Kelley Earns Dash Pole
February 8, 2001 | 12:00 A.M. EST
“I guess we’re a little bit surprised with getting the pole,” said Kelley, a native of Lakeland, Fla. We were able to come away with the pole, and our sponsor, Discount Auto Parts, is presenting the race with AC Delco as the sponsor. It’s a perfect combination. Hopefully we can make it to victory lane.”
The green flag is set to drop on the AC Delco 200 just after 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Another Lakeland native, Keith Roggen, will start alongside Kelley after a qualifying lap of 163.046 mph. Justin Hobgood qualified third with a lap of 162.722 mph.
“Our run was a lot better than we expected,” Hobgood said. “We’ve got a good starting place, much better than last year.”