“The outlook’s been a lot different just coming to this race track. Obviously, it all came together for us the last time here in the fall and the car was fast when we unloaded in practice.” -- Sprint Cup driver Kevin Harvick
Kevin Harvick, the winner of last fall’s race at Dover International Speedway, will start from the pole position for Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive for Autism Sprint Cup Series race after qualifying was rained out on Friday afternoon.
The starting lineup for the AAA 400 will be determined by Friday morning’s practice speeds according to the NASCAR rule book.
Harvick posted the quickest lap in Friday’s practice session, turning the high-banked, one-mile oval at an average speed of 165.145 mph.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will line up alongside second on the front row after posting a lap of 164.707. Kyle Busch (164.489) and Carl Edwards (164.144) will start third and fourth, respectively.
“The outlook’s been a lot different just coming to this race track,” Harvick said. “Obviously, it all came together for us the last time here in the fall and the car was fast when we unloaded in practice.”
Earnhardt said he’ll take the good starting spot, but he said there is plenty more work to do.
“Hopefully we’ll get some practice [Saturday] and get to work on our race setup,” Earnhardt said. “We got some speed out of it and made it real comfortable. I love this race track. It’s a fun challenge but it’s a tough place to run well at consistently every time you come here.”