MATT KENSETH --17-- DEWALT Power Tools Taurus - "That was a pretty good lap. I felt like I got pretty much everything out of it. I think the track backed up a little. It was a real good lap. It probably wasn't a perfect lap, but it was a good...
MATT KENSETH --17-- DEWALT Power Tools Taurus - "That was a pretty good lap. I felt like I got pretty much everything out of it. I think the track backed up a little. It was a real good lap. It probably wasn't a perfect lap, but it was a good one. I'm trying not to get too excited. It was a really good lap, but I don't know if it was the ultimate lap. If we ever qualify in the top 10, it's party time. It's almost like we won the race. Whenever we're in the top 20, we're extremely satisfied with that. We were the only car that tested up here and we had a real productive test. Hopefully, we'll have our ducks in a row when it comes time to race."
MARK MARTIN --6-- Viagra Taurus - "We're disappointed. The farthest down we were in practice was second, but the sun baked the track. We had the car on a knife edge and to get as fast as were, we were on the knife edge and when you're set up like that, you can' afford to have that sun bake for two hours."
KURT BUSCH --97-- Rubbermaid Taurus - "It just didn't bounce off the fence like I thought it should - it's a Rubbermaid Ford. Anyway, I couldn't decide what I needed to do right there. I thought I made a good lap and I was about ready to pull it off, but for some reason it just snapped around on me in turn two. I'm really good at starting in the back."
ELLIOTT SADLER --21-- Motorcraft Taurus - "Pretty disappointed in it, actually. I was hoping we would run a lot faster than that. We left the car a little tight and, man, the track has really tightened up, so it's pretty disappointing. I really want to get these guys a pole and I feel like this is one of the tracks that I can do that at. But that'll get us a top-10 for Sunday and we're going to race it up a little bit so we'll see what happens."
RICKY RUDD --28-- Havoline Taurus - "The car got tight coming off the corner. We've been fighting it since we've been here. It wasn't like it was a big surprise, but in looking at how we fell off compared to other cars, it doesn't look like we fell off as maybe they did. The second lap I just about wrecked trying too hard. I got a good comfortable lap in. I tried hard on the second one and it just didn't work out, but we knew we had the first lap under our belt."
RICKY CRAVEN --32-- Tide Taurus - "That's one of those things where you say you should be happy with sixth and carry on, but being a competitor I say, 'Man, I'd like to have another shot at that one.' The guys did such a great job dialing this thing in right off the trailer. I believe we had a pole speed through one and two. I lost the rear of the car getting into three and I just had to keep chasing it up and up the hill. Then once I got the car back under me I had given up too much in the middle of the corner. It's just an example of where we're at as a group. You've qualified sixth and you're disappointed."