Michigan: Vickers post-qualifying interview

BRIAN VICKERS , NO. 25 GMAC CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO SS - Qualified 3rd On his run: "It was a good run for us, obviously two spots not good enough. We were definitely hoping to get that pole, the first pole of the year. I'm real proud of this...

BRIAN VICKERS , NO. 25 GMAC CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO SS - Qualified 3rd

On his run:

"It was a good run for us, obviously two spots not good enough. We were definitely hoping to get that pole, the first pole of the year. I'm real proud of this GMAC Chevy team. They did a great job. We started out practice in race trim. We were hitting the track. We got that fixed. We went to qualifying trim. It was too loose the first time and too tight in the second. We met in the middle and came out with a good qualifying (run)."

With everything that you've had going on this week with your future, is it tough to leave an operation like what you have right now when you have a qualifying run like this?

"Like I said from the beginning, leaving Hendrick Motorsports is definitely going to be tough. It's the toughest decision I've ever had to make but it was one we made none the less. We had the information ahead of us and we made the best decision we could and we're sticking by it. The bottom line as far as the performance just comes back to exactly what we talked about last week. I'm 100 percent committed to this GMAC Chevy team right now and through the remainder of the season and the guys on the team feel the same way. Right now we're all being professional. We're doing our job and having fun at it. Nothing makes me happier than going out there and running good no matter what is in the plan for the future. But obviously Hendrick is where my heart is and where it always will be but we just had some decisions that had to be made and we made them."

-gm racing

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
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