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Leffler Wins Pole in Rocky Mt. 200

May 19, 2002

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FOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) _ Jason Leffler won the pole position for Sunday’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Rocky Mountain 200 with a fast lap of 132.460 mph in qualifying Saturday.

It was the second pole this season for Leffler, driving a Team ASE Dodge.

Teammate Ted Musgrave was second-fastest at 131.047 on the one-mile oval at Pikes Peak International Raceway.

Mike Bliss, driving a Chevrolet, was third at 130.900.

``Will you share notes (with Musgrave)?″ Bliss asked Leffler.

``Yes I will. But not with you,″ Leffler said.

Leffler has run seven other races at Pikes Peak, and won in a USAC midget in 1998. Through four races this season, Leffler has two top-five finishes and is sixth in points with 543.

Musgrave, who won in Darlington, S.C., on March 15, is second in points with 593. Bliss is fourth with 574.

Series leader David Starr, with 598, qualified sixth Saturday.

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