BUSCH: Daytona starting grid

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...


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 -- 37th GOODY'S 300 Round One, NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Divisions Saturday, Feb. 18, 1995 -- Daytona Int'l Speedway -- 12:30 p.m. ST. CAR POS NO. DRIVER/HOMETOWN TEAM/CAR SPEED 1 30 Michael Waltrip/Owensboro, KY Pennzoil Pontiac 185.326 2 32 Dale Jarrett/Hickory, NC MAC Tools Ford 185.303 3 3 Jeff Green/Owensboro, KY Goodwrench Service Chevy 185.136 4 34 Mike McLaughlin/Waterloo, NY French's/Black Flag Chev 185.082 5 4 Jeff Purvis/Clarksville, TN Kodak Chevrolet 185.060 6 38 Elton Sawyer/Chesapeake, VA Ford Credit Ford 184.445 7 82 Derrike Cope/Spanaway, WA FDP Brakes/Hlthsth Ford 184.294 8 57 Jason Keller/Greenville, SC The Budget Gourmet Chevy 183.985 9 90 Mike Wallace/St. Louis, MO Duron Paints Ford 183.872 10 92 Larry Pearson/Spartanburg, SC Stanley Tools Chevrolet 183.797 11 43 Rodney Combs/Lost Creek, WV Wld Champ. Wrtlg Pontiac 183.790 12 42 Bobby Hamilton/Nashville, TN Bnd-Aid SptsStrp Pontiac 183.685 13 59 Dennis Setzer/Newton, NC Alliance Training Ford 183.430 14 97 Joe Bessey/Scarborough, ME Davison Mtspts Chevrolet 183.423 15 08 Bobby Dotter/Chicago, IL Hyde Tools Chevrolet 183.385 16 87 Joe Nemechek/Lakeland, FL BellSouth Mobility Chevy 183.284 17 47* Jeff Fuller/Auburn, MA Sunoco Lubricants Chevy 183.270 18 20 Bobby Hillin/Midland, TX Fina/Lance Ford 183.240 19 74 Johnny Benson/Grand Rapids MI Lipton Tea Chevrolet 183.109 20 54 Rich Bickle/Edgerton, WI Kleenex Ford 183.109 21 29 Steve Grissom/Gadsden, AL Diamond Rdge Mtspts Chev 183.087 22 17 Robbie Reiser/Allenton, WI FDP Brakes Chevrolet 183.024 23 60 Mark Martin/Batesville, AR Winn-Dixie Ford 182.730 24 25 Kirk Shelmerdine/Philly, PA Big Johnson Chevrolet 182.660 25 72 Tracy Leslie/Mt. Clemens, MI Detroit Gasket Chevrolet 182.290 26 39* Tim Bender/Colden, NY Bor Oil/Foxco Ford 184.949 27 1 Hermie Sadler/Emporia, VA DeWalt Tools Chevrolet 183.217 28 75 Rick Wilson/Bartow, FL Food Country USA Ford 182.931 29 63* Curtis Markham/Frdrcksbrg VA Lysol Pontiac 182.452 30 6 Tommy Houston/Hickory, NC Red Devil Enamels Ford 182.430 31 8 Kenny Wallace/St. Louis, MO Red Dog Ford 182.426 32 52 Ken Schrader/Fenton, MO AC-Delco Chevrolet 182.290 33 44 David Green/Owensboro, KY Slim Jim Chevrolet 182.275 34 7 Stevie Reeves/Speedway, IN Clabber Girl Chevrolet 182.227 35 40 Patty Moise/Jacksonville, FL Dial/Purex/Armour Ford 182.153 36 35 Doug Heveron/Liverpool, NY Cincinnati Milacron Ford 182.057 37 18* L.W. Miller III/Dushore, PA Unifirst Uniforms Ford 181.998 38 51 Jim Bown/Portland, OR Luck's Foods Chevrolet 181.973 39 14 Bobby Labonte/Crpus Chrsti TX MW Windows Chevrolet 181.818 40 99 Phil Parsons/Detroit, MI Luxaire Chevrolet 181.708 41 84 Glenn Sullivan/Westbury, NY Sullivan Racing Chevrolet # 42 23 Chad Little/Spokane, WA Bayer Aspirin Ford % 43 94 Steve Hoddick/Cheektowaga, NY Thadco III Mtspts Ford # 44 55 Tim Fedewa/Holt, MI D-R Racing Ford % 45 11 Jamie Aube/N Ferrisburg, VT Ingram Racing Chevrolet &

* = Penrose Rookie Challenge Candidate. # = Provisional Starter Based on 1994 NASCAR Busch North Ser. Driver Pts. % = Provisional Starter Based on 1994 NASCAR Busch Series Owner Points. & = Provisional Starter, Busch North Series Past Champion.

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Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Rich Bickle , Derrike Cope , Bobby Hamilton , Dale Jarrett , Bobby Labonte , Michael Waltrip , Jason Keller , Ken Schrader , Jeff Fuller , Joe Nemechek , Kenny Wallace , Shawna Robinson , Jeff Green , Elton Sawyer , Mike Wallace , Hut Stricklin , Johnny Benson , Mike McLaughlin , Dennis Setzer , Bobby Dotter , Chad Little , Jeff Purvis , David Green , Dave Marcis , Hermie Sadler , Kirk Shelmerdine , Jimmy Hensley , Steve Kinser , Steve Grissom , Phil Parsons , L.W. Miller , Stevie Reeves , Mark Martin , Tiny Lund