REED SORENSON (No. 41 Target Dodge Charger) Pole "We've had a good car here the last three or four races. We qualified third in this race last year. I really like this track and it really feels like we have a good setup for here. We struggled in...
REED SORENSON (No. 41 Target Dodge Charger) Pole
"We've had a good car here the last three or four races. We qualified third in this race last year. I really like this track and it really feels like we have a good setup for here. We struggled in the first half of practice earlier, but we found out where the problem was with our Target Dodge. We ran a tenth (of a second) faster than we did in practice. There may have been some more left, but not much."
KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger) Currently 4th
"I was surprised that it wasn't a bit quicker. Our Budweiser Dodge felt good. It turned like I wanted it to in every corner. I thought I would have been in the 50s (29.50 second range), so I was surprised that it ran a 65. I thought that we were faster than we were in practice, but I guess not."
RYAN NEWMAN (No. 12 Alltel Dodge Charger) Currently 6th
"My lap was pretty good. I had one little wiggle down in Turn 3 and 4. I felt pretty competitive. Obviously Jeff (Gordon) is always a benchmark when it comes to qualifying and we were able to run a bit quicker then him. I think it was a good lap. If it turns out to be a great lap, we'll see. We went out first in qualifying, I'm not sure if that's an advantage or disadvantage. Overall, a good run for the Alltel Dodge."
ROBBY GORDON (No. 7 Dodge Charger) Currently 10th
"A pretty good run for our Dodge. I was a little tight in practice so I was conservative going back to power. Hopefully the rain will hold off. With a great run like that (29.743), it's bound to rain (laughing) and ruin our qualifying run. (Seconds later) And look, it is! Just typical of our luck lately, that's amazing. Hopefully the rain will stop and they can get the track dry and our qualifying run sticks."
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