Loudon: Dodge teams qualifying quotes

STEVE PARK (No. 62 Orleans Racing Dodge Ram) "It wasn't a perfect lap. We've been through a lot today. We had a fast truck and ended up hurting the engine. We changed engines, and the first time out with the new engine was on the...

STEVE PARK (No. 62 Orleans Racing Dodge Ram)

"It wasn't a perfect lap. We've been through a lot today. We had a fast truck and ended up hurting the engine. We changed engines, and the first time out with the new engine was on the first qualifying lap. I got up on the wheel and went after it. I knew I had a good truck and knew they made the right changes for qualifying. I thought I might have tried a little too hard. I got in the corner real good and I waited a second to get off the corner and used all that good Dodge horsepower. We stuck to our game plan and fell a little bit short. Jack is the king of qualifying. They were holding their breath, and that's all you can do. We've got to go to the back because we changed engines, but we were qualifying for pride. We'll get a good pit stall out of it."

JAMIE McMURRAY (No. 2 Team ASE/Carquest Dodge Ram)

"I was really hard to get out of the Cup car and qualify the truck. The speed is so much different. The truck was good. I just really didn't drive it hard enough. We had practiced a lot faster, but I think we'll be good for the race."

BOBBY HAMILTON (No. 4 Square D Dodge Ram)

"We knew we weren't going to qualify good. We've been off in qualifying, but the truck really drives good in race trim. I think we'll be OK if we don't get in trouble starting back there in the back like we did at Richmond."

CHAD CHAFFIN (No. 18 Dickies Dodge Ram)

"I'm never happy with sixth or seventh, but the truck felt good. The guys did a good job, and I drove it as hard as I could. We'll take it. I think we've got a good truck. I was looking for my number to be up there at the top of the board. That should be a top 10 spot. We'll be all right. We made a few little changes after practice, and I just held my breath a little longer that time."

TED MUSGRAVE (No. 1 Mopar Dodge Ram)

"We made big changes at the end of practice. We went a different direction, and the truck seemed to get better. We thought it might be a little snug, but we'll make more adjustments before the race starts, and I think we'll be in good shape. I'm not going to say we're going to set the world on fire, but I don't think we're going to be bad, either. We've got eight more races, so we've got time to make a move. Any race that you have a bad race will really throw us for a loop. We've got to play catchup. The guys up front have just got to stay consistent. It'll be a long race here, and you've got to have track position. You could be 10th or 12th and have track position at the end and get a top five out of it."

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