Chicagoland: Toyota teams qualifying quotes

DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 00 TUMS Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Starting Position: 7th How was your qualifying run? "It wasn't bad. Our car was a little bit tight, but all-in-all it was a big pick-up from where we were in practice. So, I think...

DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 00 TUMS Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Starting Position: 7th

How was your qualifying run? "It wasn't bad. Our car was a little bit tight, but all-in-all it was a big pick-up from where we were in practice. So, I think we have a pretty good Tums Toyota. Hopefully, that will hold up and give us a good starting position, but even more importantly a good pit box so we can get in and out of the pits all day long, and have a good race that way."

What's the key to having a good race here? "We've struggled trying to make our car turn in the center here in the past. The same thing you fight at a lot of race tracks -- trying to make it turn in the center and get off. That being said, that's just what we'll work on since we got here. Hopefully, we got it good enough so we'll be good for the race."

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MARTIN TRUEX JR., No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Starting Position: 8th

How was your qualifying lap? "It was pretty good. We had a good practice today and we're really happy with our race trim. In the first practice we spent the whole time in race trim with a lot of long runs and ran a lot of laps and I feel pretty good about the car. The second practice we did all qualifying stuff and we were fairly happy with it, we were competitive. I think we ended up seventh and we were in the top 10 most of the practice, missing it just a little bit. I was a little tight in one end and a little loose in the other. Every time we helped one end, we'd hurt the other. Had the same thing on our qualifying lap, but overall it was a good pick up. We picked up about a half-second and should be a decent starting spot for us."

What do you think of these shorter race weekends? "It's nice to get all your practice in on one day, go ahead and qualify to get ready to race. Two day shows are great, especially for all the guys that are on the road all weekend and they've been working in the shop all week. It'll be nice to get them a little time off on Sunday and it will be nice for all of us to have an extra day going into our long off week."

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DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Ground Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 17th

How is your car handling? "We've been a little bit tight all day and we were tight right there on our qualifying run, as well. We are off on speed. Think a lot of us with our team our struggling for speed, we're a little off on that. So, there's really nothing we can do about that here as long as the balance is set."

Any difference racing at night after practicing during the day? "No, we have a lot of notes that we go by to find out what the race track does from day to night. We'll just kind of rely on that."

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JOEY LOGANO, No. 20 Home Depot Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 18th

How is your race car? "I thought my Home Depot Toyota was really good and after my qualifying run, I said this has got to be a top five run. I thought it was great. It felt like it was good and was just slow, two-tenths. I felt like it was every bit of a fifty. I don't know what we had to do. It was good in race trim, though so we'll pick them off. We have a long race tomorrow so we'll figure it out."

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MARCOS AMBROSE, No. 47 Clorox-Kleenex Toyota Camry, JTG-Daugherty Racing
Starting Position: 23rd

Are you pleased with your qualifying run? "Left a lot out there. It's hard when you're first out. It's actually the first time I've been first out (for qualifying) in my Cup career."

What did you think of being first in line for qualifying? "I don't like that. I like to watch what everyone else does first. At least I know roughly what lap time I need to do. It was fine. It was a decent lap."

Will it be different racing at night after practicing during the day? "Who knows what's going to happen. I'm sure it's going to be completely different tomorrow night."

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REED SORENSON, No. 83 Red Bull Toyota Camry, Red Bull Racing Team
Starting Position: 24th

How was your race car after practicing and qualifying? "It's okay. We tightened front grip pretty much the whole day and we have a few changes that we're going to do before tomorrow that I think is going to help us a lot. Other than that, I think we're an average car and if that helps us, I think we'll be pretty good tomorrow."

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JOE NEMECHEK, No. 87 Toyota Camry, NEMCO Motorsports
Starting Position: 28th

MAX PAPIS, No. 13 GEICO Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
Starting Position: 31st

KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Snickers Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 33rd

MIKE BLISS, No. 32 Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Starting Position: 37th

ROBBY GORDON, No. 7 MAPEI/Menards Toyota Camry, Robby Gordon Motorsports
Starting Position: 38th

SCOTT SPEED, No. 82 Red Bull Toyota Camry, Red Bull Racing Team
Starting Position: 39th

MICHAEL MCDOWELL, No. 55 Toyota Camry, PRISM Motorsports
Starting Position: DNQ

TODD BODINE, No. 64 Toyota Camry, Gunselman Motorsports
Starting Position: DNQ

DAVE BLANEY, No. 66 Toyota Camry, PRISM Motorsports
Starting Position: DNQ

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Michael Waltrip , Robby Gordon
Teams Red Bull Racing , Germain Racing , Michael Waltrip Racing , Joe Gibbs Racing , NEMCO Motorsports