SES: Homestead Friday Qualifying

GREASED LIGHTNING 150 QUALIFYING NOTES MIKE FRANKLIN (No. 7 Spitzer Dodge/Archer Painting Dodge) "Yeah, we definitely surprised ourselves. We probably picked up a half-second from what we ran in practice. Running in front of...

GREASED LIGHTNING 150 QUALIFYING NOTES

MIKE FRANKLIN (No. 7 Spitzer Dodge/Archer Painting Dodge) "Yeah, we definitely surprised ourselves. We probably picked up a half-second from what we ran in practice. Running in front of this many people, as well as this being my hometown, put a lot of pressure on myself. I face that everywhere we go, but especially here. I didn't think the car ran that quick, but the guys came across the radio and told me I ran an .80 on the first lap and a .70 on the second lap, and I nearly fell out of the car. I'm pumped up. I'm starting up front with a bunch of good, quality cars. I'll be able to race with some good, quality guys like (Rich) Bickle). We're pretty happy."

SEAN STUDER (No. 98 Old El Paso Mexican Style Foods/Hi-C Chevrolet) "It was a picture-perfect lap. I couldn't ask for a better lap, and I really didn't expect it. The second time is better than the first time, of course, and I've just got to thank the crew. I'd like to dedicate this pole to my long, long friend Chris Helms, who died in a car accident a couple weeks ago. He was on my crew last year, and I'd like to dedicate this to him. I wanted my pole record back, and I did it. I feel like I've got a place in history here now that Winston Cup is coming here. I think it'll hold up, but if it doesn't, then that's the way it goes."

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