SAM HORNISH JR. (No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger) Qualified 5th "We've qualified really well here in the past and just need to get the race results out of it. The Mobil 1 Dodge has been great from the first lap that we put on it today. I'm...
SAM HORNISH JR. (No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger) Qualified 5th
"We've qualified really well here in the past and just need to get the race results out of it. The Mobil 1 Dodge has been great from the first lap that we put on it today. I'm looking forward in having the opportunity to race well. We've been qualifying well; we just need the cars better for the beginning of the race. We're going to have a big transition tomorrow night with the temperature. I'm looking forward to that.
"We've been struggling a little bit in race trim. When we switched over to the spoiler, it threw us for a little bit of a loop. The cars were a lot tighter in the race and we just had a hard time getting where we needed to be. We feel like we're heading in the right direction. I was real happy with the Mobil 1 Dodge last weekend. The end of the race was a bummer. Everyone is anxious. Everyone is trying to go and giving each other a little bit less room. We got ourselves stuck in the middle because a couple guys got loose in-front of us and there just wasn't enough room. It was unfortunate for sure. I'm looking forward to this weekend. Chicago has been good to me in the past; I've won a few races here and celebrated a couple (IRL) championships here."
KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) Qualified 22nd
"Not a bad qualifying effort for our Miller Lite Dodge. We had a nice pick-up from practice. That was all that I could get out of the car. We're missing a little bit of speed, but we worked on a new race trim project to help advance our mile-and-a-half program because you can never stand still. We'll go back to more of what we had at Charlotte. Chicago has been a tough track for me. We're looking for a nice solid run here tomorrow night; maybe we can get a top five out of it."
DO YOU EXPECT THE TRACK TO CHANGE MUCH TOMORROW NIGHT? "I hope it does. That would be great for us. I hope to gain some right-side grip to make our right front turn better through the middle and keep that right side from sliding out."
BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 12 Penske Racing Dodge Charger) Qualified 30th
"I got all that I could out of our Penske Dodge. We were just a little tight. It's a real fine line between tight and loose right now. We were just a little too tight at the apex of the corner."
-source: dodge motorsports