BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Charger) Qualified 8th "We were just OK in qualifying with our Discount Tire Dodge. We need a little bit more speed to run with the 18 and the 20. Those guys look really strong this weekend. ...
BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge Charger) Qualified 8th
"We were just OK in qualifying with our Discount Tire Dodge. We need a little bit more speed to run with the 18 and the 20. Those guys look really strong this weekend. Overall, I'm pretty happy with the handling and the ride comfort. The track has been a little tricky because of the temperature change that has affected the overall grip. Paul (Wolfe, crew chief) and the guys gave me a good car in race trim and we were solid yesterday in practice. The weather is a lot different than it was yesterday and hopefully we made the right changes for today. We'll see what happens. As long as we can stay in shouting distance of the leaders, get good fuel mileage and have some decent pit stops, I think that we'll have something for them at the end of the race."
JUSTIN ALLGAIER (No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge Charger) Qualified 10th
"Our Verizon Wireless Dodge is pretty good. I think we'll be OK for the race. Last year, the race was a fuel-mileage deal and making sure that you stayed in touch with the leaders. I feel like our car is going to be really good on sticker tires which will help. Our question mark is on the long runs. If we can figure all that out, we'll be in good shape. The Verizon Wireless guys have done a good job all weekend and I know that we have a good race car. We didn't get the qualifying lap that we wanted, but it's a really fast car in race trim."
PARKER KLIGERMAN (No. 42 Bandit Industries/GetMoreVacations.com Dodge Charger) Qualified 7th
"Our Dodge Charger started off the weekend not exactly where we wanted it. We had two tough practices yesterday, but we knew that we had a good qualifying car for this morning. We found some things today that hindered us all day yesterday, so we made some adjustments and it really helped the car. I got out there for qualifying and knew that there was a lot of grip and I tried to ride the (grip) level, but the car was just too loose. I kept my foot in it after the finish line after my first lap and when I got to Turn 1, Chris (Carrier, crew chief) radioed to shut it down, that we were P7. We'll take it. We grabbed my first Nationwide Series pole here last year in a Dodge and got another top 10 starting spot this year. I really like this track. It's awesome to race on. We'll see what happens later today for the race."
-source: dodge motorsports