Bobby Labonte on Pole for Mountain Dew Southern 500
29 August 1997DARLINGTON, SC -- Bobby Labonte has won the pole for Sunday's Mountain Dew Southern 500. Labonte, who went out second in the qualifying session, toured the 1.366 mile facility with a 28.815 second (170.661 mph) lap.
Sitting next to Labonte is Awesome Bill Elliott. This is the site of Elliott's last Winston Cup victory.
The drivers rounding out the top-five are Dale Jarrett, Mark Martin and Ken Schrader.
Jeff Gordon will start seventh on the field in his quest for the Winston Million.
Mike Snow -- The Auto Channel