Dover: Ford teams qualifying quotes

GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 Nexcare/3M Ford Fusion (Qualified 5th) "I think the track just lost a little bit of grip. The sun has come out and you had a full Nationwide practice with the rubber on the track. It's not really tight or loose, it's just...

GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 Nexcare/3M Ford Fusion (Qualified 5th)

"I think the track just lost a little bit of grip. The sun has come out and you had a full Nationwide practice with the rubber on the track. It's not really tight or loose, it's just overall grip is down because of the heat in the race track. I probably drove into turn three a little bit too hard and slid up the race track, but, other than that, just a pretty good lap for the Nexcare 3M Ford Fusion. These guys are doing a great job with this car and I'm glad to be here. This is a good race track for us."

HOW DO YOU ATTACK THIS TRACK ON SUNDAY? "You just have to know how your car is gonna react and that's the main thing. Like you said, it's about the exact same as we practiced. Normally in qualifying you pick up and there just isn't any to pick up right now."

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DAVID RAGAN -- No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion (Qualified 26th)

"I think we've got a good race car for the race, we just didn't get the lap in qualifying that I thought we would get. I missed some marks by a little bit and a qualifying lap here at Dover goes by pretty quick, but when we unloaded I felt like our UPS Ford was as fast as it's been in the recent weeks right off the truck, so we really haven't had to adjust a lot on it. We just didn't get a great qualifying lap, but I'm still pretty happy with our car for the race on Sunday. I'm looking forward to getting some practice on Saturday."

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CARL EDWARDS -- No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion (Qualified 13th)

"It got a little sunny as we started going. Everybody was losing about a tenth and we lost a tenth. Bob did a good job with the adjustments, but everybody is so close that the little bit of temperature change, I think, cost all of us and everybody is kind of slowing down with the weather here. But that's a good lap. I think that will be 15th. That's my prediction -- 15th or 16th. We've got a good race car and I think it's gonna be good."

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MATT KENSETH -- No. 17 DeWalt Ford Fusion (Qualified 14th)

"We were up in the top five in practice and didn't really get the best draw here with the sun, but, really, we just kind of missed it in qualifying. The track changed or something and we didn't change with it and were just off."

ARE YOU HAPPY WITH THE CAR FOR SUNDAY? "So far I've been happy with the car, but I was happy with it in qualifying trim, too, and it didn't qualify good, but, so far, it's been OK."

-credit: ford racing

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