Montreal: Qualifying notes

Micks Posts Record Time For Montreal Pole MONTREAL -- Defending NAPA 100 champion Kerry Micks set a track record in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio qualifying at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The driver out of...

Micks Posts Record Time For Montreal Pole

MONTREAL -- Defending NAPA 100 champion Kerry Micks set a track record in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Sirius Satellite Radio qualifying at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The driver out of Mount Albert, Ontario worked his way around the 14-turn, 2.710-mile road course in 106.664 seconds for an average lap speed of 91.465 mph.

It was Micks' (No. 02 Beyond Digital Imaging Ford) first pole of the 2008 season and the third of his Canadian Tire Series career.

"The Beyond Digital Imaging Ford was good right out of the box," said Micks. "Track position here is not critical but it will be good to start up front have a clean track to work with."

The previous record was set by J.R. Fitzpatrick (No. 84 Fitzpatrick Motorsports Chevrolet) a season ago at 106.755 seconds (91.387 mph).

In tomorrow's race, Fitzpatrick will start alongside Micks on the front row with a qualifying time of 106.803 (91.346 mph).

Starting third on the grid is Andrew Ranger (No. 27 Wal-Mart/Tide Ford). His fastest lap of the qualifying session was completed in 107.011 seconds (91.168 mph). Starting next to Ranger will be current championship point standings leader Scott Steckly (No. 22 Tow Truck in a Box/Schick Dodge) who timed in at 107.280 seconds (90.940 mph).

NASCAR Road Race style (group) qualifying procedures were used for the session. The field was divided into two groups based on their morning practice times.

The green flag for the NAPA 100 is scheduled to be wave at 10:20 a.m. ET tomorrow. The race will be televised live throughout Canada on RDS.

-credit: nascar

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Gilles Villeneuve , Kerry Micks , Scott Steckly , Andrew Ranger , J.R. Fitzpatrick