Menard Headlines Four Top-15 Fords at Coke 600

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Menard Headlines Four Top-15 Fords at Coke 600

Ford Racing Finishing Order:
8th – Paul Menard, Richard Petty Motorsports
10th – Matt Kenseth, Roush Fenway Racing
12th – Kasey Kahne, Richard Petty Motorsports
14th – AJ Allmendinger, Richard Petty Motorsports
16th – Carl Edwards, Roush Fenway Racing
21st – Elliott Sadler, Richard Petty Motorsports
24th – David Ragan, Roush Fenway Racing
26th – David Gilliland, Front Row Motorsports
27th – Bill Elliott, Wood Brothers Racing
28th – Travis Kvapil, Front Row Motorsports
32nd – Greg Biffle, Roush Fenway Racing
35th – Kevin Conway, Front Row Motorsports

PAUL MENARD – No. 98 Menards Ford Fusion (Finished 8th) – “We’ve had a really good Ford Fusion since the test here a while back. We learned a lot then and just fine tuned on the car after that. We were strong in the Showdown last week and we’re hopeful we would have a good car in race trim this weekend too … and we did.  Our Menards pit crew was great again tonight. This finish was totally a team effort.”

MATT KENSETH – No. 17 Jeremiah Weed Ford Fusion (Finished 10th) – “We didn’t pass everybody, we did it by pit strategy and pit stops and the way cautions fell. It was good to get up front, but we don’t have anything that can run with those guys. Everybody is working on it as hard as they can, but we just have to keep working on it. We don’t have anything that can possibly win against those guys right now, but we will keep working on it.”

AJ ALLMENDINGER – No. 43 Best Buy Ford Fusion (Finished 14th)  – “We were terrible. I am proud of my guys for taking a 25th place car and getting 15th out of it. Because of that I am really proud of my guys. That was a really long night. Overall I am just proud of my crew chief Mike Shiplett and my engineer Phil and all my guys … they fought hard. It wasn’t easy and it certainly wasn’t fun. We got a decent day out of something that wasn’t good.”

CARL EDWARDS – No. 99 Scotts/Aflac Ford Fusion (Finished 16th) – “That was a long day; we tried really hard out there. That is about as much as I can say, we worked at it and we tried real hard. I am proud of my guys with the Scotts Grub Ex Ford Fusion; they were really hard workers today.”

GREG BIFFLE– No. 16 3M Ford Fusion (Finished 32nd) – “We just can’t get our car to drive right. I was over driving it though. We just want to run up front so bad and we were good, then bad. We were very hit and miss tonight. The car just wandered around a lot out there tonight. 

ON HITTING THE WALL  “I just couldn’t drive it. We got really loose in the corner and it just flat out got away from me.  That pretty much did us in right there.”



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