With zero laps in practice, Kenseth put it on the pole for the NASCAR All-Star Race
Matt Kenseth didn’t turn a single lap in practice on Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Despite that, he jumped on the track for multi-lap qualifying and took to the pole position for the 2018 NASCAR All-Star Race.
On tap this weekend is a new restrictor plate package. The lap times were 170.406 in the shortened practice session on Friday. That’s down 20 mph on average lap speed from the August trip to Charlotte.
On top of that, there’s aero ducts, a big front splitter, a big rear spoiler, new tires and new format. All of those things are designed to completely change the racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway for this weekend
I think pack racing is the goal. And I also think they’ll get that but probably not in the sense of Daytona pack racing. It will be different for sure. However, with zero practice laps, nobody really knows what to expect.