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NASCARFans E-Mail List Johnny Benson captured his second career pole Friday, taking the top spot for Sunday's ITW DeVilbiss 400 at the Michigan Speedway. Driving a Pontiac, Benson turned in a fast lap of 183.332 miles per hour, completing the ...

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Johnny Benson captured his second career pole Friday, taking the top spot for Sunday's ITW DeVilbiss 400 at the Michigan Speedway. Driving a Pontiac, Benson turned in a fast lap of 183.332 miles per hour, completing the two-mile circuit in a time of 39.273 seconds. Benson's other pole came at the Purolator 500 in Atlanta in March 1996. He finished seventh here last year. Mark Martin, Ricky Craven, Dale Jarrett and Jeff Burton round out the top five.

NASCAR ITW DeVILBISS 400 FIRST-ROUND QUALIFYING

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

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers John Andretti , Jeff Burton , Derrike Cope , Wally Dallenbach , Bill Elliott , Jeff Gordon , Ernie Irvan , Dale Jarrett , Bobby Labonte , Terry Labonte , Jeremy Mayfield , Dick Trickle , Ken Schrader , Jeff Green , Sterling Marlin , Johnny Benson , Ted Musgrave , Ricky Craven , Chad Little , David Green , Rick Mast , Steve Grissom , Morgan Shepherd , Mark Martin