IRL: Phoenix: Rich Treadway qualifying notes

Phoenix: Rick Treadway will start 14th in his ...

Phoenix: Rick Treadway will start 14th in his #55 Airlink Enterprises/Spade Motorsports G-Force/Chevrolet/Firestone entry for Treadway Racing in tomorrow's Bombardier ATV Copper World Indy 200. Treadway turned a fast lap of 20.68 seconds for a best speed of 174.043 MPH on the fast one mile Phoenix International Raceway oval.

"It's just an honor to drive the #55 Airlink Enterprises/Spade Motorsports entry for Treadway Racing," said Treadway. " We worked on race set up all day yesterday and have a really solid racecar. We changed to light fuel this morning for qualifying and went quicker right away. I'm happy starting 14th. There are a lot of fast guys that have won races behind me. I just plan on being patient and making to the checkered flags."

The team also unveiled it's new blue, yellow and white paint scheme for season long title sponsor Airlink Enterprises.

"Ricky did a great job," said Scott Cronk, Vice President of Treadway Racing. "We're looking forward to the race tomorrow and hosting executives from our new title sponsor Airlink Enterprises. The new paint scheme looks great and you can definitely see it coming. So all our fans need to be looking for Ricky in the blue, yellow and white #55 car tomorrow."

The Bombardier ATV Copper World Indy 200 can be seen at 4 p.m. EST tomorrow Sunday March 17th on ABC television.

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Drivers Rick Treadway