Ford Performance NASCAR CWTS Martinsville Quotes
AUSTIN CINDRIC – No. 19 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Ford F-150 – “It’s solid. We move up one spot in the championship standings. We need one more and we’re gonna go to Homestead, so I think it’s that simple. We have to keep having races like this. I think we got the most out of it today. I don’t think we had the best speed in the race. I was glad we were able to qualify well. We had a really good recovery thanks to great pit stops by the boys and a good call on the box by Doug to make a few tire-pressure adjustments to get us up there. I’m happy with it. It’s the first time we’ve gone to Martinsville and not gotten dumped and been frustrated and sad. We have a pretty clean truck all things considered and we’ll move on and live to fight at Texas.”
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE NEXT TWO RACES? “If we’re talking from a chance to win a race, I think Texas is probably our best chance. I think historically, Phoenix hasn’t been the greatest track for BKR. I think we ran really well there in the spring, especially with the 29 almost winning the race and then I felt like we had really good speed as well, so I’m excited. I think we have a good piece for Texas. It’s been in the tunnel and the guys are motivated to get us to the Championship 4.”
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT A NON-PLAYOFF DRIVER WINNING TODAY? “I think it’s good because he beat somebody who could have won his way in that we’re relatively close to in points, so I think it’s great. The fact it’s a young guy, I always like the young guys waving the flag, so I can’t complain with that. I’ve got to say thanks to these guys at BKR and we’ll live to fight another day.”
CHASE BRISCOE – No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150 – YOU WON THE POLE AND LED SOME LAPS, SO DO YOU FEEL TODAY WASN’T A TOTAL DISAPPOINTMENT? “Yeah, we had really good speed in our Cooper Standard Ford F-150 and felt like we had a top-three truck for sure. At the start of the race we had a winning truck and then the second stage we just got too tight. At the end, though, it felt like we were back to being a winning truck, but we got caught up in part of Martinsville where guys start beating and banging. But I’m definitely proud. I feel like as a company BKR has kind of struggled here in the past with the exception of Logano winning, so I know it’s one thing we really focused on was bringing better trucks here and to get the pole is definitely a big deal.”
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