Dodge Motorsports Notes & Quotes – Cup Qualifying Quotes – Daytona

Friday, July 1, 2011 Dodge Motorsports PR Daytona International Speedway Coke Zero 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Cup Post-Qualifying Quotes

KURT BUSCH (No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge Charger R/T) Qualified 25th “Qualifying is qualifying here. How much do you want to put your car out on the edge? You don’t want to lose the race in qualifying by stuffing it into the wall. Our Shell/Pennzoil Dodge is fast. Our car is really stable and ready for the draft. It’s an aggressive two-car draft. It’s July. It’s going to be a little bit slicker. We’ll see how it shakes out. A lot of guys are built for raw speed, but can they handle it when it gets slick out? We’ll see how everything shakes out. We’re fast in a two-car tandem. I’ll be starting next to my teammate and we worked really well together in practice yesterday.”

YOU’VE LED ALMOST 69 PERCENT OF YOUR CAREER LAPS ON SUPERSPEEDWAYS; WHAT MAKES YOU SO GOOD ON BIG TRACKS? “We were really fast here in Speedweeks, but we’re still trying to get to victory lane in a point’s race on the big tracks. I’ve always had really good cars that draft well. You need a comfort zone out there and I feel right at home on the big tracks and the draft. You need to be there at the end. If we catch a break, maybe this can be our year.”

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BRAD KESELOWSKI (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger R/T) Qualified 26th “You would always like to qualify on top of the board, but it’s not critical here at a superspeedway. Our Miller Lite Dodge is really fast in race trim. I think we’re in really good shape heading into tomorrow night’s race. Kurt (Busch) and I will start the side-by-side and that’s cool because we’ll have the chance to hook-up early in the race and run in that two-car draft. We have great speed together and he’s a hell of a driver, something I’m really excited about tomorrow. It’s going to be hot. It’s going to be intense. I’ve got the chance to hook up with one of the best restrictor-plate racers out here, so it’s going to be a lot of fun all night.”

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