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Team Penske Dominates Martinsville Only To Have Late-Race Incidents Spoil Promising Day

Ford Finishing Results:
16th – Aric Almirola
20th – Cole Whitt
24th – David Gilliland
26th – Greg Biffle
28th – Sam Hornish Jr.
31st – Trevor Bayne
32nd – Brad Keselowski
35th – Brett Moffitt
37th – Joey Logano
39th – Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
41st – Kyle Fowler
42nd—Ryan Preece

JOEY LOGANO – No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion – ARE YOU SURPRISED?  “Yeah.  I think what happened at Kansas is a completely different deal.  We were racing for the win and he blocks you a few times and then we raced hard and he blocked me the last time and we spun out.  That’s what happened there.  Here it was just a complete coward move, especially for a championship race car driver and race team.  Just a complete coward.  I don’t have anything else to say. It’s a chicken-you-know-what move to completely take out the leader when your race is over.  We’ll move on.  We’re gonna work hard and we’re gonna get our car back out there hopefully,  We’ve just got to go win.”  HAVE YOU TRIED TO RESOLVE THE SITUATION WITH MATT?  “They won’t let me get to him.”

WHAT HAPPENED?  “I got wrecked.  I don’t know.  What am I supposed to say about it?  His race was over and he tried so hard to catch us the first time and he took out half the field, and he was successful the second time so I give that to him. It’s kind of a coward move.  Actually, a really coward move for a race car driver to do that, essentially someone as mature and an experienced race car driver that knows what this is all about.  For us, we’re just gonna go back out there and try to salvage a point or two if we can.  We’ll go to Texas and try to win.  We’re on a heckuva run.  We were still leading the race.  We’re not gonna let this take us down.  This is a strong team and he’ll have his.”

BRAD KESELOWSKI – No. 2 Alliance Truck Parts Ford Fusion – THINGS LOOKED GOOD MOST OF THE DAY, BUT IT DIDN’T TURN OUT WELL.  “No, it didn’t.  That’s what happens.”  WHAT HAPPENED ON THAT RESTART?  “I got hit from behind and pushed me into the 20 and my right-front wheel hit Kenseth’s left-rear and it just broke the right-front suspension off the car.  The car wouldn’t turn and just kept going straight until I couldn’t do anything and I started wrecking everybody.  I just didn’t have any steering wheel left.”  DID YOU SEE WHAT KENSETH DID TO LOGANO?  “I did, yes.”  WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?  “It doesn’t matter what my thoughts are.  It matters what Brian France’s thoughts are.  He’s the one that runs the sport.  I think that’s a good question for him.”  

MORE JOEY LOGANO POST-RACE – DID YOU EXPECT THAT TO HAPPEN?  “No.  I was just doing my thing.  Obviously, he was beating my back bumper off early in the race, but it’s whatever at this point.  We’re gonna move on and we’re gonna keep looking out the windshield.”  IS THIS OVER AS FAR AS YOUR CONCERNED WITH HIM?  “There’s a championship to win.  We’re gonna win that.”

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