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Chase Briscoe Rebounds from Testing Crash to Win Kentucky Pole

Chase Briscoe Rebounds from Testing Crash to Win Kentucky Pole

by September 23, 2016 0 comments

SPARTA, Ky. — Chase Briscoe clicked off a monster of a lap to claim the pole for Friday night’s Crosley 150 at Kentucky Speedway on Friday evening, breaking the track record in the process.

His sixth pole of the season, the pole for the Mitchell, Ind. native comes just three days after a disastrous Tuesday test at the mile-and-a-half speedway.

Entering the first corner of his first lap on Tuesday, Briscoe’s No. 77 Big Tine Ford was unable to turn into the corner and thus pancaked the wall – prompting his Cunningham Motorsports team to load up the car and bring it back to their shop.

The team unloaded on Friday still having to iron out some issues related to Tuesday and were able to run seventh-fastest on the speed chart in the lone practice session of the day with a lap of 29.965 seconds.

Come qualifying time, Briscoe managed to turn a much-improved lap of 29.261 seconds to win the pole.

“It’s definitely special,” Briscoe said. “It’s really humbling because of what we went through this past week to put this car back together. Wednesday – around 4 o’clock – this thing didn’t have a front end on it. 26 or 27 hours later it was on the track and rolling here.

“We struggled early in practice, we didn’t even really get out on the race track as we were still trying to fix some stuff. I got it tuned in there towards the end of practice and we weren’t quite where we wanted to be speed-wise. Then we went out to qualify and we were fortunate to hit the setup just like we hoped and we ran a really good lap.

“Hopefully going into the race tonight we’ll be able to stay out front and win this thing.”

Shane Lee, last week’s pole-sitter at Chicagoland Speedway, will start alongside of Briscoe and will be respectively joined in the top-five by Austin Cindric, Dalton Sargeant and Bret Holmes.

Zane Smith, Matt Tifft, Kyle Weatherman, Gus Dean and Myatt Snider rounded out the top-10 of the starting grid.

Other notable qualifiers in the field were Brandon Jones in 12th, Tom Hessert in 13th, Matt Kurzejewski in 14th, Sarah Cornett-Ching in 15th, John Wes Townley in 17th and Josh Williams in 18th.

The Crosley 150 will get underway at 8:00 p.m ET and will be aired live on FOX Sports 2.

Photo Credit: Kyle Pokrefky/The Fourth Turn

Starting Grid for the Crosley 150

  1. 77 – Chase Briscoe – 29.261
  2. 32 – Shane Lee – 29.401
  3. 99 – Austin Cindric – 29.486
  4. 55 – Dalton Sargeant – 29.488
  5. 23 – Bret Holmes – 29.666
  6. 15 – Zane Smith – 29.758
  7. 28 – Matt Tifft – 29.895
  8. 10 – Kyle Weatherman – 30.021
  9. 98 – Gus Dean – 30.024
  10. 22 – Myatt Snider – 30.175
  11. 7 – Codie Rohrbaugh – 30.247
  12. 8 – Brandon Jones – 30.251
  13. 25 – Tom Hessert – 30.442
  14. 52 – Matt Kurzejewski – 30.475
  15. 2 – Sarah Cornett-Ching – 30.700
  16. 27 – A.J. Fike – 30.845
  17. 05 – John Wes Townley – 30.870
  18. 6 – Josh Williams – 31.173
  19. 66 – Mark Thompson – 31.461
  20. 20 – Tom Berte – 31.515
  21. 08 – Nick Higdon – 32.281
  22. 9 – Thomas Praytor – 33.151
  23. 11 – Rick Clifton – 33.776
  24. 34 – Mike Basham – 34.329
  25. 5 – Chris Bailey – 34.382
  26. 48 – Brad Smith – 34.472
  27. 19 – David Sear – 34.567
  28. 1 – Ed Pompa – 35.199
  29. 64 – Mike Senica – 35.855
  30. 00 – Mark Meunier – 36.453
  31. 06 – Con Nicolopoulos – 37.907
  32. 0 – Wayne Peterson – 39.547
Kyle Pokrefky
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