DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 00 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing Starting Position: 6th How was your qualifying lap? "It was a good lap. The Aaron's Dream Machine was good both laps. Rodney Childers (crew chief) and the...
DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 00 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael
Starting Position: 6th
How was your qualifying lap? "It was a good lap. The Aaron's Dream Machine was good both laps. Rodney Childers (crew chief) and the guys made some adjustments on it after practice. After the first runs there and even out on pit road, changing tire pressures and stuff like that right up to the last second. Ended up making a good call. The car was solid, drove really, really well and it was more stable and predictable that I anticipated it being. I think I might have messed us up a little bit. He told us going out that probably the first lap was going to be as good as anything else just due to the way things have been going for us. We were a little quicker on our second lap, but not much."
JOE NEMECHEK, No. 87 Toyota Camry, NEMCO Motorsports
Starting Position: 7th
JOEY LOGANO, No. 20 Home Depot Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 11th
How did your car improve from practice to qualifying? "Practice just got a little too much and spun out. Besides that, the Home Depot Toyota, we picked up a lot with it. We weren't that good in practice. Even in qualifying trim, we were really struggling. It seemed like everyone was maintaining or slowing down a little bit and we picked up two-tenths. That's definitely good. I hit the chip down the back straightaway and that was the first time I heard that all day. I knew I had a decent lap going. I'm happy with that. I didn't think we even had a top-15 qualifying car. I'll definitely take that."
MARCOS AMBROSE, No. 47 Lance/Tom's Mega Twisters Toyota Camry,
Starting Position: 12th
Are you happy to be in New Hampshire in order to forget about last week's race? "I'm just looking forward to Monday so I can forget about last Sunday. You have to wait a week for the next race and it's been a tough week, no doubt about it. I spent some time with the family and just tried to balance my life out a little bit. You take this racing thing so seriously, you think it's the end of the world when you make a blue like I did on Sunday. It's really not. It's a race. I've just had a great week with my family, just forgetting about racing for a little bit. I think it helps you. I've come here this weekend with a better attitude, a more relaxed attitude and we're running better."
How was your car in qualifying? "We're all right. We're struggling with the same thing everyone else is I guess. We haven't really started trying anything different from what we ran last year. That will come tomorrow and we can always fall back on this. Struggling with basically the different balance between the entry center and exit. It's so tight in the center basically, you can't seem to get that to work without really hurting yourself on the entry or exit. That's the key I guess."
DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 20th
How important would it be for you to get a win at New Hampshire? "It would be good for us. We've lost the handle on this track over the last couple years. We've been competitive and we've been a top-five car, but we haven't been really a race winning car here in a few years. We're experimenting with a lot different set up this week than what we've had in years past here. It might take us a little while to get used to it."
KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 22nd
MARTIN TRUEX JR., No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip
Starting Position: 26th
How did the team improve your car from practice? "They made the car better in some areas, but we just got it too loose. It was okay, still off a little bit. We know what we need to do and we have time to look at stuff tonight. We should be okay."
Is New Hampshire a difficult track to qualify well? "If you have a good car, it's fun. If you're off, it's very hard to run a fast lap because you can't really push the car here. If you try to push it, you either slide up the track with the nose or you're sliding the rear end coming off. It's a tough track to be able to push the car, but then again, it's very fun. We were struggling all day in qualifying trim and we'll get it better."
MAX PAPIS, No. 13 GEICO Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
Starting Position: 32nd
DAVE BLANEY, No. 66 Toyota Camry, PRISM Motorsports
Starting Position: 36th
MICHAEL MCDOWELL, No. 55 Toyota Camry, PRISM Motorsports
Starting Position: 37th
BOBBY LABONTE, No. 7 SpeedFactory.TV Toyota Camry, Robby Gordon
Starting Position: 42nd
TODD BODINE, No. 64 Little Joe's Autos Toyota Camry, Gunselman
Starting Position: 43rd
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