Smith Qualifies 22nd in New Hampshire
September 21, 2012
Regan Smith will start 22nd in Sunday's Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
In Friday's time trials at the 1.058-mile oval, Smith's No. 78 Furniture Row/Farm American Chevrolet recorded a lap time of 28.633 seconds at 133.021 miles per hour.
"We were looking for more than where we finished," s
aid Smith, who was third fastest in the day's only practice session. "Everything has to work perfectly -- you can't even afford a slight hiccup during a qualifying lap on this track. We didn't do what we wanted, but we'll be ready for Sunday."
The pole winner was Jeff Gordon (134.911 mph). Rounding out the top-10 in order were: Kyle Busch, Tony Stewart, Brian Vickers, Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne, Paul Menard, Ryan Newman, Martin Truex Jr. and Dave Blaney.
Sunday's race will be televised on ESPN, beginning with a 60-minute prerace show at 11 a.m. MT ( 1 p.m. ET).