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Racing briefs

November 2, 2002

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Formula One's Irvine dismissed by Jaguar

Milton Keynes, England Formula One veteran driver Eddie Irvine and Pedro De La Rosa were fired by Jaguar on Friday and replaced with Australian Mark Webber and Brazilian Antonio Pizzonia.

Irvine, who will be 37 next week, is the oldest driver in F1. He made his debut in 1993 with Jordan. This season, Irvine scored all eight of Jaguar's points, while the 31-year-old De La Rose did not score in 17 races.

Starr snares pole for NASCAR truck race

Fontana, Calif. David Starr, a winner last time out on the NASCAR truck circuit, narrowly beat Coy Gibbs on Friday to win the pole for today's American Racing Wheels 200 at California Speedway. Starr drove his Chevrolet around the 2-mile speedway at 175.850 mph to deny Gibbs his first career pole.

Gibbs, who also drove a Chevrolet, qualified at 175.824 - just four-thousandths of a second slower.

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