Qualified: No. 7 (lane choice)

The Competition: No. 10 Doug Kalitta

The Results: 
Q1: 3.794 E.T. at 321.81 MPH
Q2: 3.961 E.T. at 291.82 MPH
Q3: 6.427 E.T. at 104.03 MPH
Q4: 3.750 E.T. at 320.58 MPH

“We needed that run in Q3 so we could have gone for it. In hindsight we made some good leeway. The car was on a run of 3.72 or 3.73 but we dropped a hole out the back door. We’re getting a handle on why we are losing so many cylinders, so that’s a good thing. We just got to keep rolling. Tomorrow is race day. We’ve got ourselves in a good spot in the top half of the field. We just proved it in that final session that we can run with anybody. We are moving in the right direction and I feel confident. We’ve got lane choice in the first round and we’ll just go out and do what we do. If you want to win something, you’ve got to beat everybody. “