Martinsville II: GM teams Happy Hour quotes

Chevy Monte Carlo SS drivers provide comments following today's final practice session at Martinsville Speedway. Kevin Harvick, No. 29 GM Goodwrench Monte Carlo SS "My car is pretty good. We were just trying to figure out where we want to...

Chevy Monte Carlo SS drivers provide comments following today's final practice session at Martinsville Speedway.

Kevin Harvick, No. 29 GM Goodwrench Monte Carlo SS

"My car is pretty good. We were just trying to figure out where we want to start the balance of the car. It's adjustable and things are going pretty good."

ON HAVING A GOOD STARTING SPOT AND TRACK POSITION BEING KEY HERE: "Yeah, keeping track position and keeping all our fenders on our Chevy will be key. If we can do that we should have a decent day."

DID YOU FIND ANY SECRETS FOR TOMORROW'S RACE? "We found some big secrets we just can't tell you (laughs)."

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr., No. 8 Budweiser Monte Carlo SS

"We were really, really good in that second practice. The car was doing everything that I needed it to do. We're really, really pleased with the way we ran."

WERE YOU ABLE TO GET UP IN THAT TOP GROOVE YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT? "No, not yet. It's up there and I think that once we put enough rubber down on the track that you can maybe go up there and move around a little bit but it's not ready yet. The bottom is still definitely the quickest way around. Once that bottom gets so much rubber that you can't get a hold of it, you can move around a little bit but that will be a while."

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Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe's Monte Carlo SS

"I am very happy. My car was very good. Life is good."

ON HAVING A GOOD STARTING SPOT "It's a decent spot and (we got) a decent pit pick. We'll just get out there and get to work. I think we'll be in good shape."

ON TRACK POSITION BEING CRITICAL HERE: "Yeah it is but there's going to be some type of strategy at some point where you'll lose it. If there are some two tire decisions (we'll need) to be prepared and ready for that so you don't lose track position."

IS A TOP GROOVE IMPORTANT? "It's very important. I think we're all being more committed to making an outside lane. The inside lane builds up so much rubber that it gets real tight that I think an outside lane will start to come in. I think we saw a little bit of it in the spring and I'm definitely hoping it comes back."

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Kevin Harvick , Jimmie Johnson