FIELDS SET FOR IROC, GOODY'S 300 AND FLORIDA 200
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Full starting fields were established in qualifying Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway for Saturday's Goody's 300 NASCAR Busch Series race for the Grand National Divisions and for Friday's Florida 200 for the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series; and the starting lineup for Friday's Round One of True Value Hardware Stores presents the Dodge International Race of Champions XIX was set in a special drawing.
Ricky Rudd will start from the pole in the 40-lap, 100-mile sprint for the True Value Dodge IROC Dodge Avengers. Rudd, the 1992 IROC champion, will lead the all star field of 12 competitors to the line in an Orange car, starting alongside defending Daytona IROC winner Dale Earnhardt.
In qualifying action Wednesday, snowmobile racer Tim Bender of Colden, N.Y., posted the fastest second-round qualifying speed for the Busch Series cars, as a 45-car starting field was set. Bender ran 184.949 mph in the Ford that is partly owned by Winston Cup driver Derrike Cope.
Among the drivers who did not qualify for the event were David Bonnett, son of the late Neil Bonnett; Shawna Robinson, who will try to qualify for her first NASCAR Winston Cup Series race in Thursday's Gatorade Twin 125-Mile Qualifying Races; Dale Fischlein, crew chief for Winston Cup driver Dave Marcis; former Winston Cup drivers Hut Stricklin, Jimmy Hensley and Darryl Sage; and defending Florida 200 winner Mike Swaim.
On Thursday, the first Gatorade Twin will go to the line at 12:30 p.m., immediately followed by the second race. A total of 63 cars are scheduled to start the two races. Steve Seligman of Lake Forest, Ill., apparently withdrew his Mariani Leasing Ford from the second Twin after an accident in practice Tuesday caused extensive damage to the car. Steve Kinser will start the second Twin in his backup car after a single-car accident in practice Wednesday afternoon. Kinser lost control in Turn Two and hit the outside wall. He was uninjured in the accident.
Plenty of Reserved Seat Tickets are available for the Gatorade Twins. The entire frontstretch grandstand will be sold as reserved seats. The only unreserved seats for the Twins are in the Tiny Lund Grandstand located outside Turn Two on the backstretch. For information, call the Daytona Ticket Office at 904-253-7223.
STARTING LINEUP -- 17TH FLORIDA 200 Round One, NASCAR Goody's Dash Series Friday, Feb. 17, 1995 -- Daytona Int'l Speedway -- 11 a.m.
ST. CAR POS NO. DRIVER/HOMETOWN TEAM/CAR SPEED 1 65 Will Hobgood/Winnsboro, SC Wynn's Oil Co. Pontiac 161.847 2 12 Larry Caudill/N Wilkesboro NC Husqvarna Dodge 161.760 3 22 Maxie Bush/Conestee, SC Advance Auto Parts Ford 161.311 4 21 Edward Howell/Lakeland, FL Massey Chrys/Plym Dodge 161.233 5 07 George Crenshaw/Lakeland, FL Campbell's Soup Pontiac 161.218 6 97 David Hutto/Rock Hill, SC Shell Fire & Ice Pontiac 159.470 7 63 Paul Carr/Pensacola, FL Bosch Spark Plugs Pont 158.764 8 24 Mickey York/Asheboro, NC Cobra Electronics Pont 158.638 9 27 Monty Klein/Ocala, FL Bad Boy/Eversole Pontiac 157.778 10 99 Gary Moore/Horse Shoe, NC Lucas Oil Products Chev 157.189 11 10 Danny Bagwell/Birmingham, AL TCI/HBO Sports Ford 156.563 12 33 Lyndon Amick/Batesburg, SC Amick Farms Pontiac 156.125 13 75 Charles Guest/Greensboro, NC Preferred Building Pont 155.290 14 42 Dan Pardus/Daytona Beach, FL Coldwell Banker Pontiac 155.207 15 11 B.J. Mackey/Rock Hill, SC Mackey Racing Chevrolet 154.682 16 37 Robert Huffman/Claremont, NC Hooked on Harry's Pont 154.377 17 89 Ron Eden/Crawfordsville, IN Weaver Racing Chevrolet 153.841 18 2 Scott Weaver/Shelby, NC Butler Built Mtrspts Pon 152.975 19 02 Fleet Crews/Henderson, NC D.E.W Transportation Chv 152.571 20 20 Davis Myers/Batesburg, SC Carolina Int'l Pontiac 152.222 21 29 Keith Longmire/Wartburg, TN Brigg's Trucking Pontiac 153.741 22 77 Shane Jenkins/Banner Elk, NC Weaver & Reeves Chev 153.116 23 6 Dave Stacy/Enon, OH Stacy Motorsports Ford 151.999 24 47 Karl Jennings/Hartsville, SC Jennings Pro Lube Chev 151.989 25 13 Sonny Yokum/Hammond, LA Pell Automotive Pontiac 151.233 26 69 Junior Miller/Wnston-Slem NC Weaver & Reeves Chev 150.464 27 00 Todd Hawkes/Dewitt, VA Car Stuff/McCray Ford 150.100 28 57 Carl Horton/Ayden, NC W.D. Allen Rcg Pontiac 149.773 29 14 Donnie Neuenberger/Bowie, MD DGN Racing Chevrolet 149.581 30 34 Darrell Basham/Henryville, IN Vic West Steel Chevrolet 149.378 31 48 David Probst/Slidell, LA Rost Construction Chev 149.338 32 52 Darryl Murray/Seminole, FL Lancaster Speedway Ford 148.129 33 81 Pat Sullivan/Gaffney, SC Sullivan Insurance Chev 148.095 34 17 Carroll Jenkins/Statesboro GA Weaver & Reeves Chev 148.073 35 72 Donny Duchesne/Riverview, FL AliBi's/Martins Rcg Pont 148.056 36 62 Michael Kelley/Clearwater, FL The Racing Club Chev 147.737 37 25 Danny Snell/Harrison, GA Waco Elect./Brannen Ford 147.461 38 41 Johnny Smith/Taylorsville, NC White Hse Apple Jce Pont 147.035 39 43 Jim Safford/Wilmington, NC Heil Heating&Cool. Chev 145.914 40 53 Barry Fitzgerald/Wstmnstr MD Vass & Hastings Chev 145.898 41 51 Duaine Haines/Seminole, FL CD Roma's Restaurant Chev # 42 05 Doug Thompson/Abilene, KS Kansas Spts Hall Fame Ford %
# = Provisional Starter Based on 1994 NASCAR Goody's Dash Series Driver Pts. % = Provisional Starter Based on Qualifying Speed.