Joey Logano, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Joey Logano, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

Photo by: Ashley Dickerson, ASP Inc.

JOEY LOGANO, No. 20 Home Depot Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position: 9th

How did your car handle in qualifying? “It was okay. Too loose. It was already free and I aggravated it even more than what it was. Me and the car were just trying to run the line that I ran and just got a little bit too free. It’s still going to be a decent lap, it’s just not going to be where we want to be for sure. I hope it’s a top-10, but I don’t think it will hang in there for that.”

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DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position: 20th

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KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Doublemint Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position: 23rd

How was your car in qualifying? “Our Doublemint Camry was just too loose. It felt decent in one and two but it was just too loose in three and four and that’s where I lost most of my time. We felt pretty good about our car in race trim in practice today. We’ve never really qualified very well here, so we’ll work out way to the front and try to see if we can bring home a win tomorrow night.”

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KASEY KAHNE, No. 4 Red Bull Toyota Camry, Red Bull Racing Team Starting Position: 25th

How was your qualifying run? “It was terrible. I just slid all over the track.”

How do you approach tomorrow’s race from your position? “Hope we did a good job in practice with all the practice we had throughout the day and hope we can make the right decisions, but we didn’t in qualifying.”

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BRIAN VICKERS, No. 83 Red Bull Toyota Camry, Red Bull Racing Team Starting Position: 26th

How did your car handle in qualifying? “Car was a little tight. Not too bad. I think probably one of the better qualifying cars that we’ve had here, but we were still just too tight.”

How is the car in practice while in race trim? “We were good in race trim. We were good on top, but we weren’t as good on the bottom. We’re not really sure why, but we were really good up top.”

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MARTIN TRUEX JR., No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Starting Position: 27th

How was your car today? “Not as good as we wanted it to be, obviously. Struggled a bit today with our NAPA Toyota, just this tire’s quite a bit different than we had here last time. And just really hadn’t been able to get a lot of grip out of it. Been loose in, tight in the middle and loose off all day, so the three worse things you could have in a car we got them. We’ve been working hard on it and we’ll get them tomorrow night.”

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JOE NEMECHEK, No. 87 AM/FM Energy Toyota Camry, NEMCO Motorsports

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CASEY MEARS, No. 13 GEICO Toyota Camry, Germain Racing Starting Position: 29th

How was your qualifying run? “It was okay. I mean, it wasn’t that good. The track is -- we were very loose. We were kind of all over the place in practice, so we guessed at a qualifying setup and it was too loose. So respectable I guess compared to some guys, but I think the fast guys are going to go a hell of a lot faster than we just went. It’s okay.”

How has cloud cover impacted qualifying? “It gives it a lot more grip, but our balance was way off so I really didn’t get a good read on it to be honest because we had so many different setups in the car throughout practice that I don’t know if the car felt the way it was because of the clouds or because of what we changed. We’re working on it.”

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BOBBY LABONTE, No. 47 Bush’s Toyota Camry, JTG-Daugherty Racing Starting Position: 30th

How was your qualifying run? “It was way too loose on entry for what I needed to be and just too tight on exit. We fought the same thing all day, but we just haven’t ever found it. On the long run it’s okay, it evens itself out. But short run, we fought it, we thought we fixed it and we didn’t fix it.”

How much did the track change from practice to qualifying? “Just grip. My balance was the same, it was just grip level. It must have been better, because I went faster. I think everybody is going faster.”

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MICHAEL MCDOWELL, No. 66 HP Racing Toyota Camry, Gunselman Motorsports Starting Position: 32nd

DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 00 Aaron’s Freedom Ride Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Starting Position: 34th

MIKE SKINNER, No. 60 Big Red Toyota Camry, Germain Racing Starting Position: 43rd