Jarrett regroups for 2nd round fast

Dale Jarrett, who lost an engine during his qualifying attempt on Friday afternoon, turned a DNF into a 26th place start for Sunday's Kmart 400 at Michigan Speedway.

Jarrett regroups for 2nd round fast

His lap of 186.727mph around the 2-mile venue would have been good enough for an 18th place start coming out of first round qualifying.

Three drivers failed to make the starting line-up: Dave Marcis, Darrell Waltrip and Ricky Craven.

During the closing moments of 'Happy Hour' final practice late Saturday afternoon, Elliott Sadler sustained a hard crash when the right rear tyre blew heading into Turn One, and his #21 Ford Taurus became airborne, and flipped several times.

Sadler was taken to the infield care centre and released, with no apparent injuries. The car, however, is a total loss. The team is preparing the backup car and Sadler, who qualified 21st, will have to start from the rear of the field.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the fastest in happy hour, with a lap of 181.287mph, substantially below the Bud Pole track record set by Bobby Labonte of 189.883mph.

Kmart 400 Starting Line-up
Row 1
1. Bobby Labonte, Pontiac 2. Ricky Rudd, Ford
Row 2
3. Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet 4. Rusty Wallace, Ford
Row 3
5. Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet 6. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet
Row 4
7. 99 Jeff Burton, Ford 8. Bill Elliott, Ford
Row 5
9. Dale Earnhardt, Chevrolet 10. John Andretti, Pontiac
Row 6
11. Johnny Benson, Ford 12. Kevin Lepage, Ford
Row 7
13. Ward Burton, Pontiac 14. Steve Park, Chevrolet
Row 8
15. Michael Waltrip, Chevrolet 16. Scott Pruett, Ford
Row 9
17. Dave Blaney, Pontiac 18. Kenny Irwin, Ford
Row 10
19 Mark Martin, Ford 20. Ken Schrader, Chevrolet
Row 11
21. Elliott Sadler, Ford, 22. Jeremy Mayfield, Ford
Row 12
23. Matt Kenseth, Ford 24. Wally Dallenbach, Chevrolet
Row 13
25. Robby Gordon, Ford 26. Dale Jarrett, Ford
Row 14
27. Mike Bliss, Pontiac 28. Tony Stewart, Pontiac
Row 15
29. 14 Rick Mast, Ford 30. Mike Skinner, Chevrolet
Row 16
31. Robert Pressley, Ford 32. Jerry Nadeau, Pontiac
Row 17
33. Stacy Compton, Ford 34. Kenny Wallace, Chevrolet
Row 18
35. Kyle Petty, Pontiac 36. Geoffrey Bodine, Chevrolet
Row 19
37. Terry Labonte, Chevrolet, provisional 38. Chad Little, Ford, provisional
Row 20
39. Sterling Marlin, Chevrolet, provisional 40. Jimmy Spencer, Ford, provisional
Row 21
41. Bobby Hamilton, Chevrolet, provisional 42. Brett Bodine, Ford, provisional
Row 22
43. Ed Berrier, Ford, provisional

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