Smith Qualifies 25th in Daytona
July 6, 2012
Regan Smith will start 25th in Saturday night's Coke Zero 400 Sprint Cup Series race.
In Friday's time trials at Daytona International Speedway, Smith's No. 78 Furniture Row/Farm American Chevrolet toured the 2.5-mile oval in 47.190 seconds at 190.718 miles per hour.
"The key for tomorrow night is not where you start but where you're positioned in the closing laps," explained Smith. "I was pleased with the speed of our Furniture Row/Farm American Chevy in practice yesterday and look for a strong showing in the race."
The pole winner was Matt Kenseth (192.386 mph). Rounding out the top-10 in order were: Ryan Newman, Kasey Kahne, Greg Biffle, Jeff Gordon, Bill Elliott, Casey Mears, AJ Allmendinger, Brad Keselowski and Marcos Ambrose.
Saturday night's race will be televised on TNT, beginning with a 60-minute prerace show at 4:30 p.m. MT.