Joliet: Warren Johnson Friday summary

WJ Opens Joliet qualifying in Third Warren Johnson had a solid first day of qualifying for the Carquest Auto Parts Nationals in Joliet, IL. After opening with a 6.805-second, 203.52 mph pass, the GM Performance Parts Pontiac pilot came...

WJ Opens Joliet qualifying in Third

Warren Johnson had a solid first day of qualifying for the Carquest Auto Parts Nationals in Joliet, IL. After opening with a 6.805-second, 203.52 mph pass, the GM Performance Parts Pontiac pilot came back in the rain-delayed evening session to improve to a 6.783-second elapsed time. Sitting in the third position at the Route 66 Raceway qualifying midpoint, Johnson was already focusing on bettering his position during Saturday's final sessions.

"They weren't what you would call technically perfect runs, but they were certainly competitive. After all, we're much closer to the top of the page than we are the bottom. We just need to tune this GM Performance Parts Pontiac up and move up a couple positions. It's plenty fast, we simply need to make a clean run.

"With the exception of the first sixty feet, it stepped up right where we wanted it to in the evening run. In fact, we were the quickest car from sixty feet to the 330-foot mark, which we were naturally happy about. If we can step it up in the first sixty feet, we'll be fine."

-j2r-

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