Smith Qualifies 11th in Kansas
June 4, 2011
Regan Smith will start 11th in Sunday's STP 400 Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway.
In Saturday's time trials, Smith's No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet covered the 1.5-mile oval in 31.138 seconds at 173.422 miles per hour.
"It was a solid qualifying effort and we look forward to carrying our momentum into tomorrow's race," said Smith, who is coming off an eighth-place finish from last week's Cup race in Charlotte, N.C. "We almost solely concentrated on race trim during yesterday's two practice sessions and feel that we'll have a good Furniture Row Chevrolet for the 400-miler."
The pole winner was Kurt Busch (174.752 mph). Rounding out the top-five in order were: Juan Pablo Montoya, Kyle Busch, Brian Vickers and Joey Logano.
Sunday's race will be televised on FOX, beginning with a 30-minute prerace show at 10:30 a.m. MT (11:30 a.m. Kansas time).