Martinsville No.19 Motorola Team qualifying report

Driver Casey Atwood No. 19 Motorola Evernham Motorsports Team NASCAR Winston Cup Series NAPA AutoCare 500 -- Qualifying Report Qualifying Position: 22nd Speed: 94.571 mph Time: ...

Driver Casey Atwood
No. 19 Motorola Evernham Motorsports Team
NASCAR Winston Cup Series NAPA AutoCare 500 -- Qualifying Report

Qualifying Position:                    22nd

Speed: 94.571 mph
Time: 20.023 seconds
Date: Sept. 29, 2000
Track: Martinsville (Va.) Speedway
Track length: 0.526-mile oval

* Tony Stewart scored the pole position with a 19.855-second lap at 95.371 mph.

Quotes:

Casey Atwood:

"I am a little disappointed because when I got out there I was sure we had a top-five car. I did all I could do, but considering that I've never raced here before, I'm happy with a top-25."

Ray Evernham:

"To get better, we're just going to have to figure it out. We were just too conservative and we need to find out what Casey's limit is. But overall, I think it's pretty good because before we tested at Martinsville, Casey didn't even know how to get here!"

After only 23 of the 48 cars had finished qualifying, Evernham was confident in Atwood securing a position in the first qualifying round when he said, "Let's get the car ready to race."

Notes:

* The Sept. 9 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400 at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway was Casey Atwood's first of three NASCAR Winston Cup Series races that he will race this year with the No. 19 Motorola Evernham Motorsports team. He qualified 35th and finished 19th.

* This is Atwood's first race at Martinsville Speedway. Next year, Atwood will face three tracks currently on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series schedule where he has never raced (Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway, Sears Point Raceway) in addition to Chicagoland and Kansas City Speedway which were added for 2001.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Tony Stewart , Casey Atwood , Ray Evernham