BUSCH: Bristol: Steve Wallace Friday notes

All NASCAR Busch Series practice has now concluded prior to tomorrow's qualifying session and the Sharpie Mini 300. Steve Wallace and the No.66 HomeLife Communities team finished the final session 13th fastest of the 44 cars taking time. After ...

All NASCAR Busch Series practice has now concluded prior to tomorrow's qualifying session and the Sharpie Mini 300. Steve Wallace and the No.66 HomeLife Communities team finished the final session 13th fastest of the 44 cars taking time. After fighting a "tight" condition for most of the day, the team feels as if it has its Dodge Charger "dialed in" for Saturday's qualifying and race sessions. Qualifying for tomorrow afternoon's Sharpie Mini 300 begins at 11:10 AM ET and the No.66 will go out 35th of the 44 cars making attempts. The 300-lap, 159.9-mile Sharpie Mini 300 will follow, with a scheduled start time of 3:00 PM ET. Both qualifying and the race will feature live coverage by espn2 and PRN Radio.

QUOTES

Steve Wallace, Driver: "We started out the day really sliding around out there; we were having a lot of trouble getting our No.66 Dodge to turn how we wanted it to, especially from the center of the corner off. After a lot of adjustments though--some shock and spring changes--I feel like we really got it dialed in pretty well for qualifying. I wasn't really sure what to expect in our mock qualifying run, so I didn't drive the car as hard as I needed to. I was really surprised--in a good way--by how well the car drove in that run. Knowing what we know now, I really think that our HomeLife Communities Dodge can have a top-10, if not a top-five, run in qualifying."

Bryant Frazier, Crew Chief: "We worked really hard today on being able both to keep the car down on the bottom in turns one and two, as well as on running consistent lap times. We could run 16.00's and 16.10's every single lap at the end of the day. We ended up 13th fastest in qualifying trim and 11th fast- est overall on average, but I really think that we have potential to get a top-five or top-10 qualifying run out of it. Steve really felt like he had a lot left in him after our mock qualifying run in practice, so I'm excited to see how it goes. If we can just get a good starting spot and thus a good pit selection, it'll make our team's day just that much easier come tomorrow afternoon. Steve's doing a heck of a job and we're ready to go get `em . I really feel like we have a good shot at having at least a top-10 run in the race."

-credit: rwi

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Steve Wallace