Bristol: Dave Connolly Saturday summary

Dave Connolly Misses Starting Lineup at Bristol BRISTOL. Tenn., April 29, 2006 -- Pro Stock driver Dave Connolly shook his head in disbelief after the SKULL GEAR Chevy Cobalt didn't run quick enough during qualifying to make the starting line-up...

Dave Connolly Misses Starting Lineup at Bristol

BRISTOL. Tenn., April 29, 2006 -- Pro Stock driver Dave Connolly shook his head in disbelief after the SKULL GEAR Chevy Cobalt didn't run quick enough during qualifying to make the starting line-up for the O'Reilly Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

Crew chief Terry Adams agreed. "We need to make more test runs," he said. "We put a smaller set of tires on for our first run Saturday and we just blew the tires off."

Connolly's best run was 6.772 seconds at 203.06 mph but it was eight-thousandths of a second short of the 16-car field.

"We had good conditions Friday night and Saturday morning, but we weren't able get down the track either time," Connolly said.

Adams said he will test Monday and Tuesday to prepare for next week's Summit Racing Equipment Southern Nationals at Commerce, Ga.

-jls

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Series NHRA
Drivers Terry Adams , Dave Connolly