT THE WALL EARLY, ANY SIGN IT WAS COMING? “No it was a freak deal where something in the wheel broke and let all the air out of the tires. We got hit by a lot of freak deals tonight. I felt like we would have a top-10 day at the worst and who knows. We were on the same strategy as Kevin and he won the race. It would have been a great battle.”

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