Las Vegas: GM drivers qualifying quotes

JEFF GREEN, NO. 30 AOL CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO: "The car drove really good. We tightened it up just a touch. We didn't really know what the racetrack was going to do. We got it just a little bit tight, but you can go faster tighter than you can ...

JEFF GREEN, NO. 30 AOL CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO:

"The car drove really good. We tightened it up just a touch. We didn't really know what the racetrack was going to do. We got it just a little bit tight, but you can go faster tighter than you can loose. That's a good lap for us."

JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE'S CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO:

"Our focus right now is to really start qualifying in the top 10 and the top 15, and hopefully this qualifying effort will do that for us here. We race really well, but I've forgotten how to qualify. Something is going on in qualifying, so we're looking forward to getting that back on track."

ON BEING A FACTOR SUNDAY "We had a great test out here. Race-wise - I've got the rhythm and understanding for the race and Chad (Knaus) knows exactly how to put a setup under the car to save the tires, so we're in good shape. It's just that in qualifying we're having to dig ourselves out of a pretty big hole. We're working hard on getting away from that hole so we can race for the win instead of racing for top fives."

ROBBY GORDON, NO. 31 CINGULAR CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO:

"I'm kind of disappointed. I honestly thought we'd be a lot better than that. Everybody else picked up and we made some adjustments on our car that just loosened us up way too much. We were actually better before. The track changed also, so we didn't stay with the track change."

TONY STEWART, NO. HOME DEPOT CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO:

HOW WAS YOUR LAP? "It was pretty animated. I wrecked in one and didn't hit anything; went down into three and missed the entry. It should have run a 'teen' probably - it probably should be on the pole right now. I told them, 'If you guys ever get a driver that can qualify you'll win a lot more poles. But, like they said, it doesn't pay a dime to qualify. The big money is on Sunday and I think we're pretty good to go."

JERRY NADEAU, NO. 01 USG PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:

"We should have been a little bit better than that. We had a good race car. I think between the dampness - I couldn't see out of the windshield - no excuses - it was just hard to see.

"I could have had the pole, I think, pretty easy. Maybe if I had gone out a little earlier and had tightened up the car a little bit, but I'm happy with top 10s."

DALE EARNHARDT, JR., NO. 8 BUDWEISER CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO:

YOU TOOK A SHOT AT THE POLE... "I wanted to get it. I'm kind of disappointed. I made a lot of mistakes out there, but we've still got a good car.

"The car was a little bit free-er than it was earlier today, so I should have been able to figure it out and get a better lap. I couldn't keep the car on the bottom like I wanted to. A little bit of time - that's it.

"If you don't reach down there and grab it, you ain't going to get it. I should have gotten the pole. I should have gotten it."

-gm racing-

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