Chicagoland: Ford teams qualifying quotes

CARL EDWARDS -- No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion (Qualified 25th) "It should be good. We were real fast in race trim. We just didn't put much effort into qualifying and we're gonna end up 25th or 26th. This is a track you can pass on and, hopefully,...

CARL EDWARDS -- No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion (Qualified 25th)

"It should be good. We were real fast in race trim. We just didn't put much effort into qualifying and we're gonna end up 25th or 26th. This is a track you can pass on and, hopefully, we'll be able to make it up in the race. It's nothing to worry about. We've just been focusing on race trim."

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DAVID RAGAN -- No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion (Qualified 17th)

"That's a decent pick up. I wish we could have gone a tenth faster and I think we all would have been really happy, but that's better than what we've been. I think our UPS Ford is pretty decent. I was pretty happy with it in race trim. We made a few qualifying runs and, like I said, I think we improved every time but we still need just a little bit more to be up front, but I think we've got a good race car for this weekend. It should be fast on Saturday."

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BILL ELLIOTT -- No. 21 Motorcraft Ford Fusion (Qualified 8th)

"It was really good. The guys made some really key changes in practice. We unloaded and we were decent. Most of those guys were making race runs while we were making qualifying runs right off the get-go, but they still went in the right direction. From what David Hyder and Len and Eddie, and all the guys that pull behind this deal, and Ford Motorcraft and all the people that have pulled together and helped us, we have come a long way in the last three races."

TALK ABOUT THE MOVES YOU'VE MADE WITH A COUPLE GREAT FINISHES THE LAST TWO STARTS. "We have and I think we've really learned a lot. If we can just keep working our setup and get a little bit better each and every time, that's where we need to be. We just need to keep working this thing out, working together and improving our communication. I'm just looking forward to racing."

-credit: ford racing

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