Rockingham II: Pontiac Racing qualifying quotes

TONY STEWART, NO. 20 HOME DEPOT PONTIAC GRAND PRIX (24th): HOW WAS YOUR LAP? "It wasn't terrible. It just didn't go any faster in qualifying. It was just loose. "But, qualifying has never really been our deal here. We've never really torn it...

TONY STEWART, NO. 20 HOME DEPOT PONTIAC GRAND PRIX (24th):

HOW WAS YOUR LAP? "It wasn't terrible. It just didn't go any faster in qualifying. It was just loose.

"But, qualifying has never really been our deal here. We've never really torn it up, but we always seem to race well, so we'll be alright. We'll get it worked out by Sunday."

JOHNNY BENSON, NO. 10 VALVOLINE PONTIAC GRAND PRIX (26th):

"That was bad. We're normally pretty good here, so I don't know. But, I've had that before here where it takes us a while to get going. When we finished third here, we had to take a provisional to get going. Hopefully, that kind of thing will be the case this time."

KEN SCHRADER, N0. 36 M&M'S PONTIAC GRAND PRIX (12th):

"That was as fast as I could go. It was still too loose, but that wasn't bad. It ain't 'writing home stuff,' but it ain't embarrassing, either.

"We were 11th in practice, so we backed it up."

BOBBY LABONTE, NO. 18 INTERSTATE BATTERIES PONTIAC GRAND PRIX (11th):

"We picked up right at two tenths from practice. The car was pretty good. I thought what we ran in practice was about all we had, but we made a few changes and it got a little bit better, so that was really good."

WITH REGARD TO MICHAEL McSWAIN, WAS IT NICE TO HAVE ANOTHER OPINION HERE TODAY? "I think so. It's a little different to have two guys listening to you. But, at the same time, we're all smart enough that we're going to make it work. It's good to have him here listening already, instead of waiting until Daytona, because he can kind of find the quirks that I've got - what I like and don't like and stuff like that - so, we'll be ready for next year. But, it's still great to have Jimmy here because, that way, I still have my reliable person that can tell Mike what I like and don't like sometimes, too.

"I think it's really going to be good and I think it already helped out a little bit today."

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