Brainerd: Dave Connolly Friday notes

Connolly's Friday qualifying best 6.722 seconds BRAINERD, Minn., August 8, 2008 -- Dave Connolly got off to a slow Pro Stock qualifying start Friday at Brainerd International Raceway but picked up the pace on his second attempt and was ninth in...

Connolly's Friday qualifying best 6.722 seconds

BRAINERD, Minn., August 8, 2008 -- Dave Connolly got off to a slow Pro Stock qualifying start Friday at Brainerd International Raceway but picked up the pace on his second attempt and was ninth in the provisional line-up for Sunday's Lucas Oil Nationals.

"We had a mechanical problem again that hurt us on our first run," Connolly said of the 6.771-second, 297.71-mph effort. "We changed motors and got down the track our second run. Tommy (Utt, crew chief) now has some data for these weather conditions."

The performance of the Charter Communications/LifeLock Chevy Cobalt improved to 6.722 seconds at 205.01 mph.

"We want to run quicker on Saturday," added Connolly. "We want to get into the top half of the field."

-credit: vcr

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