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Elliott, Keselowski quotes on Coca-Cola 600 accident

Brad Keselowski (2) crashes as Derrike Cope (55) tries to drive past during the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn) AP Photo/Mike McCarn

CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 24 NAPA CHEVROLET SS - Sidelined in accident on Lap 19:
"This is so disappointing. Our NAPA Chevy was going to be all right as the night went along. But the No. 33 (Jeffrey Earnhardt) broke something, I guess, and I hit it hard and I saw some fire. And I guess I was laying down some oil all at the same time. And Brad (Keselowski) couldn't get stopped. I hate it. It's such a bummer. We'll just go after it again next week."

WHAT HAPPENED? ARE YOU OKAY?
"Yeah, I'm fine. The No. 33 car or whoever it was, broke something ahead of me and ended up hitting it. I hit it pretty hard. I knew it had hurt our nose at least, then I saw some flames and figured we were laying down oil too, I guess. Brad (Keselowski) couldn't get stopped and ended up kind of finishing us off, but it was a bummer. I hate it. I don't really know what you do about stuff like that. Just move on."

LOOKED LIKE SOMETHING CAME OFF THE NO. 33 CAR IN FRONT OF YOU, WHAT DID YOU SEE?
"Yeah, I saw parts and pieces flying. I don't know if he blew a tire or something and I ended up hitting something that he had on track. I hit it pretty hard. It was really solid, so I knew it was rough. I saw some fire, tried to get stopped and get out of the way and I guess Brad got in my oil and couldn't get slowed down, so I hate it. Man, it is so just ridiculous. I wish I knew what to do to try to fix things like that, but at the end of the day you really can't."

-- Team Chevy --

BRAD KESELOWSKI - No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion - "Somebody broke and there was just oil everywhere and I couldn't turn. I ran into the back of Chase. Somebody broke in front of him and then he ran over what they broke and then he broke, so there were two cars broke in front of me and just oil everywhere. You couldn't stop and turn. You couldn't do anything. It's a real bummer four our team. We had a really fast Miller Lite Ford and I think we had a shot at winning tonight, but that's how it goes."

-- Ford Performance --