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Gill Leads Starting Field for Greased Lightning 400 Nashville, Tenn. - Dalton, Ga.'s Bobby Gill grabbed the Bud Pole position for Sunday's $133,010 Greased Lightning 400, the 18th race on the 19-race Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring, ...

Gill Leads Starting Field for Greased Lightning 400 Nashville, Tenn. - Dalton, Ga.'s Bobby Gill grabbed the Bud Pole position for Sunday's $133,010 Greased Lightning 400, the 18th race on the 19-race Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring, schedule. The driver of the PGT Windows & Doors/Vinyl-Tech Chevrolet toured the 0.596-mile oval in a time of 18.658 seconds at an average speed of 114.996 mph. It was Gill's first Bud Pole of 1998, and sixth of his career.

The top 30 cars earned starting spots based on qualifying times from Friday afternoon's two-lap time trials. Positions 31-34 represent provisional starting positions for drivers in the top 30 point positions in the Slim Jim All Pro Series. The most notable driver to earn a starting position based on points was point leader Freddie Query. Query, last year's Bud Pole Award winner, couldn't get a good grip on the hot, slick track thus being forced to take a provisional. David Reutimann, Trent Owens and Josh Clemons also were forced to take provisionals.

Robert Burroughs, Dennis Schoenfeld, Ronnie Sanders and Darrell Brown earned starting positions 35-38 respectively based on their finishes in the Last Chance Qualifying races. Ronnie Jones and Rick Roller round out the 40-car starting field. The 39th and 40th starting positions were awarded to Jones and Roller for being the next two fastest drivers to not earn a starting position through the Last Chance Qualifying races.

The Greased Lightning 400 will get the green flag at 1:00 p.m. CDT and will be broadcast live on The Nashville Network.

Starting Lineup Nashville Speedway U.S.A. - Nashville, Tenn. 18th Annual Greased Lightning All American 400 - October 18, 1998

# Driver Hometown Sponsor/Make/Model Lap Speed

1 04 Bobby Gill Dalton, Ga. PGT Windows & Doors/Vinyl-Tech Chevrolet 18.658 114.996

2 33 Conrad Burr Concord, N.C. National Peening Chevrolet Monte Carlo 18.677 114.879

3 64 Garrett Evans Ardenvoir, Wash. Betterall Motorsports/Evans Used Car Superstore Ford 18.730 114.554

4 0 Steven Christian Sugar Hill, Ga. BellSouth Chevrolet Monte Carlo 18.741 114.487

5 50 Hal Goodson Darlington, S.C. Nortel/Northern Telecom Chevrolet Monte Carlo 18.769 114.316

6 45 #Scott Kilby Statesville, N.C. Arndt & Herman Windows Chevrolet Monte Carlo 18.780 114.249

7 80 Toby Porter Greenville, S.C. Mac's Auto Glass/Victory Circle Chassis Chevrolet 18.792 114.176

8 27 Derrick Gilchrist Raleigh, N.C. Hamke Race Cars & Parts Chevrolet Monte Carlo 18.824 113.982

9 68 Mike Garvey Suwanee, Ga. Truck Country/TTI Trucking Chevrolet 18.828 113.958

10 28 Billy Bigley, Jr. Naples, Fla. Team ASE/Bilstein Shocks Chevrolet Monte Carlo 18.832 113.934

11 70 Eddie Mercer Pensacola, Fla. Eddie Mercer Automotive Super Center Chevrolet 18.864 113.740

12 54 #Brian Sockwell Browns Summit, N.C. C&C Boiler/Cleaver Brooks Chevrolet Monte Carlo 18.868 113.716

13 7 Gary St. Amant Columbus, Oh. Birk Transfer/Wynn's Chevrolet Monte Carlo 18.880 113.644

14 37 Larry Raines Cumming, Ga. Sta-Rite/Marathon Electric/Berkeley Chevrolet 18.889 113.590

15 98 Sean Studer Concord, N.C. Old El Paso Mexican Style Foods/Hi-C Chevrolet 18.890 113.584

16 81 Tony Walls Albertville, Ala. Chandeleur Homes Chevrolet Monte Carlo 18.923 113.386

17 31 #Ronnie Burkett Sorrento, Fla. Big Daddy's BBQ Sauces & Spices Chevrolet 18.940 113.284

18 6 Eddie Hoffman Westchester, IL Advanced Energy/Appleton Chevrolet Monte Carlo 18.947 113.242

19 25 Mike Cope Pinellas Park, Fla. Austin Cracker Sandwiches Chevrolet Monte Carlo 18.961 113.159

20 4 Ron Young Conyers, Ga. Enforcer Pest Killers/Cofer Bros. Chevrolet 18.981 113.039

21 84 Wayne Anderson Wildwood, Fla. Porter Cable Power Tools Chevrolet Monte Carlo 18.986 113.010

22 5 Rick Beebe Merriam, Ks. Victory Ford Sales Ford Thunderbird 18.986 113.010

23 19 Steven Howard Greer, S.C. Greer Flooring Center/Trucks & More Chevrolet 18.987 113.004

24 86 Jeff Fultz Milford, Oh. JaniKing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 19.017 112.825

25 21 Steve Mendenhall Raleigh, N.C. Interstate Batteries Chevrolet Monte Carlo 19.024 112.784

26 09 Randy Gentry Easley, S.C. Carolina Painting/Quality Lift Chevrolet Monte Carlo 19.032 112.736

27 03 Ken Alexander Anderson, S.C. Greased Lightning Cleaner Degreaser Chevrolet 19.032 112.736

28 95 Carl Long Roxboro, N.C. Horizon Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 19.032 112.736

29 51 Russell Bearden Dalton, Ga. North Ga. Transport/J&M Lawn Care Chevrolet 19.033 112.731

39 65 Andy Kirby White House, Tenn. Mapco Express Chevrolet Monte Carlo 19.036 112.713

31 8 Freddie Query Mooresville, N.C. Greased Lightning Cleaner Degreaser Chevrolet Points Provisional

32 00 David Reutimann Zephyrhills, Fla. Jiffy Lube Pontiac Grand Prix Points Provisional

33 32 #Trent Owens Charlotte, N.C. Richard Petty Driving Experience Pontiac Points Provisional

34 14 #Josh Clemons New Albany, Ind. E.T. Sharp Trucking Chevrolet Monte Carlo Points Provisional

35 53 Robert Burroughs Laurel, Miss. Burroughs Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo Last Chance Race

36 52 Dennis Schoenfeld Fort Smith, Ark. Truck Country/TTI Trucking Chevrolet Monte Carlo Last Chance Race

37 72 Ronnie Sanders Fayetteville, Ga. Atlanta Auto Auction Chevrolet Monte Carlo Last Chance Race

38 58 Darrell Brown Birmingham, Ala. Texaco-Havoline/Veterans Oil Chevrolet Monte Carlo Last Chance Race

39 11 Ronnie Jones Huntersville, N.C. Brinkley Racing Pontiac Grand Prix 19.045 112.659

40 36 Rick Roller Sharpsburg, Ga. Roller Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 19.051 112.624

# denotes Rookie-of-the-Year candidate

Failed to Qualify

06 Mark Martin Baxter, Tenn. Martin Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 19.052 112.618

61 Jimmy Cope Pinellas Park, Fla. McDonough Plumbing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 19.086 112.417

3 David Bonnett Bessemer, Ala. Dunlop Golf/Afco Chevrolet Monte Carlo 19.132 112.147

5 Mark Day Clarksville, Tenn. Scogin Enterprises/31-W Insulation Pontiac Grand Prix 19.132 112.147

75 Scott Henderson Lewisburg, Tenn. Lewisburg Industrial & Welding Chevrolet Monte Carlo 19.141 112.094

1 Tracy Goodson Pensacola, Fla. Professional Air of Pensacola Pontiac Grand Prix 19.142 112.089

7 Jason Mignogna Greensburg, Pa. Mignogna Auto Body Chevrolet Monte Carlo 19.172 111.913

75 Billy Mills Fairhope, Ala. Hardrock Cutting Contractors Chevrolet Monte Carlo 19.228 111.587

2 David Littleton Columbia, Tenn. Auto Trim Design Chevrolet Monte Carlo 19.282 111.275

91 Mark Cottone McKeesport, Pa. CARS Protection Plus Chevrolet Monte Carlo 19.347 110.901

99 Troy Backlund Kansas City, Ks. Jiffy Lube Chevrolet Monte Carlo 19.479 110.149

18 Strom Altman Charleston, S.C. Southern Insurance Agency Chevrolet Monte Carlo 19.558 109.704

10 Chad Nolting Bonner Springs, Ks. Regional Mortgage Chevrolet Monte Carlo Qualifying Crash

66 Gary McCoy Cornelia, Ga. Catalina Carpentry Chevrolet Monte Carlo Did not start

9 Matt Hagans Indianapolis, Ind. Eagle Creek Aviation Services Chevrolet Monte Carlo Did not start

97 Wayman Wittman Appleton, Wisc. Dan & AJ Wittman Construction Ford Thunderbird Did not start

96 Dan Matthews Raleigh, N.C. Lacy Buffaloe Construction Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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Drivers Robert Burroughs , Billy Bigley , Richard Petty , Trent Owens , Andy Kirby , David Reutimann , Jeff Fultz , Conrad Burr , Ron Young , Carl Long , Wayne Anderson , Brian Sockwell , Mike Garvey , Matt Hagan , Eddie Mercer , Mark Day , Mark Martin