Phoenix: Reutimann post qualifying interview

DAVID REUTIMANN , No. 00 Domino's Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing: Starting position: 25th -- Top Rookie How was your qualifying lap? "It was pretty good. Our car was pretty free. We got a good draw and that helped a lot. This place gets...

DAVID REUTIMANN , No. 00 Domino's Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing: Starting position: 25th -- Top Rookie

How was your qualifying lap?

"It was pretty good. Our car was pretty free. We got a good draw and that helped a lot. This place gets a little quicker as it cools down. All in all, I'm pretty happy. I'm happy that we are in -- that's what I'm happiest about."

What's your strategy for the rest of the weekend?

"We'll get out here and start doing race runs tomorrow during practice and concentrate on making the car as good as we can. A lot of those guys got a head start on us, a couple hours of practice ahead because a lot of those guys were making race runs and did some qualifying stuff towards the end of the day. That's just the way it is going to be for a while until we start getting some top-10s to help us out. We will just try to make smart changes in the amount of time we have. The important thing is we are in the race."

Did your qualifying draw help?

"It helped. We made the car faster and the draw helped. It definitely helped. I've been on the other side. I've rolled out here second in the trucks and qualified about dead last, over a second slower than in practice, but today it went our way and I'm glad for that. We needed something like this."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Michael Waltrip
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