Ford Racing NSCS Notes & Quotes: Capital City 400 (Richmond International Raceway)
NSCS Qualifying (April 27, 2012)
CARL EDWARDS, No. 99 Ford EcoBoost Ford (Qualified 2nd)
We haven't been very good in qualifying for about the last month and Jack (Roush) said he has quit giving me advice because he thought that was part of it. But he hasn't said anything in about a month and I asked if he had any advice and he said, No sir, I am not saying anything. But he is happy. We are happy. That is a good lap and we have Ford EcoBoost on the car which is a great product and hopefully this is a top-five or six starting spot. We have a better race trim package than we do a qualifying trim package so I am excited about that.
GREG BIFFLE, No. 16 3M Give Kids A Smile Ford (Qualified 28th)
I don't know what happened there. I just guess we didn't have the grip we needed. I was probably just a little bit tight in the center I guess and that was all the grip I had. It was all that I could do.
CARL EDWARDS PRESS CONFERENCE
(Edwards qualifies on the outside of row 1 in the 2nd position for Saturday nights NSCS race)
THAT WAS A VERY CLOSE MARGIN BY WHICH MARK MARTIN GOT YOU BUT YOU MUST FEEL GOOD WITH YOUR STARTING POSITION.
Yeah, one of his team managers said, Just be glad he is 53, not 35. It is good for us to be on the front row. If you can't be first you better be second. It is a good starting spot for us. Man that was dramatic for me to watch him run that first lap and be that close and then watch the tracker. I thought we had him but he shot up to the top of the scoreboard. He has nerves of steel and did a great job. He's got the pole.