Dover: Toyota teams qualifying quotes

BRIAN VICKERS, No. 83 Red Bull Toyota Camry, Red Bull Racing Team Starting Position: 6th Are you happy with your qualifying run? "It was a good run for us. I'm real proud of the Red Bull guys. I felt like we could have been a little bit better...

BRIAN VICKERS, No. 83 Red Bull Toyota Camry, Red Bull Racing Team Starting Position: 6th

Are you happy with your qualifying run? "It was a good run for us. I'm real proud of the Red Bull guys. I felt like we could have been a little bit better but unfortunately the engine started skipping coming out of turn four. I'm not really sure what caused that or why and we're not sure of it right now. We think it may be electrical. That definitely hurt us a little bit."

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AJ ALLMENDINGER, No. 84 Red Bull Toyota Camry, Red Bull Racing Team Starting Position: 8th

Can you talk about your qualifying lap? "Everybody at Red Bull Racing is doing a great job. Obviously Brian (Vickers) maybe had the car to beat last week. It was a hard-fought race last week. We got 20th out of it -- he had a good qualifying and so did I. We're definitely making progress here at Red Bull and at Toyota. We were decent in race trim and kind of got worse as the practice went on. We got a good starting spot and I think its going to be really hard to pass so starting up front is going to be key. We'll just go work on the race car tomorrow and have a good run on Sunday."

Why are you so good at Dover? "It's one of those places where you can be aggressive and you can really get away with over-driving it a little bit and still being fast. I think that kind of suits me just because I'm so aggressive with the car. It's just a fun place to drive."

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DAVE BLANEY, No. 22 Caterpillar Toyota Camry, Bill Davis Racing Starting Position: 18th

How did your car handle on your qualifying lap? "It was fair and we did kind of back up our practice speed, which some guys didn't and some guys picked up from practice. It was hard to tell. I've never ever qualified good here and I told them after I made that lap that I didn't have a clue what I needed, where I needed it -- I just don't have a good feel for qualifying here. Hopefully we will be in the front half of the field and we can go from there."

Why has Dover been such a challenging race track for you? "I don't know why it is -- a lot of times we have run good here in the race and we've been in some big wrecks here, but have generally run decent in the race here and I like racing here. We've got a little momentum going here so I think we'll be good on Sunday. I knew we would probably not be as good as I wanted today, but that's ok."

What have you done to prepare for the ‘Prelude for the Dream' next week? "I went and got some practice laps last night and got familiar with those things. It went well and I'll have as good of a car as anybody so it will be fun to do. That's always a fun track to race on. Everybody just goes there and it's pretty relaxed and everybody has fun and it's for a good cause so it's a pleasure to do."

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DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Kinko's Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position: 33rd

How was your qualifying run? "We were slower than what we were. I don't know what to tell you. Our run wasn't very good. We just didn't have the speed that we had before and we'll just have to start in the back."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Teams Red Bull Racing , Joe Gibbs Racing , Bill Davis Racing