Richmond II: Ford teams qualifying quotes

CARL EDWARDS (Qualified 6th) -- No. 99 Office Depot Ford Fusion "We've picked up being here for the second time. Other people are picking up too, but I feel like we've made great improvements. Chris Andrews came over and told me we've got ...

CARL EDWARDS (Qualified 6th) -- No. 99 Office Depot Ford Fusion

"We've picked up being here for the second time. Other people are picking up too, but I feel like we've made great improvements. Chris Andrews came over and told me we've got lots more stuff to do for Loudon, so I'm very excited about the future of this car of tomorrow at Roush Racing. It's gonna be a fun race. The spring race was no fun for me, but if we can run as well as I think we're going to, it's gonna be great."

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DAVID RAGAN -- No. 6 AAA Ford Fusion (Qualified 8th)

"If you can't get the pole or the outside pole, anywhere in the top 10 is pretty good. I feel like our AAA Ford is equally good in race trim. We ran really well here in the spring, so we're just kind of building on that. Hopefully, we can have some luck tomorrow night and bring it home in the top 10."

DO YOU NOTICE A DIFFERENCE IN THE COT FROM THE FIRST RIR RACE? "As a team we've gotten better. As a company we've gotten better with more testing. Obviously we're learning what to do to make these cars drive a little better and how to fine-tune them to make them faster. As a whole, you should be better the second time around. If you're worse the second time around, then someone is gonna be in trouble. That's what we're here to do is get better and as long as we keep doing that, eventually we'll be at the top."

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DAVID RAGAN - top rookie

"I saw the 48 picked up quite a bit. Our AAA Ford was pretty good in race trim. We switched over to qualifying trim late in practice and we just got a good lap. I was expecting to pick up some, maybe not quite as much as the 48 did, but, overall, it was a good lap and a good starting sport for us. I feel like we've got a pretty good Ford Fusion for the race tomorrow night. If you can't get the pole or the outside pole, anywhere in the top five or 10 is alright, so it's just a good, solid lap and, hopefully, it'll carry on to tomorrow."

-credit: ford racing

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