Sears Point: Dodge drivers qualifying quotes

JIMMY SPENCER (No. 7 Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge Intrepid) "I think we were about a second off from where we should have been. We just couldn't get any grip, and I blame a lot of that on those other cars that ran before we qualified. I don't...

JIMMY SPENCER (No. 7 Sirius Satellite Radio Dodge Intrepid)

"I think we were about a second off from where we should have been. We just couldn't get any grip, and I blame a lot of that on those other cars that ran before we qualified. I don't know why they let them do that. I don't think that was fair. We won't have a very good starting spot for Sunday."

RUSTY WALLACE (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Intrepid)

"I really ran hard around the whole race track. As I made the right-hander going behind the scoring stand, I got dead sideways where Jimmie Johnson spun out. I definitely lost a couple of tenths there, but it was pretty good the rest of the way. That was a pretty good lap."

STERLING MARLIN (No. 40 Coors Light Dodge Intrepid)

"They let those Southwest Tour cars practice this morning, and we drew an early number for qualifying. We couldn't help that, but we just couldn't get any grip. We had run a little faster in practice, but the rear of the car just lost a lot of grip."

RYAN NEWMAN (No. 12 ALLTEL Dodge Intrepid)

"The ALLTEL Dodge picked up a lot from practice and last year we lost time from practice. The track was pretty good. I'm not satisfied with the lap, but we made it better. That's a good thing, but that doesn't mean we're satisfied. That should put us somewhere close to the top 10."

BILL ELLIOTT (No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge Intrepid)

"I lost a few tenths up there when I got the car too far out. We got it back in one piece and we'll just continue on and get it ready to race. Some days you make it and some days you don't. I feel like I've come a long way here the last couple of weeks. I'm proud of the guys. They've worked hard and stuck with me. We need to keep chipping away at it. The last couple of weeks have been frustrating. We need to get a good run in, so maybe we'll get one here Sunday in the Dodge/Save Mart 350. The foot isn't hurting. If I get through this race without getting it hurt and then have next week off, it should be 100 percent by Daytona. They better watch out for me Sunday. I might run over 'em."

JAMIE McMURRAY (No. 42 Havoline Dodge Intrepid)

"They kept telling me not to overdrive the car, but I think I did anyway. It's pretty easy to do here. I don't think there's anything hard about the track. It's just different than when we tested here. It was a lot cooler when we tested and the track had a lot more grip. Our test was really important. We came back with basically the same setup. The track was good. I just overdrove it in qualifying."

SCOTT PRUETT (No. 09 Target Dodge Intrepid)

"We didn't really have the car where we wanted it. It's always tough when you don't get a chance to go test. We guessed a little bit, so we went out and got a good lap, but that means you don't get that extra little something out of it. We had a good lap. We were conservative with it. It was nice, tidy and smooth. You have to make the car where it'll go the distance on Sunday. You're talking about going 35 or 40 laps on a set of tires. By the end of the run you're screaming for tires. We'll have to go back and get to work and get ready for the race, but I think we'll have a good one."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jimmie Johnson