Texas II: Ford teams qualifying quotes

CARL EDWARDS - No. 60 Save-a-Lot Ford Fusion - (qualified 1st) "Drew and the guys have been working really hard for tomorrow out here. This is great. We've got to run well and the guys have been doing a great job. That lap was fun. That was good...

CARL EDWARDS - No. 60 Save-a-Lot Ford Fusion - (qualified 1st)

"Drew and the guys have been working really hard for tomorrow out here. This is great. We've got to run well and the guys have been doing a great job. That lap was fun. That was good enough for me."

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BOBBY HAMILTON JR. - No. 25 Ford Fusion - (qualified 3rd)

"The track has cooled off; it's done everything that gives the car grip. We made some changes right at the last minute to tighten it up. The bottom line is if you can turn on the wheel and stay on the gas, you're going to be fast. Fortunately, we were able to do that. We were a little bit off compared to these front two guys, but I don't know where I'll wind up. I hope we're in the top-10."

YOU HAVE A LOGO ON THE HOOD NOW. "It's been a friend of mine for a while and I hate just having a plain race car. So I asked him to get the decals and we'll do something."

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JAMIE MCMURRAY - No. 17 CitiFinancial Ford Fusion - (qualified 11th)

YOU PICKED UP A FULL SECOND FROM THE FINAL PRACTICE. "Yeah, we didn't make any qualifying runs in practice. You have to run flat out and I told them that I just wanted to save the courage I had for just one lap. I really didn't want to try to do it twice. I wish we were a little bit quicker. I think we've qualified on the pole twice with this car and we've had some pretty good runs. I believe this is probably the best racing car that we've had. It didn't qualify as well as we thought we would, but racing wise, it's pretty strong."

DID YOU HOLD IT WIDE OPEN? "Oh, yeah, that's all the faster you can go. I scrubbed a little speed off coming off of four just kind of working the wheel, but that's all the faster that car will go today."-

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DAVID RAGAN - No. 6 Discount Tire Ford Fusion - (qualified 12th)

"I think when the sun goes down and the track cools off, that's just free speed for everybody. I felt like our car was a little bit better, we made some adjustments on it and it has been pretty good here the last few weeks. This is the same car we ran at Kansas and Charlotte. We'll adjust on it and hopefully be somewhere in the top-10."

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MARCOS AMBROSE - No. 59 Kingsford Tailgate at Home Ford Fusion - (qualified 23rd)

"The car was really loose but we should be pretty good tomorrow afternoon. The guys worked really hard on the car and it should race really good tomorrow."

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KELLY BIRES - No. 47 STP/O'Reilly Auto Parts Ford Fusion - (qualified 25th)

"That was the first qualifying run we made today. Our car wasn't that bad, it was a little bit loose. We had a lot of problems in practice today. So, we just worked on getting the car fast in race trim. What we have is what we had there in qualifying. It was pretty much on the floor. The guys did a great job. It wasn't bad, we should hopefully end up in the top-15 to start tomorrow."

WHAT HAPPENED EARLIER, YOU MISSED SOME PRACTICE TIME? "We had some mechanical issues with the car that made us sit out first practice because we were busy replacing them. They we were limited on the final practice and on total practice time. We had to make some pretty big swings at in, some pretty big changes. I think we've got something, we'll have to fine tune it during the race."

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JASON KELLER - No. 27 Kleenex Ford Fusion - (qualified 37th)

"It was a little bit better than our practice run. We're going have to get a little bit more time on this program to see exactly what we need. We haven't really qualified good on the mile-and-a-half stuff, so that's the biggest thing. We've just got to get our package together."

-credit: ford racing

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