Texas: HVM Racing qualifying report

No. 13 PDVSA HVM Racing Honda Dallara - E.J. Viso When the sparks start flying for the Bombardier Learjet 550k at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night, HVM Racing's No. 13 car will be looking for a spark of its own to move toward the front.

No. 13 PDVSA HVM Racing Honda Dallara - E.J. Viso

When the sparks start flying for the Bombardier Learjet 550k at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night, HVM Racing's No. 13 car will be looking for a spark of its own to move toward the front. E.J. Viso qualified 21st in the PDVSA HVM Racing Honda Dallara on Friday afternoon with a speed of 211.553.

Going out near the end of the qualifying order, Viso turned a total lap time of 1:39:0388, putting the car on the inside of the 11th row for Saturday's show.

This weekend marks the team's second appearance in the Texas night race. Last year, Viso started 28th and finished 14th under the lights. The No. 13 machine will be looking for a similar push toward the front for this year's race, which begins Saturday at 9 p.m. ET on Versus.

Comments from HVM Racing Team Principal and Owner Keith Wiggins after qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway:

"We had put some extra preparation into this car to produce a better performance than what we've been getting on the ovals. So we expected better results than what we saw today.

"The handling of the car was fine. We just didn't get the extra speed we were hoping for."

Comments from PDVSA HVM Racing Team Driver E.J. Viso after qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway:

"Well, it's another disappointing qualifying. It's a shame that after so much preparation for this race, especially for qualifying, that we haven't found any improvement. I think it's now time to react.

"Everyone is putting pressure on everybody. The sponsors are not happy, I'm not happy, the team is not happy. I think it's time to shake everything out and start working harder."

-credit: hvmr

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