Watkins Glen: Friday summary

Dyson Racing finishes 1-2 In Bully Hill Vineyards 250, while Ricky Rudd captures the pole For Sirius Satellite Radio at The Glen. (Watkins Glen, N.Y.) -- Rob and Chris Dyson competed the Bully Hill Vineyards 250 Grand American Rolex Sports Car...

Dyson Racing finishes 1-2 In Bully Hill Vineyards 250, while Ricky Rudd captures the pole For Sirius Satellite Radio at The Glen.

(Watkins Glen, N.Y.) -- Rob and Chris Dyson competed the Bully Hill Vineyards 250 Grand American Rolex Sports Car event at Watkins Glen International in sterling fashion, finishing 1-2 overall and in the SRP class. Dyson's win came at others' misfortune, as Didier Theys, in the No. 27 Doran Lista Racing Judd Dallera, experienced mechanical problems early on during the event. Finishing third was Jack Baldwin and George Robinson in a Judd R & S SRP, two laps off Rob Dyson's pace.

The highlight of the Best Buy/Sirius Satellite Radio Qualifying Day was qualifying for the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Sirius Satellite Radio at The Glen. Ricky Rudd earned his first career pole in 2002, beating the likes of Michael Waltrip, Tony Stewart and Bill Elliott, winner of the last two NASCAR Winston Cup Series' events, who completed the top five. His pole-winning speed of 122.696 mph was two one-thousands of a second off the qualifying track record set last year by Dale Jarrett. Sunday's Sirius Satellite Radio at The Glen will start at 1:00 p.m. EST, where defending champion Jeff Gordon will look to end his winless streak at 29 races, but he'll have to pass a lot of cars to do it as he starts 23rd.

Friday's events began with the Busch North Series, NASCAR Touring division as they opened with practice under ideal weather conditions. When the dust had settled, Dale Quarterley earned his first career pole in 2002, breaking the track qualifying record by more than a mile at a speed of 118.607 mph. Quarterley, who sits sixth in Busch North Series, NASCAR Touring driver points, will have strong contenders like Brad Leighton and Paul Wolfe behind and alongside him. Ted Christopher looked to challenge for the pole position, however, his No. 13 Furgeson Electric Chevrolet Monte Carlo hit the foam barrier in the final turn. Christopher will start 32nd in tomorrow's "Little Trees" 150 presented by Pepsi race.

Along with the "Little Trees" 150 presented by Pepsi at 1:00 p.m. EST will be final practice for the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. Race fans can enjoy a free concert after the race at approximately 6:00 p.m. performed by Tift Merritt inside Turn 11 in the infield.

Tickets for the 2002 season at Watkins Glen, including the Sirius Satellite Radio at The Glen, August 8-11, are still available. For tickets, camping, and additional information, please contact the Watkins Glen ticket office at 607-535-2481.

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Series Grand-Am , NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bill Elliott , Jeff Gordon , Dale Jarrett , Tony Stewart , Michael Waltrip , Didier Theys , Rob Dyson , Jack Baldwin , Dale Quarterley , Paul Wolfe , Ted Christopher , Chris Dyson
Teams Dyson Racing