KURT BUSCH (No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge Charger R/T) Qualified 20th
“We’re slip-sliding around with the cool track conditions. It’s funny, I’m looking at the weather forecast and it’s supposed to be 81 and sunny on Monday. I want to thank all the fans for toughen it out today; this track has had some tough times with the weather. It’s going to be a great show on Sunday because these tires are wearing out so fast, nobody has any idea what to expect for the race. It’s going to be a lot of slip-sliding around. There’s going to be a bunch of ping pong balls bouncing around out there.
“The track is not taking the rubber in, something different than what we’ve seen here in the past. Maybe they missed it a little on the chemical in the tires as far as laying down the rubber. What’s happening is the tires are shredding so fast, they aren’t developing heat and we’re chafing the rubber right off the tires.”
BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger R/T) Qualified 22nd
“We might have worked too hard to get some heat in the tires before that qualifying lap. We have a really fast Miller Lite Dodge Charger, it’s a 500-lap race and we have plenty of time to get to the front if we run smart. We’ll keep a close eye on the truck race today and see what happens there. It should give us an indication of what we can expect tomorrow.”
ROBBY GORDON (No. 7 Fast Five/SPEED Energy Dodge Charger R/T) Qualified 34th
“I think we have a setup in our car that wasn’t that good in qualifying, but I think we’re going to be really good on the long runs in the race. We were the last time. A lot of guys struggle with right rear grip, but I don’t think that will be the case with the setup we have in the Fast Five/SPEED Energy Dodge.”
-source: dodge motorsports