DAVE BLANEY, No. 22 Caterpillar Camry, Bill Davis Racing: Starting position: 10th How do you feel about your qualifying run? "I thought we had a good car earlier today and I just didn't make a very good lap with it. I almost ruined it there, but...
DAVE BLANEY, No. 22 Caterpillar Camry, Bill Davis Racing: Starting position: 10th
How do you feel about your qualifying run? "I thought we had a good car earlier today and I just didn't make a very good lap with it. I almost ruined it there, but it was good enough. I thought we could run and also qualify in the top-10. I kind of missed turns one and two and almost lost it, but that get us into the race and into the top-10, barely."
DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 00 Domino's Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing: Starting position: 14th
How do you feel about your qualifying run? "I thought it was okay. It drove really good. I overdrove it a little bit and that kind of hurt us a bit. The good thing is we are locked in. The only downside is that we haven't made any race runs at all, we only did qualifying runs, so we don't know where we are. At least we're in the race and that was our goal. I felt like the lap was pretty good and solid. Other than overdriving it on the speed lap, it wasn't so bad."
How would you assess your season so far? "On the Cup side, not so good. We had a good run last week and you all know that didn't pan out. It's not for lack of effort. I'm not disappointed in my guys or Toyota or anything like that, I'm just disappointed in the results we've had. We need to get better results. This car we have here is the same one we tested. It was by far the better car when we tested it. They took it back and made a lot of changes to it. When we brought it back it was much, much better. I felt like the car we left with wouldn't have been capable of making the race. We are better on our Car of Tomorrow stuff and hopefully, on our intermediate stuff, too."
JOHNNY BENSON, No. 46 Wyler.com/TRD Camry, Wyler Racing: Starting position: 31st
How do you feel about your qualifying run? "I really think our lap was good. I would have liked to have the opportunity to go out later instead of first because I think our lap could have been better. But, that's how the car ds were dealt to us and we were able to get in. I'm overwhelmed that going out first we were able to get in the race. There are a lot of good cars that tried to get in and didn't. We out-qualified several top guys in general and I'm proud of these guys at Wyler Racing. To put a car into the field on the first attempt is a pretty good deal."
Do you have any expectations for tomorrow night's race? "Not right at the moment. I think that we can run okay. It's hard to say. We made it in and our test was good. I thought we were going to qualify better because our test was so good. We basically ended up where we were in the test. We tried some things and it wasn't as good. We threw it back to the way of the test and went out to qualify and that's where we ended up. I think we'll run okay. I'm not going to say we are going to run really good by any means."
DAVID WYLER, President, Wyler Racing:
What are your thoughts about the car you brought to compete this weekend? "We came up here a month ago to see where we would stack among the other Cup teams. That was going to be a determining factor of whether we were going to come today and race. During the test I felt we were going to be fairly competitive in the field. After today, I thin k it goes to show the hard that the guys at TRD and Wyler Racing work, and the great job that Johnny Benson has done. To go out first of the field and to make the race is a testament to our team and TRD and it shows everybody that we earned a spot in the Nextel Cup field."
What are Wyler Racing's plans for Cup racing? "Our main focus right now is to win Jack Sprague his fourth championship in the Craftsman Truck Series. We are going to do everything in our power to do that this year. What we are going to do on the Cup side is take it week by week, race by race, and if we feel we can go and contend and r un competitively in the Cup car, we'll do it. But, we are not going to do it at the expense of the No. 60 truck and the Con-way Freight Tundra."
Do you have any expectations for tomorrow night's race? "It's a long race. I think if we get through the first half of the race. I think definitely a top-20 finish is on our list. We accomplished our first goal, which was to get in the race and if we could get a top-10 or top-20, that would be great."
JEREMY MAYFIELD, No. 36 360 OTC Camry, Bill Davis Racing: Starting position: DNQ
DALE JARRETT, No. 44 UPS Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing: Starting position: DNQ
MICHAEL WALTRIP, No. 55 NAPA Camry, ichael Waltrip Racing: Starting Mposition: DNQ
BRIAN VICKERS, No. 83 Red ull Camry, Team Red Bull: Starting position: BDNQ
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