Atlanta II: AJ Allmendinger qualifying report

Best-ever Qualifying Effort for Allmendinger at Atlanta Fast in race trim, too... Atlanta-4 September, 2010- AJ Allmendinger will line the Insignia HDTV/Best Buy Ford up on the eighth row for Sunday's Emory Healthcare 500 at Atlanta Motor ...

Best-ever Qualifying Effort for Allmendinger at Atlanta
Fast in race trim, too...

Atlanta-4 September, 2010- AJ Allmendinger will line the Insignia HDTV/Best Buy Ford up on the eighth row for Sunday's Emory Healthcare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway after posting a fast lap time of 185.972 MPH in the No. 43 Ford Fusion on Saturday. The result is the best qualifying spot for AJ at the ultra-fast oval outside of Atlanta and puts him in prime position to improve on the strong run he made at the track in the spring, when he catapulted from 25th on the grid to a sixth place finish to take his first top-ten of the season.

Further boosting hopes in the 43 camp was the strong race pace the Ford Fusion showed in practice after posting the sixth quickest average time as AJ and Crew Chief Mike Shiplett look to make the most of the Sunday race outing that will start in the heat, but close under the lights after 500 miles of action.

"It's not too bad...it's my best qualifying here, so that's good," said AJ, who was part of the kick off event for a new Best Buy store in Fayetteville ahead of Saturday's track action. "Our 43 insignia ford was also pretty good in race trim during practice, so I'm hoping to keep us moving forward for the tomorrow and get a good finish."

-source: walldinger racing

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