Loudon II: Ford teams qualifying quotes

GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 3M Ford Fusion (Qualified 22nd) "The car was just a little bit too loose off of two and I had to wait on it, but it was pretty good overall. We've got a good car, though. I'm pretty happy with it." *** ERIK DARNELL --...

GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 3M Ford Fusion (Qualified 22nd)

"The car was just a little bit too loose off of two and I had to wait on it, but it was pretty good overall. We've got a good car, though. I'm pretty happy with it."

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ERIK DARNELL -- No. 96 Northern Tool + Equipment Ford Fusion (Qualified 37th)

HOW DOES THIS TRACK COMPARE TO ATLANTA? "This is a place I'm a little more comfortable at, anyway. We seem to have had some good runs over the years here in the truck and even in the Nationwide car earlier this year. This is a place I'm a little more comfortable with. Atlanta was tough to go to for the first race, especially driving one of these cars, but I'm a little more in my comfort zone here."

HOW WAS YOUR CAR IN QUALIFYING? "We were just a little bit too tight. Our Northern Tool + Equipment Ford was decent in practice, but not where we wanted to be. Over here on the Cup side, especially on a day like this, I've got to get used to getting about two race runs and then going straight into qualifying trim for practice because you get an hour-and-a-half and then you go right into qualifying stuff. So it's a little bit different, but I'm glad we've got some time tomorrow to work on the car and get it better. Ben Leslie and all the guys have made some good adjustments to it and they're getting me more comfortable in the car. It was just too tight in qualifying. I didn't think it would be that bad of a lap, but it wasn't very good. Hopefully, we'll get it tuned up for the race."

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CARL EDWARDS -- No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion (Qualified 5th)

"We picked up a ton and I'm really proud of my guys. I can't say enough about the help that the 16 team -- Greg Biffle and Greg Erwin and those guys gave us -- because we essentially just leaned on them for everything. It's cool to have teammates like that, so that will be a good starting spot for us. Hopefully, that will be sixth or seventh, but that's a big move up for our Aflac Fusion. It was bad in practice. I was not too happy with it, but I'm real happy now."

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Greg Biffle , Greg Erwin