With rain forcing an early end to the Wednesday afternoon qualifying session for the EAS/GNC Live Well 300 only five cars managed to qualify. The remainder of the 48 drivers will qualify today to get one of the 43 starting spots. One of the five, Steadman Marlin, spoke of his day, putting the no.95 Keystone Light/Shoney's Inn Ford Taurus in 32 place.

Steadman Marlin:
That was the best lap that we've run since we've been here. The car had a bad push in it all week long, especially in 3 and 4, and we've been going to smaller bars and trying a few things, and it seemed like it helped; we're going to try to shorten it up some more.

Q:
You've driven on a superspeedway before, but this was your first qualifying effort.

SM:
I love coming to run at these places, I think it must be in the genes. I drove one of my dad's test cars a few weeks ago at Talladega and we were the fastest car out there. I love going out there and running wide open.

Q:
Your father has won here a couple of times. Has he been coaching you this week?

SM:
"He came down here in January when we tested and he was there in Talladega showing me a little about the way you run around here. It's not too hard; you hold it wide open and stay as close as you can to the white line. He's been helping on some chassis stuff this week, but he's in a Dodge and we're running Fords, so it's only the basics that he's giving us."

Q:
Has he given you any pointers about being in the draft?

SM:
Yeah, but those are family secrets. I think we'll be OK in the draft. The body on this thing was cut up a little earlier in the week, but we're still working on it every day getting it ready for Saturday.