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Daytona 500 Qualifying Speeds

7 February 1998

By Terry Callahan
The Auto Channel

DAYTONA BEACH: The full rundown of qualifying speeds for the 1998 Daytona 500 are listed with car number, driver, hometown/state, car model, and speed. Only the top two speeds are locked in. The remaining drivers will be placed depending on their results in the upcoming qualifying races to be held this Thursday.

Qualified:

1. (18) Bobby Labonte, Corpus Christi, Texas, Pontiac, 192.415.
2. (5) Terry Labonte, Corpus Christi, Texas, Chevrolet, 192.127.

Failed to Qualify

3. (33) Ken Schrader, Fenton, Mo., Chevrolet, 191.787.
4. (3) Dale Earnhardt, Kannapolis, N.C., Chevrolet, 191.006.
5. (43) John Andretti, Indianapolis, Pontiac, 190.828.
6. (31) Mike Skinner, Susanville, Calif., Chevrolet, 190.674.
7. (30) Derrike Cope, Spanaway, Wash., Pontiac, 190.617.
8. (2) Rusty Wallace, St. Louis, Ford, 190.444.
9. (22) Ward Burton, South Boston, Va., Pontiac, 190.130.
10. (9) Lake Speed, Jackson, Miss., Ford, 190.062.
11. (24) Jeff Gordon, Pittsboro, Ind., Chevrolet, 189.930.
12, (98) Greg Sacks, Mattituck, N.Y., Ford, 189.725.
13. (23) Jimmy Spencer, Berwick, Pa., Ford, 189.601.
14. (36) Ernie Irvan, Salinas, Calif., Pontiac, 189.585.
15. (88) Dale Jarrett, Hickory, N.C., Ford, 189.577.
16. (50) Ricky Craven, Newburgh, Maine, Chevrolet, 189.557.
17. (90) Dick Trickle, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Ford, 189.490.
18. (71) Dave Marcis, Wausau, Wis., Chevrolet, 189.410.
19. (12) Jeremy Mayfield, Owensboro, Ky., Ford, 189.358.
20. (47) Billy Standridge, Shelby, N.C., Ford, 189.290.
21, (96) David Green, Owensboro, Ky., Chevrolet, 189.251.
22. (17) Darrell Waltrip, Owensboro, Ky., Chevrolet, 189.080.
23. (40) Sterling Marlin, Columbia, Tenn., Chevrolet, 189.008.
24. (1) Steve Park, East Northport, N.Y., Chevrolet, 188.988.
25. (4) Bobby Hamilton, Nashville, Tenn., Chevrolet, 188.743.
26. (29) Jeff Green, Owensboro, Ky.,, Chevrolet, 188.596.
27. (21) Michael Waltrip, Owensboro, Ky., Ford, 188.561.
28. (6) Mark Martin, Batesville, Ark., Ford, 188.557.
29. (42) Joe Nemechek, Lakeland, Fla., Chevrolet, 188.320.
30. (97) Chad Little, Spokane, Wash., Ford, 188.265.
31. (77) Robert Pressley, Asheboro, N.C., Ford, 188.249.
32. (13) Jerry Nadeau, Danbury, Conn., Ford, 188.198.
33. (26) Johnny Benson, Grand Rapids, Mich., Ford, 188.115.
34. (75) Rick Mast, Rockbridge Baths, Va., Ford, 188.056.
35. (99) Jeff Burton, South Boston, Va., Ford, 187.986.
36. (28) Kenny Irwin, Indianapolis, Ford, 187.911.
37. (91) Kevin LePage, Shelbourne, Vt., Chevrolet, 187.782.
38. (46) Wally Dallenbach Jr., Basalt, Colo., Chevrolet, 187.664.
39. (81) Kenny Wallace, St. Louis, Ford, 187.340.
40. (94) Bill Elliott, Dawsonville, Ga., Ford, 187.067.
41. (44) Kyle Petty, Randleman, N.C., Pontiac, 187.017.
42. (41) Steve Grissom, Gadsden, Ala., Chevrolet, 187.001.
43. (59) Mark Gibson, Auburn, Ga., Ford, 186.803.
44. (73) Phil Barkdoll, Phoenix, Chevrolet, 186.641.
45. (8) Hut Stricklin, Calera, Ala., Ford, 186.540.
46. (11) Brett Bodine, Chemung, N.Y., Ford, 186.366.
47. (10) Ricky Rudd, Chesapeake, Va., Ford, 185.559.
48. (16) Ted Musgrave, Franklin, Wis., Ford, 185.498.
49. (95) Andy Hillenburg, Harrisburg, N.C., Chevrolet, 185.361.
50. (35) Todd Bodine, Chemung, N.Y., Pontiac, 185.033.
51. (14) Loy Allen, Raleigh, N.C., Pontiac, 185.018.
52. (78) Gary Bradberry, Chelsea, Ala., Ford, 183.797.
53. (07) Dan Pardus, Daytona Beach, Fla., Chevrolet, 182.934.
54. (80) Michael Ciochetti, Clayton, Ga., Ford, 180.868.
55. (7) Geoff Bodine, Chemung, N.Y., Ford, engine, no speed.