Dover: Petty Enterprises qualifying report

Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge team will start the Best Buy 400 from the 19th position. Labonte is a former winner of this race, taking the checkered flag in 1999. He toured the one-mile oval in 23.654 seconds, which...

Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge team will start the Best Buy 400 from the 19th position. Labonte is a former winner of this race, taking the checkered flag in 1999. He toured the one-mile oval in 23.654 seconds, which made him one of the few drivers to mirror his practice lap. That should bode well for the team tomorrow as they look to build on the momentum of a strong run in last weekend's Coca-Cola 600.

"Well, we were 19th in practice and we were 19th in qualifying order. We don't want to finish 19th on Sunday," said Labonte. "When the sun is blazing, like it was today, Dover really becomes the 'Monster Mile'. You carry a lot of speed into the corner here and you don't want to slide around. The Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge team did a good job today. We were happy with how practice went and we should be in good shape for Sunday."

Chad McCumbee climbed behind the wheel of the No. 45 Richard Petty Driving Experience Dodge this weekend so that Kyle Petty could attend his daughter's wedding. McCumbee's lap of 24.173 seconds was not good enough for qualification into the field of 43.

-credit: pe

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Bobby Labonte , Kyle Petty , Richard Petty , Chad McCumbee