Martinsville: Pontiac Racing qualifying quotes

BOBBY LABONTE, NO. 18 INTERSTATE BATTERIES PONTIAC GRAND PRIX: "I wish we could have gone just a little bit faster. As you know, a half a tenth (of a second) here makes a big difference a lot of times. But, the car ran good. We haven't really ...

BOBBY LABONTE, NO. 18 INTERSTATE BATTERIES PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:

"I wish we could have gone just a little bit faster. As you know, a half a tenth (of a second) here makes a big difference a lot of times. But, the car ran good. We haven't really changed a whole lot of stuff on it. It's been good since we unloaded. I usually qualify my race setup, anyway, because I don't know the difference."

KEN SCHRADER, NO. 36 M&M'S PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:

"We've struggled all day. It's just been loose off, major. We made a bunch of changes and it was a lot better in qualifying. We went substantially faster - like everybody does. But, last is last, no matter what time you run. I guess we're not dead last, but we're close to it."

TONY STEWART, NO. 20 HOME DEPOT PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:

"I'm pretty happy with that lap. I knew I missed the first one pretty big. I missed it in one and two, so I went down in three and four and just kind of set up for the second lap. But, all-in-all, I'm pretty happy with that."

JOHNNY BENSON, NO. 10 VALVOLINE PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:

"We're disappointed with the time, but we're not disappointed with the race car. It's up on top of the racetrack and we just can't get any grip. I think it will race good; I feel confident about that. It's just not going to work for two laps."

STACY COMPTON, NO. 14 CONSECO PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:

"The guys made some wholesale changes right before qualifying and it paid off. We were good in race practice this morning, but we couldn't make the car run fast. We knew we had a good shot. We knew we had a good race car. We just had to make it fast in qualifying. They made some changes and it turned out to be a pretty good lap for the Conseco Pontiac. I was a little concerned with the way things went in practice, but that was a good pick-up."

ARE YOU STILL EXCITED ABOUT EVERYTHING YOU'VE GOT IN FRONT OF YOU THIS WEEKEND? "I am. I just hope we don't have weather problems. If we have weather problems, that's going to create a lot more [problems]. They got qualifying in with the Busch car today, but it looks like it's going to rain through about Thursday of next week - here and there - so, I don't know what to expect. But, hopefully we'll get everything in."

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