NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES
TUMS FAST RELIEF 500
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER POST QUALIFYING QUOTES
October 22, 2010
Four Team Chevy Drivers to Start in Top-10 at Martinsville
Martinsville, VA (October 22, 2010) Team Chevy drivers Ryan Newman, Juan Pablo Montoya, Tony Stewart and Jamie McMurray will start in the top-10 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday.
Newman scored the fourth starting spot in his No. 39 Tornados Chevrolet with Montoya, No. 42 Target Chevrolet, completing the top-five qualifiers. Stewart will roll off sixth in the No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet.
Charlotte winner McMurray will be the ninth place starter in the 43-car field in the No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet.
A total of 15 Team Chevy drivers will start race five of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Denny Hamlin (Toyota) is the pole winner. Marcos Ambrose (Toyota) and Greg Biffle (Ford) will start second and third respectively.
The 500-lap/263-mile race is set to take the green flag at 1:00 p.m. EDT with live coverage on ESPN TV, MRN Radio and Sirius NASCAR Radio Channel 128.
RYAN NEWMAN., NO. 39 TORNADOS CHEVROLET – QUALIFIED 4th: ON HIS LAP:
“It was a lot better than what we had in practice and we made some changes trying to do that. So when you can make changes and they turn out to the good that is a good thing. We were really disappointed with the race here last spring because we got rained out and we were P-1 in the last practice and now we were P-25 and we have beat a bunch of guys that beat us in practice so we have redeemed ourselves a little bit with the Tornados Chevrolet but we’ll see where it ends up but hopefully it’s a top-10 starting spot.”
JUAN PABLO MONTOYA, NO. 42 TARGET CHEVROLET – QUALIFIED 5th: HOW WAS YOUR QUALIFYING RUN? “It was okay, not as good as practice. We decided to change what we did in the last part of practice and it bite us a little bit, but we are pretty good.”
TONY STEWART, NO. 14 OFFICE DEPOT/OLD SPICE CHEVROLET – QUALIFIED 6TH: ON HIS LAP: “I’m happy with our lap and happy with Ryan’s. Everyone at Stewart-Haas Racing has worked really hard and to put both cars in the top-six is great for this team. I think we’ve got a really good Office Depot/Old Spice Chevy for Sunday and we’ve got two practices tomorrow to make it even better.”
JAMIE MCMURRAY, NO. 1 BASS PRO SHOPS/TRACKER BOATS CHEVROLET, QUALIFIED 9th: ON YOUR QUALIFYING: “It wasn’t horrible. I thought we were really good in race trim earlier today. When we put our qualifying trim, we just never seem to have the speed that we need. I was ok with that but I think we are going to be better in race trim than we qualified there.”
MARK MARTIN, NO. 5 EBAY MOTORS/GODADDY.COM CHEVROLET – QUALIFIED 21st: ON HIS LAP: “Real disappointed with that. I thought we really got around there good and I was psyched about my lap and I really thought I got it all. And I did…….I just……the time was not very fast so it’s a little disappointing. I thought that was going to be pretty good and I felt like I got a lot out of the race car and it all did what I needed it to do.”
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