Topeka: Dave Connolly Friday notes

Connolly Pro Stock Provisional No. 1 Friday at Topeka TOPEKA, Kansas, May 30, 2008 -- Dave Connolly says his new Charter Communications/LifeLock Chevy Cobalt continues to improve, and it showed in its performance Friday when he grabbed the ...

Connolly Pro Stock Provisional No. 1 Friday at Topeka

TOPEKA, Kansas, May 30, 2008 -- Dave Connolly says his new Charter Communications/LifeLock Chevy Cobalt continues to improve, and it showed in its performance Friday when he grabbed the provisional No. 1 berth for Sunday's O'Reilly Summer Nationals with a 6.730-second time at 204.20 mph.

"We're still trying to figure out the car and we are getting closer and closer," said Connolly, 25, who has two final-round appearances and one victory (at Bristol, Tenn., May 18) in his three previous races this year. "We stayed at Bristol and tested for two days and then went to Farmington drag strip near our shop in Charlotte and did more testing. And our Chevy Cobalt keeps getting better and better."

He has two more attempts on the Heartland Park Topeka track Saturday to see if he can remain in the No. 1 position. Connolly missed the season's first five races due to sponsor difficulties.

-credit: dcm

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