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NASCAR: Hamilton Fastest at Martinsville; Lineup Attached

19 April 1998

By Terry Callahan
The Auto Channel

MARTINSVILLE, VA: -- Bobby Hamilton of Nashville, TN, has captured the pole for the Goody's 500 NASCAR race to be held at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday. Hamilton's qualifying speed was 93.175 mph. Series point leader, Rusty Wallace will start second. Wallace had a qualifying speed of 93.166 mph.

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

1. (4) Bobby Hamilton, Nashville, Tenn., Chevrolet, 93.175.
2. (2) Rusty Wallace, St. Louis, Ford, 93.166.
3. (24) Jeff Gordon, Pittsboro, Ind., Chevrolet, 93.065.
4. (10) Ricky Rudd, Chesapeake, Va., Ford, 93.065.
5. (96) David Green, Owensboro, Ky., Chevrolet, 92.824.
6. (33) Ken Schrader, Fenton, Mo., Chevrolet, 92.751.
7. (94) Bill Elliott, Dawsonville, Ga., Ford, 92.696.
8. (43) John Andretti, Indianapolis, Pontiac, 92.633.
9. (42) Joe Nemechek, Lakeland, Fla., Chevrolet, 92.574.
10. (18) Bobby Labonte, Corpus Christi, Texas, Pontiac, 92.569.
11. (98) Rich Bickle, Edgerton, Wis., Ford, 92.556.
12. (16) Ted Musgrave, Franklin, Wis., Ford, 92.524.
13. (12) Jeremy Mayfield, Owensboro, Ky., Ford, 92.470.
14. (1) Darrell Waltrip, Owensboro, Ky., Chevrolet, 92.438.
15. (99) Jeff Burton, South Boston, Va., Ford, 92.402.
16. (44) Kyle Petty, Randleman, N.C., Pontiac, 92.402.
17. (81) Kenny Wallace, St. Louis, Ford, 92.393.
18. (6) Mark Martin, Batesville, Ark., Ford, 92.353.
19. (11) Brett Bodine, Chemung, N.Y., Ford, 92.335.
20. (22) Ward Burton, South Boston, Va., Pontiac, 92.249.
21. (40) Sterling Marlin, Columbia, Tenn., Chevrolet, 92.106.
22. (36) Ernie Irvan, Salinas, Calif., Pontiac, 92.070.
23. (88) Dale Jarrett, Hickory, N.C., Ford, 91.936.
24. (9) Lake Speed, Jackson, Miss., Ford, 91.936.
25. (8) Hut Stricklin, Calera, Ala., Ford, 91.864.
26. (23) Jimmy Spencer, Berwick, Pa., Ford, 91.855.
27. (21) Michael Waltrip, Owensboro, Ky., Ford, 91.771.
28. (75) Rick Mast, Rockbridge Baths, Va., Ford, 91.722.
29. (77) Robert Pressley, Asheboro, N.C., Ford, 91.655.
30. (31) Morgan Shepherd, Conover, N.C., Chevrolet, 91.651.
31. (3) Dale Earnhardt, Kannapolis, N.C., Chevrolet, 91.633.
32. (41) Steve Grissom, Gadsden, Ala., Chevrolet, 91.593.
33. (91) Kevin LePage, Shelbourne, Vt., Chevrolet, 91.562.
34. (35) Todd Bodine, Chemung, N.Y., Pontiac, 91.518.
35. (28) Kenny Irwin, Indianapolis, Ford, 91.492.
36. (50) Randy LaJoie, Norwalk, Conn., Chevrolet, 91.452.
37. (5) Terry Labonte, Corpus Christi, Texas, Chevrolet, provisional.
38. (26) Johnny Benson, Grand Rapids, Mich., Ford, provisional.
39. (97) Chad Little, Spokane, Wash., Ford, provisional.
40. (90) Dick Trickle, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Ford, provisional.
41. (7) Geoff Bodine, Chemung, N.Y., Ford, provisional.
42. (30) Jeff Green, Owensboro, Ky., Pontiac, provisional.
43. (13) Jerry Nadeau, Danbury, Conn., Ford, provisional.