David Reutimann —No. 00 TUMS Toyota— qualified 7th.
Martin Truex Jr. — No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota—qualified 8th.
Jamie McMurray won the pole with a time of 29.421 sec. (183.542 mph)
Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart rounded out top three.
The seventh-place qualifying effort marks Reutimann’s best career starting position at Chicagoland.
Friday marked Reutimann’s seventh and Truex’s fifth top-10 qualifying result in 2010.
Saturday’s night’s race begins at 7:30 p.m. (Eastern) on TNT.
David Reutimann on qualifying lap: “It wasn’t bad. Our car was a little bit tight, but all-in-all it was a big pick-up from where we were in practice. So, I think we have a pretty good Tums Toyota. Hopefully, that will hold up and give us a good starting position, but even more importantly a good pit box so we can get in and out of the pits all day long, and have a good race that way.”
What’s the key to having a good race here? “We’ve struggled trying to make our car turn in the center here in the past. The same thing you fight at a lot of race tracks -- trying to make it turn in the center and get off. That being said, that’s just what we’ll work on since we got here. Hopefully, we got it good enough so we’ll be good for the race.”
Martin Truex Jr. on qualifying lap: “It was pretty good. We had a good practice today and we’re really happy with our race trim. In the first practice we spent the whole time in race trim with a lot of long runs and ran a lot of laps and I feel pretty good about the car. The second practice we did all qualifying stuff and we were fairly happy with it, we were competitive. I think we ended up seventh and we were in the top 10 most of the practice, missing it just a little bit. I was a little tight in one end and a little loose in the other. Every time we helped one end, we’d hurt the other. Had the same thing on our qualifying lap, but overall it was a good pick up. We picked up about a half-second and should be a decent starting spot for us.”
What do you think of these shorter race weekends? “It’s nice to get all your practice in on one day, go ahead and qualify to get ready to race. Two day shows are great, especially for all the guys that are on the road all weekend and they’ve been working in the shop all week. It’ll be nice to get them a little time off on Sunday and it will be nice for all of us to have an extra day going into our long off week.”
5-Sam Hornish Jr.-182.605
9-Martin Truex Jr.-182.445
25-Dale Earnhardt Jr.-181.299