Qualified: No. 3 (lane choice)
The Competition: No. 14 Cameron Ferre
Q1: 4.163 E.T. at 221.52 MPH
Q2: 3.831 E.T. at 320.36 MPH (One bonus point for third-quickest run of the session)
Bonus Points: One
“The first lap it just dropped a hole at the step and we just shut it off. The second lap was just what we were looking for with that .83. It puts us in the thick of things right where we want to be. We always come out and want to qualify in the top three. Tomorrow we’re going to tune off of what we did in qualifying and make a good first-round lap and take it one round at a time.
“We’re here at the Gatornationals, and we want to have some fun. This is where it all started for me way back in ’98 (in Pro Stock Motorcycle). I remember it like yesterday, the start of my career. And tomorrow, we want to get our year started and go some rounds and maybe end up in the winner’s circle. I’m really pumped up and excited.“