IRL: Texas Scott Goodyear Friday Report

Pennzoil Panther racing driver, Scott Goodyear and the Pennzoil Panther Pack found the magic again at today's opening session for the Mall.com 500. Goodyear and the Pack rolled the car off the truck and turned the fastest speed of today's ...

Pennzoil Panther racing driver, Scott Goodyear and the Pennzoil Panther Pack found the magic again at today's opening session for the Mall.com 500.

Goodyear and the Pack rolled the car off the truck and turned the fastest speed of today's practice session at 216.045 miles per hour. Goodyear and the Pack were not only .8 of a second faster than the next closest competitor but 8 of their practice laps were also faster than any other car on the track. Goodyear was pleased after the session. "We have a good race car. We ran both qualifying and long run set ups this afternoon and I think we have a really fast car. We would normally do an engine change tonight but when I put my vote in, I told the Pack 'Don't touch that car''. We need the points for the pole and that will be step one in the points to get that championship."

Goodyear and the Pack return to the track in the morning for a final practice before qualifying. Qualifying will be shown live on Speedvision at Noon ( 1 p.m. EDT).

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