Qualified: No. 4 (lane choice)

The Competition: No. 13 Scott Palmer

The Results: 
Q1: 3.773 E.T. at 303.64 MPH
Q2: 3.741 E.T. at 326.87 MPH (One bonus point for third-quickest run of the session)

Bonus Points: One

“We’re ready for race day, and we’re getting ready for battle. The track here in Houston is still going to be really good, especially at 10 a.m. in the morning even though it’s going to be warmer tomorrow on race day. We have to come out and run what we know how to. We’re getting better and better on every lap. Are we where we want to be? Absolutely not. We’re working on getting the car better early in the run and I know (co-crew chiefs) Brian (Corradi) and Mark (Oswald) and these Matco boys are gonna keep working. We’re right there. We have to get over that stubborn hump and hopefully tomorrow we can do that. We’re gonna keep pressing. The track will get warmer and we have to be smart about it.”