DAVID RAGAN - No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion (Qualified 30th) "I think we pretty much ran what we did in practice. I wish we could have picked up a little bit, but the car just seemed to slide around a little bit more than it did in practice. I think...
DAVID RAGAN - No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion (Qualified 30th)
"I think we pretty much ran what we did in practice. I wish we could have picked up a little bit, but the car just seemed to slide around a little bit more than it did in practice. I think our car is gonna be pretty good for the race. I was happy with hit when we unloaded, so we just needed a little bit more speed there in qualifying."
HOW HAS YOUR FIRST DAY WITH DREW GONE? "So far, so good. Drew and I have worked together a little bit in the past. He knows the Roush system very well. We've still got some time to learn and some things to do, but, overall it's been good. We'll see what tomorrow brings and hopefully he'll have a few different opinions of what we've got here."
GREG BIFFLE - No. 16 3M Ford Fusion (Qualified 7th)
"Can I do it one more time? It was really good, but the track was hotter and slicker than I expected it to be. I probably drove it in three and four a little bit too far and it went up the track. I had to wait forever and that cost me at least a tenth and that's the top of the board."
CARL EDWARDS - No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion (Qualified 11th)
"I just missed my mark a little bit in three and four, but it's just a blink of an eye - you don't want to mess that up. I needed one more lap and I could probably run another tenth faster, but we've got a fast race car. It's nice to be disappointed not being on the pole. We've got a car that can win the pole and it's been like that the last few weeks. That's been cool."
AJ ALLMENDINGER - No. 43 Insignia/Best Buy Ford Fusion (Qualified 2nd)
"It's tough here because the lap times at this place are so close. You just watch everybody go and some guys would speed up, but a lot of guys were slowing down. You just never know, but I'm just proud of everybody at Richard Petty Motorsports and the Roush Yates engine shop. We've got great horsepower and everybody has just been doing a great job over the last month. It's been a pleasure to feel like we're building again and getting better. It's a great effort from everybody and I'm just proud."
KASEY KAHNE - No. 9 Budweiser Ford Fusion (Qualified 17th)
"I think we went a little too far. We just got a little bit loose, but the car actually drove really good and did everything I wanted it to. I just wasn't able to give it enough gas all the time. We have a lot of time to work on the car tomorrow and keep getting it better, but I think it'll be strong on Sunday."
PAUL M ENARD - No. 98 Menards Ford Fusion (Qualified 10th)
"That was a nice pickup from practice. I butchered turn one a little bit and I thought I hurt the lap quite a bit. There was more there, for sure, but it was a nice pickup. We made a few changes and kind of guessed at a few things that worked out pretty good. We were decent in race trim earlier. We just did a couple of runs and we've got all day tomorrow to improve, as does everybody else, but I think we have a good car."
-source: ford racing