Dodge teams Phoenix II qualifying quotes

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Brad Keselowski, Penske Racing Dodge
Brad Keselowski, Penske Racing Dodge

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BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger R/T) Qualified 12th

“That was faster than I thought it was. It’s terrible out there right now, but it’s the same for everybody. I’m happy to pick up, just so hard to tell what’s a good lap and what’s a bad lap right now; really hard to tell.”

YOU WILL HAVE DECENT TRACK POSITION TO START THE RACE. “It’s going to be super-important. It’s going to be one of the hardest races of the year to pass.”

YOU ARE STARTING IN THE OUTSIDE LINE. HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GET TO THE BOTTOM LANE? “I don’t have an answer for that one (smiles). Hopefully it all works out.”

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KURT BUSCH (No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge Charger R/T) Qualified 17th

“Just loose in, tight in the center and loose off. We watched Brad make his run up against the pit wall down in Turn 1 and made a small adjustment with the right front air pressure. We were definitely looking for more, but we’ll have to play catch up during the early part of the race.”

*** ROBBY GORDON (No. 7 SPEED Energy/MAPEI Dodge Charger R/T) Qualified 20th

THAT WAS A RESPECTABLE LAP FOR YOU. “We ran a 25.90 yesterday (smile) and we were on the board there the whole time. I knew we’d be pretty good. When you have to qualify in, you’ve got to be a bit conservative so I was very conservative that first lap and I was still too conservative the second lap.”

HOW MUCH DIFFERENT IS THIS TRACK NOW? “It’s not the same race track anymore. As much as it’s still inside the same walls, it’s a different race track and it’s a handful for sure.”

CAN YOU COMPARE THIS TRACK TO ANY OTHER? “It’s like when we get a new race track, it’s just different. It’s just really crazy when we get a new one.”

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