Talladega pole story

Irvan Grabs Pole for Sunday's DieHard 500 TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Ernie Irvan led 43 cars in Busch Pole Award Qualifying Friday at Talladega Superspeedway for Sunday's NASCAR Winston Cup Series DieHard 500. Irvan, who captured his...

Irvan Grabs Pole for Sunday's DieHard 500 TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Ernie Irvan led 43 cars in Busch Pole Award Qualifying Friday at Talladega Superspeedway for Sunday's NASCAR Winston Cup Series DieHard 500. Irvan, who captured his second Busch Pole Award of the season and the 19th of his career, toured the 2.66-mile high-banked facility in 49.547 seconds, an average speed of 193.271 mph. The top 25 positions were secured in Friday's first-round qualifying with the rest of the starting order determined in Busch Beer Second-Round Qualifying today (Saturday) at 11 a.m. John Andretti, who sat on the pole for the Winston 500 at Talladega earlier this year and won the last restrictor plate race at Daytona in the Pepsi 400, secured the second starting position for Sunday's 500 mile race which takes the green flag at noon CDT. Rounding out the top five were Jimmy Spencer, Jeff Burton and Derrike Cope. The best of the ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series gets the green flag today (Saturday) at 12 noon (CDT) for the Winn Dixie 500k. While reserved-seat tickets for the DieHard 500 are sold, plenty of infield tickets are still available at the gate. For reserved-seat tickets to the Winn Dixie 500k, visit the Speedway ticket office. General admission grandstand tickets will be available at the gate.

DieHard 500 Qualifying Results

Str.Car Pos.No. Driver / Hometown Sponsor / Car Speed 1 28 Ernie Irvan / Salinas, Calif.Texaco Havoline Ford 193.271 2 98 John Andretti / Indianapolis,RCA Ford 193.166 3 23 Jimmy Spencer / Berwick, Pa. Camel Cigarettes Ford 192.777 4 99 Jeff Burton / South Boston, VExide Batteries Ford 192.715 5 36 Derrike Cope / Spanaway, WashSkittles Pontiac 192.711 6 5 Terry Labonte / Corpus ChristKellogg's Chevrolet 192.614 7 18 Bobby Labonte / Corpus ChristInterstate Batteries Pontiac 192.463 8 24 Jeff Gordon / Pittsboro, Ind.DuPont Refinishes Chevrolet 192.401 9 2 Rusty Wallace / St. Louis, MoMiller Lite Ford 192.393 10 94 Bill Elliott / Dawsonville, GMcDonald's Ford 192.355 11 77 Robert Pressley / Asheville, Jasper Eng / Federal-Mogul For 192.339 12 3 Dale Earnhardt / Kannapolis, GM Goodwrench Service Plus Che 192.212 13 42 Joe Nemechek / Lakeland, Fla.BellSouth Chevrolet 192.158 14 33 Ken Schrader / Fenton, Mo. Skoal Bandit Chevrolet 192.104 15 25 Ricky Craven / Newburgh, MainBudweiser Chevrolet 192.019 16 31 *Mike Skinner / Susanville, CLowe's Chevrolet 191.819 17 11 Brett Bodine / Chemung, N.Y. BDR Motorsports Ford 191.781 18 88 Dale Jarrett / Hickory, N.C. Quality Care / Ford Credit For 191.677 19 30 Johnny Benson / Grand Rapids,Pennzoil Pontiac 191.486 20 9 Lake Speed / Jackson, Miss. Avantage Camo Ford 191.367 21 90 Dick Trickle / Wisconsin RapiHeilig-Meyers / Simmons Ford 191.271 22 41 Steve Grissom / Gadsden, Ala.Kodiak Chevrolet 191.226 23 75 Rick Mast / Rockbridge Baths,Remington Arms Ford 191.214 24 46 Wally Dallenbach / Basalt, CoFirst Union Chevrolet 191.081 25 7 Geoff Bodine / Chemung, N.Y. QVC Ford 191.069 26 21 Michael Waltrip / Owensboro, Citgo Ford 190.871 27 40 Greg Sacks/Mattituck, NY Coors Light Chevrolet 190.635 28 1 Morgan Shepherd / Conover, N.R & L Carriers Pontiac 190.571 29 4 Sterling Marlin / Columbia, TKodak Film Chervrolet 190.556 30 6 Mark Martin / Batesville, ArkValvoline Ford 190.442 31 71 Dave Marcis / Wausau, Wis. Realtree Camouflage Chevrolet 190.412 32 17 Darrell Waltrip / Franklin, TParts America Chevrolet 190.147 33 81 Kenny Wallace / St. Louis, MoSquare D Ford 190.091 34 10 Ricky Rudd / Chesapeake, Va. Tide Ford 189.921 35 22 Ward Burton / South Boston, VMBNA America Pontiac 189.778 36 43 Bobby Hamilton / Nashville, TSTP Pontiac 189.778 37 91 Kevin LePage / Shelburne, Vt.Pionite Laminates Chevrolet 189.68 38 29 Jeff Green / Owensboro, Ky. Cartoon Network Chevrolet 189.519 39 44 Kyle Petty / Randleman, N.C. Hot Wheels Pontiac 189.369 40 16 Ted Musgrave / Franklin, Wis.Family Channel/PRIMESTAR Ford 189.122 41 78 Billy Standridge / Shelby, N.Hanes Ford 189.114 37 Jeremy Mayfield / Owensboro, Kmart / RC Cola Ford 189.073 42 47 Billy Standridge / Shelby, N.TBA Ford 188.857 43 97 Chad Little / Spokane, Wash. John Deere Pontiac 188.742 96 David Green / Owensboro, Ky. Caterpillar Chevrolet 188.522 8 Hut Stricklin / Calera, Ala. Circuit City Ford 187.971 95 Ed Berrier / Winston-Salem, NShoney's Inn Chevrolet 186.652

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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 , Hut Stricklin , Robert Pressley , Johnny Benson , Ted Musgrave , Ricky Craven , Chad Little , David Green , Dave Marcis , Rick Mast , Ed Berrier , Steve Grissom , Morgan Shepherd , Greg Sacks , Mark Martin