Chad Little of Spokane, who opened the Busch series with victories at Daytona and Rockingham, finished second for the pole position at 162.651 mph for the Mark Vans III 200 Busch Grand National race at Darlington Raceway.
Tim Fedewa set a track record and captured the pole. Fedewa sped his Ford Thunderbird through a lap of 162.905 mph to better the 161.022 mph set last September by Randy LaJoie. Nine drivers bettered the previous record in qualifying for today’s race.
Steve Grissom (162.254 mph) was third, followed by defending Mark Vans champ Mark Martin (162.003 mph) and David Green (161.902 mph).
Little’s lap took the pole from Grissom, but that lasted only until Fedewa took the track next.
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