Smith Qualifies 8th in Phoenix
November 12, 2010
PHOENIX (Nov. 12, 2010) -- For the second straight week Regan Smith qualified eighth in his No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet. He will start Sunday's Kobalt Tools 500 Sprint Cup race on the outside of Row 4 alongside Kyle Busch.
In Friday's time trials at Phoenix International Raceway, Smith covered the one-mile oval in 26.607 seconds at 135.303 miles per hour.
"A good lap overall, but I did leave a little on the table in turn one and I got a little loose in turns three and four," said Smith. "This is two good weeks of qualifying for Furniture Row Racing. The team keeps on building better race cars and the guys at the shop are doing a great job. I think the sky is the limit for us."
The pole winner was Carl Edwards (136.389 mph). Rounding out the top-five in order were: AJ Allmendinger, Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle and Jamie McMurray.
Sunday's race will be televised on ESPN, beginning with a 60-minute prerace show at noon MT (2 p.m. ET).