Smith Qualifies 23rd in Richmond
Smith Qualifies 23rd in Richmond Smith Qualifies 23rd in Richmond

Smith Qualifies 23rd in Richmond

September 9, 2011



Regan Smith will start 23rd in Saturday night's Wonderful Pistachios 400 Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.

Smith's No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet toured the .75-mile short track during Friday's qualifying session in 21.397 seconds at 126.186 miles per hour.

"We were looking for a better result, just didn't get everything we needed," said Smith, who was 11th fastest in the first practice session. "As we do every race, we'll fight for every position tomorrow night."

The pole winner was David Reutimann (127.382 mph). Rounding out the top-five in order were: Jamie McMurray, Jimmie Johnson, Mark Martin and Clint Bowyer.

Saturday night's race will be televised on ABC, beginning with a 30-minute prerace show at 5 p.m. MT.

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