Aric Almirola led the Ford Racing drivers in qualifying for Sunday’s AdvoCare 500 from the Phoenix International Raceway by putting his Ford in the 5th position. Carl Edwards was the next fastest Ford, qualifying in the 13th position. Marcos Ambrose (17th) and Greg Biffle (20th) were the other Ford drivers in the top 20. Below is post-qualifying reaction from those drivers and a few others, plus where the Ford drivers qualified.
MARCOS AMBROSE – No. 9 Black & Decker Ford Fusion – “The team here is trying really hard. We want to finish up these last two races well and get ourselves some momentum for 2013.”
DID YOU CATCH A BREAK WITH THE CLOUD COVER? “Everybody else is going to get the same benefit, so I’m not sure it’s going to help us any.”
CASEY MEARS – No. 13 Geico Ford Fusion – “It was OK if the sun would have stayed out, but now this is gonna change the whole game. It just dropped 10 degrees standing here, so I don’t see us beating anybody else from here on out. It pr