Fontana: Steve Portenga qualifying notes

Portenga 19th in California lineup. FONTANA, Calif. - Steve Portenga and the Roto-Rooter Chevrolet will start 19th in the American Racing Wheels 200 at the California Speedway.  Qualifying for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race was ...

Portenga 19th in California lineup.

FONTANA, Calif. - Steve Portenga and the Roto-Rooter Chevrolet will start 19th in the American Racing Wheels 200 at the California Speedway.  Qualifying for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race was Friday, November 1.  The race is Saturday, November 2.

"Considering all we went through, it wasn't such a bad day," Portenga said.  "If we can get a little bit better tomorrow, we can get another top-10."

Portenga's qualifying lap was 42.486 seconds (169.691 miles per hour) around the two-mile oval.  David Starr won the pole (40.944/175.850).

The American Racing Wheels 200 begins 5 p.m. EST/2 p.m. PST Saturday, November 2.  The race is slated for live broadcast on the radio affiliates of the Motor Racing Network (MRN).  ESPN plans tape-delayed coverage of the race at 5 p.m. EST/2 p.m. PST Sunday, November 3.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers David Starr , Steve Portenga