Highs and Lowe?s
May 30, 2007
Furniture Row Racing successfully qualified for their 6th race in a row last weekend at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC. The team qualified 31st fastest on time, but were assigned the 43rd starting position due to owners points.
The race was going well until the team ran into engine trouble.
General Manager, Joe Garone elaborates on the situation.
“We had a disappointing end to our Charlotte weekend due to engine failure. The Lowe’s race is hard on equipment and for us it proved to be disastrous. With a solid top 25 finish in our sight, the engine failed with approximately 110 laps to go of the scheduled 400-lap event. Kenny drove a smart race avoiding some spectacular crashes, but was left with a discontent feeling after finishing 34th.”
This weekend the team regroups and heads to the “Monster Mile” at Dover. Sunday’s race will mark a return to the Car of Tomorrow for the sixth time this season. The new car is being run in 16 races this season, the next coming at Infineon Raceway on June 24. It was recently announced that the three-year rollout plan that was originally in place for the car will be accelerated, and the new car will be fully implemented for the 2008 season.
Dover is a physically demanding, one mile oval racetrack. When cars hit the wall, they hit hard. The corners are wide, but the straight-aways are not.
The Autism Speaks 400 will be broadcast live on FOX TV, PRN Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio on Sunday, June 3, 2007 beginning at 1:00 P.M. EDT.