Ford Michigan Cup Qualifying

Ford Michigan Qualifying Order

3rd Matt Kenseth

7th Greg Biffle
American Muscle

18th Marcos Ambrose

20th David Ragan

23rd Carl Edwards

26th AJ Allmendinger

28th Travis Kvapil

35th Mike Bliss

36th Andy Lally

40th David Gilliland

DNQ Tony Raines

TRAVIS KVAPIL, No. 38 FCA Ford (Qualified 28th) “It felt really good. I was pretty happy with my car yesterday and the guys did a great job getting it driving good. It is always stressful when you have to get the car in on speed and everything was executed perfectly this weekend. I don’t feel like we gave up too much in our race trim. We didn’t do much in race trim practice because we had to worry about qualifying, but I think we will be good for Sunday too.

CARL EDWARDS, No. 99 Aflac Ford (Qualified 23rd) “We were just a little bit tight there. The track is real slick. Hopefully that will end up top-15 and we can go race on Sunday. We have started pretty far back here and made it up to the front with a fast car. This is a place where you can pass. If there is a place to qualify poorly, it would be here. Hopefully we can figure out what we did wrong and fix it for next time.”

GREG BIFFLE, No. 16 Red Cross/3M Ford (Qualified 7th) “It was a really good lap. The car stuck in one and two unbelievably. I maybe over drove it a little in three and four. I got in the corner and didn’t want to turn it across the center. I had to come out of the gas a little out of four. I have a great car for tomorrow. I am glad to have the Red Cross on the car this weekend. We will wait and see what everybody does. I think that should be close to a top-five or six spot.”

TREVOR BAYNE, No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford (Qualified ) “That was pretty good. I got a little bit free off and couldn’t get the gas down. I am happy with that run right there though for not being in the car in a long time. I think we will be really good in the race and our Nationwide car is good and this thing is good. Hopefully we will be there at the end. It feels so good to be back. It is just awesome. I am glad to be back in both the cars but especially the 21. It has been a long time. I am excited they held the cars for me and I get to drive them again.”

MATT KENSETH, No. 17 Crown Royal Ford (Qualified 3rd) “That was a really good lap for us. We were just too lose in three and four and couldn’t quite carry the speed I needed to carry there. I am not the best qualifier in the world but that felt like we got all of it out of it today. That was really good for us.”

DAVID RAGAN, No. 6 UPS Ford (Qualified 20th) “The heat might have hurt us a little bit. Some of the guys that went in front of us went pretty fast. We just missed it. It wasn’t a great lap. Our car was so good yesterday, we were kind of afraid to touch it and we probably should have made a couple of small adjustments. We have started worse here before and found the front pretty fast. I think our car is pretty great for Sunday and I feel really good about our chances.”

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