Martinsville II: Dodge teams qualifying quotes

STERLING MARLIN (No. 40 Coors Light Dodge) "We ran a .68 up here testing and just couldn't get back to it. The car drove good. We just need some speed somewhere. Both laps were smooth. We didn't skate or slide or nothing. The track surface is...

STERLING MARLIN (No. 40 Coors Light Dodge)

"We ran a .68 up here testing and just couldn't get back to it. The car drove good. We just need some speed somewhere. Both laps were smooth. We didn't skate or slide or nothing. The track surface is real smooth. It's got a lot of grip. The weather is a little different than when we tested here, but we're looking forward to a good race."

JEREMY MAYFIELD (No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge)

"Overall we're happy. It's Martinsville and if you back up what you practice you should be happy. It does seem like the track is slowing down a little bit. That should be somewhere in the top 15, but we'll take it. We'll get in race trim and go from there. That should give us a good solid starting spot. It's faster, and I think it's going to be tough to pass. Everybody is breaking the track record and when you have that at a place like this, you're not going to be able to move up. The guy at the bottom will just drive away from you. We'll know more about it after the truck race. At least it's smoother and all the dips are out. It'll probably help me a lot."

JAMIE McMURRAY (No. 42 Texaco Havoline Dodge)

"The bottom is definitely the way around here. It's really smooth, and it's going to be fast in the race. It might be hard to pass, so we're going to try to pick out a spot with an opening on pit road. The pits are so narrow and tight here. That could really mean a lot."

CASEY MEARS (No. 41 Target Dodge)

"That wasn't very good at all. It was just too tight. We've been tight since we've been here. It just wouldn't turn. We didn't have this trouble this bad here the first race this season. We were just too tight out of the gate. The track is different. I don't know if we're behind it or what the deal is. We're just way too tight."

BRENDAN GAUGHAN (No. 77 Kodak/Jasper Dodge)

"Not being known as a great short track racer, we'll take that. We picked up from practice. I pinched it sideways coming out of turn two on the second lap, so we decided just to bring it back in one piece. This is our second brand new Penske car of the season, and it's pretty nice. We're going to try to make it to the race with it on Sunday."

-dodge motorsports-

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