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Wallace Wins Pole

Winston Cup points leader Rusty Wallace added to his growing list of 1998 accomplishments by winning the pole for the Food City 500 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.

It was the first pole of the year for Wallace, who is the only driver on the circuit with five top-five finishes in the first five races and is the only one to complete every possible lap.

Also at Bristol, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was credited with his first career Busch Grand National pole after officials ruled he had edged out Buckshot Jones for the top spot in the Moore’s Snacks 250.



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Former Gonzaga forward Zach Collins makes impact as Trail Blazers rookie

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Zach Collins’ rookie year with the Portland Trail Blazers was more like two seasons in one. The former Gonzaga Bulldog barely saw the floor in the first two months of the season. He averaged 3.8 minutes per November game. Collins carved out a spot in the rotation in December and his playing time soared into the 14-18 minute range.