Saturday, July 24, 2010

MWR Indy Qualifying Report

Martin Truex Jr., No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry - Qualified 12th

David Reutimann, Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota Camry - Qualified 29th.

Saturday Recap

Juan Montoya won the pole with a time of 49.375 sec. - 182.278 mph.

Jimmie Johnson, Mark Martin, Jamie McMurray and Ryan Newman rounded out top five

47 cars qualified for 43 spots. Truex went out fifth and Reutimann 11th.

After qualifying, the Sprint Cup cars held two, hour-long practices Saturday afternoon.

Sunday’s 17th running of the Brickyard 400 begins at 1 p.m. on ESPN, MRN Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio 128.

MARTIN TRUEX JR., No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry- “I really look forward to coming here to Indy. It’s a totally different kind of track when comparing to most tracks we race on the NASCAR circuit. We had a good practice yesterday with our NAPA Toyota so I am looking forward to the Brickyard 400. We had a good early draw here, but I’m not sure if we took advantage of it as much as I would have liked. We’ll work hard on the NAPA Toyota in race trim  this afternoon. I really enjoy racing here and it presents a big challenge obviously.”

Did you think you would run better having the early draw? “You are never perfect here. The four corners are all a little bit different. It is hard to hit them all right. It’s hard to get your car the same in all four corners. We fought one issue on one end and another issue on the other end. I am not sure if you can ever be perfectly happy. We weren’t happy with our lap and that’s after having picked up almost a second from our q-run in practice. We are around eight-tenths quicker. So it is a big pick up. You have to go out there willing to drive it harder than you did yesterday in practice and hope it is enough. It is a delicate balance to go out there and not over drive it. It is a difficult qualifying session here because you get to sit overnight and think about it. You make changes and go out there knowing you will have to pick it up. It’s a difficult qualifying session. I feel like in race trim we were as good as anyone in the first practice. We ran really good, consistent laps and that means we could be good here. We’ll just have to see. We’ll go to work during today’s practices and I think we are really close in race trim. Hopefully that qualifying run won’t be too bad and we’ll be able to take advantage of that and have a good NAPA Toyota this weekend.”

DAVID REUTIMANN, No. 00 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota Camry- “We’re pretty disappointed with that run. That isn't what we were expecting or hoping for. We’ll have our work cut out for us tomorrow. We’ll have a chance to put it in race trim this afternoon and if we are good on Sunday we shouldn’t have a problem getting the Aaron’s dream machine up to the front. It’s a long tough race.”

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