Friday, July 09, 2010

Chicagoland Qualifying Report

Chicagoland Qualifying Results

David Reutimann —No. 00 TUMS Toyota— qualified 7th.

Martin Truex Jr. — No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota—qualified 8th.

Friday Recap

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.”

Qualifying Results/MPH

1-Jamie McMurray-183.542

2-Jimmie Johnson-183.281

3-Tony Stewart-182.877

4-Greg Biffle-182.673

5-Sam Hornish Jr.-182.605

6-Jeff Gordon-182.599

7-David Reutimann-182.587

8-Paul Menard-182.445

9-Martin Truex Jr.-182.445

10-Juan Montoya-182.248

11-Carl Edwards-182.168

12-Kasey Kahne-182.106

13-A.J. Allmendinger-182.039

14-Jeff Burton-181.977

15-Clint Bowyer-181.867

16-Elliott Sadler-181.806

17-Denny Hamlin-181.800

18-Joey Logano-181.653

19-Ryan Newman-181.616

20-Bobby Labonte-181.555

21-Mark Martin-181.415

22-Kurt Busch-181.348

23-Marcos Ambrose-181.324

24-Reed Sorenson-181.311

25-Dale Earnhardt Jr.-181.299

26-David Ragan-181.099

27-Kevin Harvick-181.068

28-Joe Nemechek-180.929

29-Bill Elliott-180.796

30-Brad Keselowski-180.385

31-Max Papis-180.331

32-Landon Cassill-180.270

33-Kyle Busch-180.192

34-Matt Kenseth-180.150

35-Casey Mears-180.102

36-David Stremme-179.934

37-Mike Bliss-179.689

38-Robby Gordon-179.414

39-Scott Speed-179.396

40-David Gilliland+-178.701

41-Regan Smith+-178.436

42-Kevin Conway+*-176.881

43-Travis Kvapil-179.342


44-Michael McDowell-179.098

45-Dave Blaney-178.849

46-J.J. Yeley-177.995

47-Todd Bodine-177.352

1 comment:

  1. How come it says truex qualified 8th but you say he qualified 9th?