AJ ALLMENDINGER - No. 43 Insignia/Best Buy Ford Fusion
"It's not too bad. Qualifying is definitely where we've probably been a lot worse this year. We had the one pole and I don't think we've been inside the top 10 other than that. We knew we had a decent draw and were pretty good in practice, so I just wanted to get a solid lap in. I probably gave up a little bit in turn three. I've been really struggling today with the car, line, everything in turn three, which is pretty funny because that's always been my best corner, so it's kind of flip-flopped. That will get us in the top 10 and it's a long race, so track position is key but starting up front makes it a good start to the weekend."
KASEY KAHNE - No. 9 Budweiser Ford Fusion
"We felt like we made some gains from practice. I felt like the car was better and it actually drove pretty good, but it was just hitting the track too hard on the front. Minus that, it seemed like a pretty good lap. We need to work on it tomorrow, but with what we just did today, I think some of that will translate to tomorrow and we'll be better."
PAUL MENARD - No. 98 Menards Ford Fusion
"It was okay. We picked up some and probably didn't have the best draw. The sun was out for a while and then right as we finished our lap a cloud came over, so it was just luck of the draw. We picked up quite a bit, so we'll see how it stacks up. We've been fighting a vibration, so we've got to find that tomorrow."
Credit - Ford Racing