Dover II: Ford teams qualifying report

CARL EDWARDS -- No. 99 Office Depot Ford Fusion (qualified 15th) "We've just got to run like we ran in practice. I have to tell Greg [Biffle], he deserves another round of applause. He's my hero. That was unbelievable. It was pretty awesome ...

CARL EDWARDS -- No. 99 Office Depot Ford Fusion (qualified 15th)

"We've just got to run like we ran in practice. I have to tell Greg [Biffle], he deserves another round of applause. He's my hero. That was unbelievable. It was pretty awesome from Greg to be able to do that. A great race car we've got with this Office Depot Fusion, too. I think Greg's the fastest in practice. We might've been about the same speed or this Office Depot Ford Fusion may be a tick faster, I'm not sure, but both of these cars are very fast. I just can't believe he saved that thing."

YOU TOOK ONLY ONE LAP ON A DAY WHEN MOST ARE TAKING TWO. IS THAT AN INDICATION OF HOW GOOD THAT LAP WAS FOR YOU? "I was just pretty sure that the first lap was going to be pretty faster -- it was as loose as I can stand it. I almost wrecked it into one, the first lap, so I figured no need to risk it, you know? We're in the Chase, it'll hopefully be a top-10 position, maybe 10th or 12th, and it'll be fine for the race."

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GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 Nintendo Wii Ford Fusion (qualified 9th)

ON HIS SPIN DURING QUALIFYING. "These guys did a great job with this Wii Fusion, but I just got loose. I had been loose in in qualifying trim, and it's pretty obvious -- it looked like Tony Stewart was from where I'm standing here -- but just started spinning out way early on the straightaway, I lifted on the gas and turned in the corner and it started to get out from under me, so I went back to the brakes and tried to get it slowed down so I could kind of control, maybe, that spin, and thought I might be able to save it for a moment, but was able to spin in out and keep it off the wall, which is pretty unusual at Dover. But, like I said, I had a lot of early notice, and I'm a little frustrated by it because I think my car was a little faster than the time we put up. Hopefully, this will keep us in the top 10, but as the track cools down here I don't know that it's going to."

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KEN SCHRADER -- No. 21 Air Force Ford Fusion (qualified 26th)

"We're playing a different game here. Right now, we're not looking for a pole, we're looking for solid, and even though we know we're in this week, you're always conditioned that like maybe you're not. We picked up from practice, it was a good run. When you go this close to an Air Force base, and it's the Air Force car, and it's their 60th anniversary, it's a little bit pressure. We worked on race stuff most all day, made two qualifying runs and got better."

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DAVID RAGAN -- No. 6 AAA Ford Fusion (qualified 35th)

"Yes, we're a little disappointed. I wish we could've backed up what we ran in practice, but just a little free, just chasing the car a little bit on exits and couldn't get in the throttle where I needed to. It's not the lap we wanted, but I think our race car is a pretty good car; we'll just have to see how it is on Saturday."

DID THE TRACK CHANGE ANY? "Maybe. I don't know. Certainly we felt like we were pretty good at the end of practice, but I doubt we changed anything. The track might've changed a little, and then you always try to get that little extra in qualifying, and I don't know if maybe I just overdrove it a little bit. It was not the lap we wanted, bit it's not like we hadn't raced our way from the back this year yet."

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MATT KENSETH -- No. 17 DeWalt Nano Technology Ford Fusion (qualified 10th)

"That was a good lap for us. They made good adjustments. They got it faster, so, we mostly tried to work on the race, and still got a halfway decent qualifying run."

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Tony Stewart