Nancy - Motorsport.com Brookyn, MI - June 8, 2001 - Qualifying for the Kmart 400: Jeff Gordon takes the pole at Michigan!! Rest of top ten: Ricky Rudd, Mike Skinner, Dave Blaney, Ricky Craven, Bill Elliott, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick,...
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Brookyn, MI - June 8, 2001 - Qualifying for the Kmart 400:
Jeff Gordon takes the pole at Michigan!!
Rest of top ten: Ricky Rudd, Mike Skinner, Dave Blaney, Ricky Craven, Bill Elliott, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick, Jeremy Mayfield, and Johnny Benson.
With only eight cars of qualify, here are the top ten - Gordon, Skinner, Blaney, Craven, Elliott, Earnhardt Jr., Mayfield, Benson, Newman and Jeff Burton.
Dave Blaney hits a speed of 187.671 and takes over 3rd on the grid - knocking Elliott into fourth and Kenny Wallace out of the race.
On the bubble - Kenny Wallace with a speed of 182.839
Now on track - Dave Blaney
Recent changes at the Petty camp have shown results here at MIS: John Andretti is currently 10th fastest, Kyle Petty is 16th fastest. Buckshot Jones is 18th fastest. Qualifying is still going on.
Shawna Robinson will start her first Winston Cup race on Sunday, June 10 at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). "This means everything to us (the team)", stated Robinson. "Michigan has always been a good track for me." In 2000, Robinson was the first female to win a pole (ARCA) at MIS.
Bill Elliott finishes his two qualifying runs with a speed of 187.476 just nipping Earnhardt Jr. for the third spot on the grid.
Top Five: Jeff Gordon, Mike Skinner, Bill Elliott, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeremy Mayfield.
Jeff Gordon gets a lap at 188.250 and is now the new pole sitter.
Skinner is second.
The fans here at Michigan give Dale Earnhardt Jr. a standing ovation and a roar of applause as he takes the green flag. Earnhardt Jr is now in third on the grid with a speed of 187.456.
Shawna Robinson qualifies with a speed of 185.529!! Mike Skinner takes the pole from Green. Skinner's speed was 187.691.
First out is Jeff Green, who sets the time to shoot at 38.614 with a speed of 186.461. Second fastest of the early qualifiers is Matt Kenseth at 185.529.