Dover: Ford teams qualifying quotes

TRAVIS KVAPIL -- No. 28 Yates Racing Ford Fusion (Qualified 12th) "It seems like when they don't feel very good they are fast, and when they're nice and smooth and easy, they go slow. I'm pretty happy. That's just a tick better than what we did...

TRAVIS KVAPIL -- No. 28 Yates Racing Ford Fusion (Qualified 12th)

"It seems like when they don't feel very good they are fast, and when they're nice and smooth and easy, they go slow. I'm pretty happy. That's just a tick better than what we did earlier today in practice when the track is really heated up and it seems like a lot of guys are having a hard time repeating what they did earlier today. We put some effort into qualifying today, more so than we have in the past. We feel like we always race pretty good on Sundays, so we want to try and start a little closer to the front. So far, so good. We've got the plain white car here, so hopefully we run good with it."

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DAVID RAGAN -- No. 6 AAA Ford Fusion (Qualified 23rd)

"That's gonna be about 20th maybe. I'm wishing we could have run at least a .50 or something and that would have been good. We've got a real good car in race trim. We just spent a little more time on our race setup in practice and that usually shows up in qualifying. We've got a real good AAA Ford Fusion. It's a little free and we've got to work through some small issues, but I think we've got a lot of speed in our car."

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JAMIE MCMURRAY -- No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion (Qualified 5th)

"This place tends to get free, so we tightened the car up -- maybe a little bit too much. It just seems like at Dover if you're a little bit tight, you can go a lot quicker if you're just a little bit loose. So probably being a little tight wasn't bad. I thought our lap was really solid until Greg went out and he kind of made the rest of us look like fools. But that was a good lap for the Crown Royal Ford Fusion. We unloaded pretty good and certainly all the Roush Fenway cars were fast off the truck, so we've got good setups to start with."

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GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 3M Ford Fusion (Qualified 1st)

HOW MUCH NERVE DOES IT TAKE TO GET AROUND HERE? "Yeah, it does take a lot of nerve, but when these guys give me cars like this it makes it easy on me. I just drove it off into one. The car stuck real good in practice. We were actually third-quick our second time out in practice, so we drove it down in the corner and the car really, really stuck good. I went to the gas super-early and didn't know if I would be able to keep it down and I was actually able to keep it down, so that's the soonest I've ever gotten back to the gas at Dover driving it off in the corner. I let them down last week. We had a good enough car to be on the front row at the Coca-Cola 600 and I made a little mistake. Today I hopefully paid them back by not making any mistakes."

DID IT FEEL THAT FAST? "Actually it didn't. It didn't feel quite that fast. It ran up the hill a little bit in three and four, but probably had so much speed down the backstretch that it naturally went up the race track. It's just a great car and I'm gonna have a great car for Sunday. I'm pretty excited about it."

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BILL ELLIOTT -- No. 21 U.S. Air Force Ford Fusion (Qualified 24th)

"I think we're learning a lot. It's just baby steps and being a single entity it just makes it so hard. You're just so much behind. I keep saying that, but I think I ran up here the first race, but we never did come back and being in and out of the car at these places hasn't helped, but it's just an ongoing evolution. All of this stuff is just constantly changing."

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Teams Yates Racing