Pomona II: Bob Tasca III Friday notes

SUCCESSFUL DAY IN POMONA AS TASCA PROVISIONALLY 11TH POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 14, 2008) -- It was a change in momentum for Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Shelby Mustang team on Friday in Pomona. After struggling down the track on ...

SUCCESSFUL DAY IN POMONA AS TASCA PROVISIONALLY 11TH

POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 14, 2008) -- It was a change in momentum for Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Shelby Mustang team on Friday in Pomona. After struggling down the track on Thursday, Tasca and his team made a complete 180-degree shift by posting the 11th-quickest qualifying time and earning the rookie team owner and driver a spot in the field heading into Saturday.

"We're finally not No. 13," said Tasca of his qualifying position. "These are conditions that we like; hot race tracks where [Chris] Cunningham knows how to turn those dials and make that hot rod sing. And going up there, we didn't have the luxury of trying something because we smoked the tires yesterday and we weren't in. Chris knew that he needed to get the car down the racetrack and he got the job done. He made the right call and got us into the top 12."

After posting the 17th qualifying time on Friday, that time was thrown out heading in Friday. With a solid showing today down the hot track in Southern California, Tasca and his team will head into Saturday with a little bit less pressure than they've experienced in previous races.

"I'm real excited for the guys on the team," said Tasca. "This is the last race and it's a big race and the pressure is on. There are some of the big names that aren't into the top 12 and we're excited about being in the field and heading into tomorrow."

-credit: tasca/motorcraft

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