Jason Johnson Racing driver David Gravel won his qualifying race at Knoxville Raceway to put Axalta Racing in victory lane in Iowa.
“I really feel good about where we’re at,” Gravel said. “I was nervous drawing the seventy-one today, out of seventy-five, but we’ve been qualifying well all year and was able to capitalize on that and qualifying good. It was an awesome night. … We’ve got all of the Axalta people here, Jeff (Gordon), so it can’t get any better than this.”
Gravel will start on the outside pole in Saturday’s Knoxville Nationals Feature.
“You never know what can happen,” Gravel said. “Anything is possible. I feel like this is as good of a shot we’re ever going to have. You never know when your next chance is to win the Knoxville Nationals.”