The field for the Aaron's 312 on Saturday was set by owner points due to inclement weather in the area. A steady rain started at approximately 7:00 a.m. Friday morning and continued through the early afternoon hours at the Atlanta Motor ...
The field for the Aaron's 312 on Saturday was set by owner points due to inclement weather in the area. A steady rain started at approximately 7:00 a.m. Friday morning and continued through the early afternoon hours at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Busch Series practice scheduled for 10:00 a.m. was scrubbed. NASCAR officials later announced that Bud Pole qualifying would be canceled due to storm cells in the region.
Championship points leader Greg Biffle was thrilled with his up front starting spot, but is hopeful that the weather clears for Cup qualifying. Biffle will attempt to qualify for the Cup race. Last Sunday at Memphis, Biffle was caught up in wreck with a lapped car and lost ground in the championship battle with Jason Keller.
"Hopefully I don't have two bad weeks in a row," said Biffle. "We were leading last week with 40 laps to go and got caught up with a lapped car. That was pretty unfortunate, Jason wasn't having a great day, and we could have sealed it up for me. We still have a lead here and I think we have a little breathing room, but we have to be cautious the last four races of the season."
Second place in the points, Jason Keller would like to regain momentum against Biffle in Saturday's race. "We made some ground up, we continue to run well, starting up front here at Atlanta is something new for me," said Keller.
"I feel more confident here, I learned a lot of things not to do during testing, and worked really hard on our race set-ups. I had hoped that I would run a little better to challenge Greg. We need to run better if we have any chance to beat Greg. We are starting side-by-side tomorrow, and hopefully that wont effect me to bad, and we can run our own race."
The Memphis race winner, Scott Wimmer starts fourth in tomorrow's field, "It was disappointing not being able to qualify today," Said Wimmer. "We've been working really hard on our qualifying efforts and I am excited coming off the win last week heading into this race."
Making up the top ten based on car owner points will be Greg Biffle (1), Jason Keller (2), Jeff Green (3), Scott Wimmer (4), Jack Sprague (5), Mike McLaughlin (6), Kenny Wallace (7), Jamie McMurray (8), Scott Riggs (9) and Bobby Hamilton, Jr. (10).