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Great Clips Racing Nashville Qualifying Report
NASHVILLE, Tenn.As the NASCAR Busch Series teams hit Nashville Superspeedway for the running of the Federated Auto Parts 200, the No. 38 Great Clips team had, yet again, a major modification one team, two drivers.
While Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 38 Great Clips Dodge, remained at Pocono Raceway to fulfill his NEXTEL Cup obligations, Akins Motorsports hired World of Outlaws driver Tyler Walker to practice and qualify the Great Clips Dodge at Nashville Superspeedway.
Kahne will travel to Nashville for tomorrow's Federated Auto Parts 200; however, as a result of Kahne missing today's qualifying session, he will have to start from the rear of the field.
The 24-year-old driver lapped the 1.33-mile oval in 29.895 seconds, placing him 15th on the leader board.
"The Great Clips Dodge was really good out there," said Walker. "On my second lap, I got loose. I was hoping that we'd be able to run a 29.60 or something close to that, but I just got high and loose and couldn't pull it off. Paul (Andrews, crew chief) and this entire Great Clips crew did a great job of giving me a good setup to work with. I hope I have the opportunity to work with this team in the future because they are a great bunch of guys."
Martin Truex, Jr., will start on the pole position for the Federated Auto Parts 200 after claiming his fourth Busch Pole of the season with his lap time of 29.338 seconds. Jason Leffler, Kyle Busch, Bobby Hamilton, Jr., and Clint Bowyer complete the top five.
The Federated Auto Parts 200 gets underway at 8 p.m. EDT Sunday. FX and MRN radio have live coverage.