Martinsville II: Ford teams qualifying quotes

CARL EDWARDS -- No. 99 Office Depot Ford Fusion (Qualified 20th) "It's great for us. That's the best lap I could make right there. I couldn't make a better one. Maybe somebody else could, but I'm not the best at Martinsville. I'm happy with...

CARL EDWARDS -- No. 99 Office Depot Ford Fusion (Qualified 20th)

"It's great for us. That's the best lap I could make right there. I couldn't make a better one. Maybe somebody else could, but I'm not the best at Martinsville. I'm happy with it. Hopefully, we'll end up in the top 10 or so. This is the time we need to have a good race here." WE HAD RAIN EARLIER. HOW TOUGH WAS IT TO QUALIFY? "For me, any qualifying lap at Martinsville is tough. I'm not that good here, but I'm learning. Hopefully, that holds up for a top 10 or 15. That will be a great effort for us. Everybody knows the points situation. We've got a long way to go there, but it's gonna be fun. It's supposed to be a beautiful day on Sunday and it will be a good race."

RICKY RUDD -- No. 88 Snickers Ford Fusion (Qualified 23rd)

"I think we'll be OK. We unloaded and were more in a race trim deal again and I think that kind of bit us a little because the weather got us. We threw a lot of things at it on the blind coming into qualifying. I was too loose getting down in the corner. We went overboard. We were too tight in practice and we got too loose. But, all in all, considering we had six laps of practice, I think we've got something we can race. The arm feels pretty good right now. I haven't run many laps yet. I really planned to come in here and run like a 25-lap run and make a decision. Do I get out of the car and let Kenny get in now? But with the way the weather was, we didn't get that, so I guess that's gonna be on hold until tomorrow. So far, I haven't seen any signs of it giving me a problem where it would keep me from racing, I don't think."

MATT KENSETH -- No. 17 R&L Carriers Ford Fusion (Qualified 24th)

"That's a lot better than I thought we'd run because we started off real slow today. So for taking a stab in the dark with no practice at a qualifying run, I'm pretty happy with that for here."

JAMIE MCMURRAY -- No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion (Qualified 9th)

"I thought we could have done a little better. This is one of my favorite places and I always look forward to qualifying here. We kind of got rushed getting up to the grid. We were a little bit late. I think they had to let some cars go ahead of us in tech, and I probably didn't get all of it that I could, but we've got a pretty good car."

-credit: ford racing

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