IRL: Kelly Racing Las Vegas Qualifying Notes

Kelley Racing drivers Mark Dismore and Scott Sharp both clocked exceptional qualifying speeds for Sunday’s Vegas.Com 500. Dismore and the MCI WorldCom team held the provisional pole for most of the qualifying session after circling the Las...

Kelley Racing drivers Mark Dismore and Scott Sharp both clocked exceptional qualifying speeds for Sunday’s Vegas.Com 500. Dismore and the MCI WorldCom team held the provisional pole for most of the qualifying session after circling the Las Vegas Motor Speedway at 209.100 mph. However, Treadway Racing driver Sam Schmidt bumped the Greenfield, Ind., native to the outside pole. The Delphi Automotive Systems team lead by Scott Sharp, improved dramatically since Friday ’s practice. Sharp’s speed of 207.956 mph was good enough to nail down the sixth starting spot for tomorrow’s race.

#8 Scott Sharp, Delphi Automotive Systems/Dallara/Oldsmobile/Goodyear: “It looks like we ended up in sixth position for tomorrow’s race. We really rebounded after yesterday. The car feels great. The Delphi team worked extremely hard in order to prepare the car for qualifying today. This track is rough and hard on the car. The key to tomorrow’s race will be to conserve tires. ”

#28 Mark Dismore, MCI WorldCom/Dallara/Oldsmobile/Goodyear: “The MCI WorldCom car was flying! I think we even surprised ourselves with our speed. We’ve worked really hard on setting-up the car to be consistent over a whole fuel run. Our goal has been to win the race, starting on the front row and getting the two points for second starting spot are an added bonus.”

The Vegas.Com 500 is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. (local time) tomorrow. Live television coverage can be seen on ESPN2. Check your local listings for times.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Sharp , Mark Dismore , Sam Schmidt