BRAD COLEMAN, No. 20 BigSpot.com Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position: 5th What does it feel like to run in the rain? "It was fine the first lap because I could see. But, from then on it stinks because when the tires came in my ...
BRAD COLEMAN, No. 20 BigSpot.com Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 5th
What does it feel like to run in the rain? "It was fine the first lap because I could see. But, from then on it stinks because when the tires came in my vision went away so I couldn't quite literally could not see a thing. It's like you put your hands in front of your face and try to drive a car. It was scary, but it was a good adrenaline rush. The car handled great, they did a good job with the BigSpot.com Toyota and it's just disappointing I couldn't see. We'll have a good starting spot for tomorrow."
JACQUES VILLENEUVE, No. 32 Dollar General Stores Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Starting Position: 6th
Were you happy with your qualifying run? "Definitely not good enough. There's still 15 cars going to qualify so that's not very good."
How did you assess the track? "It was very slippery and just didn't get a good feeling with the car compared to this morning. I lost a little bit of front end and it was just very difficult to attack the course right now."
How much different is the track now than from practice? "It's very different, it's very slippery. It's fun. You rediscover the track every time you go out -- if it's more or less wet. This morning the track was a lot drier and the car felt very different right now. It probably will be dry in the race anyways."
Would you like the weather to be wet or dry tomorrow? "I find the rain a lot of fun, I've always enjoyed it. There's a chance I'll wind up in the fence, but you can pull something out. I'll be happier with the rain."
JUSTIN MARKS, No. 10 Future Electronics Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Starting Position: 7th
What do you think of qualifying in the rain? "It's definitely crazy. It's the right thing to do, race in the rain because people have been racing in the rain since people started racing 100 years ago. It's definitely the right move to make. It's a learning curve for everybody. Some of the drivers are ahead of other drivers as far as that goes and some of the teams. It's great that we're doing it. It's messy and there's no grip but it's a lot of fun. I think everyone kind of enjoys it because it sort of breaks any kind of monotony that there might be on any weekend to come up here and road race in the rain. It's just a new experience for everybody. It's pretty cool."
How's your car? "It's pretty good. I think it's difficult to have much of an opinion about the race because the practice session was wet dry, wet dry, it was sort of a throw away and it's so wet here in this qualifying session. We don't really think it's going to be wet like this in the race. For the rain setup I feel like we were okay, I feel like we needed better forward bite. If the race is dry, I have no idea how we're going to be."
ANDREW RANGER, No. 11 Ridemakerz.com Toyota Camry, CJM Racing
Starting Position: 9th
KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 12th
What did you think about your qualifying session? "It's not too much fun. These cars aren't made for this so it's just a fiasco. We're making the best of what we got. I had windshield wiper problems, defogger problems, staying on course problems - its problems overall."
What are your expectations for tomorrow? "I don't know. If it's dry, hopefully we can run alright and get up through there. I'm sure we're not going to qualify well. If it rains tomorrow we're going to be pretty bad."
JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Starting Position: 22nd
MICHAEL ANNETT, No. 15 Hype Energy Drink Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
Starting Position: 31st
How was your car in qualifying? "I'm surprised it was as quick as it was. It's so much wetter than it was this morning when we were practicing. It was only seven seconds off that, I thought it was going to be a lot slower. Always after these road courses, we qualified at Watkins Glen and even now, I don't get where a guy like (Marcos) Ambrose finds seven seconds out there. I thought I was going at the limit of the car and I actually didn't think I could go any faster and whenever I tried we ended up spinning out or going off track."
PATRICK CARPENTIER, No. 99 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Starting Position: 40th
Why didn't you run more in qualifying? "The car was okay but the windshield fogged up I couldn't see a thing, I had to stop. It was okay for about half a lap and getting the green flag I just could see a little bit and then half a lap later I couldn't see nothing. I tried to keep going but I couldn't see where I was going so I had to stop. It really fogged up."
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