Pepsi 150 NASCAR Busch North Series Qualifying Notes and Quotes August 12, 1999 Watkins Glen, NY -- Bryan Wall shattered the track record and captured his second career pole at qualifying for Saturday's Pepsi 150 at Watkins Glen International.
Pepsi 150 NASCAR Busch North Series Qualifying Notes and Quotes August 12, 1999
Watkins Glen, NY -- Bryan Wall shattered the track record and captured his second career pole at qualifying for Saturday's Pepsi 150 at Watkins Glen International. Wall led a group of four drivers who broke the previous record set by Ricky Craven last year (1:17.626, 113.622 mph). Wall (1:16.781, 114.872 mph) will be joined by Tom Carey on the outside pole (1:16 .806, 114.835 mph). Also breaking Craven's record were Dale Quarterly (1:17.005, 114.538 mph) and Brad Leighton (1:17.418, 113.927 mph).
The Pepsi 150 will mark the sixth time this season Carey will start in the top three, Quarterly's third time and Wall's second.
Bryan Wall (#77 Burnham Boilers Ford): "We come to this track and expect to qualify well and run well. I know if I'm starting inside of Tom Carey that I must be doing something right. It's been a tough year, but we're going to turn it around on Saturday. We have a lot of people here from Burnham, so we're really excited."
Tom Carey, Jr. (#42 AAA Aircraft Supply Chevrolet): 'We're probably not going to mess a whole lot with the car tomorrow during practice. We just want to get out there and run a good race and be there the last 30 laps and take it to the end."
Dale Quarterly (Quarterly/Brimell Racing Chevrolet): "The track conditions today I thought were excellent. I'm agreeing with Bryan since he sits on the pole. It was a little slicker this afternoon than it was this morning, but it was great track conditions."
Andy Santerre (#44 Monro Muffler Brakes Chevrolet): "We had a pretty good run. Things are going really good for us. It's not quite what we wanted, but we'll take it. Hopefully it will put us in the Top fifteen or twenty and we can race it out for the win."
Kelly Moore (#47 LesCare Pontiac): "We just need a little bit more track time. We always get better as the race goes on. It was a good, comfortable lap for us. We're just going try to keep our nose clean and head towards the front."
Jay Sauter (#43 Tecumseh Chevrolet): "Our run wasn't bad. It was about what we ran in practice. We're just trying to get used to these tires. We need to work them over a bit and we'll see what we get."
Brad Leighton (#55 ITT Sheraton Chevrolet): "The car felt pretty well. I ruined the whole side of the car. I don't know how the sequence went. Somebody must have been late getting out and it messed me up a little bit. I had to pass a car out there in time trails and obviously that slows you up a little bit. I'm not really happy about that, but we got in the show anyway."
Ted Christopher, (#13 Whelen Engineering Ford): "I thought the run was real good until the engine started skipping."
Ricky Craven, (#23 Agree Shampoo and Conditioner Chevrolet): "Not bad for no clutch and barely any brakes. We only got in one lap of practice. Still, we've got all day tomorrow. We'll be fine. I love the track and enjoy road racing, but the fans here are the big attraction."
Eric Bodine, (#21 Bully Hill Chevrolet): "We made drastic changes right before qualifying and ran fairly well. Should be in the middle of the field. We'll go from there. I just wish we'd had more time."