Michigan: Dodge teams qualifying quotes

KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) Qualified 5th "I thought we had a pole-potential car. The adjustments we made were perfect. I just feel like I left it all out there. The car drove where I wanted it to be. I didn't have to be...

KURT BUSCH (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger) Qualified 5th

"I thought we had a pole-potential car. The adjustments we made were perfect. I just feel like I left it all out there. The car drove where I wanted it to be. I didn't have to be close to the wall on exit. We came up a bit short, but overall we'll be OK with the Miller Lite Dodge. If you're not on the pole, you can start anywhere here at Michigan and be OK."

AJ ALLMENDINGER (No. 44 Stanley Dodge Charger) Qualified 6th

"I'm proud of everybody at Richard Petty Motorsports. Everyone is working hard and they really gave me a good race car today. We haven't had the recent results, but we're getting better. Just a little bit loose all day."

KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger) Qualified 8th

"Not a bad lap for our Budweiser Dodge. I just didn't get back to the throttle quick enough and it cost us some time. The car seems balanced. It seems awful fast in race trim. Corner entry is really important here and I like how our car works corner-in-and-out. We definitely have something to work from for tomorrow's practice."

ELLIOTT SADLER (No. 19 Best Buy Dodge Charger) Qualified 25th

"We were really good in race trim. We just missed it in qualifying trim. I was really happy in race trim. Our Best Buy Dodge drove well; it was in the track really good. When we converted over to qualifying trim, we just lost something and couldn't get it back."

DAVID STREMME (No. 12 Penske Dodge Charger) Qualified 26th

"We just missed it a little bit in qualifying today. The guys gave me a good race car, just a little touch on the free side. We'll be fine on Sunday. We're real good in race trim. I'm really comfortable in the car. We're just a little too free and here at Michigan, you have to be able to stand on that gas pedal and drive it as hard as you can in the corners. We'll tweak on it a bit and get ready for Sunday."

REED SORENSON (No. 43 Reynolds Wrap Dodge Charger) Qualified 28th

"We were OK in qualifying. It's still pretty warm out and the track is really slick. The Reynolds Wrap Dodge was good in race trim earlier today. Qualifying was decent. I had a decent lap, just got too loose coming off of (turn) three and scrubbed off too much time."

SAM HORNISH JR. (No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger) Qualified 33rd

"We were just too tight. I'm not sure if it was tire pressure or the car or what, so we've got some work to do on our Mobil 1 Dodge. We had a good run here last year; led some laps and had a fast race car. We've got a couple of practice sessions to work on it again tomorrow."

-credit: dodge motorsports

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Richard Petty
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