KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Z-Line Designs Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position: 3rd Can you win a fifth straight nationwide race at Texas? "Well, we certainly hope so. The Z-Line Designs Camry has been pretty good so far this weekend. We'll...
KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Z-Line Designs Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 3rd
Can you win a fifth straight nationwide race at Texas? "Well, we certainly hope so. The Z-Line Designs Camry has been pretty good so far this weekend. We'll see what qualifying has in store for us -- so far third. A little too loose to get any more out of it. Should be good for tomorrow."
Any concerns about tire wear for the race? "There might be some concerns. Not sure yet. Looks like the more you run on it, the hotter the tire gets. It doesn't wear really that much so you sort of start building shoulder temps. If you keep your car a little free, like the way I like it here, you should be alright."
JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Starting Position: 6th
STEVE WALLACE, No. 66 5-hour Energy Toyota Camry, Rusty Wallace Racing
Starting Position: 8th
BRIAN SCOTT, No. 7 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Starting Position: 10th
How is your car here at Texas? "Our Dollar General Toyota is pretty quick. Just made a bad adjustment. We should have kept it exactly how it was for when we qualified. We made it a little too free and couldn't quite stay on the throttle and work it through the corner quick enough, and it killed our straightaway speed. I'm sure that will get us a decent starting spot. Not where we want. I'm sure we'll have a really good car for the race."
What happened when you scraped the wall in practice? "Just lost the left front tire. It was down before I even got on the race track that's why I didn't feel it. It was a new set of tires. I thought it was a low air pressure. When it never built up I started to call it off coming out of (turn) four. Let the car that was behind me in. It just didn't turn into one. Just scraped it. It's barely cosmetic. The guys are on No. 11 Toyota did a good job getting it back up there and keeping it real fast. I wish we would have qualified a little better.
BRENDAN GAUGHAN, No. 62 Loan Star Title Loans Toyota Camry, Rusty
Starting Position: 13th
How was your qualifying run? "We've definitely put ourselves behind the eight ball this week. We have Lone Star on -- one of the two races they get is Texas -- and of course when I come to Texas this is a big race for us. We're struggling at the moment. Basically, we switched entire philosophies before qualifying because practice was not as good as we wanted our Camry to be. Fortunately for us we have all that Toyota notebook -- where each team gets set-ups. So, we knew which team had this theory so we were able to talk to them and try to get some help on it. We went from being so tight to I could not physically drive it to now we're loose, which is what I want. I would rather be loose than tight. So, we just got to get the rear end back underneath me, but the front is at least working. We'll get the Lone Star Camry were it needs to be."
TREVOR BAYNE, No. 99 Diamond-Waltrip Racing Toyota Camry,
Starting Position: 14th
KEVIN LEPAGE, No. 56 Cattlemen's Steakhouse Toyota Camry
Starting Position: 19th
REED SORENSON, No. 32 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Starting Position: 22nd
How is your car after practice and qualifying? "It's pretty good. In race trim this morning I thought it was really good. We were third and I thought it was pretty good. We had like 25 laps on the tires. The first practice is when I thought it was good and we ran it out of fuel pretty much and started getting a little tight but I think we have a good car for the race."
Do you like racing at Texas? "Oh yeah. I haven't ran the Nationwide car here in a long time. It seems like we have a pretty good piece here. I don't know if it's good enough to win, there's a couple guys that can run pretty good right now. I think we can adjust it during the race. I think the track conditions are going to be different in the race if the sun comes out because we were running pretty fast lap times, everybody was. I think in the race it'll be about a second slower than what we were running. I think it will change the way everybody's cars are handling."
DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 10 Beringer Vineyards Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Starting Position: 26th
Justin Lofton, No. 71 WeekendWarriorsTV.com Toyota Camry, Red Horse
Starting Position: 31st
MICHAEL ANNETT, No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers Toyota Camry, Germain
Starting Position: 36th
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