Rockingham: Series practice report

Logano Quickest in ARCA RE/MAX Series Practice at Rockingham ROCKINGHAM NC (5-2-08) - Joey Logano, in the No. 25 Joe Gibbs Racing Oil-Gresham & Associates Chevrolet, posted a 25.111-second lap late during a three-hour ARCA RE/MAX Series ...

Logano Quickest in ARCA RE/MAX Series Practice at Rockingham

ROCKINGHAM NC (5-2-08) - Joey Logano, in the No. 25 Joe Gibbs Racing Oil-Gresham & Associates Chevrolet, posted a 25.111-second lap late during a three-hour ARCA RE/MAX Series practice session on Friday afternoon to top the speed charts at Rockingham Speedway. In all, 49 drivers participated in the practice session, which was in preparation for Sunday's Carolina 500 ARCA RE/MAX Series race.

"That car is extremely sensitive," said Logano. "Little changes to the setup made a big deal. The car unloaded nothing like it tested but we were able to get it right by the end of the session. This might be the coolest track that I have ever raced on so I'm really glad that ARCA has the opportunity to race at Rockingham. I've watched a lot of races on TV here growing up."

SunTrust Rookie of the Year contender and current point leader Matt Carter ended up second quickest after leading the speed charts throughout much of the three hour session.

"We were fast right out of the trailer," said Carter. "We seem to have a good balance, which I think that's what you need here. We didn't change much. You've got to be good on tires and good on long runs and I think we were so I'm looking forward to it."

Bill Davis Racing's Michael Annett was third quickest in the No. 28 Pilot Travel Centers Toyota, followed by Justin Marks in the No. 01 Aisin AW Toyota and Dexter Bean in the No. 37 Glock Chevrolet.

SIM Factory Pole Qualifying Up Next

First Round SIM Factory Pole Award qualifying is scheduled for Saturday, May 3rd at 10 a.m. Eastern. Positions 1-25 will be filled by cars/teams posting the fastest times during round one qualifying. Teams qualifying below 25th will have the option to lock-in their time and speed from round one qualifying or to re-qualify in round two, which begins at 2:30 p.m. The rest of the 50-car Carolina 500 starting line-up will set by provisionals. Positions 42-45 are reserved for the teams highest in ARCA RE/MAX Series Owners Points Standings in 2008 not currently in the starting field. Positions 46-49 are reserved for "Golden A" program teams who competed in 100 percent of the series races in 2007 that are highest in 2008 owner's points. Position 50 is reserved as a provisional starting position for any former ARCA RE/MAX Series champion driver whose car/team has not earned one of the previous 49 starting positions. If no past champion driver provisional is used, the position is available to a former series champion owner. If no past champions provisionals are used, the next eligible Golden A team will earn the 50th starting position.

-credit: www.arcaracing.com.

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Series ARCA
Drivers Justin Marks , Dexter Bean , Joey Logano , Michael Annett
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing , Bill Davis Racing