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First-timer Goeters saves day for Mexican fans

Updated: March 6, 2005, 2:28 AM ET
Associated Press

MEXICO CITY -- Some NASCAR teams worried about security as they made their first trip south of the border. They had reason for concern: Somebody stole the pole.

Mexico's Jorge Goeters thrilled hometown fans Saturday by topping qualifying for Sunday's Telcel-Motorola 200, edging Nextel Cup veteran Robby Gordon.

"It was really cool to see that guy get the pole, to see all the fans going crazy with the air horns going," said defending series champ Martin Truex Jr., who was third-fastest. ...

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