With Johnson leading the way after a final stage fast lap of 188.890 mph, Hendrick Motorsports chose the top three qualifying areas Friday. William Byron has been second, also Chase Elliott thirdparty.
NASCAR made some tweaks to its own qualifying approaches afterall 12 drivers in the last round failed to log the state lap a couple of weeks ago at the two-mile Auto Club Speedway in California. Drivers idled on pit road until the last second to aim their territorial lap, plus they all lacked the time.
There continue to be some problems with qualifying Texas, with Clint Bowyer calling the process an”epic neglect” after he capable 25th. He had been upset after the very first stage, after he said was awakened by Ryan Newman seeking to get to the track throughout the primary stage and eventually missed the cutoff for the very best 24 to get at the second stage.
Newman had begun to move and subsequently altered behind another car according to pit row. However, the rear of the car stuck outside in the centre lane that’s assumed to remain clear between cars on either side of this.
He sought outside entirely on the track for his laps during qualifying.