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Press Snoop: Holmes on Southwest pole.


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ERIC HOLMES of Escalon CA earned his fourth career pole Friday at Infineon Raceway for the Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen 200 NASCAR Autozone Elite Division Southwest Series race Saturday afternoon with a lap of 77.132/90.546 mph.

The results were delayed several hours while some things were sorted out.

BURNEY LAMAR/#1 HPS Mechanical/Victory Circle/Groeniger Chevrolet will start beside Holmes. Third through fifth are MK KANKE/N#33 Perricone Juices/Sims Trucking/RPM Motorsports Chevrolet, GREG PURSLEY/#70 Star Nursery.Com/Dr.Q's Garden Products Chevrolet, and DAVID GILLILAND/#88 Honda Cars of Corona/The Body Shop Pontiac.

The majority of the cars in the field are Chevrolets - 34. There are also four Pontiacs, and three Fords and one Dodge.

The top Rookie was DAVID MAYHEW/#25 Bennett Construction/Watkins Pontiac, starting twenty-first.

The top NASCAR Nextel Cup crossover driver Driving Double Duty was BORIS SAID/#99 Federated Auto Parts Chevrolet, who qualified eighth. He was one of 48 drivers vying for 42 starting positions.

The others are: TRAVIS KVAPIL/#85 Snap On Tools Dodge-starting eleventh; KYLE BUSCH/#5 Race Car Fans.com/Honda Cars of Corona Pontiac - thirteenth; DAVE BLANEY/#66 Sierra Mist/Golfland Chevrolet-sixteenth; MICHAEL WALTRIP/#14 State Fair Corn Chevrolet-twenty-fifth; and CHRIS COOK/#87 Christine Marie Motorsports.com-thirtieth.

TOM HUBERT/#4 Pitstop USA.com Pontiac did not run the qualifying session. He no doubt was busy working for Bill Davis Racing and also getting acquainted with CARL EDWARDS #99 Office Depot Ford. Hubert drove it Saturday while Edwards was in Milwaukee qualifying and racing in the NASCAR Busch Series race.

The Southwest Series qualifies in groups of five, based on times from the morning practice session. The race will not be televised.

On hand this weekend with Richard Childress Racing is one of Childress' Driver Development drivers, ALLISON DUNCAN of Novato CA who races with Bill McAnally Racing, a partner with RCR. Duncan is part of the NASCAR Driver Diversity Program and is second in the standings for the NASCAR Western Late Model Series at Stockton 99 Speedway and eighth in the countrywide NASCAR standings across the United States. She won her first LES race two weeks ago. RCR plans to put her in a West Series car this season. McAnally currently runs SARAH FISHER in the West Series.

A week ago at Infineon raceway, Duncan tested the Southwest car DAVE BLANEY is racing this weekend, #66 Sierra Mist/Golfland Chevrolet for Richard Childress, as he had a conflict.

Infineon Raceway is Duncan's home track, where she started her racing career. With more than 60 races at the elevated road course, on all the various configurations, Duncan would have been a natural to run the Southwest Series race. And that originally had been the plan, until the NASCAR Grand National West Series scheduled a race at Yakima Speedway in Washington, for this same weekend. The McAnally crew would have been up there with Fisher, and unavailable to run a car simultaneously in Sonoma. Later, the Yakima race was cancelled due to sponsorship problems, but it was too late to put together a deal for Duncan.

Duncan had another offer, to run a good sprint car Saturday night at Stockton Speedway for the USAC races. But she declined due to lack of sprint car experience. Duncan has never driven a sprint car.


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