Homestead: Dodge drivers qualifying quotes

CHAD CHAFFIN (No. 18 Dickies Dodge Ram) - Qualified Second "I love the track. I think I did a real good job here qualifying because as you know I drive the Bobby Hamilton Dodge. My truck was about half a second faster than anyone else's and...

CHAD CHAFFIN (No. 18 Dickies Dodge Ram) - Qualified Second

"I love the track. I think I did a real good job here qualifying because as you know I drive the Bobby Hamilton Dodge. My truck was about half a second faster than anyone else's and about 100 yards from the start-finish line I started dragging the brakes. I didn't want to get that pole. The boss man needed one.

"The truck was great, seriously. We picked up some time from qualifying, and that was all I had. We're not going to do a lot of follow the leader out here. I think you're going to see some good running. I thought I was at Darlington on Monday when we first got here. I was out there running up next to the wall. I about hit it three or four times. We ran the middle and now today everybody is running the bottom. I think in the race you're going to be able to use a lot of it."

ANDY HOUSTON (No. 2 Team ASE/Carquest Dodge Ram) - Qualified Third

"The track is neat. It's got banking now. I think you're going to be able to pass. Before the groove kept moving lower and lower and last year everyone was running on the apron. You're not going to be able to do that here. The man that's going to be able to adjust the truck the most and figure out the changes because this place is going to change a lot. It's changed a lot from Monday until now. By the end of our race the track is going to be a lot different than when it starts. The guy that can pinpoint that and really anticipate the changes will be in contention for the win."

BOBBY HAMILTON (No. 4 Square D Dodge Ram) - Immediately after qualifying

"We ran a lot quicker earlier, but the track got greasy, and I didn't think that would be good enough for the pole. It runs just as fast unblocked as it does blocked up, so we'll be real good with the race setup. The track is great. Everybody who builds a track should look at what they've done here because it's already multi-groove. We haven't seen that anywhere. It's a pretty cool place. The banking is progressive and when you came and looked at it, it was sort of like an optical illusion. It made you want to run high. We all ran high and started working our way down. Everywhere else we go we start at the bottom and try to work our way up and we can't go up there any more. For the people who raced at the old Atlanta, this should remind them of that. It'll be a hell of a race.

"Everybody's got a little push getting into turn one because you can see how flat it is there. Turn three has a banking to it. Three is a broader corner, but you've got to drive 'em all."

BRENDAN GAUGHAN (No. 62 Orleans Racing Dodge Ram)

"We didn't get in a good lap. If you mess up three and four on the first lap, then the second lap isn't going to be good, either. That's what we did. I just messed up. We'll select the best pit we can and get ready for tomorrow. I think everyone is going to see a great race."

TED MUSGRAVE (No. 1 Mopar Performance Dodge Ram)

"It wasn't the greatest lap. We just went too far with the air pressures. The balance was good. This is a new tire and we didn't know what we should put in for qualifying. I was really happy with the truck in practice. We ran faster in practice than qualifying, so I think we're going to be in real good shape. It's tough all the way around this track. With the wind pushing down the front straightaway, you're entering turn one faster than you are turn three because the wind is going to upset the truck a little bit. It's a little different."

-dodge motorsports-

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton