Topeka: Whit Bazemore Friday summary

TOPEKA, Kan. (May 23, 2003) -- After taking the No. 1 spot in the first round with a 4.908-second elapsed time at 316.60 mph, Whit Bazemore ended up qualifying his Matco Tools Iron Eagle Dodge Stratus R/T in No. 8 after the second of four...

TOPEKA, Kan. (May 23, 2003) -- After taking the No. 1 spot in the first round with a 4.908-second elapsed time at 316.60 mph, Whit Bazemore ended up qualifying his Matco Tools Iron Eagle Dodge Stratus R/T in No. 8 after the second of four qualifying sessions, clocking in with a 4.867-second elapsed time at 321.57 mph.

"There's still tomorrow," he said. "We're a little disappointed because we felt we were in a very good position to end up low qualifier tonight, being that we ran last and we had the Matco Tools Dodge sitting up there on the starting line with a pretty heavy tune-up in it. We just missed on the tune-up a little bit and we slowed down. We didn't run what we intended to run, so we ended up with an .86, which is disappointing. Still, to put it into perspective, compared to the drama of qualifying last week, we're way ahead of where we were then. So we're in a position where we can improve tomorrow, and that's what we intend to do."

-dsr-

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