Sears Point Second-Round Qualifying

SONOMA - Wally Dallenbach posted a run of 96.754 miles an hour in a Ford Saturday for the fastest speed of second-round qualifying for today's Save Mart/Kragen 350 NASCAR Winston Cup race at Sears Point Raceway. Dallenbach, the ...

SONOMA - Wally Dallenbach posted a run of 96.754 miles an hour in a Ford Saturday for the fastest speed of second-round qualifying for today's Save Mart/Kragen 350 NASCAR Winston Cup race at Sears Point Raceway. Dallenbach, the final qualifier of the day, just nipped Mike Bliss' run of 97.687 to nail down the 26th starting spot. Michael Waltrip was next at 97.606, followed by seven-time Winston Cup champion Dale Earnhardt at 97.334, good for 29th in the line-up. Other noteworthy drivers who had to make the field through the second round Saturday were Jeff Burton, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Darrell Waltrip. In Saturday's Snap-On Tools/AAA 200, Jim Inglebright took command from Greg Pursley with just under two laps remaining to take the victory in a race slowed by nine caution flags. Pursley was second followed by road-racing veteran Boris Said. The win was Inglebright's sixth in NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series competition and his first in nine years of trying at Sears Point. "That went right down to the wire, didn't it?," Inglebright said. "That was a really good run. Me and him (Pursley) kind of got together the lap before. I thought Boris was going to get underneath both of us. Greg protected the inside a little more this last time. I finally got that monkey off my back." Rusty Wallace has the pole position for today's $2,899,652 race with Kyle Petty starting alongside on the front row. Jeff Gordon, the Vallejo native who has won the last two Winston Cup races at Sears Point, starts fifth. The 43-car field is scheduled to take the green flag at 1 p.m.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Jeff Burton , Wally Dallenbach , Jeff Gordon , Rusty Wallace , Michael Waltrip , Kyle Petty , Boris Said , Mike Bliss , Jim Inglebright , Greg Pursley