KASEY KAHNE, No. 83 Red Bull Toyota Camry, Red Bull Racing Team Starting Position: 1st How was your qualifying lap? "We had a really good run. The Red Bull team did a nice job. The Toyota engine was good. We made some gains from practice. ...
How was your qualifying lap? "We had a really good run. The Red Bull team did a nice job. The Toyota engine was good. We made some gains from practice. We were a little bit quicker there and hopefully we can do the same tomorrow and we'll be good for Sunday."
Are you surprised with your qualifying lap? "We were pretty decent in practice. The Red Bull Toyota was good and the guys have done a really nice job this week. Everything felt good, it was just I was too free so we tightened up there and I was actually pretty good right there, but I felt like I got a touch tight. It was a great lap for us. That was really good."
What will you work on during Saturday's practice? "Just keeping the car turning. The track will change a little bit Sunday, but we race during the day this year so it's going to be different than what we've had in the past. Just making sure you have grip, whether it's front grip or rear grip you need it here to go fast. You can definitely search at this track and find different spots on the track to go fast. It's a neat track so it's always nice to race at Homestead."
Are you looking forward to Sunday's race? "I'm looking forward to it. That was the best qualifying run by far since I've been at Red Bull. It was a little bit free in practice. A little bit too loose -- we ended up seventh. They made the right changes and the team did a really good job to get the pole. It was nice. I look forward to Sunday's race. It's gonna be exciting being up front now, being in the mix with Denny (Hamlin), (Kevin) Harvick and Jimmie (Johnson) -- they're all gonna be fast throughout the race. I'm just glad we are so far. Hopefully, we can stick with it tomorrow and have a good practice and be competitive and in the mix on Sunday."
DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 00 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Starting Position: 7th
Are you happy with your qualifying lap? "It was okay. We picked up a lot from practice so I'm happy with that. We were just a little bit loose, but overall hopefully it will hold up to be an okay lap. We have to work on making it turn better and stuff like that - normal stuff."
JOEY LOGANO, No. 20 Home Depot Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 19th
How was your qualifying lap? "The track picked up a lot of grip. I think we picked up what we were supposed to. We were just too tight. Just got under and plowed the nose which we knew the track was going to tighten up, but maybe a little bit more than what we thought it was going to there."
How was your car in race trim? "We were really loose in race trim to start today and we worked on it and got it pretty good by the end of the day so hopefully we can kind of start with what we had and fine-tune it tomorrow hopefully."
MARCOS AMBROSE, No. 47 Clorox/Kleenex Toyota Camry, JTG-Daugherty Racing
Starting Position: 20th
MARTIN TRUEX JR., No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Starting Position: 25th
How was your qualifying lap? "It was okay. I was a little skeptical about going out early, but we picked up a little bit from practice, which was good. The guys did a good job on the NAPA Toyota today. We were off a little bit off the trailer and kind of ran out of time in practice, so that was a decent lap for us, for sure."
JOE NEMECHEK, No. 87 Young Eagles/HeatRedefined.com Toyota Camry, NEMCO Motorsports
Starting Position: 29th
MIKE BLISS, No. 66 Toyota Camry, PRISM Motorsports
Starting Position: 30th
KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 M&M's Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 33rd
CASEY MEARS, No. 13 GEICO Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
Starting Position: 34th
DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 38th
How was your qualifying lap? "It was tough. I told (the team), it looked just like Kyle's (Busch) lap, that's for sure. I got a feel for it, it was just too tight right there. The setup was quite a bit tighter than ours. It looked just like it. We didn't improve, but our car is gonna be fine tomorrow. We know that. This is a track you can pass. We're looking forward to that part of it. Friday has just never been our strong suit and so we gotta battle back again."
What happened on your qualifying lap? "I wish I could say it was exciting, but when you're right next to the wall and touch it's not too exciting. It is what it is. We probably pushed it a little bit too hard. We knew going out first the track is not gonna be near as good right now as it will be in an hour-and-a-half. Just tried to get a little bit more than we probably should have."
KEVIN CONWAY, No. 7 Extenze Toyota Camry, Robby Gordon Motorsports
Starting Position: 42nd
LANDON CASSILL, No. 64 Empire Steel Toyota Camry, Gunselman Motorsports
Starting Position: 43rd
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