Texas II: Toyota teams qualiying quotes

KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Farm Bureau Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position: 4th How was your qualifying run? "It was decent. The car stuck good through the corners, but we just didn't have the speed down the straightaway." *** JOEY ...

KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Farm Bureau Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 4th

How was your qualifying run? "It was decent. The car stuck good through the corners, but we just didn't have the speed down the straightaway."

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JOEY LOGANO, No. 20 GameStop Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 8th

How was your qualifying run? "It was pretty good. I think I left about a half-of-a-tenth out there. It was just a little bit free for what I was looking for. I guess we'll take it. It's going to be a top-10 I'm sure, but it's going to cool off a lot here too so we'll just have to see."

How difficult is it going back and forth between the Cup Series and Nationwide Series throughout the weekend? "It's different. It's pretty hard but you kind of try to remember as much as you can. You sit there before you go out to qualify and think about it as much as you can about what you had in practice. It's tougher because I never made a mock run in practice earlier so I don't know what the car is going to do for qualifying in Nationwide to Cup. We'll take it for now and we'll be alright."

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JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Starting Position: 9th

How did your car handle during your qualifying lap? "In practice it handled really well. It just didn't have a whole lot of speed. In qualifying trim when we did our mock run it didn't either. That run was a pretty good surprise for us. Our guys did a good job tuning it up."

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BRIAN VICKERS, No. 10 Dollar General Stores Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Starting Position: 10th

How did your car handle during your qualifying run? "The car was good. It was a little all the way through and I think it's good for qualifying trim and I was surprised to go wide open. I think that at a place like when everybody is wide open or all but wide open our hands are kind of tied with the smaller restrictor plate and there's really nothing we can do about it."

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DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 99 Aaron's ‘Dream Machine' Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Starting Position: 19th

How did your car handle during qualifying? "It drove perfect. It just ran wide open but that's as fast as she'll go. I couldn't ask for it to drive any better it's just at a big race track like this with a smaller plate that we have, stuff like that shows up. The car drove – I couldn't ask for it to drive any better. Hopefully it will do the same in the race."

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DENNY HAMLIN, No. 32 Hass Avocados from Mexico Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Starting Position: 22nd

How is your car this weekend in Texas? "It's pretty good. We were struggling to find some speed. We don't have very much speed at all which is typical here. This place is a wide open race track when it comes to qualifying but racing is a total different deal because we are going to race in such different conditions. It's tough to say because you're not going to show what you have in qualifying for what you have in the race."

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JOSH WISE, No. 00 NAPA Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Starting Position: 29th

How was your qualifying run? "It wasn't near what we really wanted speed-wise, but it got us in the show. We had to be conservative just because I made a mistake at Lowe's and crashed in qualifying and trying for too much so I just wanted to make sure we got a good lap in and got in the race. I feel confident that the race car is going to be good tomorrow."

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MIKE WALLACE, No. 7 GEICO Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
Starting Position: 33rd

How did your car handle during your qualifying run? "Honestly, my car handled well. It was a little too tight. I was attempting to try to run wide open and I guess I hadn't done that in practice so I was trying it and we didn't have the car quite set for that so that probably hurt us. It doesn't appear it's going to be a very good lap but I think we'll race very well. Matter of fact, I know we'll race really well."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Michael Waltrip
Teams Germain Racing , Michael Waltrip Racing , Joe Gibbs Racing