Daytona II: Pontiac Racing qualifying quotes

JOHNNY BENSON, NO. 10 VALVOLINE PONTIAC GRAND PRIX: "It was a little quicker, obviously, at night last night, but everybody would have been, too, so we'll be pretty happy with that. The Valvoline Pontiac has been pretty good so far and should be...

JOHNNY BENSON, NO. 10 VALVOLINE PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:

"It was a little quicker, obviously, at night last night, but everybody would have been, too, so we'll be pretty happy with that. The Valvoline Pontiac has been pretty good so far and should be real good tomorrow night. I'm looking forward to it. This is the car that we almost won with in 2000. We finally pulled it back out and put a new body on it. We decided we'd try it out and see how it works out."

KEN SCHRADER, NO. 36 M&M'S PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:

HOW IS YOUR CAR THIS WEEKEND? "It's real good. It's the car we had down here in February. It got dinged up a little bit (in the Daytona 500), but they put it back together better than it was.

"Qualifying for this deal - all it is is a starting spot. You can win this thing from any place. This car is always good down here, so we're looking forward to it. We won't be right at the front, but we'll be able to see it."

BOBBY LABONTE, NO. 18 INTERSTATE BATTERIES PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:

"That was definitely better than we were last night. We struggled a lot last night. Today we did our normal deal. We picked up a little bit. But, we need to get to the point where last night we were a little happier with the car, so we're not standing around, having a sleepless night with our fingers on our head, scratching it, sitting there going, 'What is the deal here?'

"Today, we picked up more than we thought we could and we're not really 100 percent sure why. But, we've got to figure that out to get better."

STACY COMPTON, NO. 14 CONSECO PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:

"I think Matt Kenseth said it best - 'When you unload here, you've pretty much got what you've got,' and we unloaded bad. We're struggling a little bit right now. I don't know if it's where they raised the hood (per a June rule change) or what it is. But, we're struggling right now.

"I don't know what we've got for a race car right now. We'll just have to keep our fingers crossed. The guys did a good job. We picked up some and that's what we needed to do so we wouldn't go home."

TONY STEWART, NO. 20 HOME DEPOT PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:

IS QUALIFYING KIND OF A THROW-AWAY FOR A RACE LIKE THIS? "Pretty much. It's kind of a waste of time really, because of the nature of the draft."

DO YOU THINK YOUR CAR WILL RACE AS WELL AS IT DID HERE IN FEBRUARY? "It's hard to say. We've got different track conditions now than we had then and we're not really sure what we've got going on right now. We're kind of struggling."

-pontiac-

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth