NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES
TOYOTA SAVE MART 350
TEAM CHEVY DRIVER QUOTE
JUNE 24, 2016
CHEVROLET LEADS FAST FRIDAY AT SONOMA
Kyle Larson and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Pace Practice Sessions
SONOMA, Calif. (June 24, 2016) – The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hit the 1.99-mile road course in Sonoma, California today for two practice sessions prior to Sunday’s Toyota Save Mart 350. The No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS of Kyle Larson led the way in the first session with a fast lap of 95.141 mph/75.299 seconds. In the afternoon Dale Earnhardt, Jr. piloting the No. 88 Axalta Chevy SS topped the leader board by laying down a speed of 95.298 mph/75.175 seconds.
The next task for all 20 Chevrolet SS drivers and teams will be qualifying, tomorrow at 11:15 a.m. PT. Live coverage will be available on FoxSports 1, PRN Radio, Sirius NASCAR Radio Channel 90 and NASCAR.com.
DALE EARNHARDT, JR., NO. 88 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS, fastest in the final practice session:
ON BEING THE FASTEST IN THE FINAL PRACTICE SESSION:
“When Greg (Ives, crew chief) and those guys unloaded the car we had run pretty good here the last couple of years. So, we just kind of kept going in the same direction set-up wise and it has been helping. Right off the truck, man, we were really fast. Throughout the whole first practice we did a lot of race trim. The car was incredibly quick. I have never had a car this good here. I was just so proud of the guys. I don’t think I’m terrible at road courses, but I’m definitely not the best guy here. Our car is amazing. We went out in the last practice and focused on our qualifying trim and feel like that we have a good shot at qualifying well. I’m not going to say we’ve got the pole, because we didn’t get to see what everybody has, but some of those guys will get up there and put some laps down. We will just try to get in that top 10, top-five and get a good pit selection and have a good race on Sunday.”
CAN YOU GET TO VICTORY LANE ON SUNDAY?
“Well, we will obviously need some luck. We have been quick here before and we definitely have the racecar that can win the race. If we have everything go our way on pit road and I don’t make too many mistakes out on the race track we should be in good shape.”
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