Texas: Toyota teams qualifying quotes

KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position: 7th How was your qualifying run? "It wasn't bad. I'm not sure there was any more left in it than I got out of it. The balance on our Interstate Batteries...

KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 7th

How was your qualifying run? "It wasn't bad. I'm not sure there was any more left in it than I got out of it. The balance on our Interstate Batteries Camry may be a titch tight but real comfortable."

What adjustments will need to be made to get ready for Sunday? "Today is not indicative of what we hopefully will have on Sunday so really it's hard to tell yet. We think we have a pretty good racecar. We will work on it tomorrow and hope we can contend on Sunday."

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MARTIN TRUEX JR., No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Starting Position: 14th

How was your qualifying lap? "It was decent. We had a good pickup from practice. You know how it is when you qualify, you're happy that you picked up and things went well, but you're always thinking about what you left and what went wrong. I was really good in (turns) one and two and I felt really good going into the back. Off into three I got wide open and when I hit the bump down there in (turns) three and four, it just knocked me up the hill and got me tight and I had to lift. I lost a good bit of time there. If it wasn't for that we would have had a shot at it. It was a good job by the guys, a good pickup."

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DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 00 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Starting Position: 16th

How does going out early in qualifying effect your starting position? "Sometimes the draw doesn't go your way and sometimes it does and today it just didn't go our way. Hopefully it'll hang in there. The odds are the track will get a lot quicker as the day goes on for sure."

What do you think of the spoiler here at Texas? "Overall it doesn't feel like it drives a whole lot different. My car seems a little tighter on entry and stuff than what we've had here in the past. Of course we've changed a lot of things to help that as well. All in all, I think it has been good so far."

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JOEY LOGANO, No. 20 Home Depot Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 18th

How was your qualifying run? "It's good in race trim, apparently not good in qualifying trim. I feel like its good in race trim but I don't know why we don't have the speed in qualifying."

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JOE NEMECHEK, No. 87 Toyota Camry, NEMCO Motorsports
Starting Position: 22nd

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SCOTT SPEED, No. 82 Red Bull Toyota Camry, Red Bull Racing Team
Starting Position: 23rd

How's your car after practice and qualifying? "So far it's been pretty good. If it rains all day tomorrow (Saturday), I think that we're pretty confident that we unloaded reasonable. I think we missed qualifying just a little bit because the track got a little bit worse on us with the heat with the sun coming out. Overall I think we have a good idea where we're at and hopefully we'll be able to make it better."

What do you think of the Red Bull's racing edition cans with your likeness on them? "This is awesome. You have to put it in perspective because Red Bull has been around forever, obviously, and no athlete has ever been on the can. No one. So, this is the first time they've actually put anything, anyone on the can and change the actual logo which they're very particular about. It's a huge honor honestly."

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DAVE BLANEY, No. 55 Toyota Camry, PRISM Motorsports
Starting Position: 24th

MAX PAPIS, No. 13 GEICO Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
Starting Position: 27th

DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Ground Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 29th

MARCOS AMBROSE, No. 47 Tom Thumb/Viva Toyota Camry, JTG-Daugherty Racing
Starting Position: 32nd

MICHAEL McDOWELL, No. 66 Toyota Camry, PRISM Motorsports
Starting Position: 33rd

ROBBY GORDON, No. 7 Monster Energy Drink Toyota Camry, Robby Gordon Motorsports
Starting Position: 38th

BRIAN VICKERS, No. 83 Red Bull Toyota Camry, Red Bull Racing Team
Starting Position: 42nd

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REED SORENSON, No. 32 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Starting Position: 43rd

How do you feel to be in Sunday's race? "I am very excited to be starting this Dollar General car in Sunday's race. This team has worked so hard to get here. The guys have done a great job. Now we can all breathe a little easier and focus on the Nationwide race tomorrow and practicing the Cup car in race trim. I want to thank Dollar General for all of their support and I look forward to driving the car in their first Cup race."

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Michael Waltrip , Robby Gordon
Teams Red Bull Racing , Germain Racing , Michael Waltrip Racing , Joe Gibbs Racing , Robby Gordon Motorsports , NEMCO Motorsports