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DAVID RAGAN -- No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion (Qualified 15th) "Our UPS Ford was better, but I just wish we could have got that run in during practice and then got better in qualifying, but Donnie Wingo and our UPS team brought a great car out here. It...

DAVID RAGAN -- No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion (Qualified 15th)

"Our UPS Ford was better, but I just wish we could have got that run in during practice and then got better in qualifying, but Donnie Wingo and our UPS team brought a great car out here. It was pretty good in practice. We were a little better in race trim than we were in qualifying trim, so that was an improvement. I think everyone is going to pick up some, but I think it'll be OK and we'll have to go race them on Sunday."

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CARL EDWARDS -- No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion (Qualified 31st)

"It's a long race. That was a really good lap, so we're just missing something. There's something that we're not doing that we need to be doing. That's half-a-second off and that's one of the best qualifying laps I've ever run. The car was really close. The guys did a good job with what we have, but we'll figure it out. At least we know that's as good as we can do with that and we can go work on something else."

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KASEY KAHNE -- No. 9 Budweiser Ford Fusion (Qualified 4th)

"We got a cloud and had a really good Budweiser Ford. We had been off in practice and tried a lot of things, but Kenny and the guys took a nice shot at it right there. I came to the green and felt like I got through three and four really good, so I overdrove one because I felt good. I drove too hard into turn one and gave a little bit away there just getting back to the throttle and didn't probably get down the backstretch as good as I need to to beat Clint, but it was still a good run. We came from a long ways back, but still have a pretty decent shot at it for Sunday."

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AJ ALLMENDINGER -- No. 43 Best Buy Ford Fusion (Qualified 29th)

"On race runs we were pretty good in practice, and I thought we were decent in qualifying trim, but I was just too tight there. I think the car is pretty good in race trim and I think we have to keep trying to free it up a little bit and get the car turning better. The rear is in the race track a lot, but we'll go fight another day tomorrow."

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BORIS SAID -- No. 26 Sacred Power/Southern Pride Trucking Ford Fusion (DNF)

"It was unfortunate for the Sacred Power Ford. We had a miss in practice and they tried to fix it, but I think the ignition switch shorted out because when I left pit road it made a couple of big sparks and then it wouldn't re-fire. It's unfortunate, but we're in the show in that's the important thing." DO YOU HAVE A LONG NIGHT AHEAD OF YOU? "I don't, but Frank and the boys do. I'm sure they have a good idea of what it is and they can fix it pretty good, but they don't even let me touch the car to work on it. They barely let me drive it, but they'll do a good job and the Sacred Power car, hopefully, will be good tomorrow."

-source: ford racing

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