STEVE PARK (No. 62 Orleans Racing Dodge Ram) -- Qualified Third "I don't think you ever get a perfect lap here at Dover. They named this place The Monster Mile for a reason. I love coming here to race. Dodge has done a great job working on our...
STEVE PARK (No. 62 Orleans Racing Dodge Ram) -- Qualified Third
"I don't think you ever get a perfect lap here at Dover. They named this place The Monster Mile for a reason. I love coming here to race. Dodge has done a great job working on our effort to qualify. That's where we've been struggling the first part of the year. At Charlotte we handled good, but we qualified 25th. The Dodge engineers put their heads together and came up with a plan, and the Orleans team did a good job of enacting that plan in a short amount of time.
"We're making gains. We're still trying to put personnel in place, but we're gaining on it slowly but surely. The track was hot, and I turned about 50 less rpm's than in practice. We were looking for about 50 more. The track got slicker and the speeds got slower. If the sun stays out and it stays hot and we don't get a cloud cover, which we might not get, that should put us somewhere in the top five. I felt like if anyone went faster than that they deserved it. We were real happy with our qualifying effort."
COMMENT ON CONGRATULATIONS FROM KEN SCHRADER AND MIKE SKINNER IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOUR QUALIFYING RUN "I rode up here on a motorcycle with Schrader. I got the tolls at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and it was $24. Schrader said, 'don't worry, I'll buy lunch.' So he took me to McDonald's and lunch was $12. He still won out. Coming off the track he held up four fingers like I was fourth. I thought I was third because he only has half of one finger. Schrader is a great guy. I enjoyed the ride up here. I enjoy truck racing. Mike Skinner is a great guy, too. He's a fierce competitor, so to beat Skinner and Schrader is a tribute to this Orleans team."