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Pocono 400 Qualifying Report


James Hinchcliffe, No. 27 GoDaddy Chevrolet

Canadian native James Hinchcliffe will start from the outside of the front row for tomorrow’s 400-mile race at Pocono Raceway. Hinchcliffe’s qualifying effort in the GoDaddy Chevy posted a two-lap average of 220.431 mph.

“The GoDaddy car ran pretty well. We haven’t been this strongest in practice and Marco (Andretti) has been the class of the field — we knew it would be tough to beat that, so we just wanted to try to stay in contention. We got some useful tips from him after his run, just teammates working together. I had a little bit of a moment in Turn 1 — it got a little loose on me battling at either end of the race track; the wind conditions running this light on downforce doesn’t help. But, solid performance.”