Carl Edwards came out on tip in subordinate for this weekend’s Duck Commander 500 night competition during Texas Motor Speedway, violence Penske’s Joey Logano to stick by 0.187s.
Edwards available a time of 27.748s (194.609mph) on a 1.5 mile banked oval to explain his 17th stick in 416 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. It’s a Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s initial stick of a season, and his second in 23 outings during Texas.
“I like it here, we unequivocally suffer Texas,” pronounced a 36 year old, who got to glow off a shotgun as partial of a stick celebrations. “I have a lot of friends here. This is a fun place to race.
“The tyre, we don’t know what a other guys feel, a tyre and downforce package for me lets me feel like we can go into a dilemma and pierce around and feel a tire underneath me. Even in qualifying, there were times when we got a small laterally and it slid a small bit and we could redeem and that’s unequivocally fun as a competition automobile driver. Hopefully a competition goes well.”
Logano was angry to narrowly skip out on a tip mark in qualifying, that consisted of 3 rejecting rounds.
“It wasn’t enough, but, overall, I’m unapproachable of a effort,” he insisted. “Going to nap final night that we had a automobile that could utterly presumably be on a stick today. We came close. Every spin we were unequivocally flattering quick and we were unequivocally good in one and dual a initial dual rounds, and 3 and 4 we mislaid utterly a bit of speed to a #19.
“The final run was a finish opposite,” he continued. “I went into one and dual and it didn’t spin like it was, and afterwards we bound a automobile in 3 and 4 to where it did what it indispensable to do down there. we only kind of flip-flopped a final round. we was second possibly way, apparently, though if we could have had both we would have had something for Carl.
“Second is not awful. It’s not a best, though it’s tighten to it during least. We’ll have a good array case and demeanour brazen to a race. It’s going to be a lot of fun out there.”
Having surfaced a times in both of this weekend’s use sessions, Furniture Row Racing’s Martin Truex Jr. managed to secure a second quarrel start in third place alongside Hendrick Motorsport’s Chase Elliott.
“It was a good run for us,” pronounced Truex who accurately equalled Logano’s path time in a final tip 12 stick shoot-out round. “I theory we’re tied for second, that means we’ll start third. All in all, happy with that.
“We missed it a small bit from yesterday, we suspicion we were unequivocally good yesterday and a lane was a small faster currently and changed on us a small bit. we felt like we had a shot during a stick today, though a #19 put a heck of a path down, so unapproachable for him.”
“I’m unequivocally unapproachable of a improvements we finished from spin 1 all a approach by spin 3,” contributed Elliott. “I’m unequivocally vehement that we finished a third spin and was means to get a good tip 5 starting spot.
“It’s good to have a good starting spot, though a many critical thing is to be good in a race,” he added. “A lot of night racing that we do, brief lane racing, or even a lot of a NASCAR things we use during a day and competition during night. I’m unequivocally blissful we have this night use event to get a car, during slightest we can get it unchanging conditions for what we competence see tomorrow night, hopefully. We need to make a many of this practice, try to get a automobile pushing a best we can to be good tomorrow night. That is a many critical thing.”
The third quarrel will be common by Roush Fenway Racing’s Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and JGR’s Denny Hamlin, while Wood Brother Racing’s Ryan Blaney will start alongside Penske’s Brad Keselowski on quarrel four. The tip 10 is dull out by JGR’s Matt Kenseth and Richard Childress Racing’s Austin Dillon.
“I felt we weren’t as quick on a speed draft yesterday, though we felt unequivocally good about it,” insisted Stenhouse. “We’re tighten to second, not tighten to Carl there, though I’m unequivocally happy with a Zest Fusion. Hopefully, we’ll get it dialled in here. It’s going to be a prolonged competition and we consider we’re going to wear a tyres out a lot.”
“It’s not bad we guess,” pronounced Blaney. “We got a small bit improved any time. It’s only during a finish we only didn’t have a ton of grip. It was unequivocally tighten from second on behind and we didn’t utterly have adequate there. Everyone was slower solely a #19. Maybe we didn’t make a right adjustments before a final round.”
“The speed was flattering good for as distant as we felt a change was off,” remarkable Kenseth. “We’ve been kind of off given we got here. Actually to be ninth with what it felt like wasn’t too bad.”
“It was flattering good,” echoed Dillon. “We only tightened adult too many that final run. we couldn’t get turned. We will learn for subsequent time. It was good to get to a third spin again and we will only keep working.”
Also creation it by to a initial spin were Hendrick’s Jimmie Johnson and Roush’s Trevor Bayne, who scrapped into a stick shoot-out by pipping Brian Vickers by only one thousandths of a second. Vickers had progressing come fastest in a initial spin of qualifying, though wasn’t means to repeat that form in a second.
“It’s days like this we wish it was a aged format, where it was only one and finished and we would have a pole,” pronounced Vickers, who continues to sit-in for Tony Stewart in a #14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevy. “We only got too lax in a second session. We missed it or we missed it, one of a two. we went down in 1 and 2 and a automobile jumped out from underneath me. we kind of wasn’t awaiting it. we had a large improvement and mislaid a lot of time. We finished many of it behind adult down in 3 and 4 and missed it by a thousandths of a second.”
Vickers will start in 13th place alongside Roush’s Greg Biffle. Last week’s competition leader and reigning Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch also missed a cut and will start from 15th place alongside Hendrick’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. whose group partner Kasey Kahne is one place serve behind starting subsequent to Chip Ganassi Racing’s Jamie McMurray.
Ryan Newman (RCR) starts alongside McMurray’s group partner Kyle Larson on quarrel 10 only forward of SHR group friends Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick. Among a drivers who unsuccessful to swell from a initial spin were RCR’s Paul Menard (25th) and SHR’s Danica Patrick (26th). With 40 cars entered for this weekend’s race, everybody finished it onto a grid and will take a immature flag
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