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NASCAR: Gordon and Wallace Start Up Front at Pocono

20 June 1998

By Terry Callahan
The Auto Channel

LONG POND, PA: Jeff Gordon has won the pole position for the Pocono 500 NASCAR Winston Cup race to be held at Pocono International Raceway on Sunday. Gordon had a top speed of 168.042 mph. Rusty Wallace, who tangled with Gordon in the closing laps at Richmond, will start along side Gordon on the front row in his Miller Lite sponsored Ford Taurus. Wallace had a speed of 167.436 mph.


Jeff Gordon

The complete lineup for the race follows with starting position, (car number), driver, hometown, car make, and qualifying speed:

1. (24) Jeff Gordon, Pittsboro, Ind., Chevrolet, 168.042.
2. (2) Rusty Wallace, St. Louis, Ford, 167.436.
3. (12) Jeremy Mayfield, Owensboro, Ky., Ford, 167.187.
4. (33) Ken Schrader, Fenton, Mo., Chevrolet, 166.840.
5. (22) Ward Burton, South Boston, Va., Pontiac, 166.821.
6. (6) Mark Martin, Batesville, Ark., Ford, 166.793.
7. (42) Joe Nemechek, Lakeland, Fla., Chevrolet, 166.753.
8. (16) Ted Musgrave, Franklin, Wis., Ford, 166.506.
9. (88) Dale Jarrett, Hickory, N.C., Ford, 166.488.
10. (97) Chad Little, Spokane, Wash., Ford, 166.423.
11. (3) Dale Earnhardt, Kannapolis, N.C., Chevrolet, 166.392.
12. (5) Terry Labonte, Corpus Christi, Texas, Chevrolet,166.340.
13. (81) Kenny Wallace, St. Louis, Ford, 166.248.
14. (50) Wally Dallenbach Jr., Basalt, Colo., Chevrolet, 166.220.
15. (40) Sterling Marlin, Columbia, Tenn., Chevrolet, 165.893.
16. (4) Bobby Hamilton, Nashville, Tenn., Chevrolet, 165.886.
17. (44) Kyle Petty, Randleman, N.C., Pontiac, 165.859.
18. (1) Darrell Waltrip, Owensboro, Ky., Chevrolet, 165.816.
19. (43) John Andretti, Indianapolis, Pontiac, 165.767.
20. (31) Mike Skinner, Susanville, Calif., Chevrolet, 165.667.
21. (90) Dick Trickle, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Ford, 165.627.
22. (94) Bill Elliott, Dawsonville, Ga., Ford, 165.612.
23. (18) Bobby Labonte, Corpus Christi, Texas, Pontiac, 165.493.
24. (75) Rick Mast, Rockbridge Baths, Va., Ford, 165.447.
25. (96) Hut Stricklin, Calera, Ala., Chevrolet, 165.426.
26. (46) Jeff Green, Owensboro, Ky., Chevrolet, 166.463.
27. (98) Rich Bickle, Edgerton, Wis., Ford, 166.147.
28. (99) Jeff Burton, South Boston, Va., Ford, 165.847.
29. (21) Michael Waltrip, Owensboro, Ky., Ford, 165.786.
30. (13) Jerry Nadeau, Danbury, Conn., Ford, 165.718.
31. (36) Ernie Irvan, Salinas, Calif., Pontiac, 165.651.
32. (77) Robert Pressley, Asheboro, N.C., Ford, 165.353.
33. (10) Ricky Rudd, Chesapeake, Va., Ford, 165.183.
34. (23) Jimmy Spencer, Berwick, Pa., Ford, 164.780.
35. (11) Brett Bodine, Chemung, N.Y., Ford, 164.850.
36. (28) Kenny Irwin, Indianapolis, Ford, 164.799.
37. (26) Johnny Benson, Grand Rapids, Mich., Ford, provisional.
38. (41) Steve Grissom, Gadsden, Ala., Chevrolet, provisional.
39. (7) Geoff Bodine, Chemung, N.Y., Ford, provisional.
40. (9) Lake Speed, Jackson, Miss., Ford, provisional.
41. (30) Derrike Cope, Spanaway, Wash., Pontiac, provisional.
42. (91) Kevin Lepage, Shelburne, Vt., Chevrolet, provisional.
43. (35) Todd Bodine, Chemung, N.Y., Pontiac, provisional.

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