BOBBY HAMILTON, JR., NO. 32 TIDE CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO: (ON HIS LAP) "It was probably the biggest rush you could ever get. To run wide open here is one thing, but to run wide open here at night, I had my shield up on my helmet and the wind just...
BOBBY HAMILTON, JR., NO. 32 TIDE CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO:
(ON HIS LAP) "It was probably the biggest rush you could ever get. To run wide open here is one thing, but to run wide open here at night, I had my shield up on my helmet and the wind just blowing up. It was incredible. I went down the back straightaway and I was screaming, 'Whooo!' It was a cool rush. I think it will give us a top 15, I hope. But, it's getting later and cooler, so there are going to be some guys that run quicker than that. We've just got to keep building our team into a consistent team and go after it." More to follow
KYLE BUSCH, NO. 5 KELLOGG'S CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO
Note: Crashed during his qualifying attempt and will go to a back up car #316, which Terry Labonte raced in 2004 at Michigan. It was also the back up car last week for California. NASCAR is allowing the team to prepare the car on Saturday for Sunday's race.
(ARE YOU OKAY... AND WHAT HAPPENED?) "Yeah, I'm okay. I don't really know what happened. We were just getting up to speed and building it up and going into Turn 3 and I turned the wheel to enter the corner and it just snapped around on me. I don't know exactly what happened. I don't think it was a tire. I didn't feel that. I haven't seen the film yet. They probably replayed it many times while I was in the Infield Care Center. I don't know it anything broke. It might have just been how cold it was outside and how cold the tires were and not just matching up to the asphalt right away. You're trying to build your speed through there and trying to hold it wide open if you can and sometimes it just doesn't work. That car that we just wrecked was a brand new race car and we were really excited to run that one. It was really good in the tunnel and everything was great on it. But it just didn't come about."
KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 29 GM GOODWRENCH CHEVROLET
COMMENTED PRIOR TO QUALFIYING:
(HOW WILL THE ABSENCE OF TODD BERRIER AFFECT YOUR WEEKEND?) "Well, I don't really think it will affect our plans. As far as our plans go, Scott's been a part of our plans week in and week out for a little over a year. So, as far as that's concern, I don't think it will affect things too much. But, the car's been pretty loose since we've been here. We struggled with it, so we changed just about half of everything. It should be, hopefully, better for tomorrow. I don't know what it's going to do tonight, but we'll find out here in a minute."