Impressive Qualifying Performance Earns Line Third Starting Spot in Indy JSummit Racing driver Jason Line completed an impressive qualifying performance on Sunday, with his best run of 6.580-seconds, 209.95 mph capturing the third starting ...
Impressive Qualifying Performance Earns Line Third Starting Spot in Indy
JSummit Racing driver Jason Line completed an impressive qualifying performance on Sunday, with his best run of 6.580-seconds, 209.95 mph capturing the third starting position for Monday's final eliminations of the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, IN. In four of the five qualifying sessions at O'Reilly Raceway Park, Line's Pontiac was among the three quickest cars in the highly competitive Pro Stock field, where the top seven qualifiers were separated by only seven thousandths of a second.
Although pleased with his car's consistent performance over the last three days, Line acknowledged that his team had only completed the first step towards a successful weekend. Still, with the driver, team and car all working in sync, he looked forward to making a serious bid for his first win at his sport's biggest race.
"My Summit Racing Pontiac is pretty darn good right now," said Line. "In fact, I consider this is the best chance I've had to do well in Indy in quite some time, and want to thank the team for the great job they have done with my car. We qualified third and earned bonus points in four of the five sessions, which has me feeling pretty good going into race day.
"However, our work is far from done. If the forecast is correct, it will be substantially warmer tomorrow, which will require a different set-up for a track that has already proven to be a challenge. In addition, we still need to get Greg's (teammate Anderson) car figured out. On top of that, there are fifteen other cars that want to win as badly as we do tomorrow. We'll need four good lights and four good runs to win tomorrow, which is exactly what we plan to do. It's going to be a battle, and we'll do whatever is necessary to come out on top."
-source: kb racing