Nemechek Qualifies 17th in Darlington
Nemechek Qualifies 17th in Darlington Nemechek Qualifies 17th in Darlington

Nemechek Qualifies 17th in Darlington

May 9, 2008

DARLINGTON, S.C. (May 9, 2008) -- Joe Nemechek's fastest lap in Friday's qualifying session at the daunting Darlington Raceway gave the veteran driver a 17th-place starting position for Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup race.

Nemechek's No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet Impala SS toured the 1.366-mile oval in 27.771 seconds at 177.077 miles per hour. The pole winner was Greg Biffle with a speed of 179.442.

"We did what we needed to do and we're all happy with the result," said Nemechek. "The new pavement has made this a very fast track and it is even more tricky than in past years. So, to come out of here with the 17th fastest car says a lot about this single-car Furniture Row Racing team."

Saturday night's race will be televised on FOX, beginning with a prerace show at 7 p.m. EDT, 5 p.m. MDT.

Note: Furniture Row Racing No. 78 hats are now available at There are eight different styles of hats to choose from.

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