Saturday, August 18, 2007

Ryan Newman Results -Qualifying For The 3M Performance 400

Ryan Newman has qualified 34 for the 3M Performance 400 at the Michigan International Speedway. Newman had a speed of 184.947 / 38.93 / -0.84.

Newman was -0.84 seconds behind the Pole setter Jeff Gordon who had a qualifying time of 189.026 / 38.09.

Newman's qualifying time is not anything to worry about. The track was consistantly picking up speed all day long for qualifying. Ryan was the second person to qualify. So, don't worry. We will keep an eye on the next practice speeds.

Plus, Newman this year Newman has started 39th, finished 8th at Las Vegas. Started 28th and finished 9th a Talladega. Started 30th and finished 6th at Richmond. Started 29th and finished 4th at Darlington. Granted, some of these tracks don't relate to Michigan at all, but Newman CAN come from behind to have some good finishes.

BAD NEWS - 80% of the races won at Michigan have come from a top ten start. Also, of course it worries me with Newman starting so far back. Not because of position, but because of all the traffic in front of him.....only takes one idiot to take out 10 cars.

Newman has not started under the 15th position since the Coca-Cola 600. Don't if that is good or bad news.

Starting positions of drivers that Nemwan is competing for 12th in the points standings -
2 Greg Biffle
14 Martin Truex Jr.
15 Kurt Busch
39 Dale Earnhardt Jr.

CONGRATS TO MICHAEL WALTRIP. I like Mike. He is starting in the 11th position. He was as high as 4th in qualifying, but as the day went on, he dropped as well.

*********FOLLOWING DID NOT QUALIFY********************
44 36 Jeremy Mayfield / Toyota 360 OTC
45 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota / UPS
46 78 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet / Furniture Row Racing
47 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge / Front Row Motorsports
48 84 A.J. Allmendinger* / Toyota Red Bull

Qualifying Order

Practice 1 Results

Good luck to Ryan Newman and the #12 Alltel Dodge Penske Racing Team in the 3M Performance 400 at Michigan International Speedway

1 comment:

vroom said...

Looks like Lady T is burying Junior...