Originally written on Start 'N' Park Blog  |  Last updated 9/28/14

CONCORD, NC - OCTOBER 15: Brad Keselowski, driver of the Discount Tire Dodge, celebrates by waving the American flag on track after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 15, 2010 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Below is post-race quotes from Ford Racing drivers Brad Keselowski, Casey Mears, David Gilliland, and Greg Biffle BRAD KESELOWSKI – No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion – “We definitely needed that.  We missed it a little bit and weren’t as good as we needed to be, but I’m glad we had that opportunity.  I’m not happy with just surviving, I want to win, but sometimes you have to find a silver lining every once in a while.  We’ll be better for the 500.” CASEY MEARS – No. 13 Geico Ford Fusion – “It’s a great day.   We got some really good news this morning from Geico that they’ve decided to run the full year, which is a huge shot in the arm for this program.  We were going out obviously wanting to win the 150.  We made some conservative decisions at the end to make sure we brought one home and had a good piece for the 500, but I’m real proud of the way the Geico Ford ran.  It was very competitive and up front most of the time, so I’m looking forward to Sunday.” DAVID GILLILAND – No. 38 Love’s Travel Stops Ford Fusion – “We wanted to be careful.  This is our best car by far, but when we started off the race I was a little bit free and didn’t want to take any chances.  As the race got going I got shuffled to the back and then lost the lead pack, so at that point we were in trouble, but I just tried to stay as calm as I could.  I was hoping there would be a caution and there was, and Frank did a good job tightening the car back up and we were able to finish 13th.”  THOUGHTS ON THE CAR?  “I like the new car.  That’s the hottest it’s been since we’ve been out there in a pack and we definitely learned a lot that will help us on Sunday.” GREG BIFFLE – No. 16 3M Ford Fusion – POST RACE PRESS CONFERENCE WALK US THROUGH THE END OF THE RACE THERE. “He (Kevin Harvick) won the Sprint Unlimited race like that and I tell you, I went all the way to the back when I started on the inside and worked my way all the way back to second. I was hoping that wasn’t going to happen today. I could see four to go and I was starting inside I thought I was dead in the water. If the bottom line hadn’t gotten going, if Juan wouldn’t have gotten his army together and made a run on the bottom I would have probably not ended in the back but not been where I was. When they finally got their run I was able to move down and get a shove from them. I was able to stay up there at the top. It seems like the top is the fastest and sometimes the bottom. When the four of us were out there on the bottom we were faster. I don’t know if anybody knows yet. We will just have to keep trying.” EARLY IN THE RACE GUYS SEEMED TO BE JUST DOING LAPS. WAS IT MERE CAUTION OR FEAR FOR A LACK OF PARTS? “I wasn’t thinking about parts because my Sprint Unlimited car was pretty fast. Either way I was good. You know, the reality was that once that train got on top and lined up, the bottom couldn’t really do anything. Everybody that got out of line – Denny Hamlin got out of line running third or fourth and my spotter told me he got in line dead last –I didn’t want to do that so I just stayed in the line until it came down to it and I could make a run at the leaders. I think everybody knew that if they got out of line without half the field committing to the bottom it wasn’t going to happen.” WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCES TESTING THE VEHICLE TO RACING THE VEHICLE? “It is really hard here because at testing we were mostly single car runs and not in big packs. When you are in big packs testing you aren’t trying as hard as you can. Now we know people are trying as hard as they can because there are trophies on the line and starting position and stuff. We are getting a feel for how it really drives. They really stall easy and they won’t suck up to the guy in front of you. He pushed me up and I got close to Kevin and he just took off like he hit the gas. I looked in the mirror and was like, “Juan, where are you going? It takes time and cars to get back. You need that accordion affect to start bunching up to where it starts pushing the front cars again. That is what ends up happening.” YOU’VE HAD TWO CHANCES TO GET AROUND HARVICK. IS THERE A PLAN C FOR SUNDAY? “I got to get to his bumper. I was on his bumper in three and four there but you just have to have some help. You gotta get that accordion affect. I didn’t think about or know what was going on. I knew there was a lot going on behind us so I didn’t think about backing up to the bumper of the 42 because I didn’t think that would be smart. You have to be in the right place at the right time. You have to get a run and have some cars with you and side draft a guy and get out front. A bunch of people wanted to know why I didn’t turn him. It doesn’t take any talent to wreck somebody for the win and wreck 20 cars behind you. You have to run as hard as you can and trade a little paint but at the same time we all have to finish.” Ford Finishing Results: 2nd – Greg Biffle 7th – Brad Keselowski 8th – Casey Mears 10th – Joey Logano 12th – David Gilliland 15th – Scott Speed 22nd – Carl Edwards 23rd – Trevor Bayne -Ford Racing PR
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