Ford Performance NASCAR: Buescher, Gilliland and Almirola Daytona Accident Quotes

CHRIS BUESCHER, No. 17 Fifth Third Bank Ford Mustang – “We saw rain.  Our Fifth Third Bank Mustang was really fast.  Everybody did their jobs and I felt like I was doing mine fairly well up there and had a run.  We were definitely in a good spot and it was raining when we got to turn one and we all wiped out.  We wiped out all the lead cars, so whoever wins this race wasn’t even in contention.  It’s just ridiculous from my point of view.”


ARIC ALMIROLA, No. 10 Smithfield Ford Mustang – “A few things didn’t work out.  I was in position and there was maybe a move I could have made differently to try and get to the lead, but my help that was pushing me – the 17 – wasn’t clear, so I didn’t take the run.  Looking back on it, maybe I wish I would have, but I would have just been in the lead and I would have been the first one to the rain, so I feel like I would have wrecked either way.  I just hate it.  I obviously wanted to win so we could get our team into the playoffs, but we’ve still got a lot of racing left to do this year and proud of everybody on our race team.  I’m just thankful to Smithfield and Ford and everybody that supports this program.  We’ll go race hard for 10 more weeks and get ready for next year then.”


TODD GILLILAND, No. 38 First Phase Ford Mustang – “Track conditions seemed fine, I guess, up until they weren’t right there.  I was obviously at the back of that pack.  I’ve never seen everyone spin out that quick, so I guess the track was probably pretty wet.  That sucks, for sure.  I felt like we had a good First Phase Ford Mustang today.  We got sixth place in the second stage.  We were racing up there with the guys that were supposed to be.  Overall, I felt like our car was OK.  That kind of sucks to end it like that, but it was typical Daytona,.”

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