Indianapolis: Dave Connolly Sunday summary

SKULL Gear Cobalt Driver Races Dave Howard in First Round INDIANAPOLIS, September 3, 2006 -- Dave Connolly predicted the outcome of Mac Tools U.S. Nationals qualifying Sunday at O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis before Sunday's final attempt...

SKULL Gear Cobalt Driver Races Dave Howard in First Round

INDIANAPOLIS, September 3, 2006 -- Dave Connolly predicted the outcome of Mac Tools U.S. Nationals qualifying Sunday at O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis before Sunday's final attempt on a partly sunny day.

"There probably won't be any change in the standings, and we'll be racing Dave Howard in the first round," he said. And that's the way Connolly's Labor Day competition will begin.

"Our motor has been down on power a little and that has put a damper on things, but we have been making decent runs."

Connolly's qualifying best of 6.702 seconds at 205.13 mph -- run Sunday morning -- put him 11th while Howard came in sixth with a 6.686-second time at 205.76.

"We don't get lane choice but that hasn't bothered us here," added Connolly. "There isn't a real big different between lanes. There is no easy spot in the line-up so we'll take whatever we get. We ran 6.70 and he ran 6.70 and we ran 6.72 and he ran 6.72 Sunday. It should be a good race. It will probably be decided at the starting line."

-credit: dcr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Dave Howard , Dave Connolly