All-Star Showdown: Dodge teams qualifying quotes

DAVID STREMME (No. 12 Penske Racing Dodge Charger) starts from the pole position for the Sprint All-Star Showdown Race due to rain cancelling qualifying. HOW WAS THE CAR IN PRACTICE TODAY? "Our car was pretty good in practice. For the limited...

DAVID STREMME (No. 12 Penske Racing Dodge Charger) starts from the pole position for the Sprint All-Star Showdown Race due to rain cancelling qualifying.

HOW WAS THE CAR IN PRACTICE TODAY? "Our car was pretty good in practice. For the limited amount of time we had in practice, we never did a qualifying run, so it was going to be interesting to try and qualify tonight. I think like everybody else in the garage, our car was a little tight. It's pretty typical of how it has been here the last couple of years. Scuffed tires seem to be a little better right now. I think it's going to be interesting how the race is going to start with guys spread out throughout the field. I think our chances of making it in (the Sprint All-Star Race) are pretty good with our starting position. Our speed is definitely in the car the last couple of weeks and we've had really good cars as far as I'm concerned."

HOW DO YOU THINK YOUR CHANCES ARE TOMORROW? "I've been in two all-star races. My first year I remember a big wreck and the second year I remember a big wreck. I was watching last year and remember a big wreck. So within the first five laps I know that there's going to be a big wreck, I just don't want to be in it (smiles). I don't think that the fastest car always wins the Showdown into the All-Star Race. You look at Kasey (Kahne) last year, he won. And Sam (Hornish Jr.) transferred in and finished seventh. With not testing here this year, it's pretty important to work off of what we have here this week for the (Coca-Cola) 600 because of not getting a lot of practice time."

-credit: dodge motorsports

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Series NASCAR Cup
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