Pocono II: Ford teams qualifying quotes

TRAVIS KVAPIL -- No. 28 Hitachi Power Tools Ford Fusion (Qualified 19th) "We're really happy with that. We weren't very good at the end of practice, so we looked at the 38 car and some of the other Fords as to how they were set up and ...

TRAVIS KVAPIL -- No. 28 Hitachi Power Tools Ford Fusion (Qualified 19th)

"We're really happy with that. We weren't very good at the end of practice, so we looked at the 38 car and some of the other Fords as to how they were set up and we literally changed three of the four springs and other little things on the car. That was the best we've been all weekend and even since we were here last time the car seems to be responding a lot better. I feel optimistic about Sunday. We had an OK car here in June, but I just feel like we've really improved on it and the things we changed right there in qualifying will give us a great direction for the race."

HOW WILL THAT HELP WITH ALL THE CHANGES? "The thing I was fighting was it felt like the nose was up in the air and it wasn't turning really good. The changes we did were all in the direction of keeping the nose down and the right-rear up. What we learned is something we can definitely take into tomorrow's practice and put it in for Sunday's race."

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CARL EDWARDS -- No. 99 Office Depot Ford Fusion (Qualified 15th)

"I didn't get up to speed through five and six as well as I should have. I just got a little free there in the center and I didn't do it correctly, so I lost a lot of speed coming across the line the first time and I think that's where I lost a little bit. I'll go watch the tape and learn from it. Historically, I have really messed up qualifying badly here. I've qualified terribly. When we won in 2005 I think we started 33rd or something like that, so I'm not too worried about the race, but on Friday I have to learn to do a little better here. I'm steadily getting closer and closer, but I still have a little bit to go."

YOU SEEM TO RACE WELL HERE DESPITE QUALIFYING POORLY. "Yeah, we'll be fine. We passed something like 20 or 25 cars in the last 20 laps the last time we were here, so you can pass cars here, it's just more fun to go to bed Friday night with a good qualifying effort, but I didn't do it so we'll just have to live with it."

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GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 Dish Network Ford Fusion (Qualified 9th)

"It was pretty good. The car was still real bouncy getting into turn one and I gave up a little speed there. It was pretty good across the tunnel, but I had to get out of the gas coming off of three. I just got tight and that probably killed me a couple of tenths. That's the difference between being starting in the top five and hopefully the top 10 now."

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DAVID RAGAN -- No. 6 AAA Ford Fusion (Qualified 16th)

"I really wish I could have run a teen. We unloaded and were just a little off there. We haven't run that great here at Pocono, but we're making strides. We're probably the best we've been here, but still not where we need to be. Jimmy Fennig and everyone brought me a great race car for this weekend and we need another top 10 finish. We've still got a little bit of work to get there, but I'm content with that lap. I wish it could have been a little better. I really thought we could run a mid teen or something, but hopefully that will be in the top 20 and we'll be able to go racing from there."

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MATT KENSETH -- No .17 DeWalt Ford Fusion (Qualified 5th)

"I'm really pleased with the time and the result, but I'm not so pleased with how I did in my lap. I totally missed turn one and we didn't have the car driving as good as it did in practice, but I'm super-pleased with the result."

-credit: ford racing

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