Joliet: Kurt Johnson Saturday summary

KJ Will Start Sixth in Chicago For the second straight day, Mother Nature played a major influence on the qualifying procedure for the Carquest Auto Parts Nationals in Joliet, IL. After heavy downpours delayed the start of the...

KJ Will Start Sixth in Chicago

For the second straight day, Mother Nature played a major influence on the qualifying procedure for the Carquest Auto Parts Nationals in Joliet, IL. After heavy downpours delayed the start of the day's activities by several hours, constant showers throughout the afternoon curtailed the professional categories to only three attempts, one less than the normal amount. In addition, even though the temperatures were ideal for the "factory hot rods", the lack of rubber on the racetrack resulted in no changes in the top half of Sunday's starting line-up.

Therefore, Kurt Johnson's 6.664-second, 207.43 mph run from Friday evening earned the ACDelco Cobalt the sixth starting position for final eliminations, as he looks for his second career win at Route 66 Raceway.

"I would like to have had that fourth run. I'm not saying that we could have picked up, but we obviously would have liked another test run, especially one where you're running at the same time as everyone else. It usually works out to your benefit whether you learn something or not, because you can check something off your list of things that work or not

"I'm pretty sure that we have the right set-up in our ACDelco Cobalt that we think we can win this race. We learned something on that last run that we will be able to use, so we'll go out there tomorrow and see if we can use it to our benefit."

-j2r-

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