Race Day Open Thread: Toyota/SaveMart 350 | Infineon Raceway


The race day feature is back.  Here is the starting line-up:

POS CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR SPEED TIME BEHIND
1 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 93.678 76.475 Leader
2 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's / Transformers 93.415 76.690 -0.215
3 47 Marcos Ambrose Toyota Little Debbie / Kingsford / Clorox 93.138 76.918 -0.443
4 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Office Depot / Old Spice 93.039 77.000 -0.525
5 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser 92.991 77.040 -0.565
6 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet GE Reveal 92.981 77.048 -0.573
7 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Haas Automation 92.947 77.076 -0.601
8 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Stanley Tools 92.941 77.081 -0.606
9 08 Boris Said Ford Carter / Simo Racing 92.938 77.084 -0.609
10 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Dewalt 92.922 77.097 -0.622
11 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's 92.909 77.108 -0.633
12 20 Joey Logano* Toyota The Home Depot 92.865 77.144 -0.669
13 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 92.829 77.174 -0.699
14 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet Carquest / Kellogg's 92.796 77.202 -0.727
15 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M Post-it 92.740 77.248 -0.773
16 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 92.733 77.254 -0.779
17 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 92.655 77.319 -0.844
18 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Mobil 1 92.648 77.325 -0.850
19 66 Dave Blaney Toyota Prism Motorsports 92.498 77.450 -0.975
20 44 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge Best Buy 92.484 77.462 -0.987
21 07 Casey Mears Chevrolet Jack Daniel's 92.433 77.505 -1.030
22 7 Robby Gordon Toyota Menards / Jim Beam 92.432 77.506 -1.031
23 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Irwin Vise-Grip 92.372 77.556 -1.081
24 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Office 92.358 77.568 -1.093
25 96 Bobby Labonte Ford Ask.com 92.355 77.570 -1.095
26 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Cheerios / Hamburger Helper 92.305 77.612 -1.137
27 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 92.302 77.615 -1.140
28 43 Reed Sorenson Dodge Valvoline 92.054 77.824 -1.349
29 09 Ron Fellows Chevrolet Miccosukee Resort & Gaming 92.043 77.833 -1.358
30 98 Paul Menard Ford Johns Manville / Menards 91.988 77.880 -1.405
31 187 Joe Nemechek Toyota NEMCO Motorsports 91.933 77.926 -1.451
32 171 David Gilliland Chevrolet Adobe Road Winery 91.850 77.997 -1.522
33 113 Max Papis* Toyota GEICO 91.777 78.059 -1.584
34 99 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac 91.750 78.082 -1.607
35 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Amp Energy / National Guard 91.509 78.287 -1.812
36 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 91.436 78.350 -1.875
37 204 P.J. Jones Toyota Jim Beam / Menards 91.425 78.359 -1.884
38 55 Patrick Carpentier Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 90.907 78.806 -2.331
39 12 David Stremme Dodge Penske Racing 90.901 78.811 -2.336
40 6 David Ragan+ Ford UPS 90.813 78.887 -2.412
41 34 John Andretti+ Chevrolet Taco Bell 90.788 78.909 -2.434
42 00 David Reutimann+ Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine 90.603 79.070 -2.595
43 102 Brandon Ash Dodge Efusjon Energy Club 91.098 78.641 -2.166
Did Not Qualify
44 82 Scott Speed* Toyota Red Bull 90.979 78.743 -2.268
45 127 Tom Hubert Toyota Lilly Trucking of Virginia 90.978 78.744 -2.269
46 37 Chris Cook Dodge Long John Silver's 90.429 79.222 -2.747
47 36 Brian Simo Toyota California Outdoor Heritage Alliance 82.246 87.104 -10.629
+ Set by Owner Points
* Denotes Rookie

 

I know I won't be around for the start but I'll try to get there for the end.  Some points to ponder:

Man, can you believe Scott Speed's qualifying effort?  I feel for him right now as he is supposed to be a road race ringer and here he is watching the race like the rest of us - on the outside looking in.

How about Vickers' pole run?

Do you think there might be a Canadian 1-2 finish?  Could you imagine if it indeed did happen?

How about Carl's Nationwide win last night?  Cool.

I'm glad that Johnny Benson is making a good recovery from the injuries he sustained in a race last weekend.

Hornaday had a great run in the truck race didn't he?

Remember to comment and comment often.

Happy Father's Day to you Dads out there.

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