Joey Logano qualified 3rd in the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota General Toyota with a lap time of 49.517 (181.756 mph). The Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Speedway, IN; 2.5-mile superspeedway) is set for Sunday, July 29 at 12:00 pm ET. The race will be broadcast on ESPN (TV) and the IMS Radio Network (radio).

Is there an easy section of Indianapolis?

“There’s not an easy part here — this place is so line sensitive. You have to hit your line right in all four corners and that’s a really big deal so if you miss it, that’s a really big deal. It’s really tricky around here. I felt like we had a decent lap in our Dollar General Camry. The car wasn’t quite perfect, but we’ve been working on the thing really hard. We didn’t unload very good. We’ve been working hard and making improvements with it.”

Is handling or straight line speed more important?

“It’s handling for sure. Straight line speed here is obviously important, but it’s not like handling. Track position is going to be the biggest name of the game.”

Were you hoping for more cloud cover during your qualifying lap?

“We caught the sun, we didn’t catch the clouds. Our Dollar General Camry, we worked on it hard in practice, but we needed a lot of work on it. It’s getting better and it’s getting closer and closer. Hopefully, by the time the race starts we’ll be good.”

How important is it to qualify well at Indianapolis?

“I’ve blown up in practice here twice and had to start in the back, and I know it’s really, really hard and it takes all day to get up there. So starting towards the front is going to be — I think it’s more important here than probably anywhere we go. So it should help.”