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A run for the ages

Updated: October 3, 2004, 3:45 AM ET
By Bill Stephens | ESPN

JOLIET, Ill. -- The expectations for huge qualifying performances were sky high on Saturday at the 4th Carquest Auto Parts Nationals at Route 66 Raceway on the outskirts of Chicago.

After all, thanks to seasonably cool air and outstanding bite on the famously fast Route 66 quarter-mile, Pro Stock qualifying had yielded national records for elapsed time and top speed twice in the same day, by two different drivers: reigning and newly crowned POWERade champion Greg Anderson and rising star ...

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