SRT Motorsports Charlotte qualifying report

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A.J. Allmendinger, Penske Racing Dodge
A.J. Allmendinger, Penske Racing Dodge

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A.J. Allmendinger (No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge Charger R/T) Qualified 11th “We’ve just got to keep working on it. The car is not bad. It’s got a lot of speed in it, obviously. You kind of get spoiled last week with our Dodge being so good so we’ve got to keep working on it. It’s not far off. There are a lot of good qualities about it but I’m a little bit disappointed to end where we did. That was a good lap but Aric (Almirola) but I really thought that we could have a chance at it but we’ve been fighting too loose all day. Fought it in my last qualifying run and my last practice run it was really bad, it was really loose, and it was loose again. The good qualities about the cars, if we can keep them and get the rear in the racetrack, I think we’ll be just as fast as last week. We’ve just got to keep working on it.”

THE 600 IS A LONG RACE SO YOU WILL HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO ADJUST ON YOUR CAR. “Well, you hope so, but the way these green flags have run so much that you’ve got to be spot-on from the start of the race. Even in a long 600-mile race like this if there’s not a lot of yellow flags you can find yourself a couple of laps down really quick and that makes for a long night. But I don’t think we’re going to have worry about that. I think we’ve got enough speed in the car. We just have to keep fine-tuning it. The biggest problem is that none of the practice sessions are really relevant for what time we race. We’ll go back to the drawing board and luckily we’re not far off. I’m more disappointed about not having a chance at the pole but I think we’re close. We’ll keep talking and they’ve got a full day to come up with some magic and then we’ll be ready on Saturday.”

Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger R/T) Qualified 24th DID YOU GET THE SAME FEEL OUT OF THIS DODGE THAT YOU HAD HERE LAST WEEKEND? “No we haven’t so we’re going to keep working and see if we can’t get it a little bit better with the Miller Lite Dodge. We had a great run last weekend and just need to find something this week.”

YOUR CAR HAS BEEN A HANDFUL TODAY. WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING ON? “Everything; it just hasn’t been like we had last week so back to the drawing board and I’m confident in my guys will figure out what it is.”

YOU HAVE A DIFFERENT PAINT SCHEME THIS WEEKEND. “It’s great to have a different paint scheme. It celebrates Memorial Day and I’m really proud of it. It’s great to have a sponsor that lets you do that so I want to say thanks to Miller Lite and looking forward to a great Memorial Day weekend.”

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Series NASCAR-CUP
Tags allmendinger, dodge, keselowski, penske.srt