The Chase Post Race Comments

CARL EDWARDS – No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion (Finished 10th) – “We ran really well, we were just no good on the long runs. I think we ended up 10th, which is really great for a bad night. It is still a top-10 and we are in the Chase. Now we need to go to Loudon and go for all the points we can get.”  YOU TALKED YESTERDAY THAT THIS RACE WOULD BE A GOOD BAROMETER FOR SHORT TRACKS IN THE CHASE AND HOW YOU WILL PERFORM AT THEM. WHAT DID YOU FIND OUT?  “I think we ran better here tonight that we have run in years, so that is good for our team. It is huge.”
GREG BIFFLE – No. 16 3M Ford Fusion (Finished 32nd) – A TOUGH NIGHT FOR YOU ON THE TRACK, BUT YOU ALSO QUALIFY FOR THE CHASE. CONFLICTING FEELINGS TONIGHT?  “We knew we were going to qualify for the Chase, but we felt we would run a little better than that. That was pretty poor. Our cars keep breaking and we seem to have stuff wrong with them. I don’t know. I thought a few weeks ago we had a shot at the Chase, but I don’t know anymore.”  CAN YOU COMMENT ON HAVING THREE ROUSH CARS IN THE CHASE?  “We have really picked it up. Our mile and a half program has been really strong. We still struggle on this short track stuff. We just have to keep working on it to get it figured out.”
MATT KENSETH – No. 17 Crown Royal Ford Fusion (Finished 14th)  – “I am a little disappointed how we ended up. We ran better tonight and qualified really well and ran really competitive for two-thirds of the race. The last part we didn’t run well and that is what we were just talking about, trying to figure that out. I am glad we are in. Hopefully we can start it off next weekend and get a good finish.  About three runs from the end, we drove up on a long run and were real fast and got up to fourth. I thought we would probably get a run and go fourth in a best case scenario or seventh or eighth in a worst case scenario. In the last three runs we kept getting worse and falling further back and we don’t really know why.”  CAN YOU COMMENT ON WHERE YOU HAVE COME AS AN ORGANIZATION TO HAVE THREE ROUSH CARS IN THE CHASE?  “It is good to be in there. It is all what you do when you get there. Not to be a Debbie Downer but 12th in points isn’t that spectacular. You need to do something when you get there. The saving grace is that everybody is caught up and we are like 50 points out of the lead. We got that closed up and now we have to go perform.”


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