Brian Simo Watkins Glen qualifying

Brian Simo of Carlsbad, Calif., will start Sunday's NASCAR Winston Cup race at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International from the 42nd position, after a track-worker's miscue cost him a fast qualifying run in the No. 90 Hills Bros Coffee Ford. Simo had...

Brian Simo of Carlsbad, Calif., will start Sunday's NASCAR Winston Cup race at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International from the 42nd position, after a track-worker's miscue cost him a fast qualifying run in the No. 90 Hills Bros Coffee Ford.

Simo had just started his qualifying lap when a worker erroneously moved onto the track and waved a yellow flag, indicating the run was to be aborted. Simo returned to the garage where the crew replaced the car's tires, but did not have sufficient time to cool the car's engine before re-qualifying. Simo's resulting time of one minute, 13.785 seconds was 37th-fastest, forcing the team to take a provisional starting position.

-BSR

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Brian Simo