"We came in with a good car and a good package from last year," Carpenter said. "Like I said, with the second car here, we've been able to try some more things than what we did last year."
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"I wasn't sure we were going to go 230 in our first run, so I was relieved when we did," Carpenter said. "But to be honest, I didn't think going into qualifying I was going to exceed 230."