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Pepsi 400 Qualifying Quotes -- Pontiac Drivers

3 July 1997

NASCAR Winston Cup Series
Pontiac Quotes
Pepsi 400
Daytona International Speedway
July 3, 1997

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - The following provided by Performance Marketing Group:
BOBBY LABONTE (#18 Interstate Batteries Grand Prix) - Qualified 20th - "It
actually slowed down a little bit from our mock qualifying run. I hope it
will race a lot better than it did in qualifying."
DERRIKE COPE (#36 Skittles Grand Prix) - Did not qualify; 28th fastest -
"We stood it on its nose and still didn't get a lot of speed out there.
We'll get this car running a little better, and hopefully, get a good race
setup in it for Saturday."
BOBBY HAMILTON (#43 Grand Prix) - Qualified 25th - "We ran about that
earlier, and we'd gotten a little help when we'd run a 47.90, so we figured
we'd run somewhere around 48-flat. That ought to put us in pretty decent
shape. We won't be near the front, but we'll be in good shape."
JERRY NADEAU (#1 R&L Carriers Grand Prix) - Did not qualify, 39th fastest -
"We're still struggling a little bit. That last two races here we had to
take a provisional, so we knew where we were headed when we came down here.
We really weren't sure what we could do. We didn't come down here and test.
We're really trying to catch up, get some cars built, and get ready for the
rest of the season. I think we've got a good car to draft with. I've noticed
what the Pontiacs have been doing in the draft this year. This is only my
third race. We've got a lot to learn."