Charlotte II: Dodge teams qualifying quotes

KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger) Qualified 3rd "It was a really good lap for our Budweiser Dodge. We ran right about where we were in practice earlier today. I think that I gave up a little on entry in Turn 3 and that's probably where...

KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger) Qualified 3rd

"It was a really good lap for our Budweiser Dodge. We ran right about where we were in practice earlier today. I think that I gave up a little on entry in Turn 3 and that's probably where I lost time to Jimmie (Johnson). There's a lot of grip out there. It's really fast. It's really good right now. It was a good qualifying lap for us. I wish that I had another lap."

HOW MUCH WAS IT A BENEFIT FOR THE PRACTICE TODAY TO BE AT THE SAME TIME AS THE RACE ON SATURDAY? "It's qualifying practice today. I'm actually happy that NASCAR went ahead and found time to get practice in and qualifying because I think that qualifying here is a lot of fun and it's a big part of the weekend. I'm glad (NASCAR) went ahead and stayed a little late because we got qualifying in and that's good."

ARE YOU COMFORTABLE WITH HOW FAST THE SPEEDS ARE HERE THIS WEEKEND? "Yeah, I think that the track had a lot of grip tonight. When (the track) has grip...both ends of the car...front and rear...the car is in the track. The car drove really good and that's Kenny Francis and our whole Richard Petty Motorsports team who did a nice job getting our car balanced and keep working on the car to get it to go around the track like that. Our engine program is getting better. We have one of the better engines that we've had all year tonight and it shows. I think everything is getting better and when you have a track like this with a lot of grip it's going to go fast."

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KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) Qualified 15th

"I felt like we made a good adjustment from qualifying on our Miller Lite Dodge. At the same time I felt like that's all we had. I don't know what we can tweak or what we can do a little different tomorrow, but we'll throw some wrenches at it and see what happens. A top 15 is about all we had for them tonight."

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SAM HORNISH, JR (No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger) Qualified 22nd

"Our Mobil 1 Dodge is pretty good. I just overdrove it on the first lap driving into Turn 1. I was excited because I had a good car in practice and tried to get the most out of it that I could. I feel like we have a good race car. We generally tend to run good here. We'll keep our heads up and try to dial it in tomorrow."

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AJ ALLMENDINGER (No 44 Best Buy Dodge Charger) Qualified 26th

"That's right about where our Best Buy Dodge was in practice. We've got a lot of practice time tomorrow to get our car better for Saturday night's race."

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DAVID STREMME (No. 12 Penske Racing Dodge Charger) Qualified 27th

"It was a solid lap for our Penske Dodge. The car was just too tight in Turns 1 and 2, but really good in (Turns) 3 and 4."

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ELLIOTT SADLER (No. 19 Stanley/Susan G. Koman Dodge Charger) Qualified 38th

"We were just a little tighter than we wanted to be. We have some ground to make up, but I'm confident that we can do it in the race. This is such a special race for me and my team because we're running the Stanley/Susan G. Komen for the Cure Dodge in honor of Stage Four breast cancer survivor Brandy Hickman. Plus, with everything that my Mom has gone through in her battle with breast cancer over the last couple years it just makes this race really special. We'll go out on Saturday night and give it all we've got to bring home a top finish."

-credit: dodge motorsports

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Richard Petty
Teams Team Penske , Richard Petty Motorsports