Atlanta: Toyota teams qualifying quotes

DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Office Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position: 6th Was your qualifying lap what you expected? "It was a little better for a change - we don't typically qualify very good so it's a good change for us." What...

DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Office Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 6th

Was your qualifying lap what you expected? "It was a little better for a change - we don't typically qualify very good so it's a good change for us."

What were you battling with the car? "The tire is extremely loose and can't really get a hold of the tire here. They said it was going to have a whole lot more grip, but it's a lot slicker than I remember. We have to just work on getting it right there."

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JOE NEMECHEK, No. 87 Toyota Camry, NEMCO Motorsports
Starting Position: 8th

How many guys do you have working on your team, and how proud of you of tonight's effort? "We have a total of five people. We're just doing what we can afford to do right now -- thankful for getting a race car. We bought some race cars from Red Bull. They're last year's cars. Triad Racing Development is doing the engines. They're making good power. The guys I have on this team have experience. I'm telling you, we have a great package. We just need a little bit of money to make this team go. We're so close. We need a little bit of money so we can run and be competitive."

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KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 M&M's Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 9th

How was your car in qualifying? "We've struggled since we unloaded and we just didn't hit it right so we're trying to get it and probably haven't gotten it where we needed to. It was loose over the bumps, tight off of (turn) four - just not a great lap really."

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BRIAN VICKERS, No. 83 Red Bull Toyota Camry, Red Bull Racing Team
Starting Position: 17th

Was your qualifying lap what you expected? "I really thought we had a shot at the pole. We had some problems getting through tech that may or may not have hurt us, but the car felt really good. The guys did a good job. It just wasn't fast enough. I don't know if I just under-drove it for the amount of grip that the track had or what. I thought the car was good - we were good in practice and I think we have a good race car. I'm just not real happy with the lap."

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DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 00 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Starting Position: 18th

How was your car in qualifying? "The car was a little bit free, but we have been dancing around with that since we unloaded. I will get with Rodney (Childers, crew chief) and those guys tonight and we will come up with a game plan for tomorrow and go after it again. It was just an okay lap - kind of free."

What challenges are you going to face in Sunday's race? "I think with the tire configuration right now it just seems like our car at least is sliding around a lot and we need to get on the other side of it and make it not do that. I'll probably have a better idea tomorrow at the end of practice about what we're going to have because we only made one little race run at the beginning and the rest was qualifying. I haven't had the opportunity to really do any race runs to speak of so we'll just see how it shakes out."

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ROBBY GORDON, No. 7 Jim Beam Toyota Camry, Robby Gordon Motorsports
Starting Position: 19th

MICHAEL WALTRIP, No. 55 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Starting Position: 24th

SCOTT SPEED, No. 82 Red Bull Toyota Camry, Red Bull Racing Team
Starting Position: 26th

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DAVE BLANEY, No. 66 Prism Motorsports Toyota Camry, Prism Motorsports
Starting Position: 27th

What types of things have you worked on since you unloaded? "We started out the day really, really loose. Then we kind of went overboard tightening it up in practice. And that made it way worse. So we went back to where we unloaded - pretty close. It wasn't bad. It was too tight, but it was a safe enough lap to get us in."

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MARCOS AMBROSE, No. 47 Kingsford Toyota Camry, JTG-Daugherty Racing
Starting Position: 34th

JOEY LOGANO, No. 20 Home Depot Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 42nd

TODD BODINE, No. 35 Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
Starting Position: DNQ

SCOTT RIGGS, No. 36 Toyota Camry, Tommy Baldwin Racing
Starting Position: DNQ

JEREMY MAYFIELD, No. 41 All Sport Toyota Camry, Jeremy Mayfield Motorsports
Starting Position: DNQ

GEOFF BODINE, No. 64 Toyota Camry, Gunselman Motorsports
Starting Position: DNQ

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeremy Mayfield , Michael Waltrip , Robby Gordon , Tommy Baldwin , Jim Beam
Teams Red Bull Racing , Germain Racing , Tommy Baldwin Racing , Michael Waltrip Racing , Joe Gibbs Racing , Robby Gordon Motorsports , Prism Motorsports , NEMCO Motorsports