Ford Loudon Qualifying

Ford Racing Qualifying Order:

10th – Carl Edwards, Roush Fenway Racing

6th – AJ Allmendinger, Richard Petty Motorsports
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8th – Paul Menard, Richard Petty Motorsports

21st – Kasey Kahne, Richard Petty Motorsports

33rd – Matt Kenseth, Roush Fenway Racing

14th – Greg Biffle, Roush Fenway Racing

11th – David Ragan, Roush Fenway Racing

19th – Elliott Sadler, Richard Petty Motorsports

40th – Travis Kvapil, Front Row Motorsports

39th – David Gilliand, Front Row Motorsports

42nd – Tony Raines, Front Row Motorsports

DNQ – Jeff Green, Latitude 41 Motorsports

KASEY KAHNE – No. 9 Budweiser Ford Fusion (Qualified 21st) “It wasn’t very good. After I took the checkered it felt really loose in one and two. The front tires wouldn’t come in on either lap so I was waiting on that. I tried to scrub them in on the straightaways but I needed one more lap I guess.” DO YOU THINK GOING FIRST WAS A DISADVANTAGE? “Well we struggled with those same things in practice. I feel like we have a good Budweiser Ford for race day.”

GREG BIFFLE – No. 16 3M Ford Fusion (Qualified 14th) “We are just trying to get a hold of this race track in qualifying trim. We probably needed to arc it into one and two a little better. I should have rolled across there to carry more speed. That is a tough lap because the majority of guys will probably be in the 50’s and 60’s so that is going to put us pretty far back in the qualifying order. We will just have to work really hard on Sunday.”

PAUL MENARD – No. 98 Menards Ford Fusion (Qualified 8th) “It was good. We picked up dim practice and I think the track is hotter right now. We will see how it holds up. We helped the front end turn a little bit between practice and qualifying. We gave up too much off of turn four. Overall I’m pretty happy with it.”

CARL EDWARDS – No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion (Qualified 10th) “I wasn’t as fast as I wanted to be on the second lap. Our Aflac Fusion was good. I just didn’t put together the perfect lap. This is one of the toughest places to qualify. I’ve never done that well qualifying here but I think this will be a top-10 and that will be just fine. That will be a good start and now we can go work on race trim which is totally different. Long laps are going to be really important.”

FORD RACING NOTES AND QUOTES Sylvania 300 Qualifying, Page 2

September 17, 2010 New Hampshire Motor Speedway

DAVID RAGAN – No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion (Qualified 11th) – “Our UPS Ford was pretty close when we unloaded this weekend. It’s probably the best we’ve ever unloaded here in New Hampshire. We took a lot from what the No. 9 ran here in the Spring. I would have like to have picked up a little more, but that should be close to a top-10 or top-15 starting spot. Our car seems to be good. It will be back to normal happy hour sessions on Saturday and hopefully we’ll have some time to work on it for race trim.”

A.J. ALLMENDINGER – No. 43 Best Buy Ford Fusion (Qualified 6th) “I am mad at myself for that. I don’t know if the sun hurt us a little bit or what, but I got in the middle of three and four and got a little bit tight. The times are so close. I probably lost a chance at pole right there. I guess if I am fifth and mad about it then things aren’t that bad.” YOU WERE PRETTY QUICK IN RACE TRIM, HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT SUNDAY? “The car is really good. I really thought we had a chance at pole there. I think the weather hurt us just a touch. If I had just hooked the line a little better in three and four we would have had a good shot at it. The car is really good which is what I am frustrated about. I think we had a chance to be really good there and be on pole. We have had two really good solid weeks in a row on flat tracks and I think we are even better in race trim, so we will go from there.”

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