RUSTY WALLACE (No 2 Miller Lite Dodge) "We were just loose, loose, loose. I'm pretty satisfied with it, but we've been loose ever since we unloaded and we're still working hard to get it right. I'm real excited to get in race trim, change...
RUSTY WALLACE (No 2 Miller Lite Dodge)
"We were just loose, loose, loose. I'm pretty satisfied with it, but we've been loose ever since we unloaded and we're still working hard to get it right. I'm real excited to get in race trim, change things around a little bit and see if we can get it better. Richmond has been a real good track for me. I've won a lot of races here, and I've had a lot of fun. The setups have really changed a lot here since I did all my winning, so you've got to keep up with what's going on. You've got to keep up with the track and tires because it's definitely different.
JEREMY MAYFIELD (No. 19 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge)
"I'm ready to get ready and go. We've done all we can do. I wish we had a little more time and a few more weeks, but we don't. You can't make it up all in one week, but we're going to try like hell. We'll give it our best shot. We've come a long way from a year ago. This is going to be a good track for us. We tested race stuff here and really didn't do much qualifying stuff, so to come out of here with a top 10 starting spot is a feather in our cap."
KYLE PETTY (No. 45 Georgia-Pacific/Brawny Dodge)
"That's about what we ran in practice. A bunch of people are slowing down. If you look at it like that it's OK. It didn't drive as good as it did in practice, but I can't complain."
BRENDAN GAUGHAN (No. 77 Kodak/Jasper Engines & Transmissions Dodge)
"I thought it was going to be a lot better. We came here the first time to qualify and almost tore ourselves apart. My second lap felt a lot faster. I don't know what happened. It just didn't go faster."
CASEY MEARS (No. 41 Target Dodge)
"I'm not really happy. I'm happy we picked up. We made changes. The motor was missing real bad in practice. We just can't get hold of this place. We've made some changes and picked up for qualifying. It looked like this morning we were going to be a provisional, so I'm glad we're not there. We need to get better."
STERLING MARLIN (No. 40 Coors Light Dodge)
"We ran race runs again most of the day in practice. We didn't run as good as I thought we needed to. We changed some things around and the car really stuck good qualifying."
JAMIE McMURRAY (No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge)
"We've struggled since we unloaded today. It was tight and then loose. We were good in the first practice and then went bad and obviously we haven't figured it out."
JEFF GREEN (No. 43 Grand Biscuits Dodge)
"We're pretty happy. It seems like every time we come to Richmond we qualify well. We just need to race better. We've got the Pillsbury Dough Boy on the car this weekend, and that's a little different. I hope they don't call me that, but it should be a good weekend for us. We'll try to stay out of trouble. I've run pretty good here in the races, so hopefully we can have another good run."
KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge)
"The car pushed a little bit in the center of the corners in one and two. It seemed to hurt the lap a little bit. Other than that, it felt like a pretty good lap. I'm just trying to approach it like we have been. The way it's set up this year, this is what it's come down to. It makes it exciting and makes for some pretty interesting things going on this weekend. We just need to do the same things. It's either going to work or it's not. We're having a great season, and we're going to see if we can get in the top 10.
"I'm pretty happy. I thought we could have been faster. We slowed up a little bit. We needed to run a little faster. I'm ready for the race. It's going to be fun. We've got a good starting spot, and we've got our primary car still. It'll be nice to be in that car all night. Last time I crashed in qualifying and we lost a lot of time. We had a really good car before the race. It'll be nice to work with the car in Happy Hour and be ready to go Saturday night. W'll have to see what happens. We're going for wins and we're going to try to stay as close to the front as we can and see if we get a shot at winning."