Talladega: Dodge - Casey Mears top rookie qualifying quotes

CASEY MEARS (No. 41 Target Dodge Intrepid) NOTE: Mears led all Raybestos Rookie of the Year drivers with a qualifying lap of 185.298 mph on Friday. He'll start 11th in Sunday's 43-car field. "It feels good. The guys did an excellent job at the...

CASEY MEARS (No. 41 Target Dodge Intrepid)

NOTE: Mears led all Raybestos Rookie of the Year drivers with a qualifying lap of 185.298 mph on Friday. He'll start 11th in Sunday's 43-car field.

"It feels good. The guys did an excellent job at the shop. They built a great car. The engine shop did a great job. The job out there is just to hold it wide open and try to hit the best line you can. It's a good qualifying position for the team, and I'm just real happy for them. We get to start up toward the front this year finally.

"I think it's especially good for us (to start up front) because we got off to a rocky start. It feels good to finally be starting up toward the front. It gives the guys something to be happy about and excited about. We've got a good pit stall this time, and the guys are excited about that. It'll make Sunday a lot better."

-dodge motorsports-

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Casey Mears