KEN SCHRADER, NO. 36 M&M'S PONTIAC GRAND PRIX: ON YOUR RUN "I left too much down in turn one, but that is basically what we ran in practice. We thought we could run a little quicker, but we didn't, so we've just got to get her ready for the...
KEN SCHRADER, NO. 36 M&M'S PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:
ON YOUR RUN
"I left too much down in turn one, but that is basically what we ran in practice. We thought we could run a little quicker, but we didn't, so we've just got to get her ready for the race. We've been fighting tight all day and we just need to work on it some more."
IS TURN ONE THE KEY POINT ON THIS RACETRACK?
"Well, that is the first place you can screw up and that's where I screwed up."
TONY STEWART, NO. 20 HOME DEPOT PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:
HOW WAS YOUR RUN?
"Evidently, not good."
WHAT WAS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PRACTICE AND QUALIFYING FOR YOU?
"I don't know. I don't know where I lost time, to be honest. I wish I knew."
JOHNNY BENSON, NO. 10 VALVOLINE PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:
WHAT IS THE KEY TO BEING FAST HERE: BEING AGGRESSIVE OR BEING SMOOTH?
"Both. You try to be smooth, but at times it doesn't work out. I missed one corner and I didn't think it was going to hurt me on time, but it did. We just slipped and slid a little bit too much."
RON HORNADAY, NO. 14 CONSECO PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:
HOW DID THAT LAP FEEL?
"There is definitely more in this car. We unloaded good. We tried a couple things [in practice] on the Conseco Pontiac and then went right back to where we started. We're working hard and it's paying off. We need to get better. There is definitely more in the car and we just need to find it."
HOW MUCH DOES IT HELP YOU TO RACE AT A PLACE YOU'VE BEEN BEFORE?
"A bunch - especially since we were just up here a month ago in a Busch [Series] car. We changed a bunch of things to make that car turn up through the 'S's.' If you can get it turning through the 'S's' and flatfoot it through there and get it down into turn five down there, you've got a race car. Right now, we're just lacking a little bit in the car turning into five. We're getting through the middle and off [the corner] good. We're just not getting it turned in, but if we do that we're going to have an awesome race car for Sunday."
BOBBY LABONTE, NO. 18 INTERSTATE BATTERIES PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:
ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH THAT QUALIFYING RUN?
"That's definitely better than we've been in practice, so we can't complain about it too much. We changed some stuff on the car before qualifying and it was definitely better than it was in practice."
DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR ROAD COURSE PROGRAM IS GETTING BETTER OR HAS IT ALWAYS BEEN AS GOOD AS IT YOU'VE SHOWN THE LAST FEW RACES?
"It's just been kind of a roller coaster for us on road courses. We've been up and down. Last year and so far this year, it's been really good. But the reason why we maybe didn't get the results we wanted before was just because the driver screwed up, instead of the car being bad. I guess it's just been more driver failure rather than car failure."