Chevrolet Silverado Sweeps Front Row for Daytona 250 Kerry Earnhardt and Dennis Setzer will lead NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Field to Green Flag DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Chevrolet's Silverado NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series teams swept the front...
Chevrolet Silverado Sweeps Front Row for Daytona 250
Kerry Earnhardt and Dennis Setzer will lead NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Field to Green Flag
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Chevrolet's Silverado NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series teams swept the front row for Friday night's Daytona 250 on Thursday evening at Daytona International Speedway. Kerry Earnhardt put the No. 15 Kraft Foods/Albertson Chevrolet Silverado on the pole with a lap 49.321 seconds, 182.478 mph. Dennis Setzer captured the outside of the front row in the No. Chevrolet Silverado with a time of 49.368 seconds, 182.304 mph. This is the first career pole for Earnhardt in any NASCAR major touring division.
"This is a pretty awesome deal for our Billy Ballew Motorsports team," said Earnhardt, who was the 38th of 42 trucks attempting to qualify. "Ritchie (Wauters, crew chief) and the guys just gave me an awesome truck. This is my very first pole ever; this is just a great start for our season. It was so awesome to come over here in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and put the No. 15 Billy Ballew Kraft/Albertson Chevrolet Silverado on the pole. The truck is really fast."
Tracy Hines, No.13 ThorSports Silverado and rookie Regan Smith, No. 19 Xpress Motorsports Silverado qualified fifth and eighth respectively giving Chevrolet Silverado four of the top-ten fastest qualifying times.
Jack Sprague qualified the No. 16 Chevy Trucks Silverado in 15th while David Starr put the No. 75 Spears Manufacturing Silverado in the 25th spot. Ron Hornaday behind the wheel of the No. 6 GM Goodwrench Silverado qualified 28th in the order.
Other Silverado qualifiers are: Kelly Sutton in the No. 02 Copaxone Silverado - 22nd; Matt Crafton, No. 88 Menards Silverado - 26th; Sean Murphy, No. 07 Auto-Air Colors Silverado - 32nd; Ken Weaver, No. 08 1-800-4-A-PHONE Silverado -- 37th; Mike Harmon, No. 21 Global Pigeon Supply Silverado -- 40th; and Wayne Edwards, No. 24 Mighty Motorsports Silverado -- 24th.
New qualifying rules are in effect for the 2005 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Once qualifying is over, the field is set by merging the highest ranked 30 teams in the owner standings with the fastest five trucks not in those 30 positions, in the order of their qualifying speeds. The 36th position is reserved for a former champion, provided he is not already qualified and satisfies the rulebook's criteria. If unused by a former champion, it goes to the next fastest truck in qualifying.