Ford Racing in Auto Club 400 qualifying.
Marcos Ambrose, No. 9 Stanley Ford Fusion (Qualified 8th) – “It was a great day for us. This has been a tough track for RPM the last couple years and had enough speed to get ourselves in the final 12 and put down another good lap. I am proud of the efforts for Stanley and Ford and everyone with the program. It has been a really good day.”
Aric Almirola, No. 43 Farmland Ford Fusion (Qualified 21st) – “We were just a little bit too tight. We were tight in practice too and worked on it but we were still too tight. The groove moved around quite a bit from where it was in practice, so we probably weren’t as prepared for that as I needed to be. That is okay. I think we started 23rd at Bristol and finished third and we are starting two spots ahead of that.”
Carl Edwards, No. 99 Subway Ford Fusion (Qualified 9th) – “That was fun. We were on the outside looking in and then had a good run there the second run of the first round. That was pretty fun. I thought we maybe even had a shot at it at the end there. At the beginning I thought we would be 28th or 27th. The tires weren’t as bad as I thought either, so that made it really fun.”