Martinsville: Dodge teams qualifying quotes

CHAD CHAFFIN (No. 18 Dickies Dodge Ram) -- Immediately after qualifying "We were a little bit loose, but I think the track is slowing down. I got in a pretty good lap. I think I tried to knock the fender off of it on the curb down there, but ...

CHAD CHAFFIN (No. 18 Dickies Dodge Ram) -- Immediately after qualifying

"We were a little bit loose, but I think the track is slowing down. I got in a pretty good lap. I think I tried to knock the fender off of it on the curb down there, but that's just the sign of a good turning truck. I hit the curb in the middle of the corner, not going in, so the truck is just cutting real good. Mike Skinner and Carl Edwards already went out, and both of those guys were faster than us in practice. We beat them, so I'm pretty confident. We might have a shot at the pole if the track tightens up some. If other people make the right adjustments, they'll knock us off, but it looks pretty good right now."

TED MUSGRAVE (No. 1 Mopar Performance Dodge Ram)

"We didn't pick up from practice. The racetrack got a little hotter and a little slicker. We made some changes to the truck that made it go a little quicker, but it got taken away because of the heat. We may have gone a little high on the air pressure because the track was cooler this morning. We'll probably end up about 12th or so, but it really doesn't matter. This is Martinsville. You just need a good, consistent truck. Anything can happen here. The truck starting in the back can win the race. We're in good shape. I think we'll be all right. We've got 250 laps to figure it out."

BOBBY HAMILTON (No. 4 Square D Dodge Ram)

"We made race runs in practice and then put tape on it. That's it. That's the way we'll race. I know my teammate has got some stuff on that he can't race. We ran the same times we just qualified on 50-lap tires. We're pretty happy with that. The track is slowing up a little bit. Those Cup guys put down a lot of rubber in practice, so that slowed things down some, too, but we'll be good. If we can get out of here with a top five or top 10 qualifying effort, I'll be happy. I think Chad has a good shot at the pole if he can dodge Andy Petree and Jack Sprague."

STEVE PARK (No. 62 Orleans Racing Dodge Ram)

"We were loose up off the corner. I think you could read the numbers on the side of my truck in practice. We made some changes for qualifying and that's the slowest lap we've had. We found some things in the back of the truck and fixed them. Obviously, we went the wrong way. We'll get things right and get the truck dialed in in Happy Hour."

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

"Qualifying second is nothing like winning the pole, but at least we're going in the right direction. The trucks are quite a bit different (from Hooters Cup cars), but here on a short track there are a lot of similarities. A lot of the short track experience I have probably helped us to get up to speed faster today

"When I first turned the lap I was a little disappointed. Then I saw we had already beat Mike Skinner and Carl Edwards. I thought Carl Edwards would be a threat for the pole, and we saw a couple of fast trucks that we'd already beat, so I thought we had a real chance. Sprague put in a lap that was just unbelievable, so it probably wasn't as close as it seemed. You've got one guy to beat, but when he beats you that much it was his all the way."

MARK McFARLAND (No. 59 Harris Trucking Dodge Ram) -- Qualified 18th

"I wish we could have gone a little faster. We were really tight, but we've been fighting that all day. We've just got to keep working at it. We actually slowed down a little bit from practice, but if we can get the truck working a little better in the center we'll be all right. This is my first race in this truck, so if we can come home in the top 10 tomorrow that'll be pretty good. I really think we can do that."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Mike Skinner , Jack Sprague , Andy Petree , Carl Edwards