Larry's Qualifying Quotes - Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500
24 October 2003
"We've been fighting the handle all day, hit the racetrack real hard down in the corner. It got me screwed up. It's not as good as I thought we'd run but that's all we got."
YOU PRACTICED IN THE AFTERNOON AND QUALIFIED AT NIGHT. DOES THAT MAKE QUALIFYING EVEN MORE CHALLENGING?
"I don't think so. The guys here who have notes here from a lot of years have a little advantage on that maybe if they've done that before. I really don't know. I didn't really know what to expect. The track has a lot of grip right now. We just hit the racetrack too hard."
Watching qualifying, it looked like the car was really bottoming out, especially in Turn 2. You could see sparks fly from the rear tires when he went through that corner. The commentators suggested that hearing the car make such noise when it bottomed out may have affected his concentration.