Michigan: Toyota teams qualifying quotes

DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 00 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Starting Position: 4th How is your car handling? "It drove pretty well, especially from the way our practice went. We lost a lot of practice due to the contact...

DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 00 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Starting Position: 4th

How is your car handling? "It drove pretty well, especially from the way our practice went. We lost a lot of practice due to the contact with the fence there. So, my guys did a good job to bounce back and did a really good job of getting us back on track. Hopefully, that will stay in the top-five and give us a good pit selection, and we'll have a good Sunday."

What will be done to fix the body damage on your race car? "They'll probably tap it out a little more to different areas. But, for the most part, just redecal and stuff so it doesn't look so bad and get the Aaron's back on the car so where it's not wiped off of it. Other than that, my guys did a good job. They bounced back pretty quick. They beat the door back out and lost us very little track time."

Are you comfortable at Michigan? "I was until we got into the fence with it a little bit. Just a situation where we kind of missed the heights on our car and drug the splitter really, really bad getting into (turn) one and the car just went straight. All in all, it could have been much worse."

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ROBBY GORDON, No. 7 Red Stag/Kid Rock Toyota Camry, Robby Gordon Motorsports
Starting Position: 13th

How strong is your race car? "I think the car is good. It's not a new car for us -- it's a car that we've been racing. I feel good about the car and I feel good about what we've been doing lately with our cars. We kind of went back to what we were doing at Fontana (Calif.) where we qualified 12th."

What is it like for you to have Kid Rock on the car this weekend? "What a nut? It's going to be a lot of fun. It's a relationship that I get handed through to me through Jim Beam. It's one of those cool things that Jim Beam does. He's promoter for the Red Stag brand and it's a pretty cool deal to have him on the car and here for the race."

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DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 14th

SCOTT SPEED, No. 82 Red Bull Toyota Camry, Red Bull Racing Team
Starting Position: 21st

JOEY LOGANO, No. 20 Home Depot Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 24th

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MARCOS AMBROSE, No. 47 Racesavers.com Toyota Camry, JTG-Daugherty Racing #Starting Position: 33rd

How was your qualifying lap? "We're not very fast, so it's disappointing. We really thought we would have been better than that. This is a good track, but it can bite you when you're not ready for it. This was one of those times. We wanted to run better than that."

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MICHAEL WALTRIP, No. 55 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Starting Position: 36th

DAVE BLANEY, No. 66 Prism Motorsports Toyota Camry, Prism Motorsports
Starting Position: 39th

JOE NEMECHEK, No. 87 Toyota Camry, NEMCO Motorsports
Starting Position: 40th

MAX PAPIS, No. 13 GEICO Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
Starting Position: 43rd

MIKE SKINNER, No. 36 Toyota Camry, Tommy Baldwin Racing
Starting Position: DNQ

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Michael Waltrip , Robby Gordon , Tommy Baldwin , Jim Beam
Teams Red Bull Racing , Germain Racing , Tommy Baldwin Racing , Michael Waltrip Racing , Joe Gibbs Racing , Robby Gordon Motorsports , Prism Motorsports , NEMCO Motorsports