Bristol II: Toyota teams qualifying quotes, notes

DAVE BLANEY, No. 66 Prism Motorsports Toyota Camry, Prism Motorsports Starting Position: 4th How was your car during qualifying? "It had been really good all day. The track picked up a bunch in qualifying - I just didn't know how much the...

DAVE BLANEY, No. 66 Prism Motorsports Toyota Camry, Prism Motorsports
Starting Position: 4th

How was your car during qualifying? "It had been really good all day. The track picked up a bunch in qualifying - I just didn't know how much the track would pick up. It didn't feel that much faster than my practice lap, but it just had a little more grip everywhere. We qualified in the top here in the spring - these guys have a nice little set-up here and it qualifies good."

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JOEY LOGANO, No. 20 Home Depot Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 8th

How was your car during qualifying? "I was a little looser than I wanted to be - I was very surprised with the Home Depot Toyota. After that lap, I thought I was going to be in the back with that one. Actually it was fast and I think the track picked up a lot of speed. I have to figure out how to beat Mark Martin - the old man up there (laughing), but we'll figure it out. We're getting closer every weekend, which makes it a lot of fun."

Were you excited about your qualifying lap? "I'm not wicked excited about it. For the most part I think everyone on our team did a great job. We are coming here for the second time and we unloaded good. This was really easy because the stuff we did in practice - we were really methodical with it and the last two weeks at Michigan, we were the same way. Hopefully, this keeps getting a little easier as we keep going and I can keep getting that 20 in the top-spots."

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BRIAN VICKERS, No. 83 Red Bull Toyota Camry, Red Bull Racing Team
Starting Position: 14th

Have you been using the momentum from last week's win in Bristol? "We have been - the past is not always a predictor of the future. Hopefully, it's a good indicator and we can keep it going. I'm really proud of this Red Bull team today - it's not the pole, but it was a really good lap. We improved from practice and made the car better. I think that's all you can really ask for is to make a big improvement from practice. I feel good about it."

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KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 M&M's Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 15th

How was your qualifying lap? "That was the best it's been all day and the best I've ever had a car in qualifying here. It didn't quite show the speed we were hoping for, but that was really good for the M&M's Camry. I'm really proud of Steve (Addington, crew chief) and the guys. We've been trying so hard and we were good here in race trim - we know that, but qualifying trim we've sort of struggled. It should be a good starting spot for us. I'm excited about it and it will be better than what we've had here in the past anyway."

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

How was your qualifying lap? "We were just too tight. We worked on a bunch of things in practice to try and loosen it up, but just didn't get it right. Hopefully we'll be able to work on it some in tomorrow night's race and get it where we can turn and pass a bunch of cars. Rodney (Childers, crew chief) and the guys will have a plan and we'll work on it from there."

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TERRY LABONTE, No. 08 Carter/Simo Racing Toyota Camry, Carter/Simo Racing
Starting Position: 22nd

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MARCOS AMBROSE, No. 47 Clorox Toyota Camry, JTG-Daugherty Racing
Starting Position: 25th

ROBBY GORDON, No. 7 Hard Rock Las Vegas Toyota Camry, Robby Gordon Motorsports
Starting Position: 31st

MICHAEL WALTRIP, No. 55 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Starting Position: 36th

DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Ground Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 41st

JOE NEMECHEK, No. 87 NEMCO Motorsports Toyota Camry, NEMCO Motorsports
Starting Position: 43rd

MIKE SKINNER, No. 36 Tommy Baldwin Racing Toyota Camry, Tommy Baldwin Racing
Starting Position: DNQ

MIKE WALLACE, No. 64 Fred's Toyota Camry, Gunselman Motorsports
Starting Position: DNQ

MAX PAPIS, No. 13 GEICO Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
Starting Position: DNQ

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Michael Waltrip , Robby Gordon , Tommy Baldwin , Mark Martin
Teams Red Bull Racing , Germain Racing , Tommy Baldwin Racing , Michael Waltrip Racing , Joe Gibbs Racing , Robby Gordon Motorsports , Prism Motorsports , Carter/Simo Racing , NEMCO Motorsports