Skip to comments.NASCAR Sylvania 300 at Loudon - Sunday 9/14 on TNT 930/1230 PT/ET
Posted on 09/12/2003 2:20:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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TNT at 930am PT / 1230pm ET on Sunday, September 14, 2003
Banking/Turns: 12 degrees
Distance: 1.058 mile
Starting Lineup for Sunday's Race
|2||#5||Terry Labonte||Chevrolet||Kellogg's/got milk?||132.780||28.685||-0.124|
|5||#15||Michael Waltrip||Chevrolet||NAPA Auto Parts||131.906||28.875||-0.314|
|6||#8||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||Chevrolet||Budweiser||131.870||28.883||-0.322|
|9||#40||Sterling Marlin||Dodge||Coors Light||131.460||28.973||-0.412|
|10||#19||Jeremy Mayfield||Dodge||Dodge Dealers||131.320||29.004||-0.443|
|11||#2||Rusty Wallace||Dodge||Miller Lite||131.275||29.014||-0.453|
|12||#9||Bill Elliott||Dodge||Dodge Dealers||131.243||29.021||-0.460|
|13||#29||Kevin Harvick||Chevrolet||GM Goodwrench Service||131.184||29.034||-0.473|
|14||#01||Mike Skinner||Pontiac||U.S. Army||131.166||29.038||-0.477|
|17||#31||Robby Gordon||Chevrolet||Cingular Wireless||131.107||29.051||-0.490|
|19||#17||Matt Kenseth||Ford||DeWalt Power Tools||130.801||29.119||-0.558|
|20||#49||Ken Schrader||Dodge||BAM Racing||130.770||29.126||-0.565|
|26||#77||Dave Blaney||Ford||Jasper Engines & Transmissions||130.510||29.184||-0.623|
|29||#154||Todd Bodine||Ford||National Guard||130.100||29.276||-0.715|
|30||#4||Johnny Sauter||Pontiac||Kodak EasyShare||130.029||29.292||-0.731|
|31||#21||Ricky Rudd||Ford||Motorcraft Quality Parts||129.865||29.329||-0.768|
|32||#20||Tony Stewart||Chevrolet||Home Depot||129.811||29.341||-0.780|
|34||#7||Jimmy Spencer||Dodge||Sirius Satellite Radio||129.300||29.457||-0.896|
|35||#27||Scott Wimmer||Chevrolet||YJ Stinger||129.116||29.499||-0.938|
|37||#18||Bobby Labonte||Chevrolet||Interstate Batteries||128.806||29.570||-1.009|
|38||#23||Kenny Wallace||Dodge||Stacker 2||128.476||29.646||-1.085|
|39||#30||Steve Park||Chevrolet||America Online||128.212||29.707||-1.146|
|40||#45||Kyle Petty||Dodge||Georgia Pacific||128.898||29.549||-0.988|
|41||#0||Jason Leffler||Pontiac||NetZero HiSpeed||128.040||29.747||-1.186|
|42||#74||Tony Raines*||Chevrolet||BACE Motorsports||128.571||29.624||-1.063|
|Did not Qualify|
|44||#37||Derrike Cope||Chevrolet||Friendly Ice Cream||127.023||29.985||-1.424|
|46||#189||Morgan Shepherd||Ford||Racing With Jesus||126.542||30.099||-1.538|
|47||#146||Carl Long||Dodge||Glenn Underwater Services||126.036||30.220||-1.659|
|* Denotes Rookie|
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- The wife of Dale Jarrett's crew chief was one of three people killed when her limousine burst into flames after being hit from behind by a pickup truck.
Tara Howell Parker, 29, died late Wednesday in the interstate accident, police said. Parker was the wife of Shawn Parker, crew chief for Jarrett's No. 88 Robert Yates Racing team.
"I can't put into words the grief we feel," Yates said. "We are all in shock right now. All we can do is support Shawn and what he needs to do as well as Tara's family."
Megan Elizabeth Howell, 16, and Mysti Howell Poplin, 24, both of Mocksville, also died, police said. All three were passengers in the limousine.
Police said the limousine stopped in a travel lane because of construction on Interstate 40. It was struck by a pickup truck driven by Jeffrey Niles McFayden of Greensboro. The truck pushed the limousine into the car in front of it and a gasoline tank ruptured, causing the limo to burst into flames, police said.
The limousine driver and the driver and a passenger in the front car were not injured.
McFayden was charged with driving while impaired and three counts of second-degree murder. He was in Guilford County Jail under $300,000 bond.
Parker of Cornelius received a heart transplant two years ago, and she and her husband adopted a baby boy in July, the Yates team said.
"Tara has gone through a lot in the last two years and was really an inspiration to everyone that knew her," Yates said.
Plans are being made to replace Parker as crew chief for Sunday's New Hampshire 300 in Loudon, N.H., Jarrett spokeswoman Penny Copen said.
Our sympathies go out to the Shawn and all the families affected by this tragedy. May God comfort them in their time of such losses that no one should have to endure.
Shadowed albeit by the loss of one of NASCAR's own extended family.
Trapped in a burning cars is a horrible way to die and when it's some punk under the influance that causes it it is compounded. Three dead...life in prison for the perp is not enough.
What a loss.
Good for Terry,too, he is one of the few old timers doing much lately.
The Lord works in mysterious ways
His mysteries to unfold.
No one knows the time nor the place from whence they may depart this life.
That's why we must all live each day to its fullest and take from it what joy and satisfaction we can.
SS. As a John Andretti fan I glad to see him doing good. But he needs a top 10 or a win to lock that job up for good! He was the Petty's best chance for the future and present!
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