Dodge Motorsports Notes & Quotes – NSCS Final Qualifying – Infineon

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KURT BUSCH (No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge Charger R/T) Qualified 11th “We were fastest in practice but just couldn’t put down the qualifying lap that we needed. We missed it in turns four and seven and were just slow in (turn) 10. When you add all that up, you just can’t give away that much time on this track. Our Shell/Pennzoil Dodge is really fast in race trim. We’ll work on it tomorrow.”

BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger R/T) Qualified 15th “A really good Miller Lite Dodge race car. We qualified inside the top 20 and that is huge progress from our effort here last year. I feel like I left something out there. Either way, I know that I have a really fast car for Sunday. We were really good in practice all day in race trim. I’m really optimistic for the race.”

ROBBY GORDON (No. 7 SPEED Energy Dodge Charger R/T) Qualified 28th “I didn’t expect that. We were 16th in practice. We made a couple of changes and went the wrong way. We went up on rear springs, down on rear bar and our car was all over the place. We have all practice tomorrow to figure it out. I think tires are going to be really difficult on Sunday. I’m not sure if it’s a different tire or what. I’m struggling and I think a lot of other teams are as well. We just can’t find bite.”

P.J. JONES (No. 77 SPEED Energy Dodge Charger R/T) Qualified 35th “The excitement for us was getting the car ready before qualifying. We were tight for time getting this SPEED Dodge Energy car prepped for qualifying. I just wanted to make sure that I went out and ran the smoothest lap that I could and not run the car off the course. It worked. Our car was pretty good. We made some huge improvements from the first practice today. For only running six laps in practice we’ll take that qualifying lap. I want to thank Dodge and Robby (Gordon) for the opportunity.”

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