Points decide Glen grid: Labonte on 'pole'

Just 11 cars were able to get a lap in before rain showers halted, then NASCAR cancelled, the already postponed Bud Pole qualifying for the Global Crossing @ The Glen.

Points decide Glen grid: Labonte on 'pole'

Bobby Labonte will start on the pole by virtue of team owner Joe Gibbs holding the top spot in the current 2000 Owner Points standings.

Places 1 to 35 were determined by owner points, so the remainder of the top 10 at Watkins Glen International on Sunday afternoon will be Dale Jarrett, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Burton, Rusty Wallace, Tony Stewart, Ward Burton, Jeff Gordon, Ricky Rudd and Mark Martin.

While Rusty Wallace and Dale Earnhardt Jr will receive a 'break' of sorts from the decision to scrub the session, Mark Martin must be feeling as if the rain is falling directly on his head. Wallace and Junior crashed during the morning practice session and both will start backup cars.

Martin, however, was holding the provisional pole when the red flag was waved, after touring the 2.45-mile road course in a record breaking 72.441 (121.754 mph). The previous track record was set in August, 1996, by an injured Dale Earnhardt - 73.054 seconds, 120.733 mph.

Position 36 belongs to Darrell Waltrip with a past champion provisional and the remaining seven starting spots were filled through a drawing among drivers not otherwise qualified.

Lucky: Mike Bliss, Kyle Petty, Rick Mast, Ron Fellows, Stacy Compton, Robby Gordon and Todd Bodine.

Unlucky: Boris Said, who was fastest in the practice sessions that were completed, Brian Simo, R.K. Smith (driver of the #71 car of Dave Marcis), Brett Bodine and Scott Pruett.


Sunday, August 13, 2000 - 90 laps

Pos # Driver Sponsor Make
1 18 Bobby Labonte Interstate Pont
2 88 Dale Jarrett Quality Care Ford
3 3 Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Chev
4 99 Jeff Burton Exide Batteries Ford
5 2 Rusty Wallace Miller Lite Ford
6 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Pont
7 22 Ward Burton Caterpillar Pont
8 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chev
9 28 Ricky Rudd Texaco/Havoline Ford
10 6 Mark Martin Valvoline Ford
11 31 Mike Skinner Lowe's Chev
12 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Tools Ford
13 5 Ron Hornaday Kellogg's Chev
14 8 D. Earnhardt Jr Budweiser Chev
15 10 Johnny Benson Aaron's Pont
16 12 Tom Hubert Mobil 1 Ford
17 94 Bill Elliott McDonald's Ford
18 1 Steve Park Pennzoil Chev
19 36 Ken Schrader M&M's Pont
20 40 Sterling Marlin Coors Light Chev
21 33 Joe Nemechek Oakwood Homes Chev
22 97 Chad Little John Deere Ford
23 77 Robert Pressley Jasper Ford
24 26 Jimmy Spencer Big Kmart Ford
25 25 Jerry Nadeau Michael Holigan Chev
26 43 John Andretti STP/Cheerios Pont
27 7 Michael Waltrip NationsRent Chev
28 16 Kevin LePage FamilyClick.com Ford
29 01 P.J. Jones BellSouth Chev
30 55 Kenny Wallace Square D/Cooper Chev
31 4 Bobby Hamilton Kodak Film Chev
32 21 Elliott Sadler Citgo Ford
33 93 Dave Blaney Amoco Pont
34 60 Geoffrey Bodine Power Team Chev
35 75 W. Dallenbach RotoZip Ford
36 66 Darrell Waltrip Route 66 Ford Provisional
37 27 Mike Bliss Viagra Pont Qual Draw
38 44 Kyle Petty Hot Wheels Pont Qual Draw
39 14 Rick Mast Conseco Pont Qual Draw
40 87 Ron Fellows Bully Hill Chev Qual Draw
41 9 Stacy Compton Kodiak Ford Qual Draw
42 13 Robby Gordon Menards Ford Qual Draw
43 34 Todd Bodine I Love NY Chev Qual Draw

GOING HOME:

23 Boris Said
90 Brian Simo
71 R.K. Smith
11 Brett Bodine
32 Scott Pruett

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