MARTIN TRUEX JR., No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Starting Position: 1st How was your pole-winning qualifying lap? "It was a good lap. We had a really good practice today coming in. Unloaded in race trim obviously...
MARTIN TRUEX JR., No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Starting Position: 1st
How was your pole-winning qualifying lap? "It was a good lap. We had a really good practice today coming in. Unloaded in race trim obviously and made a run or two and felt real good about it so we went to qualifying. Qualifying this year is something we've kind of struggled with. And, Pat (Tryson, crew chief) and I sat down this week and talked about what we needed to do to get better at qualifying. We put quite a bit of effort into coming up with a plan. Coming here -- it worked for us. Real proud of Pat (Tryson, crew chief) and all the guys on the NAPA Toyota. They've been doing an awesome job lately. I'm having so much fun working with them. It's really a pleasure. They did great today. I'm proud of the lap. We slowed down just a little bit from practice, but it seemed like most guys lost a little bit more than that. It was a good lap for us."
KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Snickers Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 4th
How was your qualifying lap? "Everything went fine. We were just a little too loose getting into the corner but center off the car was really, really strong so I can't complain on that front. We just needed to get a good top-10 starting spot and we got a fourth out of it so it was good."
How did your car handle in race trim during practice? "My car in race trim was really good during practice. We liked it. There were some things that we need to work on though just getting into the corner still trying to make that better."
DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 00 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Starting Position: 13th
How was your qualifying lap? "It was terrible. My car in practice was better than that. That's the slowest we've been all day so it certainly doesn't help us whenever we can't even remotely back up our practice times. It's just aggravating."
DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 14th
How was your qualifying run? "Well, I wish we would have backed up our run from practice. The track is definitely worse. We slowed up a tenth. Hopefully, that's about what the field does. It's going to be tough to say. If we end up somewhere in the top-15, that would be great for us."
Do you have problems with any part of the track here? "For me, it's been corner exits -- that's been our biggest downfall it seems like during the race. We got to get better, as far as that's concerned. I felt like in practice we made gains on that."
Is having momentum from your recent wins beneficial? "It's tough to say, especially when you come to a track as challenging as this one has been for me. If we don't run good, it's not because of momentum -- we know that part of it is good. We just have to make sure we have to keep that roll going and do the best we can."
Is there anything that disagrees with you at Dover? "No. The biggest thing is just staying out of trouble. We've wrecked the last couple of times -- blown tires -- for us it's about finishing."
JOEY LOGANO, No. 20 Home Depot Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 18th
How was your qualifying run? "It is what it is. I feel like the track tightened up a little bit and we just didn't do a good adjusting to it. Well be probably mid- pack, so we'll see what we can do."
Is there anything at this track especially challenging to a driver? "Yeah, this whole place is challenging for not only the driver, but for everybody. Really corner entry will kind of start your whole turn and you have to get your car pretty good to be kind of able to arc it out there and get your center decent. So, it all kind of works together a lot here."
MARCOS AMBROSE, No. 47 A&P-MDA Toyota Camry, JTG-Daugherty Racing
Starting Position: 26th
How was your qualifying lap? "We just didn't get it. Our car was okay during practice. I made a little speed out of it but I was happy in race trim but we just missed it there."
MICHAEL McDOWELL, No. 66 Toyota Camry, PRISM Motorsports
Starting Position: 34th
DAVE BLANEY, No. 55 Toyota Camry, PRISM Motorsports
Starting Position: 35th
JOE NEMECHEK, No. 87 Toyota Camry, NEMCO Motorsports
Starting Position: 36th
ROBBY GORDON, No. 7 BAMvip.com/James Otto/Whitney Duncan Toyota Camry, Robby Gordon Motorsports
Starting Position: 42nd
TODD BODINE, No. 64 Toyota Camry, Gunselman Motorsports
Starting Position: DNQ
MAX PAPIS, No. 13 GEICO Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
Starting Position: DNQ
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