Ford Performance NASCAR: Phoenix Xfinity Race (Keselowski Puts Mustang in Victory Lane)

Ford Notes and Quotes

NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS)

DC Solar 200 (ISM Raceway)

Saturday, March 10, 2018

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1st Brad Keselowski

8th Cole Custer

12th Kaz Grala

16th Austin Cindric

18th Ryan Reed

23rd Dylan Lupton


BRAD KESELOWSKI, No. 22 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Ford Mustang

Finishing Position: 1st

VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW: “Brian Wilson made some great adjustments to the car and the weather kind of came to us with what we needed for how our car was handling. It is good to see that work out for everyone at Team Penske with the Fitzgerald Glider Ford Mustang. It was a solid team effort. I wasn’t perfect today by any stretch of the imagination but the car was really strong. Really, really good for about 50-60 laps. The last 20 laps it would fall off pretty good but the guys made it count. I am really proud of them.”


IT SEEMED LIKE YOU HAD A LOT OF GOOD GRIP IN THE CORNERS WHEN YOU AND CHRISTOPHER BELL WERE BATTLING FOR THE LEAD: “Yeah. Christopher was really strong in the long run and I thought he would be more than we could handle but we got on pit road and got new tires on it and our car took back off.”


WERE YOU EASING UP A LITTLE TOWARD THE END OR WAS THE CAR GOING AWAY A BIT? “Justin (Allgaier) ran a great race today. I honestly thought he out-drove me most of the day. He was really strong.”


COLE CUSTER, No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang

Finishing Position: 8th

“It was a solid day for our Haas Automation Mustang team. The guys brought me a really good car, we just weren’t able to get the track position that we needed at the front there. Another top-10 finish though, so that is something to be proud of. Everyone at Stewart-Haas Racing is working hard and I think it is showing. We are getting closer and closer.”


KAZ GRALA, No. 24 NETTS Ford Mustang

Finishing Position: 12th

YOU PUT YOURSELVES IN POSITION TO LEAD SOME LAPS TODAY: “Yeah, Shane Wilson made a really, really smart call there. We didn’t have the short run speed we were hoping for but the long run speed was good for us. We were consistent. A P12 finish is our best yet since Daytona and to tell you the truth we beat some teams we probably shouldn’t have as an underdog team. It was a pretty cool run for us. I am really proud of the guys at JGL Racing. They really got this NETTS Mustang hooked up this season. If we keep bringing cars like that to the track we are going to get some top-10’s here pretty soon and you might even see us in the playoffs.”

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