Denny Hamlin captured the pole for Sunday’s Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway with a lap of 97.018 (19.518)secs.
“We haven’t had our car in race trim yet. I feel like we have a good baseline setup for here, obviously so we decided today that we were just going to focus on qualifying knowing that the corner pit stall is very, very critical here at Martinsville. I love it when a plan comes together.” Hamlin said.
Marcos Ambrose qualified second, Greg Biffle third, Ryan Newman fourth and Juan Montoya qualified fifth.
“That was pretty good considering I almost wrecked. I’ve never been so scared in my life. I thought I was gonna hit the fence. I didn’t know it was gonna stop, but I did the best I could. I gave up a little bit on that second lap, but I learned something that will hopefully help me for Sunday.” Biffle said.
“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.” Newman said.
“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.” Montoya said.
Tums Fast Relief 500, Martinsville Speedway
October 24, 2010 – Race 32 of 36
|16||56||Martin Truex Jr.||Toyota||96.479||19.627||-0.109|
|24||77||Sam Hornish Jr.||Dodge||96.166||19.691||-0.173|
|28||88||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||Chevrolet||96.024||19.72||-0.202|