Baytown: Kurt Johnson Saturday summary

KJ Will Start Seventh in Houston On the strength of a 6.726-second, 205.10 mph pass made on Friday evening, Kurt Johnson qualified his ACDelco Chevrolet seventh for Sunday's final eliminations of the O'Reilly Spring Nationals in Baytown, TX.

KJ Will Start Seventh in Houston

On the strength of a 6.726-second, 205.10 mph pass made on Friday evening, Kurt Johnson qualified his ACDelco Chevrolet seventh for Sunday's final eliminations of the O'Reilly Spring Nationals in Baytown, TX. With his spot in Sunday's field virtually assured, Johnson worked on fine-tuning his race car during Saturday's final qualifying sessions. Although he made two representative runs, the second-generation racer looked for further improvement heading into race day.

"Although both runs were decent, we didn't make the gains we would have liked. The car is throwing us a curve right now, just not responding as well as we would like it to. It was fine in testing earlier this week, as well as in the first round yesterday. But since then, it's been a handful.

"We have some adjustments planned for the first round tomorrow morning that we hope will convince it to cooperate. We know this ACDelco Chevy has the performance in it -- we just have to find the right set-up to let it out."

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