MARTIN TRUEX JR., No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Starting Position: 4th Are you happy with your qualifying lap? "Yeah, it was okay. You can always do a little better, you know. You can always find things about...
MARTIN TRUEX JR., No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Starting Position: 4th
Are you happy with your qualifying lap? "Yeah, it was okay. You can always do a little better, you know. You can always find things about your lap that weren't quite right. We had a decent practice today. We made constant improvements on the car and we ended up our last run there was the best that we had been, but it wasn't quite good enough so we made a few more changes and it was a good pickup for us. That's probably one of the biggest pickups all day as far as making some adjustments and going back out and running. It was a good pickup, it wasn't perfect. I probably could've made it better yet, but it was a good lap for our NAPA Toyota and I've just got to thank all of the guys for their hard work."
How did everything go at the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation golf tournament on Wednesday? "The golf event Wednesday was awesome. We had a great turnout. It was sold out. And the dinner that night was great. We had an auction and everything went really well. We had a lot of support and raised $200,000 so it was pretty good. We're real proud of that and I've just got to thank everyone for helping us. NAPA and all of our sponsors and of course Toyota -- everybody helping us put it on and of course all of the people that made it all possible by coming out and supporting us."
DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 5th
What are your goals for the weekend? "Just try to keep our nose clean. I think this has been a tough track for us. We've gotten in accidents, we've had mechanical failures at this track. Even when we do seem to run well. It's all about conserving. Really, I hate to say that but for us it's been a track that's really bitten us and put us really far behind in the Chase. So, we're going to come here and hopefully take some of the momentum that we've had over the last few weeks and try to capitalize on that."
KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 12th
How did your car handle on the qualifying lap? "Real tight in turn one. Dave's (Rogers, crew chief) been doing a good job all the guys have. We had a pretty good car in the practice and felt like the Interstate Batteries Camry was capable of qualifying top-five. We just got tight there in turn two, but everything else was really good so I was kind of pleased with it. I knew it felt a little slow and evidently it was."
How was your qualifying lap? "I thought we had a pretty good balance in practice and we seemed to be a little bit freer in qualifying, but it was still pretty good for as loose as we were. It was really loose. That's okay, though. We've had more speed in the car this weekend so that's a good thing and I think we've got a decent start of the weekend in race trim. We started out in race trim and it was decent so I think we've got a decent car for this weekend."
DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 00 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Starting Position: 18th
How did you feel about your qualifying lap? "We really missed it today. We kept tightening up the Aaron's Dream Machine and when I went out to qualify it felt like it was plowing in the center. We just went too far in trying to tighten it up. It's disappointing - we normally qualify pretty well here and we ran well here in the spring. We'll just keep working on it tomorrow and try to get it better before the race on Sunday."
JOEY LOGANO, No. 20 Home Depot Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 20th
How was your qualifying lap? "We freed it up too much. We got loose and as soon as I landed the back end just broke out and I just over-slowed the car and forced me to get to the gas too soon and missed my corner pretty much. It seems like once the first thing goes wrong it all kind of goes wrong together after that."
How do you feel about your qualifying lap? "We were able to put a pretty good lap down. It was a lot better than in practice. We were able to make some good changes in between practice and qualifying so that will certainly be a lot better than we would have been. Other than that, we just have to see how the car will be tomorrow in practice. I like this race track and I used to really like it a lot. I've been real successful here in a truck and a Nationwide car, but I've always seemed to struggle here in the Cup car. It's a very unique track and I like it because it's something different that we get to go to."
MARCOS AMBROSE, No. 47 Bush's Baked Beans/Scott Toyota Camry, JTG-Daugherty Racing
Starting Position: 24th
How was your car during qualifying? "We were loose late off during our qualifying run. During first practice, we were fighting being tight in the middle with our Bush's Baked Beans Toyota and it was snapping loose off. We just have to work on it a little more to get it dialed in. We've got a pretty good piece. I was really comfortable with it at the start of practice. I really didn't have any issues with it. We've just got to get back there. If we can do that, we'll be pretty good."
CASEY MEARS, No. 13 GEICO Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
Starting Position: 27th
JOE NEMECHEK, No. 87 Heat Redefined.com Toyota Camry, NEMCO Motorsports
Starting Position: 29th
MIKE BLISS, No. 55 Toyota Camry, PRISM Motorsports
Starting Position: 39th
KEVIN CONWAY, No. 7 Extenze Toyota Camry, Robby Gordon Motorsports
Starting Position: 41st
JOSH WISE, No. 64 Toyota Camry, Gunselman Motorsports
Starting Position: DNQ
TED MUSGRAVE, No. 66 Toyota Camry, PRISM Motorsports
Starting Position: DNQ
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