Loudon: Dodge Motorsports qualifying quotes

ROBERT PRESSLEY (No. 18 Bobby Hamilton Racing Dodge Ram) "We never made a qualifying run in practice. We've really been working on the race setup all morning. We were better in qualifying, so we'll get ready to race now. I think we'll be in good...

ROBERT PRESSLEY (No. 18 Bobby Hamilton Racing Dodge Ram)

"We never made a qualifying run in practice. We've really been working on the race setup all morning. We were better in qualifying, so we'll get ready to race now. I think we'll be in good shape for the race. I really like this place. It's one of my favorite tracks."

CARLOS CONTRERAS (No. 43 Hot Wheels Dodge Ram)

"I couldn't get back in the throttle like I needed to. I'm really not sure what was wrong. We had the same problem the first practice. It was hard to find the setup for qualifying, but we found a very good setup for the race. I'm happy with the race setup. I think we'll be OK."

BILL LESTER (No. 8 Dodge Motorsports Dodge Ram)

"The truck went from real good in practice to real free in our qualifying effort. We don't know why. We made some minor changes that we thought would pick us up. This thing was turning itself in the corners, and I was doing all I could to keep it from backing in the wall. We're baffled. The good news is we're in the race and the most important thing is how we do tomorrow. We'll battle back."

TED MUSGRAVE (No. 1 Mopar Performance Dodge Ram)

"That wasn't too good. The last couple of weeks we haven't been hitting it. We've been really bad in qualifying and not much better in the race. It looks like it's continuing. We're struggling pretty bad right now. We're going to have to do something here pretty soon to get this thing straightened out. If I knew what it was I'd fix it. It's a mixture of things. We've changed everything on the truck today, all four shocks, all four springs, swaybars, weights, you name it. We haven't hit on it yet. We'll keep working on it and see if we can get it right in Happy Hour."

BRENDAN GAUGHAN (No. 62 NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Ram)

"I don't think we got all of it. We left a little bit on the track. It was a little too loose. For as bad as we've been qualifying all year. We might end up in the top five. We know we've got a good motor program. We know that the Dodge body is at a little disadvantage at the moment, but that's what makes our teams better. We've got to learn to push through it. It's still the same truck right now. We've got the wacky setup underneath there, and it seems to work right now."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton