Loudon II: Ford teams qualifying quotes

KEN SCHRADER -- No. 21 Motorcraft Ford Fusion (Qualified 10th) "That's quicker than we had run by a couple tenths. It's gonna be solid, but I don't want to be solid. I want to be better than solid." DO YOU FEEL YOUR TEAM HAS FOUND A GROOVE ...

KEN SCHRADER -- No. 21 Motorcraft Ford Fusion (Qualified 10th)

"That's quicker than we had run by a couple tenths. It's gonna be solid, but I don't want to be solid. I want to be better than solid."

DO YOU FEEL YOUR TEAM HAS FOUND A GROOVE OF LATE? "Oh yeah, most definitely. The last handful of races or more have been quite a bit better. We've been running in the teens and then last weekend was even better, and the pit stops have been great. The guys have been whipping us in an out, so we've got momentum. There's momentum on all different levels. We were trying to have momentum before to not be worrying about 36th in points and now we've dug ourselves away from that a little bit, but the nature of this business is that no matter what you're doing, you want more. Matt came into the chase leading in points, but he wants more. We want more, too."

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GREG BIFFLE -- No. 16 National Guard Ford Fusion (Qualified 8th)

"It was a pretty good lap. The car felt really good. We were just kind of conservative on the first lap. I got a little bit loose and then the second lap, I didn't try for a bunch but just for a solid amount and it worked out. I screwed up qualifying here last time, so I knew I wasn't going to hopefully do it two races in a row."

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DAVID GILLILAND -- No. 38 M&M's Ford Fusion (Qualified 15th)

"It's still a learning curve. It's really tough. You forget how tough it is going to tracks you haven't been to and this place is tough. It's not like anything I've ever been to, so for our first time here, I'm pretty happy. I was pretty nervous about coming here because I have nothing to compare it to, but we're real happy. I'm really proud of all the guys on this M&M's Ford Fusion team. It was pretty good. I think we're really good in race trim, but in qualifying, being that this was my first time here, we didn't really concentrate on qualifying too much just because you don't have time. We're excited. We're looking forward to getting some more laps tomorrow and hopefully bring home a good run."

WHAT'S THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YOU'RE FINDING HERE? "Getting into the corners. It's so flat getting in and you're carrying so much speed in there that it's just kind of a compromise. You've just got to hit it solid and that's what we're working on. Right now it's just me -- just learning."

-credit: ford racing

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