Brian Simo Sears Point qualifying

Brian Simo of Carlsbad, Calif., qualified 15th of 48 drivers for Sunday's NASCAR Winston Cup race in Sonoma, Calif. Substituting for Hut Stricklin in the No. 90 Hills Bros Coffee Ford, Simo covered the two-mile Sears Point Raceway road course in...

Brian Simo of Carlsbad, Calif., qualified 15th of 48 drivers for Sunday's NASCAR Winston Cup race in Sonoma, Calif. Substituting for Hut Stricklin in the No. 90 Hills Bros Coffee Ford, Simo covered the two-mile Sears Point Raceway road course in one minute 18.062 seconds at an average speed of 92.2344 miles an hour.

"I hoped to be in the front half of the field, but I didn't know if that would play out," he said. "This is only my second time at single-attempt, one-lap qualifying. I didn't know what to expect from myself or the car. Right now, the car and the team are ahead of me," he said, reflecting his limited track time in the car.

Sunday's 112-lap race is scheduled for 12:30 pm PT

-SP

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Hut Stricklin , Brian Simo