SWS: Phoenix Michael Alsup Paces Series

Alsup paces Featherlite Southwest Series PHOENIX (Oct. 22, 1998) Michael Alsup will lead a field of 42 cars to the start of Friday's Checker Auto Parts 300 race for the Featherlite Southwest Series, a part of the NASCAR Touring Division, at ...

Alsup paces Featherlite Southwest Series

PHOENIX (Oct. 22, 1998) Michael Alsup will lead a field of 42 cars to the start of Friday's Checker Auto Parts 300 race for the Featherlite Southwest Series, a part of the NASCAR Touring Division, at Phenix International Raceway.

Alsup, of Bakersfield, Calif., won the Bud Pole Award when he drove his Chevrolet around the track in 27.742 seconds, an average speed of 129.767 mph. It was his second pole on the Phoenix mile and his third career pole.

Gary Lewis of Bothell, Wash., will start next to Alsup on the front row in another Chevrolet. Ronnie Burkett of Sorrento, Fla., starts third in a Chevrolet and Garrett Evans of Ardenvoir, Wash., is fourth in a Ford and Kurt Busch of Las Vegas rounded out the top-five in a Chevrolet.

Rick Carelli, Kevin Harvick, Jim Inglebright, Darrell La Moure and Scott Hansen round out the top-10 starters.

The event will be broadcast, via tape delay, by TNN. Source: NASCAR Online

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Kurt Busch , Rick Carelli , Jim Inglebright , Gary Lewis , Scott Hansen