Joey Logano qualified 14th in the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota with a lap time of 50.296 (190.393 mph). The Good Sam Roadside Assistance at Talladega Superspeedway (Talladega, AL; 2.66-mile oval) is set for Sunday afternoon, October 7, 2012. The race will be broadcast on ESPN at 1:00 p.m. ET, with radio coverage on MRN.

How was your qualifying lap?

“Just making sure you don’t scrub as much as you can and make sure you hit your shifts and that’s about it. The car did what it wanted to do and the guys did a good job with this thing. We’re picking up speed on the superspeedways as far as qualifying times. We’ve been not very good the last few times and their slowly but surely finding the speed in these things. TRD (Toyota Racing Development) has done a good job and Joe Gibbs Racing has done a good job finding speed with these things, but we’ve mainly focused on the race package more than anything. We want to make sure our car races good. Qualifying doesn’t mean a whole bunch here.”

What is your strategy for tomorrow?

“You’ve got to be up there at the end. Somehow, one way or another, you’ve got to be there at the end of this thing and that’s a lot easier said than done. A lot of times you can’t control that yourself. You control what you can control and the rest of it will play out hopefully the way you plan on it, but you never know. I’m still thinking about it. Me being the racer that I am I want to go, but I also have got to be smart enough to make sure that I’m there at the end. It just all depends on how crazy it is. If it’s real crazy I might back out, but if it’s not that bad I don’t think it will be that crazy early in the race. We’ll hang up there for a while.”