Kansas: Martin - Friday media visit

Mark Martin, No. 01 U.S. Army Monte Carlo SS, met with members of the media at Kansas Speedway and discussed practice at Kansas, if it surprises him that they are not running well, if this is the same car they ran at Indianapolis, whether or not...

Mark Martin, No. 01 U.S. Army Monte Carlo SS, met with members of the media at Kansas Speedway and discussed practice at Kansas, if it surprises him that they are not running well, if this is the same car they ran at Indianapolis, whether or not he likes Kansas, on having Loudon off, on his mindset driving part-time, if he regrets running part time and Carl Edwards' win.

Select quotes from driver interview:

WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE CAR? "We just can't get through turn three and four at all, not even at all. I don't look for it to be any better qualifying. Maybe we'll figure something out tomorrow but we have not made a lap through there yet that was anything near the ballpark of where we need it to be. I'm trying to help them dissect it. It's so troublesome down there I can't get it all figured out at once."

DOES THAT SURPRISE YOU? YOU USED TO BE GOOD AT TRACKS LIKE THIS: "We certainly didn't expect this. We expected to run well; this car's been good for us and this just doesn't make any sense. We've had speed everywhere at tracks like this and we just don't have it today.

"It's the same car I had at Indy and a couple other times. It's run well for us; I don't know. we are on an island by ourselves. We can't look at what our teammates have. It would be awesome if we could just put in what one of them have but we're totally different - daylight and dark. That makes it tough."

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Carl Edwards , Mark Martin