NASCAR at New Hampshire 2017 Qualifying Results: Kyle Larson Takes Pole
Jul 16 2017
The part is not created to adjust, but NASCAR found that the part was made to adjust.
Hampshire Motor Speedway and had his winning time tossed out for yet another infraction.
Martin Truex Jr. will start from the pole. "But looking forward to starting front and having a good pit selection". NASCAR ruled that the No. 42 Chevrolet was fitted with an illegal rear deck fin lid.
Kyle Larson landed the fourth-fastest spot in final practice at 130.514 miles per hour in the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet. NASCAR has said there will be no further penalties to Larson because of the inspection issue. Crew chief Chad Johnston was suspended for three races because of a rear brake cooling assembly that did not meet standards.
"I wish I could have him on the box on Sunday, but we will be strong these next few weeks", Larson said.
Chip Ganassi Racing says it will not appeal NASCAR's penalty. Tony Lunders served as the interim crew chief.
"I know nothing about race cars", Larson said.
"You never know but I think performance-wise and speed-wise we have what it takes to get the job done, but still it is racing and you never know what is going to happen. Yeah, a big penalty so it must have been something important in their eyes". The No. 42 sat on pit road when the session went green because the auto failed pre-race inspection last week at Kentucky Speedway. Truex was awarded the Coors Light pole, his first of the season.
Jimmie Johnson (130.394 mph) was sixth fastest, Daniel Suarez (130.349 mph) was seventh fastest, Ryan Blaney (130.287 mph) was eighth fastest, Matt Kenseth was ninth fastest (130.278 mph), and Jones (130.238 mph) was 10th fastest.
"This is the continuation of what we started in 2015, when we started figuring things out as a group". In his 22 starts at NHMS, Truex has no wins, three top-five and eight top-10 finishes with a 13.7 average finish.
Kenseth, Busch and Hamlin are again all chasing Truex.