V8 Supercar Championship Series leaders, TeamVodafone will start tomorrows first of three 27-lap V8 Supercar races with two drivers on top ten grid spots, following a successful qualifying session at the Lexmark Indy 300 today.
Jamie Whincup will start from forth position on the second row of the grid while team-mate Craig Lowndes will start from seventh and the fourth row of the grid.
With the primary goal of extending his championship lead this weekend, Jamie Whincup acknowledged they were in a good starting position for tomorrow's race.
"I am very happy with where we are right now," said Whincup. "Mark (Dutton) did a great job on setup and I am really starting to get used to the new chassis."
"Pit strategy will be crucial tomorrow as there are not a lot of opportunities for passing on this circuit."
"My qualifying lap was not quite as pretty as my new race suit but it is a long weekend and we are starting in a great position," Whincup bantered.
While Craig Lowndes circulated inside the top five for most of the earlier practice sessions he acknowledged he didn't quite get the best out of the car in the final qualifying session.
"I didn't get the best out of the car in the final session of qualifying but overall I am very happy with it as a racecar," said Lowndes.
"The car is definitely improving each session we just need to work the first sector of the track."
"We know it is a good race car across 27 laps and really that is what counts," he added.
Fellow Ford driver Mark Winterbottom will start the opening V8 Supercar race from pole position alongside Holden driver Garth Tander while James Courtney will join Whincup on the second row of the grid.
The first race for the V8 Supercars will get underway at 3.55pm tomorrow with Races 2 and 3 to be contested on Sunday.