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KURT BUSCH (No. 22 AAA Dodge Charger) Qualified 1st “We feel like we picked up a lot of speed for qualifying with some of our adjustments. It’s nice that we can find that some days; other days it bites you. "
KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 M&M's Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position: 3rd Was your qualifying run what you expected? "A lot better than we expected. The M&M's Camry -- the guys did a good job with it and gave me a good piece to run a good lap."
Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 42 Target Chevrolet, captured the second starting spot for the STP 400 at Kansas Speedway. It is the third front row appearance for Montoya this season.
Ford Kansas Qualifying Order 7th Carl Edwards 14th Greg Biffle 19th David Ragan 21st Matt Kenseth 26th AJ Allmendinger 30th Travis Kvapil 35th Marcos Ambrose 38th David Gilliland 39th Andy Lally 41st Patrick Carpentier DNQ Tony Raines
Each race weekend, selected Dodge Motorsports engineers, Penske Racing crew chiefs, drivers or engine specialists give their insight on the ‘Keys for Success’ for the upcoming race.
KURT BUSCH (No. 22 AAA Dodge Charger R/T) YOU’RE COMING OFF A STRONG FOURTH-PLACE FINISH AT CHARLOTTE; WERE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK ON THE TRACK THIS WEEKEND? “With a nice solid top-five run last week, we definitely wanted to get to the track as fast as we could..."
DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing How does it feel to get back into the top-12 in the NSCS driver points? "I think we've gained about eight spots in the last five weeks. Obviously, it could have been a lot better -- finished 10th last week when we had really a race-winning car."
Five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson is featured in the newest edition of ESPN The Magazine. The "Photo Issue" is on newsstands now.
GREG BIFFLE, driver No. 16 3M Ford Fusion - CAN YOU TALK ABOUT WHAT THE AMERICAN RED CROSS IS DOING WITH NASCAR UNITES THIS WEEKEND FOR THE MISSOURI FANS? "Yeah, you know I have seen all the pictures and looked on the internet and watched the news and it is just terrible."
Carl Edwards, the current points leader, met with members of the media after the first practice session Friday at Kansas Speedway. Edwards finished second behind teammate Greg Biffle who followed Edwards in the media center.