Denny Hamlin tops qualifying as he chases first Charlotte win

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"Just trying to get a little too much too early in the race and got too high out of the groove and got myself into the fence and tore the right side off of it". He is coming off a third-place finish in the last race at Dover. Chase Elliott looked like he could close on Truex if he had more time, but the laps ran out. McMurray started the day seeded twelfth, last in the second-round standings.

"I'm avoiding it until somebody can go up there and shows me there is a lap up there", said Earnhardt. "There is no silver lining".

Denny Hamlin earned the pole position for Sunday's 2017 Bank of America 500 by posting the best time in the final round of qualifying Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Johnson was considered a strong contender to win this race given his history, but the poor qualifying may have dealt him a tough blow. "I don't know if it's going to be a good race or a bad race or an embarassing race or what, but it's going to be exciting nonetheless, and I think the fans will enjoy it". "This is an important round". The Playoff field will be cut from 12 drivers to eight after the October 22 race at Kansas Speedway.

Anxious about sponsors or alienating a dwindling fan base, or perhaps because they agree with their owners, most drivers don't have the desire or clout to speak out on much more than if the vehicle felt loose or tight headed into a turn.

Kyle Busch, who started fourth, had a disastrous day from the start.

With about 50 laps remaining he radioed in he was staying on the track to pick up needed playoff points, but would need medical treatment after the race. All profits will be donated to the Support Las Vegas campaign benefitting the Direct Impact Fund. Zappos will match 100 percent of the donations made up to $1 million. "I have always sort of been eager in a sense to know more and to learn more and to try to understand both sides".

One-time Indianapolis 500 victor Tony Kanaan will drive for five-time victor A. J. Foyt full time next year. Now's your chance to get DFSR PRO, which will give you access to our Major League Baseball optimizer and Player Lab! "Right now, it takes him a few days", Bill Elliott said.

Kyle Larson can relate. He's recorded two top-10 finishes in the first three playoff races, but he's looking for his first victory since the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover in early June.

Larson is now considered a top title contender. "Charlotte, I seem to be hit or miss". I think it allows him, Kyle Busch, and Kyle Larson to be extra aggressive when fighting for a win as they can afford a DNF with such a big buffer in points. To get my first win here in my second home in Charlotte means so much. But he's pretty mature. One name not being heard is Carl Edwards, the Columbia driver who announced last January he wasn't racing this year.

- The national anthem: "No surprise to me everyone at the track stood and addressed the flag during the anthem, which I think will continue". That's going take a lot of effort.

"We discovered the sprayer heads on our machine - one was partially clogged, the other was not spraying enough and there is not enough substance on the race track in Turn 4, " Hawk told motorsport.com. The number change is part of a restructuring of the Hendrick lineup and puts Elliott in the No. 9, a auto number associated with his father.

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