Qualified: No. 5 (lane choice)

The Competition: No. 12 Blake Alexander

The Results: 
Q1: 3.805 E.T. at 323.27 MPH 
Q3: 3.822 E.T. at 327.27 MPH

“We can get down the racetrack. We learned today that we need to be just a little more aggressive on the starting line. The Matco Tools/U.S. Army/Toyota boys are excited. (Crew chiefs) Mark (Oswald) and Brad (Mason) are biting back at this track that has a lot of teeth. This is a fun event and we have such great support here being in Matco’s backyard. The direction we are heading is a good one and tomorrow is going to be a battle.”