I feel like we made improvements to the GoDaddy Cares Chevrolet throughout the day. We had a good debrief with Tony and Ryan, and I feel like something we did for qualifying to get 7th might’ve been worth some grip in the middle of the corner, which is something I was looking for. Hopefully this translates to a good racecar – something consistent. It’s just so tough in the middle of the day when it’s hot and slippery out there. I feel like we made some progress and hopefully we have a good racecar for tomorrow. I’d love to race my way in, and that’s the plan.
Pretty cool, shot of the exhibit at the NASCAR Hall of Fame…
Photo of the paint scheme I’ll be running this weekend in the Sprint Showdown - reminder to vote for the All-Star Race at:
Probably the biggest thing was just not doing any qualifying runs at all. These cars are quite different when they go into qualifying. You drive as hard as you can with what you’ve got. Qualifying requires you to commit to something before you can feel it based on the fact you’re coming to the green the first time by the start/finish line. I’m not happy with that lap, but it’s been a long day. Everyone worked really hard to get the Go Daddy Chevy ready for qualifying. It’s going to make a lot of work for tomorrow night, but that’s the bed I made for myself.
Reminder to never mess w/ the “Lady in Black”….
SiriusXM is presenting a special NASCAR-themed Mother’s Day special, hosted by Claire B. Lang and Carol Bickford (Jeff Gordon’s mom) this Saturday, May 11 (2:00-3:45 pm EST) on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.
My mom is scheduled to call-in so be sure to listen in - for more info ck out www.siriusxm.com/nascar