Richmond, VA (September 7, 2000) - It looked like another "Killer B's" kind of qualifying round after the first practice session with Greg Biffle and Kurt Busch standing alone at the top of the board. As qualifying progressed, the Dodge's were...
Richmond, VA (September 7, 2000) - It looked like another "Killer B's" kind of qualifying round after the first practice session with Greg Biffle and Kurt Busch standing alone at the top of the board. As qualifying progressed, the Dodge's were strong, holding the pole position until the forty-fifth qualifier had run. That qualifier was none other that Kurt Busch, who took the pole in convincing fashion with a run of 22.230 seconds around RIR.
#50 Grainger Ford F-150- (Qualified 5th) - "I'm not really happy with that at all. I'm really getting tired of getting beat in qualifying by Dodge's. We'll just keep working on it and making it better. We are about a tenth slower than we were in practice. The sun coming out so strong made the truck a little tight in the center of the turn and I had to wait for it to turn before I got back on the throttle out of the turn."
#02 Team ASE/Ultra Wheels Ford F-150-(Qualified 9th)-"It went pretty good. You always want something to be better than what you ran no matter how good you ran. It was a tenth-and-a-half quicker than we practiced so we know we're going in the right direction. We'll be ok."
#46 Acxiom/AbiliTec Ford F-150-(Qualified 21st)-"We are about a tenth slower than we practiced. It looks like everyone is slowing down, though. Considering the way we started practice though I'm pretty happy. The sun coming out kind of brings the grease and oil to the surface and makes the truck hard to turn in the middle. We'll have to look and see what the weather looks like and make some adjustments during happy hour and get ready to race tonight."
#99 Exide Batteries Ford F-150-(Qualified 1st)-"That was all about getting those Dodge's out of the way; they're pretty strong here this weekend at Richmond. We really have a good truck and knew it would put down a good qualifying lap. Now we just need to work on it a little in happy hour and see how we can race. Now we have to go fast for 200 laps so we'll see how it goes."
#14 Milwaukee Electric Tools Ford F-150-(Qualified 19th)- "It went pretty good. It was about the same as we ran on our qualifying laps in practice. It's about what we expected out of the Milwaukee Electric Tools/ Circle Bar Ford F-150 today. I think that I really have something good to race for a change."
#84 Team Ford Racing Ford F-150 - (Qualified 22nd) -"This is my first time ever in a truck this weekend and I think that I am learning what it does and what it needs. I think that Team Ford Racing giving me the chance to run this truck here is pretty cool. These trucks have a ton of downforce and drag. The first thing I learned was when I went down into the corner and hit the brakes I slowed down way too much. I went and talked to Mike Wallace and Jack Sprague and they told me that they were just letting the drag and downforce slow the trucks for the turns. I think that once I get that figured out we should have a lot of fun racing the truck here tonight."