DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 00 Burger King Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing: Starting position: 24th How was your qualifying lap? "Our lap wasn't real pretty, but it got us in and that's what is really important. It was real tight the first lap and...
DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 00 Burger King Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing: Starting position: 24th
How was your qualifying lap? "Our lap wasn't real pretty, but it got us in and that's what is really important. It was real tight the first lap and I got a little more aggressive with it on the second lap -- that made it a little more free getting into turn three. Overall we were just focused on turning a strong enough lap to get us in the show -- that will give us something to start with. It will definitely be different tomorrow night for the race considering we really only focused on qualifying today. We don't get to spend as much time in race trim as in qualifying trim and then when they impound the cars it is even more challenging. Tomorrow night will be like Christmas morning -- you just don't know what you're going to get."
How was your qualifying lap? "My first lap was good and on the second lap the driver choked. I got through turn one pretty good and went for a little more in turn three and screwed it up. Thankfully that didn't seem to cost us from getting in the race. I think the track will be a little different tomorrow night versus where we were today, but not too much. I'm glad we were able to get in the race -- not quite as high as we were here in the spring, but we want to have another solid race, complete all the laps and get a good finish."
How was your qualifying lap? "That was the best lap we had all day -- by a long shot. That's really all we can ask for -- everybody on this team worked real hard to get the car where it needed to be because we were way off in practice this morning. Nobody gave up and we had a good, smooth lap. The track got faster from where it was in practice, but I think that was because it just got cooler outside and with less cars on the track it has a chance to cool down. Our focus is on the top-35 and getting there before the end of the season and getting into the race is the only way to accomplish that."
DALE JARRETT, No. 44 UPS Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing: Starting position: 32nd
How was your qualifying lap? "I knew I needed to run about a tenth faster than we did on that lap, but it was good enough to get us in the show. We just can't seem to get through the corner fast enough and we're waiting to get into the throttle. We just need to get a little better. Coming off the corners, we needed to be able to get back in the throttle to get the car turned and that's where we're lacking right now. I have an incredible group of guys on this team, led by Jason Burdett, and they do a tremendous job every week. I gave the car everything I had tonight and I think I got everything out of the car so that's a good night. We were able to work on some race stuff and get some time there. That will make us better tomorrow night and better next week when we head to Loudon. There are a lot of good, tough teams and drivers out here and we will keep working to be more respectable and get in these races more often."
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