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NASCAR Winston Cup Atlanta Motor Speedway November 10, 1995 Track Length 1.522 mile

NAPA 500 Qualifying Results. Positions 1-25 are locked in.

The seasons last Busch Pole Qualifying was held under generally sunny consitions at AMS. Darrell Waltrip won the pole for Sunday's NAPA 500. It has been quite sometime since Waltrip sat on the pole. 113 races to be exact. April 1992 at Martinsville was the last time he accomplished the feat. It his is his 59th career pole and 15th on a superspeedway.

The pole puts Waltrip in to the 1996 Busch Clash, again it's been sometime since he was eligible.

"This is exciting. We know we've got got good cars. We've got good people We just need some good luck. I'm thrilled. It was a good lap, and I knew I had a good car. When it comes down to it, it's up to the driver. That's a lot of pressure to put on a guy like me. I'm used to pressure." said Waltrip.

A very excited Waltrip commented, "Today is big, it may not big to y'all, but it's big to us. I'm just proud of my crew. We've had a tough year."

The good news comes on a day when Waltrip announced that he is scheduled to go under orthopedic surgey next Wednesday November 15th. Dr. Gillespie will remove 18 screws and an 18-inch metal plate which were used to repair Waltrip's shattered left femur following a July 6, 1990 accident Daytona International Speedway.

Dr. Gillespie will also repair torn cartilage damage the three-time Winston Cup champion suffered to his left kneee during this year's Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Waltrip said he will have to use crutches for a week and then walk with a cane for another week folowing surgey. He expects to be 100% by the time the NASCAR Winston Cup series heads to Daytona in February. He now has extra incentive to be ready for the Busch Clash!

Waltrip hold the modern-day record of winning eight races from the pole in 1981 and tied the all time record of four straight.

Waltrip is eligible for the UNOCAL Bonus of $76,000. The Bonus is payable to drivers who sit on the pole and win the race. $7,600 is added to the Bonus each week. The Bonus was last won by Bobby Labonte at the Goodwrench 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The Bonus has never been won at AMS. If the Bonus is not paid out this week, it will roll-over to the 1996 Daytona 500. Since the program began in 1989, Inocal has paid out $1.5 million in bonus prize money.

Fn St Car Driver Team and Car Time MPH ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 17 Darrell Waltrip Western Auto Chevrolet 29.610 185.046 2 10 Ricky Rudd Tide Ford 29.630 184.921 3 43 Bobby Hamilton STP Pontiac 29.653 184.777 4 15 Dick Trickle Quality Care Ford 29.667 184.690 5 98 Jeremy Mayfield RCA Ford 29.672 184.659 6 2 Rusty Wallace Miller Genuine Draft Ford 29.717 184.379 7 30 Michael Waltrip Pennzoil Pontiac 29.732 184.286 8 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Refinishes Chevrolet 29.756 184.138 9 6 Mark Martin Valvoline Ford 29.805 183.835 10 41 Ricky Craven Kodiak Chevrolet 29.811 183.798 11 3 Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Service Chevrolet 29.823 183.724 12 5 Terry Labonte Kellogg's Chevrolet 29.849 183.564 13 1 Rick Mast Skoal Racing Ford 29.856 183.521 14 26 Hut Stricklin Quaker State Ford 29.875 183.404 15 94 Bill Elliott McDonald's Ford 29.886 183.337 16 7 Geoff Bodine Exide Batteries Ford 29.890 183.312 17 16 Ted Musgrave The Family Channel Ford 29.909 183.196 18 4 Sterling Marlin Kodak Film Chevrolet 29.929 183.073 19 8 Jeff Burton Raybestos Ford 29.930 183.067 20 11 Brett Bodine Lowe's Ford 29.931 183.061 21 18 Bobby Labonte Interstate Batteries Chevrolet 29.934 183.043 22 37 John Andretti Kmart/Little Caesars Ford 29.938 183.018 23 31 Gary Bradberry Hardee's Chevrolet 29.959 182.890 24 12 Derrike Cope Straight Arrow Ford 29.972 182.811 25 19 Loy Allen Jr HealthSource Ford 29.978 182.774

26 88  Ernie Irvan       Texaco Havoline Ford               29.983   182.744
27 27  Elton Saywer      Hooters Ford                       30.001   182.634
28 87  Joe Nemechek      Burger King Chevrolet              30.010   182.579
29 71  Dave Marcis       Olive Garden Chevrolet             30.018   182.530
30 32  Greg Sacks        Fina/Lance Chevrolet               30.029   182.464
31 22  Ward Burton       MBNA America Bank Pontiac          30.062   182.263
32 25  Ken Schrader      Budweiser Chevrolet                30.065   182.245
33 21  Morgan Shepherd   Citgo Ford                         30.101   182.027
34 58  Jimmy Horton      Racing for a Reason Chevrolet      30.137   181.810
35 77  Bobby Hillin      Jasper Engines/USAir Ford          30.152   181.719
36  9  Lake Speed        Spam/Melling Ford                  30.170   181.611
37 23  Jimmy Spencer     Camel Ford                         30.184   181.527
38 28  Dale Jarrett      Texaco Havoline Ford               30.225   181.280
39 75  Todd Bodine       Factory Stores Ford                30.239   181.196
40 42  Kyle Petty        Coors Light Pontiac                30.323   180.695
41 66  Billy Standridge  TropArtic Ford                     30.335   180.623
42 33  Robert Pressley   Skoal Bandit Chevrolet             30.346   180.558
43 29  Steve Grissom     Meineke Chevrolet                  30.403   180.219
44 44  Jeff Purvis       Jackaroo Chevrolet                 30.477   179.781
45 90  Mike Wallace      Heilig-Meyers Ford                 30.609   179.006
46 59  Jack Sprague      Pedigree Chevrolet                 30.692   178.522
47 40  Shane Hall        Kendall Pontiac                    30.695   178.505
48  0  Delma Cowart      Masters Economy Inn Ford           32.068   170.862
49 49  Eric Smith        49 Express Pit Stop Ford           33.200   165.036

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