DASH: Bagwell wins Daytona pole

Danny Bagwell takes IPOWER DASH 150 Pole DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Feb. 6, 2004) - Danny Bagwell, driving the No. 10 Sterling Casino Lines Mercury, turned a lap of 165.954 mph to capture the pole for Sunday's IPOWER DASH 150 at historic Daytona ...

Danny Bagwell takes IPOWER DASH 150 Pole

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Feb. 6, 2004) - Danny Bagwell, driving the No. 10 Sterling Casino Lines Mercury, turned a lap of 165.954 mph to capture the pole for Sunday's IPOWER DASH 150 at historic Daytona International Speedway.

The starting lineup for the IPOWER DASH 150 was determined in a jam session qualifying format with five cars being sent out in four-second intervals for three green flag laps.

Jason York, in the No. 6 JJJ Construction Pontiac, took the outside pole with a lap of 165.914 while Doc Brewer (164.501), Scott Weaver (164.483) and Randy Humphrey (163.794) rounded out the top five.

With qualifying done in a jam session, drivers had to set up their cars differently from a single-lap qualifying runs.

"You set up like a three-lap race," Bagwell said. "That's probably what it looked like from the stands. It's probably more exciting than when we qualify (single car). You don't have to loosen everything up quite as much. You can keep the car a little bit tighter. Basically set up for a race."

For the 26th straight year, the IPOWERacing DASH Series (International Participants of Winning Edge Racing) will open its season at Daytona with the IPOWER DASH 150. The 2004 season will mark the 30th year of competition for the DASH Series and the first year under the new ownership. Buck Parker and Randy Claypoole, both of Daytona Beach, Fla., took over ownership of the DASH Series following the last race of the 2003 season.

The series unveils a new look at Daytona. Instead of car numbers, high- definition graphics, paint schemes and car names will be the primary method of identifying the fast machines.

Eric Wilson, driving the No. 4 Old Milwaukee Pontiac, was initially award the pole but his time was disqualified.

Dustin Skinner, son of NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Mike Skinner, will start 32nd after a lap of 151.083 in a Toyota.

Tickets for Speedweeks 2004 events are available online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Mike Skinner , Jason York