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NASCARFans E-Mail List Saturday's second round of qualifying was rained out, leaving the time trials held Friday to determine the field for Sunday's ITW DeVilbiss 400 at the Michigan Speedway. With the top 25 positions already decided, the time...

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Saturday's second round of qualifying was rained out, leaving the time trials held Friday to determine the field for Sunday's ITW DeVilbiss 400 at the Michigan Speedway. With the top 25 positions already decided, the time trials held during the first session were used to set the remainder of the field at 38 drivers. Four provisional positions were awarded to Jimmy Spencer, Ward Burton, Kenny Wallace and Lake Speed based on owner points, and one past-champion provisional was given to Rusty Wallace. Johnny Benson owns his second career pole after his Pontiac turned in a fast lap of 183.332 miles per hour on Friday. Mark Martin, Ricky Craven, Dale Jarrett and Jeff Burton round out the top five. Bobby Labonte, Ted Musgrave, Ken Schrader, Dick Trickle and Geoff Bodine complete the top 10 qualifiers.

NASCAR ITW DeVILBISS 400 STARTING LINEUP

1. Johnny Benson (30), Pontiac Grand Prix, 183.332 mph 2. Mark Martin (6), Ford Thunderbird, 182.945 mph

3. Ricky Craven (25), Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 182.927 mph 4. Dale Jarrett (88), Ford Thunderbird, 182.764 mph

5. Jeff Burton (99), Ford Thunderbird, 182.648 mph 6. Bobby Labonte (18), Pontiac Grand Prix, 182.551 mph

7. Ted Musgrave (16), Ford Thunderbird, 182.528 mph 8. Ken Schrader (33), Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 182.519 mph

9. Dick Trickle (90), Ford Thunderbird, 182.510 mph 10. Geoff Bodine (7), Ford Thunderbird, 182.288 mph

11. Wally Dallenbach (46), Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 182.274 mph 12. Jeremy Mayfield (37), Ford Thunderbird, 182.232 mph

13. Jeff Green (29), Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 182.007 mph 14. Terry Labonte (5), Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 181.997 mph

15. Morgan Shepherd (77), Ford Thunderbird, 181.892 mph 16. Derrike Cope (36), Pontiac Grand Prix, 181.878 mph

17. Jeff Gordon (24), Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 181.786 mph 18. Chad Little (97), Pontiac Grand Prix, 181.759 mph

19. Sterling Marlin (4), Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 181.726 mph 20. Ernie Irvan (28), Ford Thunderbird, 181.607 mph

21. Rick Mast (75), Ford Thunderbird, 181.603 mph 22. Steve Grissom (41), Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 181.433 mph

23. David Green (96), Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 181.319 mph 24. Bill Elliott (94), Ford Thunderbird, 181.187 mph

25. John Andretti (98), Ford Thunderbird, 181.182 mph 26. Darrell Waltrip (17), Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 181.132 mph

27. Ricky Rudd (10), Ford Thunderbird, 181.077 mph 28. Dale Earnhardt (3), Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 180.950 mph

29. Robby Gordon (40), Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 180.900 mph 30. Joe Nemechek (42), Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 180.791 mph

31. Michael Waltrip (21), Ford Thunderbird, 180.773 mph 32. Lance Hooper (1), Pontiac Grand Prix, 180.773 mph

33. Kyle Petty (44), Pontiac Thunderbird, 180.478 mph 34. Mike Skinner (31), Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 180.279 mph

35. Bobby Hamilton (43), Pontiac Thunderbird, 180.216 mph 36. Gary Bradberry (78), Ford Thunderbird, 180.167 mph

37. Brett Bodine (11), Ford Thunderbird, 180.131 mph 38. Hut Stricklin (8), Ford Thunderbird, 179.892 mph

39. Jimmy Spencer (23), Ford Thunderbird, provisional 40. Ward Burton (22), Pontiac Thunderbird, provisional

41. Kenny Wallace (81), Ford Thunderbird, provisional 42. Lake Speed (9), Ford Thunderbird, provisional

43. Rusty Wallace (2), Ford Thunderbird, provisional

NOTE: Positions 1 to 25 were determined Friday. Second qualifying session was not held Saturday due to rain. Positions 26-38 will remain according to time trials held in the first session. Four provisionals were awarded based on owner points and one past-champion provisional.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , John Andretti , Brett Bodine , Jeff Burton , Ward Burton , Derrike Cope , Wally Dallenbach , Bill Elliott , Jeff Gordon , Bobby Hamilton , Ernie Irvan , Dale Jarrett , Darrell Waltrip , Bobby Labonte , Terry Labonte , Jeremy Mayfield , Dick Trickle , Rusty Wallace , Michael Waltrip , Mike Skinner , Kyle Petty , Ken Schrader , Jimmy Spencer , Joe Nemechek , Kenny Wallace , Jeff Green , Sterling Marlin , Robby Gordon , Hut Stricklin , Johnny Benson , Ted Musgrave , Ricky Craven , Chad Little , David Green , Lance Hooper , Rick Mast , Steve Grissom , Gary Bradberry , Morgan Shepherd , Mark Martin