STERLING MARLIN, NO. 40 COORS LIGHT DODGE CHARGER, STARTING 25TH "We slowed down some from yesterday. I don't know if the ARCA cars put some Hoosier rubber down. But we were really tight yesterday in our qualifying run and really loose today.
STERLING MARLIN, NO. 40 COORS LIGHT DODGE CHARGER, STARTING 25TH
"We slowed down some from yesterday. I don't know if the ARCA cars put some Hoosier rubber down. But we were really tight yesterday in our qualifying run and really loose today. I'd rather be a little loose now because when you get the tape off you'll be in good shape for the race."
CASEY MEARS, NO. 41 TARGET DODGE CHARGER, STARTING 45TH
"The car just got loose on me and I spun out off of three. I was fortunate that I didn't hit the fence and that we can come home with a solid race car. Obviously we're going to take a provisional, but I think we have a lot better race car than we had yesterday. We all practiced with a real tight race car and we've been doing everything we can to loosen it up. We couldn't make anything happen, so last night and this morning the guys worked really hard to loosen it up and Jimmy did a lot of work on the right front fender to try to get the thing loose. And we did a good job, because it's loose now. I hate that we didn't get a good qualifying spot, but I feel a lot better about the way the car was. The fact that it was loose in qualifying makes me feel a lot better about the race.
KYLE PETTY, NO. 45 KYLE PETTY CHARITY RIDE/BRAWNY DODGE, STARTING 33RD
"It was pretty good. Yesterday we did everything about race stuff. It was a good run for us. We didn't spend a lot of time on qualifying and focused mainly on the race. We really didn't even tape off our grille. With these impound races every lap on the racetrack counts and this one counted, too."
RUSTY WALLACE, NO. 2 MILLER LITE DODGE CHARGER, STARTING 13TH
"I was a little loose off the last turn. I felt like I left at least a couple of tenths on the ground out from being so loose in the last turn, but everywhere else is not too bad. I got into turn one a little deep but I was in the throttle early and got through there good. The tunnel turn turned out pretty good but when I got to that last turn I thought 'Oh boy!" I was a little slidey out there. But, I think being a little loose today will make us good for tomorrow."
JAMIE MCMURRAY, NO. 42 HAVOLINE/TEXACO DODGE CHARGER, STARTING FIRST
"It is a good car and had a lot of grip. I was a little bit shocked about how much grip it had. We were really good in race trim and when went to bed last night I was all excited about today. We've had a lot of drama in the last couple of weeks with all the announcements we've made and I'm just glad we're running well. It's good to get back focused on racing. I didn't really let all that stuff bother me. We had a super fast car last weekend but had problems with the No. 17 or we would have finished well. We've got a good car for this weekend. We don't usually qualify well, except for here, where I seem to qualify well. It's cool to get a pit opening, but the pit boxes are so big here that I don't know that it's that big of deal. Any time you qualify well is good. And in the impound races, the guys that qualify well race well, so that's very encouraging."
KASEY KAHNE, NO. 9 DODGE DEAALERS/UAW DODGE CHARGER, STARTING 15TH
"We're just happy the car came back in one piece. I came pretty close to getting into the wall in turn one on the first lap and lost a lot of time. I had to make the second lap was the faster lap, which shouldn't be the fastest lap. I definitely lost a lot by not making it the first lap but the car is in one piece and we'll start about 15th tomorrow and hopefully go to the front. The track is always changing. Last year both the races were different and this year it's similar to some of the other tracks where the heat plays a big factor in what the track's like. The track is warming up right now so it's definitely a little freer than what it was earlier. We still had a good lap and I'm pretty happy for our Dodge Charger."
JEREMY MAYFIELD, NO. 19 DODGE DEALERS/UAW DODGE CHARGER, STARTING 16TH
"The Dodge was good. I was really proud of the guys. The car was a lot better from where we practiced yesterday to what we ran today. It was little loose, but that's part of it. We should be good tomorrow, but you never know. We'll pull the tape off and go for it."
JEFF GREEN, NO. 43 CHEERIOS/BETTY CROCKER DODGE CHARGER, STARTING 26TH
"It was a pretty good lap. We worked really hard on race stuff yesterday. We just threw something at it yesterday to make a qualifying lap and that didn't work, so I was proud of my guys and what they gave me to qualify today. We're basically going to take the tape off and race. We've run this car a lot lately, and it really responds to cars around it. I look forward to tomorrow. This is the same car we ran here in the spring, where we had a fast race and a really good race. I hope we can do it again."
RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 12 MOBIL1/alltel DODGE CHARGER, STARTING FOURTH
"We had a pretty good lap, and definitely had a shot at the pole. I just got loose in turn two. It was pretty good for being fourth, and we're happy about being up front. We didn't have a good qualifying effort here in the first race, so it was definitely a big disadvantage for the first race. We just got loose in turn two and lost a lot of speed there, but definitely had a shot at the pole. We didn't really make that many changes between practice yesterday and today, it's just a little bit faster because there's not as much rubber and heat in the racetrack. I think we'll be good for tomorrow."