Martinsville II: Ford teams qualifying quotes

DAVID RAGAN -- No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion (Qualified 14th) "It felt really close to the same lap as practice and it was. It was so close that you're splitting hairs here at Martinsville. When it's all said and done, a tenth is gonna probably put us...

DAVID RAGAN -- No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion (Qualified 14th)

"It felt really close to the same lap as practice and it was. It was so close that you're splitting hairs here at Martinsville. When it's all said and done, a tenth is gonna probably put us 10-12 spots higher and there will be 10-12 spots behind us. It was an OK lap. I thought we could pick up a little bit more, but I think we've got a great UPS Ford for Sunday and we're just gonna need a hair more in practice on Saturday to get perfect."

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CARL EDWARDS -- No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion (Qualified 29th)

"I probably could have driven a little bit better there. I probably gave up a tenth of a second, but we focused on race trim, we didn't focus on qualifying trim. Hopefully, that will pay off on Sunday. That's the key because I don't think we're gonna get practice tomorrow considering the forecast."

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GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 3M Ford Fusion (Qualified 20th)

"That was much better. I probably left a little out there because I didn't know what to expect. I've learned here that you don't overdrive it, so I was a little light getting down in there, which is about perfect, and we were just sitting there talking about a half-a-tenth is eight spots. I could have easily gone a half-a-tenth better than I was, so that was a little frustrating. We didn't really do any qualifying runs in practice because we thought it might rain because we were trying to get ready for Sunday. That's not terrible."

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BOBBY LABONTE -- No. 96 Ask.com Ford Fusion (Qualified 8th)

"That was definitely better than what we practiced, so I'm real happy with it. We thought we could run a .69, but I didn't quite get there. It was close, but we really unloaded good in race trim. We were kind of halfway in qualifying trim, but still mostly in race trim, so I felt good about that. And I just feel good about the weekend so far. What we did is we came back with what we raced here last time with a few little things, instead of something totally different which helps me out."

-credit: ford racing

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