JON WOOD -47-Clorox/American Red Cross Ford Fusion (Qualified 3rd) WITH YOUR LATE QUALIFYING DRAW, WERE YOU GETTING NERVOUS? "I was nervous, but not because I thought we had a chance. With it being the first race of the year and not being...
JON WOOD -47-Clorox/American Red Cross Ford Fusion (Qualified 3rd)
WITH YOUR LATE QUALIFYING DRAW, WERE YOU GETTING NERVOUS?
"I was nervous, but not because I thought we had a chance. With it being the first race of the year and not being back into the routine of things yet, my job was really to sit in the seat. It makes no difference who drives these cars in qualifying. The speeds that they run is a testament of what preparation is done at the shop and everybody in off-season, not anything that I've done. As much as I want to take credit for it, I can't."
DID YOU THINK YOU HAD A CAR THAT WOULD CHALLENGE FOR THE POLE?
"I didn't think I had a 30th-place car in qualifying. Like I've been telling everybody, we did no qualifying runs to speak of whatsoever, either in the test or yesterday or the day before. We focused primarily on race runs, so it was pretty astonishing that we were able to qualify that way as well."
"I guess ever since we've gotten here for Speed Weeks, the question has been about how to approach the race and whether to lay back and wait on all of the crashing to be over and done with or what to do, and now it appears that I don't really have a choice. I've kinda have made my bed and get to sleep in it. This race track is one of the few tracks that I can honestly say that I had no part whatsoever in qualifying. Everything that was involved in that lap that I ran was as a result of all of the hard work that everybody at the shop has done and just preparation as a whole. Since we unloaded at the test here we've been fast. We didn't really expect to qualify that well, that was quite a surprise, but we had full expectations of racing well."
-credit: ford interview