Dover II: GM teams qualifying quotes

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. -- ...

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. -- #8 Budweiser Chevrolet
4th position

HOW WAS YOUR LAP? It was a good effort all day by DEI and the Budweiser team.

ARE YOU HAPPY WITH THE DIRECTION THIS TEAM IS GOING IN? We've qualified well for two weeks in a row. We'll see how we race. We've got a pretty decent setup we worked on this morning. I think if we get some time tomorrow we'll dial it in and have a good race on Sunday.

HOW IMPORTANT IS A QUALIFYING SPOT HERE? Qualifying spot is good anywhere really. For pit selection to be able to choose that suits whether you'd like an open stall or behind you. It also allows you put people around you who won't be battling with you for the stalls. It's real easy to get hung up on pit road here because it's real narrow. Just being able to get a good stall here is something you can work with all day long.

Jimmie Johnson -- #48 Lowe's Chevrolet
5th position

Really good lap. I can't thank my crew guys enough. They work so hard to get some speed in the car and make the car comfortable for me. And that's a hard thing to do, so I've got to thank Chad Knaus and all the crew guys on the Lowe's team for a great race car. A little loose into the turn but great bite up off the corner. Lost a little speed getting into turn 3. A lot of fun.

DOES THE TRACK CHANGE MUCH HERE? Yes and no. It's just consistently lays down rubber and you lose grip. Nine times out of ten you end up caught up in traffic. It's a track that we can predict the setups on a little bit and we know what's going to happen in traffic. The thing I'm encouraged about is that in the spring we could run in the second and third and fourth lanes and really had a full race track to run. I'm looking forward to that in Sunday's race.

Joe Nemechek -- #01 U.S. Army Chevrolet
9th position

Yeah, pretty good day for bringing a brand new race car here today-no laps, everything-chassis, body, everything is new. We struggled here the first race here this year, didn't run. They brought a whole different package back and it's been great ever since we unloaded. We just have to take that and deal with it. I was just a little bit too tight in qualifying to get extra speed in the corners. And, that's just typical Dover.

Jeff Gordon -- #24 DuPont Chevrolet
25th position

Not too good. Anytime you don't pick up from practice, but everybody else does, you know you're going to be pretty far back. Just too tight.

Brian Vickers -- #25 GMAC Chevrolet
26th position

We're still loose. We've been playing loose all morning. It was a lot better than we practiced, but we're still loose.

Michael Waltrip -- #15 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet
27th position

You know, I drove as hard as I could. I drove as hard as I could and I thought I was going to have a little bit better time than I had. Everybody is just so close. I ran a 23 and a darn 13 would make me happy. I always tell people don't let a tenth of a second ruin your whole day.

Tony Stewart -- #20 The Home Depot Chevrolet
31st position

It wasn't a stellar lap by any means but as Zippy said on the radio, this isn't a track where we put a huge emphasis on qualifying. We've started in the mid 20s for the two races that we won here so we're not too concerned about a wreck.

Jeff Burton -- #31 Cingular Wireless Chevrolet
36th position

We were just way too loose. We worked on race trim the whole time. We threw a qualifying setup into it kind of late it just didn't work very good. Then we had to guess. But I feel really good about race setup. We'll just have to work from where we're starting.

-gm racing-

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Jeff Burton , Jeff Gordon , Tony Stewart , Michael Waltrip , Joe Nemechek , Jimmie Johnson , Brian Vickers , Chad Knaus