Smith Qualifies 16th in Dover
October 1, 2011
Regan Smith will start 16th in Sunday's AAA 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway.
In Saturday's time trials, Smith's No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet toured the Monster Mile in 22.832 seconds at 157.673 miles per hour.
"Not a bad starting position," said Smith, who is coming off a top-10 finish at New Hampshire last week. "We've had some decent results in the last three races and want to continue the momentum in the final eight races of the season. We had a good run going here at Dover back in May until the track bar mount broke late in the race. Hopefully we can have a clean race tomorrow and bring home another top-10."
The pole winner was Martin Truex Jr. (159.004 mph). Rounding out the top-five in order were: Kurt Busch, Paul Menard, Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch.
Sunday's race will be televised on ESPN, beginning with a prerace show at 11 a.m. MT.