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ELLIOTT SADLER -- No. 38 Pedigree Ford Fusion (Qualified 16th) "That's not a bad lap. I think we made big improvements from the first run we made today, but I wasn't gonna go back out there again and run it. I missed one and two pretty bad.

ELLIOTT SADLER -- No. 38 Pedigree Ford Fusion (Qualified 16th)

"That's not a bad lap. I think we made big improvements from the first run we made today, but I wasn't gonna go back out there again and run it. I missed one and two pretty bad. I kind of let my guys down, but they've worked hard today. The Pedigree Ford Fusion, I think, will be good on Sunday. We made big adjustments today and a lot of improvement, so if they can keep going in that direction tomorrow and then for Sunday, we'll have a great day."

HOW NICE IS IT TO COME BACK TO A TRACK YOU'VE WON AT BEFORE? "It's a great feeling. You know you can be successful together at a race track and to come back together like this is a good feeling. We're definitely riding a high from last week at Daytona, so we're pretty pumped up right now. We've got a lot of momentum on the team. We've got the best pit crew on pit road. If I can just keep all the fenders on it and stay near the front, we should have a great day on Sunday."

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MARK MARTIN -- No. 6 AAA Ford Fusion (Qualified 10th)

"It was a great run. I hope that all of the AAA members are pretty proud of their car today. I'm proud of this team. This Fusion is working great. Qualifying is not our strong suit that's for sure and to qualify this good just means we're really gonna run good on Sunday. This is just a great team and I really feel lucky to be able to drive for these guys."

WHY DO YOU LIKE THIS TRACK? "It's about handling."

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GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 National Guard Ford Fusion (Qualified 2nd)

"I tell you what, it was a great lap. Kurt really put a lap down driving that 2 car, but we're real happy for the Jackson Hewitt National Guard car. The guys worked really hard on it. We haven't been that fast since we got here, but they've worked really hard on it all day and we've changed some stuff and made it more like what the 6 car was, and with the late draw here in qualifying it's really helped our speed out. It looks like we're gonna start in the top five at least for the race on Sunday, so we're real excited about that."

YOU'RE THE DEFENDING RACE WINNER. HOW IS THE CAR COMPARED TO LAST YEAR? "We're getting there. It's not quite as good as it was last year, not quite as dominant right off the truck, but it seems like it's coming around now. We'll see what it's like in happy hour tomorrow and see what we can do on Sunday."

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup