Dallas, Friday: Del Worsham smoked the tires on both of his Friday runs, though he did pedal the car each time in an effort to squeeze the most possible E.T. out of each lap. His 5.518 on Friday night left him on the bump spot going into Saturday. Gary Scelzi and Tim Wilkerson currently sit outside the field.
"This car is driving me crazy, and we're probably driving ourselves crazy, too," Worsham said. "It will do exactly what you want on one lap, like it did in Indy during the final session, and then it will just go off and go overboard, like it did tonight. Speaking of going overboard, there's an old sports saying when things are going bad, something like 'I don't think we could hit water if we fell out of a boat,' and that's about where we are right now.
"On the first pass today, there just wasn't much track out there, and basically nobody made a full lap. Medlen was No. 1 because he got the farthest, but even he didn't keep it stuck through the lights. Tonight, we all knew it was going to be better, and we knew you'd need to be aggressive to be in the top half, but you'd think we went ape and tried to run a 4.69 there, the way the car smoked the tires. We were shooting for a mid to low 4.80, I'll tell you that, but there was plenty of track out there to hold what we were trying to run. I'm not a happy guy right now, and I'm not alone around here."
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