Bill Elliott to Start 39th at Texas Motor Speedway
Fort Worth, TX (October 31, 2008)-Bill Elliott in the Wood Brothers Racing no. 21 Little Debbie/Motorcraft Ford Fusion will start 39th on Sunday, November 2nd in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
The track started out very fast during practice and the 21 team finished the final session of the day in 24th with a lap time of 29.219 seconds.Since Elliott is locked in the field with a past champions provisional, the team focused on race setup rather than qualifying during that practice. As the day went on and qualifying progressed, the track seemed to get tighter,the later cars went out to make their run. Since the no. 21 is outside of the top 35 in owners point standings, Elliott went out onto the track 38th out of 48 cars to make his first lap, which was clocked at 29.251.He decided to take the second lap and try to improve on that; however the time didn’t improve as it was 29.421 seconds.
Elliott commented on the run, “It was just so tight all the way around. I don’t really understand it. We really felt good after that practice and, I guess we just went a little too far with our adjustments.”
Watch Wood Brothers Racing and Bill Elliott in the no. 21 Little Debbie Ford Fusion on Sunday, November 2nd in the Dickies 500 live on ABC at 3:00pm ET.
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