Talladega II: Blaney post qualifying interview

DAVE BLANEY, No. 22 Caterpillar Camry, Bill Davis Racing Starting Position: 2nd How hard has your team worked on its superspeedway program since the beginning of the year? "There are different circumstances this time, since we're racing the...

DAVE BLANEY, No. 22 Caterpillar Camry, Bill Davis Racing Starting Position: 2nd

How hard has your team worked on its superspeedway program since the beginning of the year?

"There are different circumstances this time, since we're racing the COT and have a different restrictor plate. The engine guys definitely did a great job. We're happy with it. We thought we could come here and qualify pretty good and we did. Hopefully it will race good. The times were so close between the 'go-or-go home' guys, that we didn't get a chance to work in the draft in practice. I'm sure we'll have to work on the car all day Sunday."

How big of a focus is the top-35 in points for the team?

"That's the number one focus right now, to get in the top-35 in points, so we don't take a chance of missing the race every week. The more times we're out, the more chance of missing we have. Obviously, we'd like to be in the top-35 after this weekend, but the ultimate goal is to be in the top-35 after Homestead. For me, the sooner the better."

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
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