So my theory is this.
Run the bottom on the warm up lap & Lap one, but go high in three & four on lap one so you get that momentum coming to the line for lap 2. Used the best of both methods. So you are going as fast as you can when you hit the line on lap two then of course hug the bottom on lap two.
Watched Ryan & he had the pole all the way towards the end of the back stretch & then the car faded to 3rd. He went as high as he could on the warm up lap & lap one. Cant help but to think what might have happened if he got through the warm up & lap one faster but still had that speed coming to the line for lap 2. With the difference of a pole or not, measured by thousandths of a second. I just cant help but wonder if the heat slowed him down just that little bit (same for Tony for that matter)
Anyhow that is my new theory on qualifying for a plate race. What do you think?