KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) "I think we did good and it just felt like the track had more speed than what I was ready for. We picked up a good amount of time from practice just like we needed to. Right now, I think the pace is...
KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger)
"I think we did good and it just felt like the track had more speed than what I was ready for. We picked up a good amount of time from practice just like we needed to. Right now, I think the pace is there for anyone who wants to run it. We'll see where we'll end up. I have no idea where we will end up."
KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Mopar/Dodge Dealers Dodge Charger)
"It was a good lap. The car was really fast. I just didn't get into the corner like I need to. I just missed it a little bit in three, but it was fast. I was a little bit free sliding around getting in and gave up a little bit there. Other than that it felt good and I look forward to Saturday night."
DAVID STREMME (No. 40 Target Dodge Charger)
"I definitely thought our run would be better. All three of the Ganassi cars were right there together. I think we'll all race well. It is a little disappointing because I thought we would qualify better. We'll see how it goes. I'm happy. I love racing here at Charlotte, it's fun. A little disappointed but it's still a long weekend."
BOBBY LABONTE (No. 43 Cheerios/Pink for the Cure Dodge Charger)
WHAT DOES A QUALIFYING SPOT DO FOR YOUR CONFIDENCE "It is definitely a little bit of a game of confidence too. Obviously that is a big part of our sport. When you can gain it or get it through the strengths of your team and weakness and try to figure out your weaknesses and make them stronger. You're more confident when you get in the racecar. Your feedback is better. You go in there and give them better feedback. All the stuff really helps out. Bringing Doug in the mix the past few weeks has been great for me. We have known each other for a long time. He is a really good communicator with me and understands my language and I think I understand his. That really gives us confidence coming to Charlotte. I've been busy all week long so we hadn't had that much time to talk. When you sit in the car and you have confidence you just go. It is a whole lot better than when you're always wondering. You have to get it with the right people and with the right atmosphere. I think Doug has helped out and given me the confidence that I need."
ELLIOTT SADLER (No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Charger)
"Yeah. My guys gave me a great car all day long. I was just trying to get going. We were just a little too tight and I drove into turn one a little too hard so that messed us up a little bit. The guys did a good job. I'm proud of them and we should have a good car for Saturday night."
REED SORENSON (No. 41 Fuji Film Dodge Charger)
"It was alright. We had been struggling all day. I don't really know if the balance was good or bad. The car just washed up a little bit going in. We have been fighting that all day. Hopefully we will get it better tomorrow."
SCOTT RIGGS (No. 10 Stanley Tools/Valvoline Dodge Charger)
"It was pretty good. We had a long way we needed to pick up to be a contender for a top 10 here and made some changes right at the very end of practice based off of what our teammates were looking like in practice. We picked up a lot. We picked up over a second but I don't know if it's going to hold up for a top 10. It was in the right direction. I just wish we had a little more time in this direction of set up to fine tune it for us."
JUAN PABLO MONTOYA (No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge Charger)
"We were tight. At the end of practice it was a little better. It was just a little too tight. We lost a lot in three and four, just turned the wheel and it went straight up the racetrack. It's okay. I think we have a good racecar when it really matters.
"We had been tight all day in qualifying trim and race trim. Early on we were pretty good. We went to qualifying trim pretty early and couldn't free it up. There was quite a bit more grip out there and for us more grip meant tighter."
SAM HORNISH, JR. (No. 06 Kenwood Dodge Charger)
CAN YOU PUT YOUR FINGER ON THE PROBLEM WITH QUALIFYING? "No time in the car. No time on the track. It's kind of hard to make it up when you don't have that much time. We'll just keep working away at it, keep our heads up and do the best we can."
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