Mike Skinner wins pole for the Chevy Rock and Roll

It was short lived, but Mike Skinner enjoyed it never the less. Skinner who took the pole with a lap of 125.792 for the Chevy Rock and Roll at Richmond, wrecked the U.S. Army Sponsored Chevrolet and will start at back of field. They had to have a 3rd car shipped to RIR because Skinner crashed the back up car during practice before qualifying.

It was short lived, but Mike Skinner enjoyed it never the less. Skinner who took the pole with a lap of 125.792 for the Chevy Rock and Roll at Richmond, wrecked the U.S. Army Sponsored Chevrolet and will start at back of field. They had to have a 3rd car shipped to RIR because Skinner crashed the back up car during practice before qualifying.

"This is just my luck. We're running out of cars," Skinner said, guessing that he ran through oil dropped by teammate Johnny Benson.

Benson said the car wasn't leaking any fluids.

Biffle lamented a wiggle in one of the turns after his lap at 125.646, saying he could have been faster. But as the session went on and his speed stood up, he began to think he might get the pole.

"Yeah, I did, and then I got really disappointed," he said. "I left a fair amount out there, and it makes me feel bad that the guys worked so hard and we probably should have had the pole."

Starting after the Ford of Biffle will be the Taurus of his Roush Racing teammate, Mark Martin. Ryan Newman, who lead's NASCAR's top circuit with five victories and six poles, was next in a Dodge.

After Newman came the Chevrolet of Jeff Gordon. Sterling Marlin was sixth-fastest in a Dodge, and Jeff Burton's Ford gave Roush three of the top seven spots in the 43-car field.

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