Charlotte II: Dodge teams Friday practice quotes

KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger) HOW WAS PRACTICE? "It was good. We learned a lot. We were second fastest in the first session and our car was good on long runs. We weren't as fast in the second practice, but we got the car ...

KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger)

HOW WAS PRACTICE? "It was good. We learned a lot. We were second fastest in the first session and our car was good on long runs. We weren't as fast in the second practice, but we got the car better. I'm looking forward to tomorrow night. I think that we have a good racecar."

HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR CHANCES TO THREE-PEAT HERE AT LOWE'S? "I feel like our chances are good. I was confident that we could win coming into the weekend and today's practice sessions prove that we came here with a great car."

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PAT TRYSON (Crew Chief, No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger)

HOW IS YOUR MILLER LITE DODGE HEADING INTO RACE DAY? "We've been in the middle of the pack in both practice sessions, so we have some work to do tomorrow. I think you're going to have to be good on long runs -- pit stops are going to be important. Everybody is going to try different pit strategies with these tires. It will be an interesting evening. There will be a lot of two tires, fuel only strategies during the race. We need to try and maintain track position, stay out of trouble and try to race them at the end."

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ELLIOTT SADLER (No. 19 Stanley/Susan G. Koman Dodge Charger)

HOW GOOD IS YOUR RACECAR? "We're still working on it. It's not as good as we need it. This car has been good for us and we've had some good finishes with it. It adjusts well, but we do need to get better for tomorrow. We're going to make some changes and go at it tomorrow night. It's 500 miles -- it's a long race here at Lowe's. Being a night race, if you are good at the beginning of the race, you should be good at the end as well."

HOW IS YOUR CAR ON LONG RUNS? "That's what we need to work on. We have to get a little bit better on long runs. We have to get it where our Dodge doesn't fall off (lap times) as much because you'll usually have a couple good sets of long runs here. The cars get spread out a little bit, so you have to pay attention to track position. We'll keep working on it. We'll be fine."

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SAM HORNISH JR., (No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger)

WHAT HAPPENED? DID YOUR CAR GET LOOSE? "More or less. We just tried to run some different lines because there's so many different places that you have to be able to run at here if you want to pass anybody. I started to run up top, make sure that the car was going to work up there and got really loose going into Turn 1. There wasn't much I could do about it, I just tried to hold on and keep it as minimal as I could. The Mobil 1 Dodge wasn't bad. It's a shame that we've got to go to the backup car and that that happened. But I think we've got a really good car to bring out here. Unfortunately it just makes a lot of work for the guys."

-credit: dodge motorsports

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