Phoenix: Toyota teams qualifying quotes

DAVE BLANEY, No. 22 Caterpillar Toyota Camry, Bill Davis Racing: Starting position: 11th How do you feel about your qualifying run? "We were happy, we were pretty happy with the car all day -- we really didn't change much. Biggest thing is we ...

DAVE BLANEY, No. 22 Caterpillar Toyota Camry, Bill Davis Racing:

Starting position: 11th How do you feel about your qualifying run? "We were happy, we were pretty happy with the car all day -- we really didn't change much. Biggest thing is we didn't want to overdrive it getting in the corner, that's what we were having trouble with in practice. I took it a little easier than I needed to be getting into the corner, but it was still good. I was really going to be happy with anything in the 50s, and we ended up pulling a 43. We'll take that -- it's a good day."

This is the same car you tested at Richmond, how do you think it will perform in Saturday night's race? "I hope we can be competitive the whole race. This car has run good for us at testing and every time we have had it out so hopefully that will continue."

DALE JARRETT, No. 44 UPS Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing: Starting position: 43rd (using championship provisional)

How do you think your qualifying run went?

"Not nearly fast enough, we got to get more grip in these qualifying runs. The car has to have more grip to go faster. We have some more work to do."

What's your impression about the Car of Tomorrow? "It is just a race car. You just have to figure out what it's looking for and what it needs. We have to do a better job at that and we are trying to figure it out. We're learning and we are working hard we just haven't exactly gotten to that point yet."

Will your past success and race win at Phoenix play a role in Saturday night's race? "We just have to get to running better in the races. We don't talk about wins or anything, right now it is a matter of we have to get ourselves where we can run in the top-20 and be consistent at that. That's our moderate goals right now."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Michael Waltrip
Teams Michael Waltrip Racing , Bill Davis Racing