Fontana II: Ford teams qualifying quotes

GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 3M/Scotch-Blue Ford Fusion (qualified 2nd) THAT WAS A PRETTY GOOD LAP. WHAT DID YOU FIND? "Well, I don't know what we found. It was a good lap for us. We were definitely not that good in practice. I was little concerned...

GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 3M/Scotch-Blue Ford Fusion (qualified 2nd)

THAT WAS A PRETTY GOOD LAP. WHAT DID YOU FIND? "Well, I don't know what we found. It was a good lap for us. We were definitely not that good in practice. I was little concerned about that because certainly Denny [Hamlin] has laid down a huge lap, and we've split between first and third. I don't know where all of these other guys are going to fill in at, but obviously the track has got a lot of speed with that lap that Denny put down, but I'm glad to get this 3M Scotch-Blue Ford Fusion up there near the front. We'll just have to wait and see how it pans out.

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CARL EDWARDS -- No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion (qualified 11th)

"That was okay. We just went a little faster and didn't quite get the front end just right. I think if we had one more crack at it we could be really good. That's okay. Hopefully, that'll be top 15, top-half of the field at worst. It's a long race, and if we've got a race car, we should be able to be up there, no problem."

IT LOOKS LIKE ROUSH FENWAY RACING HAS BEEN MAKING SMALL INCREMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS. IS THAT AN ACCURATE ASSESSMENT? "That's correct. Yes, we have been. Dover was great; Matt [Kenseth] was super fast. Last week, I think Greg [Biffle] had the best car. This week we've got cars that are running fast, so far. We'll have a little more practice tomorrow, and we'll know what's really going on. It seems like we're making gains. It never can be too early for that. We need to get on it right now."

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DAVID RAGAN -- No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion (qualified 31st)

"I don't know if we changed anything to the car or not. It was just a little free, and just being a little too aggressive back to the throttle and had to get back out of it and then back in it. Just a bad first lap. The second lap was better but certainly not as good as what we could've run. I'm a little disappointed. It looks like we'll probably be 20th, 25th or so, but our UPS Ford is pretty good, better than we've been, so I'm looking forward to the race."

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MATT KENSETH -- No. 17 R+L Carriers Ford Fusion (qualified 17th)

"It didn't drive very good. I guess it will be middle of the road for time. But it didn't drive very good. I was kind of disappointed with it, really, with how our car drove all day, but our speed has been reasonable."

CAN YOU COMPARE WHERE YOU ARE TODAY WITH WHERE YOU WERE AFTER QUALIFYING BACK IN FEBRUARY WHEN YOU WON HERE? "That's hard to do, to be honest with you. We had a really good car here in the spring, we brought the same stuff back, but totally different theories and set-ups, and it seems like maybe the speed's a little better, but it hasn't been driving good yet today, so we have some work to do tomorrow."

-credit: ford racing

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