Richmond: Ford Teams qualifying quotes

JAMIE MCMURRAY -- No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion (Qualified 27th) "Our car is actually pretty good in race trim and it wasn't bad in qualifying trim. I just think going out too early is probably not gonna be good. Richmond has been notorious...

JAMIE MCMURRAY -- No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion (Qualified 27th)

"Our car is actually pretty good in race trim and it wasn't bad in qualifying trim. I just think going out too early is probably not gonna be good. Richmond has been notorious for being a place that you just want to go out at the end. With the weather the way it is, it wasn't quite so bad because we got a cloud there, but just going out too early I think."

DID THE WIND WREAK ANY HAVOC ON YOUR LAP? "I didn't notice it. You're going so much slower here than what you do at some of the other places and you're kind of in a tunnel with the stands and everything around you, so it didn't seem bad."

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GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 3M Ford Fusion (Qualified 20th)

"It's been a little bit rough today. We usually run really good here and we've struggled a little bit. It's no secret that we're off just hair and we don't know why. It's about the same as Phoenix. We're having that same kind of issue, but I think that lap time is pretty decent for us actually."

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DAVID RAGAN -- No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion (Qualified 22nd)

"I feel like we're just average at best. We've tried really hard to put a lot of effort into all the race tracks this year, but we just seem to struggle a little bit at the short tracks. I feel our UPS Freight Ford is pretty close. If we could get just a little bit more, I think we'd be a top-10 car, but we're just right outside of that and we know that we need to make a couple of improvements. I feel like Jimmy and the team will make a couple small changes and 400 laps is a long race here at Richmond and, hopefully, we can be a top-10 car by the end of the night. We're not quite there yet, but, hopefully we can get there."

-credit: ford racing

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