Texas: Toyota teams qualifying quotes

KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position: 8th How was your car in qualifying? "Our Interstate Batteries Toyota was good, not bad. I felt like it stuck really well, better than practice. We ran a...

KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 8th

How was your car in qualifying? "Our Interstate Batteries Toyota was good, not bad. I felt like it stuck really well, better than practice. We ran a better lap time than what we did in practice but it just wasn't fast enough."

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JOEY LOGANO, No. 20 Home Depot Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 10th

How was your qualifying lap? "It's a little bit too tight. I wasn't sure where, I know it was tight and it's going to be at least two or three tenths off the pole, at least that. We probably needed to be a little bit freer than what we had. We'll just go back and look at it and see what we could have done."

Was your qualifying run what you expected? "It went better than I thought it would. I thought we were going to go backwards pretty quick after our qualifying run. I think we were third out of four of the first ones out. I was actually surprised how good it stood. It's a little bit too tight getting back to the gas and it pushed up a little bit. Overall it was a pretty good Home Depot Toyota."

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MARCOS AMBROSE, No. 47 Clorox Toyota Camry, JTG-Daugherty Racing
Starting Position: 11th

How was your qualifying run? "It was a good run. I didn't quite get enough out of it. We unloaded too good to start practice today and it hurt us doing too many changes and then the track caught up with us. We have a good starting spot for Sunday so I feel good about it."

What adjustments will you make tomorrow to prepare for Sunday? "We just need to work through a lot of different set-ups. Try to make the car good on long run. I feel like I race better than I qualify right now for some reason so I need to work on my qualifying. I just want to put myself in a good position on Sunday and hopefully get another top-15."

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BRIAN VICKERS, No. 83 Red Bull Toyota Camry, Red Bull Racing Team
Starting Position: 18th

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DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Ground Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 22nd

"We just didn't qualify the FedEx Ground Toyota as well as we should have.  Last year we qualified 14th in the April race and
17th in the November race so we know we can work our way through traffic.  But, we are not starting in a very good spot.  We
have struggled with qualifying most of the season and we need to find a way to improve.  We have two practice sessions to sort
things out tomorrow.  Mike Ford (crew chief) and the crew have done an amazing job the last few weeks so I hope we can do it
again and get to the front on Sunday.  The 334 laps at Texas is a long race and lots can happen."

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ROBBY GORDON, No. 7 Jim Beam Toyota Camry, Robby Gordon Motorsports
Starting Position: 29th

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MICHAEL WALTRIP, No. 55 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Starting Position: 34th

How's your car? "I wasn't really happy with it all day. We struggled for some reason. The team did a great job. That's the best it's been and I just had too much to make up. I had to run a fifty and the best I'd run was a flat. I thought I gave it a lot of gas but it was a little loose and came up with an eighty. We needed to be better than that when we got here and we know that. We put our car just like David's (Reutimann) because they tire tested and obviously it works for him but it just didn't feel right for me so we had to bail off that plan and get on a new one and got behind a little bit. It's just tough."

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MAX PAPIS, No. 13 GEICO Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
Starting Position: 39th

How was your car? "I think we did a pretty descent qualifying effort. Grip level came up a lot in qualifying and I was not expecting it. I drove it like I did in practice and I left something on the table for sure. I accomplished goal number one and that was making the show. You always want to do better but at the same we'll take the satisfaction of knowing we're in the show because that's what we're here for."

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DAVE BLANEY, No. 66 Toyota Camry, Prism Motorsports
Starting Position: 43rd

JOE NEMECHEK, No. 87 Toyota Camry, NEMCO Motorsports
Starting Position: DNQ

SCOTT SPEED, No. 82 Red Bull Toyota Camry, Red Bull Racing Team
Starting Position: DNQ

JEREMY MAYFIELD, No. 41 All Sport Toyota Camry, Jeremy Mayfield Motorsports
Starting Position: DNQ

TODD BODINE, No. 64 Toyota Camry, Gunselman Motorsports
Starting Position: DNQ

SCOTT RIGGS, No. 36 Toyota Camry, Tommy Baldwin Racing
Starting Position: DNQ

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeremy Mayfield , Michael Waltrip , Robby Gordon , Tommy Baldwin , Jim Beam
Teams Red Bull Racing , Germain Racing , Tommy Baldwin Racing , Michael Waltrip Racing , Joe Gibbs Racing , Robby Gordon Motorsports , Prism Motorsports , NEMCO Motorsports