Darrell Wallace Jr., driver of the No. 6 U.S. Army Toyota set a new track record in the K&N Pro Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway at a speed of 127.602 mph, capturing the pole position for tomorrow’s New Hampshire 125.
“It was a pretty stout day for the No. 6 team,” said Wallace. “We ended up winning practice and now to sit on the pole is awesome. I can’t say enough about the U.S. Army team and Revolution Racing. This is my Dover car so I just have to keep it in one piece and take it to the next race.”
This is Wallace’s second pole of 2011 and his first at “The Magic Mile.”
Rowley, Mass. native Eddie MacDonald will start second in tomorrow’s 125-lap event. MacDonald boasts two wins, three top-five and 10 top-10 finishing positions in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East at the 1.058-mile oval.
“We are really happy with our second place qualifying run,” said MacDonald. “We are just really excited to start on the front row.”
The New Hampshire 125 is slated to begin at 5 p.m. Friday.
Tickets will be available at the gate for tomorrow’s FansFirst Pole day activities (advance tickets start @ $20 for adults, $5 for children 6-12) which include NASCAR Sprint Cup practice and qualifying and the New Hampshire 125. Tickets are also available for Saturday’s big tripleheader that includes the New Hampshire 100 for NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, the F.W. Webb 175 for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the American-Canadian Tour Late Model Invitational. Advance tickets for Saturday start at $25 for adults and children ages 6-12, $5. Children under six are free both days.
Fans are encouraged to call the speedway’s ticket hotline at 603-783-4931 to purchase tickets for the SYLVANIA 300. Complete ticket and event week information is available at nhms.com.