Dodge Darlington II quaifying notes

JOHN ANDRETTI (No. 43 Cheerios Dodge Intrepid R/T) "I'm glad that's over. I just about wiped out three times. We just haven't been very good since we got here. We've been struggling. I told Greg (crew chief Steadman) that I didn't care...

JOHN ANDRETTI (No. 43 Cheerios Dodge Intrepid R/T)
"I'm glad that's over. I just about wiped out three times. We just haven't been very good since we got here. We've been struggling. I told Greg (crew chief Steadman) that I didn't care what he did with the car. I told him to change everything around. The car was loose in qualifying, but it was manageable. Greg told me if I didn't like it to stick it in the wall. I guess I was just trying to put it in the wall and just didn't make it. That's a good top 10 starting spot, so we'll try to work with it and go from here."

STERLING MARLIN (No. 40 Coors Light Dodge Intrepid R/T)
"I thought we could run a little faster, but this is a new car. We hadn't run it all year and we've been tweaking on it. That's two tenths better than we practiced, but everybody else is going to pick up, too. We've got some clouds coming it, but if we get in the top 15 I'll be happy. There's a big bump off turn two and it hasn't got much grip. It'll be slide 'em all day Sunday. We'll just have to get the car driving good in the race. We didn't have the right gear in it today I don't think. This is a sister car to the one we had at Michigan. We kept working on it and it's ready to go now. We've had a lot of good runs here, but we haven't contended in a win for awhile. Maybe we'll get up there Sunday."

DAVE BLANEY (No. 93 Amoco Ultimate Dodge Intrepid R/T)
"The car was good. I don't know where I lost ground. I might have slowed it up too much getting into turn one, but I thought the balance of the car was real good. Maybe the weather picked up everybody a couple of tenths from practice, but that was a better lap than I'd run all day. It wasn't bad. I like racing here. It's fun if you get the car right."

STACY COMPTON (No. 92 Kodiak Dodge Intrepid R/T)
"We should have picked up more from practice. The car worked so good. I got off into turn one and the car turned and I picked it up too early. I just got a little aggressive. We've got a good car, and that's a decent lap. We should have been a little better. I felt like we had a shot at a top 10 qualifying lap, but I got a little too aggressive. I wish we could have got the lap I was hunting for, but that'll be OK."

BILL ELLIOTT (No. 9 Dodge Dealers Dodge Intrepid R/T)
"That was a good lap. It was everything I had. We've got a top 10 starting spot, so at least we can see the front from there. We'll go to work now and get ready for the race."

WARD BURTON (No. 22 Caterpillar Dodge Intrepid R/T)
"It felt like the right front tire went down. It hit the wall pretty good and messed it up pretty good. We've got to rebuild it. It's real disappointing. We were good in practice, and I thought we had a shot at the pole."

CASEY ATWOOD (No. 19 Dodge Dealers Dodge Intrepid R/T)
"The car is really good, but we're having come kind of motor problem. We've had it all day. It misses off the corners. We thought we had it fixed, but it still did it. We thought we had a good lap. We picked up on the second lap. I think it was just a momentum thing. We'll try to work on it and make it better. I think we'll be in good shape by the race."

-Dodge Motorsports

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