Hendrick qualifies third in Dover

Ricky Hendrick qualified third in the No. 17 GMAC Financial Services Chevrolet Silverado at Dover Downs International Speedway on Thursday, May 31. Hendrick was third fastest in the first practice and first fastest in the second practice. He ...

Ricky Hendrick qualified third in the No. 17 GMAC Financial Services Chevrolet Silverado at Dover Downs International Speedway on Thursday, May 31.

Hendrick was third fastest in the first practice and first fastest in the second practice. He bested his top practice speed with 149.657 M.P.H. in 24.055 seconds during his second lap on the qualifying run.

"We should have been on the pole," said Hendrick. "If we had left the truck the way it was during practice we would have had it. The truck was too tight. Jack (Sprague) went out before us and he was loose, so they tightened the GMAC Silverado up. The adjustments were too conservative. That's the thing with having a teammate, sometimes it helps and sometimes it doesn't. We really should have had the pole. Honestly, we've been good since we unloaded. We are fast and we are ready for the race."

-HM

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Ricky Hendrick