ECR Daytona 500 Qualifying
Paul Menard, No. 27 Peak Chevy Top Qualifier for ECR Engines
In 2012 Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA.(February 19, 2012)–Seven cars powered by ECR Engines qualified today for the 54thrunning of the Daytona 500 to be held February 26 at Daytona International Speedway. Qualifying will determine the lineup order for the February 23 Gatorade Duel races and the results of those two races will determine the final lineup for the Great American Race.
Paul Menard and the No. 27 Peak Chevy led off qualifying for this year’s 500 with a fast lap of 46.54 seconds at 193.374 mph. He qualified 14th.
Jamie McMurray was the second of 49 drivers to attempt to qualify. The best lap for his No. 1 Bass Pro Shops Chevy was 46.91 seconds at 191.840 mph. He qualified 29th.
Jeff Burton’s No. 31 Cat Chevy rolled out 17thand ran a fast lap of 46.69 seconds at 192.777 mph. He qualified 23rd.
Kevin Harvick pulled onto the track right after Burton. His No. 29 Budweiser/Rheem/Jimmy John’s Chevy clicked off a quick lap of 46.65 seconds at 192.914 mph. He qualified 20th.
Juan Pablo Montoya and the No. 42 Target Chevrolet went next. His best lap was 46.73 seconds at 192.600 mph. He qualified 24th.
Elliott Sadler was the 21stqualifier in the No. 33 Kroger/General Mills Chevrolet. His best lap was 47.05 seconds at 191.270 mph. He qualified 35th.
Regan Smith rolled off 29thin the qualifying order. His fast lap in the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevy was 47.10 seconds at 191.063 mph. He qualified 38th.
Dave Blaney was the 41stdriver to qualify. The No. 36 Ollie’s Discount Outlet Chevrolet ran a best lap of 47.00 seconds at 191.506 mph. He qualified 32nd.
ECR Engines qualifying position for the 2012 Daytona 500
14th Paul Menard/No. 27 Peak Chevrolet
20th Kevin Harvick/No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet
23rd Jeff Burton/N. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet
24th Juan Pablo Montoya/No. 42 Target Chevrolet
28th Jamie McMurray/No. 1 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet
32nd Dave Blaney/No. 36 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Chevrolet
35th Elliott Sadler/No. 33 Kroger/General Mills Chevrolet
38th Regan Smith/No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet