Joey Logano – Said the car wasn’t bad and he’s been happy with it. Was top ten on the speed chart in race trim, in qualifying trim late he jumped up to 2nd. Said he’s better than he’s been. Said he thinks he’s top five.
Martin Truex Jr. – Started in race trim and had great speed. Was at the top of the speed chart following his opening run. Jeff Burton said his car appears to be one of the best.
Denny Hamlin – His crew chief is suspended this weekend. Has a fast car. His car was said to have good speed on old tires.
Clint Bowyer – Parked for the first 30 minutes. Prior to getting out on the track his crew chief was interviewed. He said in practice #1 his car was good but needs more grip. When he went out on the track finally in race trim he jumped up to 11th.
Jimmie Johnson – Seemed to be struggling in practice. With about 30 minutes to go they changed their race trim setup to try something different (31st at the time). During his run in his new setup he said, “The first lap was tight, but it quickly improved after that.”