Las Vegas: Edwards post qualifying interview

CARL EDWARDS -- No. 99 Dish Network Ford Fusion (Qualified 2nd) -- "Mine felt extremely fast, it was just a little bit loose. To me, it felt really fast but the corner has so much grip and if you get everything right, you can go so fast here.

CARL EDWARDS -- No. 99 Dish Network Ford Fusion (Qualified 2nd)

-- "Mine felt extremely fast, it was just a little bit loose. To me, it felt really fast but the corner has so much grip and if you get everything right, you can go so fast here. It's very exciting."

HOW WAS YOUR LAP?

"It's kind of surprising to me after getting out of the Nationwide car, as much throttle as I had down in that, to get in the Sprint Cup car and drive around there -- and to be free like that it got my attention. I got into turn three and I thought, 'Man, I've driven it way too far,' and it ended up being right. It was a fun lap. I'm glad Kyle beat me by the amount he did because I don't think I could run that lap that he ran if I tried it 100 times. My guys are doing a great job. We're off to a great start and it's fun to be driving this car."

WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO HAVE EVERYTHING HAPPEN SO FAST WITH YOU AND KYLE?

"I didn't think we were gonna be on the pole and I looked up there and saw that we were up there. Bob told me the time and we knew that Kyle was gonna be really fast, so unless he messed it up, I thought he was gonna be really good. So, yeah, it wasn't very long-lived, but anytime you can be on top of the board is good -- especially the way we qualify usually."

ARE YOU IN AWE WITH THE WAY KYLE BUSCH HAS STARTED THIS SEASON?

"He's just a great driver. It's pretty wild to see the success he's had in these two races. I know for me personally that's what we all aspire to do is have those runs like that and he's doing very well."

BRAD DOUGHERTY IS GOING FOR A RIDE WITH YOU ON IN A PETTY EXPERIENCE CAR?

"Yeah, I don't know how they put a seat in there for him. It's not one of Mark's seats for sure, but that should be fun. He was talking pretty big the other day like he could drive and he wasn't scared of anything, so we're gonna give him a ride in a minute. I'm a little frustrated about Kyle beating me, so this might not be the safest time for him to take a ride, but we're gonna do it (joking)."

CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THE TIRES FOR THIS TRACK AND THE NEW CAR?

"I didn't really notice anything with the tires, honestly. I don't have a plan for it."

-credit: ford racing

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