Dover II: Dodge teams qualifying quotes

Ryan Newman (No. 12 alltel Dodge Avenger) "It was an okay lap. We changed so much from practice I didn't know what to expect. I overdrove it on the first lap and picked it up a little bit on the second lap, it just wasn't quite enough. We've...

Ryan Newman (No. 12 alltel Dodge Avenger)

"It was an okay lap. We changed so much from practice I didn't know what to expect. I overdrove it on the first lap and picked it up a little bit on the second lap, it just wasn't quite enough. We've gotta make some changes to be as fast as the pole speed is."

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ELLIOTT SADLER (No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Avenger)

"Everyone knows our Fridays have been better than our Saturdays. We don't seem to have any issues with qualifying we are just having a tough time transferring it over to Sunday. We're still gaining ground and Dover is a unique track that I enjoy driving so hopefully we'll get things back on track this weekend. This qualifying effort will certainly help."

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KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Avenger)

"I don't where the speed came from on that lap because we were a little tight in practice and loose on that qualifying run. At least the changes we made were positive. I felt like I just couldn't quite get back to full throttle because it would come around on me. So maybe we lost a little bit of time like that but when I drove the lap I thought it was awful slow."

WILL YOU MAKE MAJOR CHANGES TOMORROW? "We were tight in race practice as well, so we will probably leave these changes in the car and like you said we'll just fine tune it. We need to make long runs in practice tomorrow to see where the Miller Lite Dodge wants to run, high or low and see if the setup stays under it."

CAN A QUALIFYING SETUP WORK AS A RACE SETUP? "We still feel like there is more to learn and maybe down the road the two will start to take different setups -- qualifying and race. But, right now as much information as these teams are overloaded with we might just run it pretty close to the same setup we qualified with because we haven't had enough time to play with something foreign we would like to try out."

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Scott Riggs (No. 10 Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge Avenger)

"Qualifying is so unique here because you can be so aggressive and you almost can't overdrive the corners. You can be as aggressive as you want to be for two laps, that's the easy part. Trying to get the car to handle and be good for the whole race, that is what is going to be hard for everyone on the Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge. We need to make sure we get a good practice in tomorrow and see what the car is going to do on the long run."

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KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Avenger)

"The lap was better than practice. The engine felt really good. We were still tight and we're trying to get it to turn a little better than it has been. That's what we got and we'll try to make it better for Sunday."

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KYLE PETTY (No. 45 Wells Fargo Dodge Avenger)

"We unloaded good. I think the team has really done a great job over the past few weeks unloading really good. Then it's fine tuning from there. We don't have a lot of results to show for it but we unloaded good and had good laps in practice. It transferred because we ran about the same in qualifying as we did in practice so I'm pleased with it."

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BOBBY LABONTE (No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge Avenger)

"The lap wasn't too bad. We probably got a little bit too loose into three on our first lap and on the second lap I tried to overdrive turn one. It wasn't terrible but I really wish we could of picked up a tenth of a second. We had a good practice and hopefully this will get us really excited for tomorrow's practice. We need to get our race stuff really good because we weren't that good here in the spring."

-credit: dodge motorsports

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Ryan Newman , Scott Riggs