Mansfield: Ford teams qualifying quotes

Rick Crawford -- No. 14 Power Stroke Diesel by International Ford F-150 -- (qualified 2nd) "The Ford Power Stroke Diesel by International F-Series pick-up had two laps of bold moves and it did exactly what I was looking for. So, we're starting...

Rick Crawford -- No. 14 Power Stroke Diesel by International Ford F-150 -- (qualified 2nd)

"The Ford Power Stroke Diesel by International F-Series pick-up had two laps of bold moves and it did exactly what I was looking for. So, we're starting on the outside front row tomorrow. It's a great start for the guys at Circle Bar Racing. Kevin Starland put a great set-up on the truck and I think I held my breath for some of the run. It was really fun to drive just like all of Ford Motor Company's high performance vehicles."

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Travis Kvapil -- No. 6 K&N Engineering Ford F-150 -- (qualified 5th)

"Well, we qualified fifth. I'm pleased with the run today. Like I said earlier, we made some changes before the second practice, which caused us to have some problems in the second qualifying session. We were able to made adjustments so we were back to where we were in the first session where we thought we were pretty good. We didn't get a chance for a mock qualifying run during the practices, so we really didn't know what to expect for two laps. I'm pretty happy with hit, obviously if we could do it again, I think we would be faster. A top five is an important starting position here. We just need to keep track position, keep the truck out of trouble and run up front all day."

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Erik Darnell -- No. 99 Northern Tool + Equipment Ford F-150 -- (qualified 7)

"I'm pretty happy with the qualifying run. We didn't get a chance to try a qualifying run in practice, so we didn't know how the truck would handle in the qualifying session. We had a pretty good first lap. I gave it more during the second and overdrove it, which hurt the time. We ended up using the first lap time, which was still pretty good for the 7th position."

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KELLY BIRES -- No. 21 Wood Brothers/JTG Ford F-150 -- (qualified 12)

"The qualifying session was better than practice, so we definitely made a gain. We probably could have been fifth, but it got loose on me during the second lap, which hurt us. I think we have something good. I would rather be loose than tight going into tomorrow. We start 12th on the outside lane; it should be a good race."

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Joey Clanton -- No. 09 Zaxby's Ford F-150 -- (qualified 16)

"It was better than Martinsville! We spent a lot of time setting up the truck since the practice runs this morning. We took the qualifying run easy and didn't want to take any chances on it. We wanted to qualify for the race and then we'll race tomorrow. If anything, we are happy to have it in one piece. Tomorrow will be the deciding day."

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TIM COWEN -- No. 42 Cowen Truck Line Ford F-150 -- (qualified 33)

"We're real happy that we are in the race tomorrow. That was our goal today -- to get in the race. We need to be ready to race tomorrow. Now that we're in, the pressure is on. Today was full of stress, a lot of stress. We didn't have a lot of practice time today because we were working on some safety parts, but I think the rain helped us in the long run. I'm very happy we are racing tomorrow."

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JACK SMITH -- No. 63 Dave Porter Truck Sales Ford F-150 -- (qualified 36)

"That was the luck of the draw. There was just no grip because the rain just washed it away. I knew the run might be tough because I raced here so much. We have to take what we got. It's a shame because we could have had a good run today if the rain didn't come. We're in the show, that's all that matters tonight."

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Rick Crawford , Joey Clanton , Erik Darnell , Travis Kvapil