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NASCAR Lineup; Wallace on the Pole at Bristol

28 March 1998

By Terry Callahan
The Auto Channel

BRISTOL, TN: Rusty Wallace has captured the pole for Sunday's NASCAR race at Bristol, TN. Wallace, the Winston Cup points leader, qualified with a speed of 124.275 mph.

The defending Winston Cup champion, Jeff Gordon, will start on the outside of the front row for the race. Gordon's qualifying speed was 123.762 mph. Gordon's teammate, Terry Labonte, qualified third with a speed of 123.539 mph.

The complete starting lineup with starting position, (car number), driver, hometown, car model, and q ualifying speed follows:


1. (2) Rusty Wallace, St. Louis, Ford, 124.275.
2. (24) Jeff Gordon, Vallejo, Calif., Chevrolet, 123.762.
3. (5) Terry Labonte, Corpus Christi, Texas, Chevrolet, 123.539.
4. (31) Mike Skinner, Susanville, Calif., Chevrolet, 123.515.
5. (99) Jeff Burton, South Boston, Va., Ford, 123.499.
6. (88) Dale Jarrett, Hickory, N.C., Ford, 123.395.
7. (18) Bobby Labonte, Corpus Christi, Texas, Pontiac, 123.324.
8. (26) Johnny Benson, Grand Rapids, Mich., Ford, 123.245.
9. (6) Mark Martin, Batesville, Ark., Ford, 123.221.
10. (12) Jeremy Mayfield, Owensboro, Ky., Ford, 123.182.
11. (98) Greg Sacks, Mattituck, N.Y., Ford, 123.158.
12. (46) Morgan Shepherd, Conover, N.C. Chevrolet, 123.110.
13. (81) Kenny Wallace, St. Louis, Ford, 123.055.
14. (33) Ken Schrader, Fenton, Mo., Chevrolet, 123.008.
15. (30) Derrike Cope, Spanaway, Wash., Pontiac, 123.008.
16. (35) Todd Bodine, Chemung, N.Y., Pontiac, 123.000.
17. (50) Randy LaJoie, Norwalk, Conn., Chevrolet, 122.976.
18. (7) Geoff Bodine, Chemung, N.Y., Ford, 122.748.
19. (75) Rick Mast, Lexington, Va., Ford, 122.725.
20. (11) Brett Bodine, Chemung, N.Y., Ford, 122.670.
21. (43) John Andretti, Indianapolis, Pontiac, 122.654.
22. (13) Jerry Nadeau, Danbury, Conn., Ford, 122.584.
23. (91) Kevin Lepage, Shelburne, Vt., Chevrolet, 122.584.
24. (40) Sterling Marlin, Columbia, Tenn., Chevrolet, 122.568.
25. (8) Hut Stricklin, Calera, Ala., Chevrolet, 122.552.
26. (23) Jimmy Spencer, Berwick, Pa., Ford, 122.521.
27. (28) Kenny Irwin, Indianapolis, Ford, 122.443.
28. (36) Ernie Irvan, Salinas, Calif., Pontiac, 122.435.
29. (16) Ted Musgrave, Franklin, Wis., Ford, 122.411.
30. (96) David Green, Owensboro, Ky., Chevrolet, 122.411.
31. (77) Robert Pressley, Asheville, N.C., Ford, 122.388.
32. (31) Michael Waltrip, Owensboro, Ky., Ford, 122.263.
33. (44) Kyle Petty, Randleman, N.C., Pontiac, 122.217.
34. (97) Chad Little, Spokane, Wash., Ford, 122.193.
35. (10) Ricky Rudd, Chesapeake, Va., Ford, 122.170.
36. (9) Lake Speed, Jackson, Miss., Ford, 122.131.
37.. (3) Dale Earnhardt, Kannapolis, N.C., Chevrolet, no speed, provisional
38. (94) Bill Elliott, Dawsonville, Ga., Ford, no speed, provisional
39. (22) Ward Burton, South Boston, Va., Pontiac, no speed, provisional
40. (4) Bobby Hamilton, Nashville, Tenn., Chevrolet, no speed, provisional
41. (90) Dick Trickle, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Ford, no speed, provisional
42. (41) Steve Grissom, Gadsden, Ala., Chevrolet, no speed, provisional
43. (1) Darrell Waltrip, Owensboro, Ky., Chevrolet, no speed, provisional