Biffle Nabs Fourth Truck Series Pole Of Season
June 23, 2000 | 12:00 A.M. EST
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- Greg Biffle rebounded from an accident in practice Friday to break the track qualifying record for Saturday's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series' Bully Hill Vineyards 150.
Biffle, the series leader who is seeking his third consecutive victory and fourth in five races, completed the 2.45-mile Watkins Glen International course at an average speed of 118.445 mph. He broke the track record of 117.476 set by Ron Fellows in 1998.
The Ford driver said he was lucky to have a truck to qualify after hitting a guardrail at the head of the backstretch in the practice session.
"People make a mistake and I made a mistake," Biffle said. "The guys did a fantastic job of putting it back together. The accident didn't damage anything other than sheet metal."
Terry Cook qualified second at 118.105, followed by Jack Sprague at 117.995, and Mike Wallace at 117.845. Sprague, a three-time winner this year, is second in the points standings, and Wallace is third.