Sunday, July 25, 2010

Indianapolis Post-Race Quotes

KASEY KAHNE - No. 9 Budweiser Ford Fusion
Finished 13th
"We just kind of battled the same stuff most of the race and couldn't get a real good balance. We were loose in and just weren't very good. It's just where we were today. We got 13th and even if things happened perfectly in traffic and all that we would have maybe run 10th at best, but we just weren't that good."


PAUL MENARD - No. 98 Motorcraft/Menards Ford Fusion
Finished 14th

“We fought loose just about all day and could never get our Menards Ford exactly where we needed it to be. Slugger made some good calls on pit road and, as usual, my pit crew was outstanding. We would have liked to come away with a top-10 finish at this place, but still, this is the best finish I’ve had here, so we’ll take it and move forward. We’ve been able to run pretty consistently in the top 15 wherever we go, and I’m really proud of the progress this team has made all year.”


AJ ALLMENDINGER - No. 43 Valvoline Ford Fusion
Finished 16th
"It seemed like everything that happened to us was of our own doing. The grass in the radiator at the beginning and we probably should have cleaned it off and not done tires, but Mike thought we'd get back out in front of the leaders and we didn't. That just killed the rest of our day. We were just fighting the 11 the whole time to get the lap back. I just wanted him to get the lap back, so I would be the free guy to get it back and it was just a tough day. We salvaged something decent, but it seems like we keep salvaging stuff. We need to be a little bit better. We've got some stuff to work on. I thought we were better than a 16th-place car, but we weren't a great car. I'm proud of the guys. We're working hard and keeping at it. We've got to keep working on our pit stops. We've got a lot of stuff to work on. I've got to work on some things. We salvaged it, but we've got to stop salvaging stuff and actually have good days."


ELLIOTT SADLER - No. 19 Stanley Ford Fusion
Finished 38th
"This is two years in a row where we haven't made a lap yet. Last year we had engine problems and oil leaks, and then the wreck today. The 18 spun out and we were trying to get checked up, but there was nowhere to go. Somebody ran into the back of me and we all just kind of spun out. It's just a shame. We felt like we hit on some stuff yesterday afternoon, and really wanted a chance to race today. We had a lot of people here from Stanley, so I apologize to them and my guys. We'll try to fix it and make some laps, but it's hard to put into words right now. I have not seen a replay yet. The first person I saw sideways was the 18, but I don't know what happened, and then we all just piled up from there."

Credit - Ford Racing

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