Las Vegas: Dodge teams qualifying quotes

Kasey Kahne (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger) "The car felt good and balanced. Our Budweiser Dodge drove nice. We just need to work on how our car handles the bumps in Turns 1 and 2. Once the sun goes down, you have the mindset to drive it into...

Kasey Kahne (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger)

"The car felt good and balanced. Our Budweiser Dodge drove nice. We just need to work on how our car handles the bumps in Turns 1 and 2. Once the sun goes down, you have the mindset to drive it into the corner a little harder than normally, so you need to watch how aggressive you are."

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Elliott Sadler (No. 19 Stanley Dodge Charger)

"We've got some work to do tomorrow. We didn't qualify the way we wanted. We were just on the front splitter too much. I'm proud of my Stanley Dodge guys. Friday was a test session for us, trying a bunch of things to get our Stanley Dodge ready for Sunday."

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Reed Sorenson (No. 43 Valvoline Dodge Charger)

"Our Valvoline Dodge was OK. We were just a little bit too tight in (turns) 1 and 2 and in 4. I think we have some things to work from based off of what we learned in practice earlier today. If we can get the back freed-up a bit, we'll be in good shape."

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David Stremme (No. 12 Penske Racing Dodge Charger)

"Our Penske Racing Dodge was pretty good, maybe just a tad on the free side. We probably didn't keep up with the track like we needed too. Considering last week and this being only my second time qualifying with these guys, I feel pretty good."

DID SEEING KURT'S (BUSCH) LAP HELP YOU? "A little bit. We were good in practice and I felt that we would be good in qualifying as well. We certainly have some good data to look over heading into practice tomorrow."

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Sam Hornish Jr. (No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger)

"After our little 'kiss' off the wall in practice, I was really please with how our Mobil 1 Dodge handled in qualifying. To not have to go to the backup car was a big break for us. The car ended up being actually better than it was in practice. I probably left a tenth-of-a-second in Turns 1 and 2. The rest of the run felt really smooth. We've raced a lot better than we've qualified this year, so I'm really excited for Sunday."

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AJ Allmendinger (No. 44 Harrah's Dodge Charger)

"I'm happy to be qualified for another race. The lap wasn't exactly what we were looking for, but beggars can't be choosers. This is my last hurdle to get over; I had never made this race before and that feels good. We just have to working on our car. We're just a little too tight like we were last week. We'll be OK."

-credit: dodge motorsports

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Kasey Kahne , David Stremme , Elliott Sadler , Reed Sorenson , Sam Hornish Jr.
Teams Team Penske