Busch Qualifying, Live From Loudon by Kellyanne Lynch
30 June 2007
David Reutimann's Michael Waltrip Racing entry qualified 12th for the Camping World 200, today's Busch Series race at New Hampshire International Speedway. His 29.788-second lap at 127.864 MPH was 0.339 seconds behind pole-winner Kevin Harvick.
Shortly after qualifying began at 10:05am ET, a crew member came over the #99 frequency. "Jerry?"
"Go ahead," crew chief Jerry Baxter replied.
The crew member said they were having a hard time getting the Aaron's Dream Machine started. The team suspected a problem with the carberator. The crew thought they may be able to repair it without taking it out of the car but didn't know if it would matter. Somebody said it might free up on its own and that he didn't think it would cause a problem.
"I don't want to pop the hood and start at the back with Blaney hitting us," Jerry said.
"We're good," said a crew member.
The team discussed other cars as they qualified. A crew member noted the #22 was running along the top of the track and discussed how the car ran and that the #26 looked really loose.
"First or second lap there, Gerald?" David asked his crew chief.
Jerry said everyone was faster on their second lap and told him their times.
The #99 Aaron's Camry was the 13th car on the track at 10:26am. His first lap was a 29.87, which ranked 4th fastest. The second was a 29.78.
"Did that suck, or is that even close?" David asked.
Jerry told him he was 3rd at the time.
"Tight. Not bad tight, Jerry," David reported. "It don't take much to kill these things."
Jerry mentioned making a rear adjustment back in the garage before the start of tonight's race.