Smith Qualifies 11th in New Hampshire
July 15, 2011
Regan Smith produced a strong qualifying effort Friday and will start 11th in Sunday's Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Smith's No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet covered the 1.058-mile oval in 28.484 seconds at 133.717 miles per hour.
"We had a good day -- might have left a little on the table, but overall a solid effort by our Furniture Row Racing team," said Smith. "The car felt good and we'll do some fine tuning during our two practice sessions tomorrow. Track position is critical here and that's one more reason I am pleased about starting on the inside of Row 6."
The pole winner was Ryan Newman (135.232 mph). Rounding out the top-five in order were: Tony Stewart, David Reutimann, Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski.
Sunday's race will be televised on TNT, beginning with a 60-minute prerace show at 10 a.m. MT.