Daytona 500: Prism Motorsports qualifying report

First year NASCAR Sprint Cup team, Prism Motorsports, has qualified for their first Sprint Cup event, the Daytona 500. Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Terry Labonte qualified the No. 66 Window World Toyota Camry in the 50th position Sunday ...

First year NASCAR Sprint Cup team, Prism Motorsports, has qualified for their first Sprint Cup event, the Daytona 500. Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Terry Labonte qualified the No. 66 Window World Toyota Camry in the 50th position Sunday afternoon at the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway locking the team in for next Sunday's "Great American Race." Martin Truex and Mark Martin qualified on the front row with Truex collecting his first Daytona 500 pole.

Prism Motorsports is co-owned by Randy Humphrey and Phil Parsons. Based in Cornelius, North Carolina, the independent team has veteran experience led by crew chief Bill Henderson. They will be sponsored in the Daytona 500 by Window World, the nation's largest window replacement company. Sunday's qualifying run was only the second day the team has been on the track.

Labonte made two smooth qualifying laps guaranteeing him to make his 55th start at Daytona and 28th Daytona 500. Prism Motorsports and Labonte will now prepare for Thursday's Gatorade 150 Duels.

Comments from team co-owner Randy Humphrey after qualifying at Daytona:

"We're proud to be in the Daytona 500 and represent Window World. I've got to thank Terry (Labonte) and all the support from Michael Waltrip Racing in helping us get to this point. The crew too, they have worked hard and it's a thrill for these guys to get ready for the Daytona 500.

"We're trying to build a team with good people. It's all about people and we're getting there. Today was a positive step."

Comments from team driver Terry Labonte after qualifying at Daytona:

"This is a proven car. It's an old David Reutimann car from last season and it handles really well. We still have some things to work on to find some more speed, but you never know how it will race. Today was qualifying, and we accomplished one goal, now it's time to get ready for the next step."

-credit: pm

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Terry Labonte , Michael Waltrip , David Reutimann , Martin Truex Jr. , Phil Parsons , Mark Martin
Teams Michael Waltrip Racing , Prism Motorsports