Talladega: Toyota teams qualifying quotes

ARIC ALMIROLA, No. 51 Billy Ballew Motorsports Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports Starting Position: 5th Do you have a good truck? "Yeah, it's a really good truck, man. I'm proud of Richie Wauters (crew chief) and all the guys on this ...

ARIC ALMIROLA, No. 51 Billy Ballew Motorsports Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports
Starting Position: 5th

Do you have a good truck? "Yeah, it's a really good truck, man. I'm proud of Richie Wauters (crew chief) and all the guys on this team. They've been doing a really good job and our truck is really fast. Qualifying fifth, it is what it is, but our truck in the draft is really good."

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CHRIS FONTAINE, No. 84 Glenden Enterprises Toyota Tundra, Glenden Enterprises
Starting Position: 6th

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TODD BODINE, No. 30 Valvoline Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing
Starting Position: 10th

How is your truck? "The truck is good. It drives good, does everything we need and that's the important thing. We knew it wasn't going to qualify that great, but we were willing to sacrifice that for the race. I think we'll be good tomorrow."

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DAVID STARR, No. 81 Zachry Toyota Tundra, Green Light Racing
Starting Position: 13th

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TIMOTHY PETERS, No. 17 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Starting Position: 15th

How was your truck in practice? "It was good in practice. We have the same truck as Daytona in February. We got pushed pretty good and we were able to push really good. I'm really excited about coming back, especially with this truck, the way it ran in Daytona. It picked up in practice where we left off in Daytona. We ran better in qualifying when it counted than when we mocked up earlier today, so it's going to be okay when we get our Toyota Tundra in race trim tomorrow. We'll be there at the end."

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MIKE SKINNER, No. 5 Exide Toyota Tundra, Randy Moss Motorsports
Starting Position: 16th

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JUSTIN LOFTON, No. 7 visitPIT.com Toyota Tundra, Red Horse Racing
Starting Position: 17th

How was your truck in practice? "The truck was good. We unloaded pretty good and we picked up about three-tenths between practice and qualifying, so that's always a good sign, especially at this type of speedway race. Other than that, it's really hard to tell. The power felt good and the handling felt good. It is what it is."

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KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Traxxas Toyota Tundra, Kyle Busch Motorsports
Starting Position: 18th

How was your truck in race trim? "The truck has been fine in race trim. It hasn't quite sucked up as well as we wanted it to. Qualifying for Toyotas isn't necessarily our strong suit, so we'll take what we get here and just go onto the race."

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CRAIG GOESS JR., No. 46 Greenville Toyota Tundra, Team Gill Racing
Starting Position: 19th

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MAX PAPIS, No. 9 GEICO Toyota Tundra, Germain Racing
Starting Position: 20th

How did your truck draft in practice? "It drafted really good in practice and we didn't do any qualifying laps because here it is useless to do qualifying laps. It was as I was expecting. Maybe a little slow by itself, but it's gonna be a good pusher and it's going to be hiding its nose and go to the front. I really think that we've got a good piece for the race."

-source: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Kyle Busch
Teams Germain Racing , Kyle Busch Motorsports , Red Horse Racing