IRL: Kentucky: Scott Sharp qualifying report

Sharp to Start on Row Five in Kentucky Scott Sharp will line up 10th for his seventh IndyCar Series career start at Kentucky Speedway in Sunday's Meijer Indy 300. Sharp, the defending race winner and 2001 pole sitter, has logged three ...

Sharp to Start on Row Five in Kentucky

Scott Sharp will line up 10th for his seventh IndyCar Series career start at Kentucky Speedway in Sunday's Meijer Indy 300. Sharp, the defending race winner and 2001 pole sitter, has logged three top-four finishes to date at the 1.5-mile oval and will be looking for a repeat of his strong run last year from eighth on the grid. He was shown fifth-quickest overall earlier in the day following 90 minutes of practice time leading up to qualifying.

Sharp will also be looking to add to his tally of seven top-10 finishes this season, his best being a pair of fifth-place runs at Texas and Richmond. He is currently one point out of 10th in the championship standings, and only 15 points out of seventh.

Scott Sharp - #8 Delphi Dallara /Honda/Firestone:

"The car was a little bit tighter than we hoped it would be for qualifying. We hoped we would be about a tenth [of a second] quicker, which would have moved us up quite a few spots. This track is so wide, it is great racing for our cars and the fans. If you have a pretty good race car, you can go three wide here so it really doesn't matter that much where you start. But we are all pretty competitive and want to be first, of course. I would love to repeat [the win last year at Kentucky] with the Delphi Fernandez team. Last year, we started eighth here and made a ton of changes to the car and it took us awhile to get it right and then it was like a shot out of a cannon. We were super strong. I think we are going to be fine tomorrow."

-credit: www.delphifernandezracing.net

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