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NASCAR: Coca-Cola 600 Starting Lineup

21 May 1998

CONCORD, NC: Jeff Gordon has the pole for the Coca Cola 600 NASCAR race at Charlotte Motor Speedway this Sunday night. Gordon posted a qualifying speed of 182.976 mph to earn the top spot.


Jeff Gordon

Qualifying for the showcase even concluded today. The complete lineup follows with starting position, (car number), driver, hometown, car make, and qualifying speed.

1. (24) Jeff Gordon, Pittsboro, Ind., Chevrolet, 182.976.
2. (22) Ward Burton, South Boston, Va., Pontiac, 182.624.
3. (43) John Andretti, Indianapolis, Pontiac, 182.217.
4. (2) Rusty Wallace, St. Louis, Ford, 181.947.
5. (6) Mark Martin, Batesville, Ark., Ford, 181.635.
6. (18) Bobby Labonte, Corpus Christi, Texas, Pontiac, 181.458.
7. (90) Dick Trickle, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Ford, 181.318.
8. (78) Gary Bradberry, Chelsea, Ala., Ford, 181.178.
9. (75) Rick Mast, Rockbridge Baths, Va., Ford, 181.087.
10. (88) Dale Jarrett, Hickory, N.C., Ford, 180.989.
11. (50) Randy LaJoie, Norwalk, Conn., Chevrolet, 180.953.
12. (12) Jeremy Mayfield, Owensboro, Ky., Ford, 180.826.
13. (7) Geoff Bodine, Chemung, N.Y., Ford, 180.741.
14. (33) Ken Schrader, Fenton, Mo., Chevrolet, 180.729.
15. (91) Kevin Lepage, Shelburne, Vt., Chevrolet, 180.681.
16. (98) Rick Bickle, Edgerton, Wis., Ford, 180.349.
17. (96) David Green, Owensboro, Ky., Chevrolet, 180.331.
18. (36) Ernie Irvan, Salinas, Calif., Pontiac, 180.210.
19. (9) Lake Speed, Jackson, Miss., Ford, 180.168.
20. (35) Todd Bodine, Chemung, N.Y., Pontiac, 180.162.
21. (23) Jimmy Spencer, Berwick, Pa., Ford, 180.102.
22. (13) Jerry Nadeau, Danbury, Conn., Ford, 180.006.
23. (41) Steve Grissom, Gadsden, Ala., Chevrolet, 179.904.
24. (97) Chad Little, Spokane, Wash., Ford, 179.820.
25. (30) Derrike Cope, Spanaway, Wash., Pontiac, 179.736.
26. (42) Joe Nemechek, Lakeland, Fla., Chevrolet, 179.665.
27. (77) Robert Pressley, Asheville, N.C., Ford, 179.647.
28. (3) Dale Earnhardt, Kannapolis, N.C., Chevrolet, 179.623.
29. (44) Kyle Petty, Randleman, N.C., Pontiac, 179.611.
30. (40) Sterling Marlin, Columbia, Tenn., Chevrolet, 179.575.
31. (92) Elliott Sadler, Emporia, Va., Chevrolet, 179.569.
32. (11) Brett Bodine, Chemung, N.Y., Ford, 179.539.
33. (94) Bill Elliott, Dawsonville, Ga., Ford, 179.521.
34. (31) Mike Skinner, Susanville, Calif., Chevrolet, 179.515.
35. (10) Ricky Rudd, Chesapeake, Va., Ford, 179.444.
36. (5) Terry Labonte, Corpus Christi, Texas, Chevrolet, 179.366.
37. (21) Michael Waltrip, Owensboro, Ky., Ford, no speed, provisional starter.
38. (99) Jeff Burton, South Boston, Va., Ford, no speed, provisional starter.
39. (26) Johnny Benson, Grand Rapids, Mich., Ford, no speed, provisional starter.
40. (4) Bobby Hamilton, Nashville, Tenn., Chevrolet, no speed, provisional starter.
41. (16) Ted Musgrave, Franklin, Wis., Ford, no speed, provisional starter.
42. (81) Kenny Wallace, St. Louis, Ford, no speed, provisional starter.
43. (1) Darrell Waltrip, Owensboro, Ky., Chevrolet, no speed, provisional starter.

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