Pontiac Racing Talladega II qualifying notes

BOBBY LABONTE, NO. 18 INTERSTATE BATTERIES PONTIAC GRAND PRIX: ON YOUR QUALIFYING RUN: "We slowed down a little bit, but that's about all we can do right now, I guess. We'll just get ready for the race." IS THERE MUCH TO BE GAINED FROM ...

BOBBY LABONTE, NO. 18 INTERSTATE BATTERIES PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:

ON YOUR QUALIFYING RUN:  "We slowed down a little bit, but that's about all
we can do right now, I guess.  We'll just get ready for the race."

IS THERE MUCH TO BE GAINED FROM TODAY?: "As far as I'm concerned, it's hard for me to tell a lot of times what the car is doing. Speed-wise - obviously we can figure out whether it's going faster or not, but it's still a little tough for me to tell whether it's pushing or loose, unless it's something drastic."

JOHNNY BENSON, NO. 10 ZEREX PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:

ON YOUR QUALIFYING RUN: "That was a little bit slower than we ran in practice, but I'm real happy with it. The Zerex Pontiac ran pretty good. It's nice to know that this time we're a whole lot better off after qualifying than we were the last time down here. We're happy with that."

WHAT MADE THE DIFFERENCE TODAY?: "This is a new car. We haven't had it on the track. It's been to the wind tunnel, but that's it. The guys did a great job putting it together and hopefully this is a good sign for the weekend.

"I feel OK with our qualifying run. I thought maybe we were going to go just a little bit quicker. We made some changes and I thought it was going to be a little bit better, but it wasn't. It was close, but we're still happy with it."

KEN SCHRADER, NO. 36 M&M'S PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:

"That's the best we've run. Our restrictor plate qualifying hasn't been real spiffy, but the M&M's Pontiac has run good in all the restrictor plate races. We came here looking forward to Sunday, knowing we had to get through Friday. It looks like we're going to make it through."

-GM Racing-

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