DAVID RAGAN, No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion (Qualified 29th) ON HIS QUALIFYING RUN "I don't think that is going to be very good. Our car is really good in race trim and we unloaded really fast. I'm pretty happy with it so far but I don't think that is ...
DAVID RAGAN, No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion (Qualified 29th)
ON HIS QUALIFYING RUN "I don't think that is going to be very good. Our car is really good in race trim and we unloaded really fast. I'm pretty happy with it so far but I don't think that is going to put us where we hoped. It wasn't great in qualifying trim, but I'm pretty happy with it in race trim."
ARE YOU SURPRISED AT ALL TO SEE THAT JACK IS HERE FOR QUALIFYING? "I am not surprised he is here. That is Jack. I just saw him and he looks great."
GREG BIFFLE, No. 16 3M Ford Fusion (Qualified 6th)
ON HIS QUALIFYING RUN "I think that will be a top-10 for us. We were running in the sun almost the whole time, but now the clouds are out and we have some fast guys still to go, so we will have to wait and see. Hopefully that will hold up though because that was about the best lap I could get. I tell you what, Jack has a way of getting the most out of you and it was really great to see him right before I took to the track."
PAUL MENARD, No. 98 Menards Ford Fusion (Qualified 10th)
ON HIS QUALIFYING RUN - "That will probably be a top-15 or something like that. The pole is going to be quite a bit faster than that. I kind of butchered one and two and we struggled in three and four in practice but we improved on that. I just messed up one and two which cost is."
AJ ALLMENDINGER, No. 43 Best Buy Ford Fusion (Qualified 16th)
ON HIS QUALIFYING RUN -"That lap sucked. We just can't figure out qualifying trim right now. That lap just wasn't very good. There is not much I can say about it. I don't even think it will be a top-20. The car was good in the race trim though so I think we have that figured out. It is weird because we really struggled with the seams on the race track in three and four. We would kind of get hooked on a seam and weren't able to get off of it."
MATT KENSETH, No. 17 Crown Royal Ford Fusion (Qualified 7th)
ON HIS QUALIFYING RUN - "I am real happy with the time. The car didn't do exactly what I wanted but that was a really good lap. We got a really good draw and we got a good cloud which really helped. The cars around us ran pretty quickly but we certainly picked it up from practice and had a much better lap." HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE CAR IN RACE TRIM? "We are going to really work on it tomorrow but the car was pretty decent in race trim earlier today. We will have to kind of wait and see."
CARL EDWARDS, No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion (Qualified 24th)
ON HIS QUALIFYING RUN "We just have to go race now. All you can do is do the best you can with qualifying. Sometimes you get it, like last week, and sometimes you are not that good. We just missed the balance today. It is a long race. We have won from real far back here before. We will just go race on Sunday."
KASEY KAHNE, No. 9 Budweiser Ford Fusion (Qualified 1st)
"It was a good lap. It felt really good. I blew through turns one and two and felt really good. I got to turn three and I wasn't to sure. I pushed the nose and little. I felt like one and two was where we got the pole because we were really good there. I didn't really think it was a pole lap though. I was dominant until I got to three but then I felt that I wasn't too great in turn three. I figured it would be a pretty decent lap but not pole, but then it turned out it was. I think it just shows how good our Budweiser Ford was in one and two because that is where we got all the time."
-source: ford racing