ELLIOTT SADLER - No. 19 Reynolds Wrap Ford Fusion (Qualified 2nd) MATT KENSETH - No. 17 Crown Royal Ford Fusion (Qualified 3rd) ELLIOTT SADLER: "It was a great lap for us. Everybody knows we need this for our team. Todd Parrott and all the...
- No. 19 Reynolds Wrap Ford Fusion (Qualified 2nd)
MATT KENSETH - No. 17 Crown Royal Ford Fusion (Qualified 3rd)
ELLIOTT SADLER: "It was a great lap for us. Everybody knows we need this for our team. Todd Parrott and all the guys back at the shop did a lot of work to this car. It's a car I wrecked on the first lap of Indy this year and we re-did it. It's one of our newer cars, we updated the body on it and it's been good since we unloaded it. We felt really comfortable coming to this race this weekend and that's a great way to get started off. I'm just very proud of my guys and they made me look pretty good today."
MATT KENSETH: "Our lap was really good, too. It's encouraging this weekend and it's a lot like last weekend at Kansas, where we showed up and all the Roush and RPM Fords were really fast on the sheet and they all have a lot of speed. We just have to get them to drive well and we feel like we'll have a shot on Sunday. So that was a great lap for us. Obviously, I'm usually not the best qualifier, but we made some adjustments and fixed the things I was complaining about in practice and got a good lap out of it."
ANY CLOSER TO KNOWING WHAT YOUR PLANS ARE FOR NEXT YEAR?'
ELLIOTT SADLER: "No, not yet. We're definitely working on some stuff, but nothing yet to announce or finalize. Hopefully, this will help - to qualify good this weekend and hopefully run good - but, no, nothing yet. I wish I had some better news for you right now, but we're keeping our fingers crossed and we're working hard on it. I'm definitely gonna do some stuff with KHI next year in the Truck Series. I'm gonna run a couple races for them, but as far as anything else, I'm not really sure yet."
WHAT IS IT ABOUT THIS TRACK FOR ALL OF YOUR SUCCESS HERE?
MATT KENSETH: "I'm not sure. It has been a really good track for us in the past, but lately we've been to a lot of good tracks and haven't necessarily had all the greatest results. You have to be able to perform and put the whole race together every time you show up. It has been a good track. Ever since the first time I came here I just liked the track and, for some reason, we've run pretty well at it more times than not."
DID YOU RUN THE SAME LINE AS MONTOYA?
MATT KENSETH: "I did not run the same line as Montoya. I just kind of saw his lap because I was no pit road, but it looked like he ran pretty high in one and two and low in three and four. I ran the bottom on both ends. Whenever you get done with your mock-up run, it's funny because there have been a few tracks where after you're all done with practice they'll tell you, 'Hey, by the way, those guys are running the top,' and I'll say, 'It's a little too late now.' We just did our mock-up runs and our car was set up for that because you know where your marks are, and it would be awful tough to change that and expect to get good speed out of it, so I was committed to running the line that I ran in practice."
-source: ford racing