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The recipient for the 1st Adam Petty scholarship was on the local news. The recipient was high school student Tony
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or not . [where Adam graduated from]
Thanks Angie :o)!
Please note that all memorials for Adam Petty should be sent to:
Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, Winston Cup Racing Wives Auxiliary, 5700 Concord Parkway South, Harrisburg, NC 28075
Checks should be made out to CHARITY RIDE.
The auxiliary will then distribute funds to the various charities, hospitals, etc.
Friday, June 9, 2000 expect the Announcement of the Fourth Team for the
Dodge Winston Cup Program!!! (Melling Is my bet :)
RhynoxRacing RaceDay Weather DOVER
Sunday - Clear. Lows around 60. Highs around 80.
Dover Downs Entertainment
Banking: 24 degrees- turns. 9 degrees- straight-aways
Track Size: 1.0 Miles
Winston Cup - MBNA Platinum 400 - June 4, 2000 # 13 of 34
Race Length: 400 Laps
Distance: 400 Miles
TV: Sunday- TNN 12:30PM (live)
Announcers: Eli Gold, Buddy Baker, Dick Berggren
Pit Reporters: Glenn Jarrett, Steve Byrnes, Randy Pemberton
Radio: MRN 12:00PM (live)
Defending Champion: Bobby Labonte 3:19:00 120.603 mph
1999 Pole Sitter: Bobby Labonte 22.596 sec 159.320 mph
Track Qualifying Record: Rusty Wallace 22.505 sec, 159.964mph Sept 25, 1999
Track Race Record: Mark Martin 132.719 mph 3:0:50 Sept 21, 1997
Total Purse: $3,213,309
~~~ SCHEDULE OF EVENTS ~~~~
- SUNDAY - 6/4/00
12:00PM MBNA 400 Preview TNN
12:30PM WINSTON CUP, MBNA 400, DOVER (L) [4h] TNN
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Kyle Petty to sub for John Andretti
DOVER, DE (June 3, 2000) Kyle Petty, who did not qualify for tomorrow's MBNA Platinum 400 at Dover Downs in the No. 44 Hot Wheels Pontiac, will serve as a relief driver for his Petty Enterprises teammate John Andretti, who is continuing to recuperate from a rib injury sustained last weekend during Winston Cup practice at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
GREG STEADMAN, CREW CHIEF, NO. 43 STP/CHEERIOS PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:
(ON DECIDING TO USE KYLE IN RELIEF) "We hadn't planned on it. It's just something that happened. It's a shame that he missed the race, but he's really good here."
(ON MODIFYING THE CAR TO ADJUST TO THE HEIGHT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN KYLE AND JOHN) "It's not too bad. It's just that we had limited time here. We had however long it took to run the Busch race. That's all the time we had to change the seat and get everything the best we could."
(WHO MADE THE FINAL DECISION?) "Kyle did. It was up to him. We told him we wanted him to drive, but it was obviously his decision."
Oscar's Observances Our Favorite Ailment
by Oscar "The Grumpy"
#10 Lycos Team Reaction to New Pontiac Rules
NASCAR announced Thursday that a new rear bumper cover for the NASCAR Winston Cup Series 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix will go into effect after this weekend's race in Dover, Del. The modification is optional to Pontiac teams until June 28, 2000 when all teams must use the newly approved rear bumper cover.
Kyle Petty Speaks on the Loss of his son, Adam
"First, let me thank you guys, everybody in the regular crowd that travels with us, for kind of just leaving us alone for a couple of weeks, to be totally honest with you. We appreciate that more than you'll ever know. It's been a hard two or three weeks."
ALSO in Audio Kyle Petty's news conference
The NASCAR Winston Cup Series
The 2000 MBNA Platinum 400
Dover Downs Int'l Speedway
June 4, 2000
TNN-MRN 12:30pm ET
Pos Car Driver Make Time Speed
--- --- ------ ---- ---- -----
1 2 Rusty Wallace Ford 22.870 157.411
2 94 Bill Elliott Ford 22.880 157.343
3 55 Kenny Wallace Chevrolet 22.907 157.157
4 6 Mark Martin Ford 22.909 157.143
5 12 Jeremy Mayfield Ford 22.934 156.972
6 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 22.953 156.842
7 28 Ricky Rudd Ford 22.960 156.794
8 31 Mike Skinner Chevrolet 22.964 156.767
9 18 Bobby Labonte Pontiac 22.965 156.760
10 33 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet 22.972 156.713
11 42 Kenny Irwin Jr. Chevrolet 22.980 156.658
12 75 Wally Dallenbach Ford 22.982 156.644
13 11 Brett Bodine Ford 22.997 156.542
14 99 Jeff Burton Ford 23.022 156.372
15 7 Michael Waltrip Chevrolet 23.059 156.121
16 20 Tony Stewart Pontiac 23.060 156.114
17 1 Steve Park Chevrolet 23.064 156.087
18 88 Dale Jarrett Ford 23.084 155.952
19 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 23.095 155.878
20 16 Kevin Lepage Ford 23.097 155.864
21 9 Stacy Compton Ford 23.103 155.824
22 60 Geoffrey Bodine Chevrolet 23.106 155.804
23 22 Ward Burton Pontiac 23.108 155.790
24 77 Robert Pressley Ford 23.136 155.602
25 40 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet 23.139 155.581
26 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 23.052 156.169
27 93 Dave Blaney Pontiac 23.074 156.020
28 14 Rick Mast Pontiac 23.078 155.993
29 32 Scott Pruett Ford 23.080 155.979
30 3 Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet 23.107 155.797
31 36 Ken Schrader Pontiac 23.158 155.454
32 21 Elliott Sadler Ford 23.159 155.447
33 43 John Andretti Pontiac 23.160 155.440
34 10 Johnny Benson Pontiac 23.181 155.300
35 66 Darrell Waltrip Ford 23.183 155.286
36 25 Jerry Nadeau Chevrolet 23.191 155.233
37 5 Terry Labonte Chevrolet 23.499 153.198
38 97 Chad Little Ford 23.311 154.434
39 26 Jimmy Spencer Ford 23.231 154.965
40 4 Bobby Hamilton Chevrolet 23.442 153.571
41 27 Mike Bliss Pontiac 23.256 154.799
42 90 Ed Berrier Ford 23.225 155.005
43 71 Dave Marcis Chevrolet 23.579 152.678
Did Not Qualify
44 Kyle Petty Pontiac 23.287 154.593 (tears here)
85 Carl Long Ford 0.000 0.000
Daytona International Speedway Announces Grand Marshal for Pepsi 400
Texas Governor George W. Bush
Pruett To Assume Driving Duties For PPI Motorsports' No. 97 McDonald’s Ford In NASCAR Busch Series
Mark's Persective Anderson, Charlotte, Kil-Kare & Flat Rock Race Reviewby Mark Gibson, ARCA Driver
Jason Keller Proves That Life Is Good On Concrete - Wins MBNA Platinum 200 In Battle With Mark Martin
It was Excedrin Headache #57 for Busch series racers at Dover Downs Saturday. Jason Keller, driving the #57 Excedrin Chevrolet, was the one handing out the headaches, as he roared past the fabled Mark Martin with 43 laps to go and held on to win the MBNA Platinum 200 on the Monster Mile of Dover Downs. The win was Keller's first of the year in Busch Series racing, and first at Dover Downs, as well. Still, Keller had won on concrete before at Bristol, so the win was not entirely unexpected.
The NASCAR Busch Series, The 2000 MBNA Platinum 200, Dover Downs Int'l Speedway
Pos Str Car Driver Make Laps Points
--- --- --- ------ ---- ---- ------
1 22 57 Jason Keller Pontiac 200 180
2 9 60 Mark Martin Ford 200 175
3 16 17 Matt Kenseth Chevrolet 200 170
4 37 10 Jeff Green Chevrolet 200 165
5 23 87 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet 200 155
6 1 2 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 200 160
7 14 7 Michael Waltrip Chevrolet 200 146
8 5 20 Dave Blaney Pontiac 200 142
9 10 98 Elton Sawyer Ford 200 138
10 11 48 Mike McLaughlin Chevrolet 200 134
11 3 27 Casey Atwood Chevrolet 200 130
12 4 4 Jeff Purvis Pontiac 200 127
13 12 66 Todd Bodine Chevrolet 199 124
14 29 15 Mike Skinner Chevrolet 199 121
15 33 55 Michael Ritch Ford 199 118
16 15 33 Tony Raines Chevrolet 199 115
17 6 5 Dick Trickle Chevrolet 199 112
18 24 3 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet 199 109
19 21 36 Tim Fedewa Chevrolet 199 106
20 31 92 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 199 103
21 28 44 Terry Labonte Chevrolet 199 100
22 19 83 Wayne Grubb Chevrolet 199 97
23 39 00 Buckshot Jones Pontiac 198 94
24 18 34 David Green Chevrolet 198 91
25 30 1 Randy LaJoie Chevrolet 198 88
26 20 45 Kyle Petty Chevrolet 198 85
27 32 77 Chad Chaffin Ford 198 82
28 41 18 Jason Leffler Pontiac 198 79
29 27 59 Phil Parsons Chevrolet 197 76
30 36 43 Jay Sauter Chevrolet 197 73
31 25 81 Blaise Alexander Chevrolet 197 70
32 17 21 Mike Dillon Chevrolet 197 72
33 26 63 Mark Green Chevrolet 196 64
34 42 82 Glenn Allen Jr. Chevrolet 194 61
35 40 35 Lyndon Amick Chevrolet 193 58
36 34 37 Kevin Grubb Chevrolet 192 55
37 8 26 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Chevrolet 79 52
38 2 0 Lance Hooper Chevrolet 78 49
39 38 25 Andy Santerre Chevrolet 57 46
40 7 19 PJ Jones Chevrolet 43 43
41 13 53 Hank Parker Jr. Chevrolet 30 40
42 35 46 Ashton Lewis Chevrolet 1 37
43 43 97 Scott Pruett Ford 1 34
(CTS) - Sprague Looks To Continue Top-5 Skein At Evergreen
(CTS) - Kurt Busch, Exide Truck Team Re-Focused
The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - Race Results
Pos Str No. Driver Make Laps Points Winnings
--- --- --- ------ ---- ---- ------ --------
1 2 24 Jack Sprague Chevrolet 207 180 37,610
2 12 25 Randy Tolsma Dodge 207 180 29,375
3 1 18 Joe Ruttman Dodge 207 170 18,905
4 8 50 Greg Biffle Ford 207 160 10,975
5 3 99 Kurt Busch Ford 207 155 11,005
6 16 1 Dennis Setzer Dodge 207 150 8,975
7 5 66 Rick Carelli Ford 207 146 7,275
8 4 60 Andy Houston Chevrolet 206 142 8,075
9 7 86 Scott Riggs Dodge 206 138 7,050
10 13 3 Bryan Reffner Chevrolet 205 134 9,400
11 10 41 Randy Renfrow Dodge 205 130 7,950
12 18 16 Jimmy Hensley Chevrolet 205 127 7,900
13 11 88 Terry Cook Chevrolet 204 124 7,825
14 9 14 Rick Crawford Ford 204 121 7,775
15 20 02 Jim Inglebright Chevrolet 204 118 7,025
16 6 2 Mike Wallace Ford 204 115 7,675
17 29 51 Rick Ware Chevrolet 204 112 6,475
18 31 27 Andy Genzman Ford 204 109 6,425
19 24 12 Carlos Contreras Dodge 203 106 7,375
20 19 90 Lance Norick Chevrolet 203 103 7,575
21 25 73 B.A. Wilson Chevrolet 202 100 7,275
22 23 03 Steve Prescott Chevrolet 202 97 6,225
23 21 72 Randy MacDonald Chevrolet 201 94 7,175
24 14 62 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet 197 91 6,125
25 15 75 Marty Houston Chevrolet 197 88 7,025
26 22 43 Steve Grissom Dodge 186 85 7,000
27 17 46 Rob Morgan Ford 138 82 6,975
28 28 00 Ryan McGlynn Chevrolet 89 79 5,950
29 27 31 John Young Ford 45 76 5,925
30 30 9 Brian Winters Ford 30 73 5,900
31 32 23 Phil Bonifield Chevrolet 20 70 5,875
32 26 4 Donny Morelock Dodge 2 67 5,850
Other Series' News Headlines
(ARCA) - Delaware Valley ARCA Star Andy Belmont Takes 'Stock Car Challenge' Sunday June 4 In The Sands Copa Lounge
Petty spells relief By: Ryan Seek
Sunday Notebook By: Ryan Seek
Joe Nemechek was fastest in Happy Hour final practice on Saturday afternoon. Nemechek ran a speed of 153.938 mph in race trim, four tenths of a second faster than his nearest competitor, Terry Labonte, who clocked in at 153.577 mph around Dover's one mile concrete oval.
Scanners Beware By: Stan
Creek more <<----CHECK THIS OUT
Mark Bajek isn't a race fan but he is asking for the support of the tens of thousands of fans that will come from all over the United States and Canada to attend the Miller Lite 400 at Michigan in just two weeks.
High Price for Fame By: Jenn Brescia
In Kyle's own time
By: Ryan Seek (Excellent read)
NASCAR® Winston Cup Silly Season Site
Dover Stats: 10 of all the 60 Dover races have been won by the pole starter - 16.7%. Lowest start of an MBNA Platinum 400 winner: 37th, 1995 by Kyle Petty, also the lowest ever at Dover. 50 of the 60 Dover races have been won from the Top 10 - 83%. The last 10 MBNA Platinum races have been won by 10 different drivers. The most recent repeat winner is Dale Earnhardt, 1989 and 1993(TNN(6-4-2000)
Indy Tests: The Winston Cup teams of Bobby Labonte, Jeremy Mayfield and Dale Jarrett will participate in a Goodyear tire test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday and Wednesday(That's Racin' )(6-4-2000)
Blaney's 3rd Car: during Happy Hour practice, #93 Dave Blaney wrecked. It was his backup car after the primary car was too damaged in a 1st round qualifying wreck. The team is bringing a third Pontiac from their shop on NC for the race. It's not the first time it has happened, in Sept 1992, eventual 1992 Winston Cup Champ, Alan Kulwicki had to truck a 3rd car up to Dover after wrecking twice(6-4-2000)
Mike Joy/Fox Show: The New England Dodge Motorsports Weekly, on FOX Sports Net in New England has been on for a few weeks, Mike Joys hosts the show (for info see the full Press Release at New England Dodge Motorsports Weekly Debuts on Fox Sports Net PR). The latest show had Worcester(MA) Telegram sports columnist John Gearan whose Mothers' Day column attacking auto racing provoked thousands of angry emails, letters and phone calls to the newspaper and its advertisers(see the article link at the bottom of my Past Columns/Article Links page. Anyhow, a few readers wrote in after seeing the show, here are a few comments: Mike didn't hold back any questions, asking the tough questions like 'would Gearan change anything looking back on it', answer was 'no'. How did he came to the conclusions he did in the article: statistics gathered about the number of deaths compared to the number of participants". Why he dislikes auto racing so much? he said it is too dangerous. Gearan said he was surprised with the responses he received, "unaware" that his article would be distributed on the Internet. He allegedly places most of the blame on the South(USA), citing that there isn't much interest in auto racing in Mid-Mass. He also stated he didn't intend to offend anyone and regrets that he did. Mike Joy then invited him to a New England short track race and be a member of the pit crew, no word if Gearan accepted(6-4-2000)
#98 Team Sold? hearing the #98 Cale Yarborough team has been sold to a company called Premier Racing Teams,
LLC. Hearing they won't race until the 2001 Cup season(6-3-2000)
#41 Closed..for now: hearing that #41-Larry Hedrick Motorsports has laid off their employee's until a sponsor could be found. All the race cars are completed and just need to be
painted (with a new sponsor). Plan are to go back to racing when the sponsor is found. Gary Bradberry was driving the car earlier this season(6-3-2000)
Joyner-Kersee-Roehrig Motorsports? haven't heard much on this Cup team since they withdrew the #34 Sunoco Pontiac from the Daytona 500. I am being told that the team is working hard to find a sponsor for the 2001 team and may run a race or two late in the season(6-3-2000)
TV Guide Returns: TV Guide magazine has returned as an associate sponsor on the #16 FamilyClick.com Fords driven by Kevin Lepage for Roush Racing(That's Racin' )(6-3-2000)
Elliott to the Back: #94-Bill Elliott, who qualified second-fastest during Friday's first round of qualifying at Dover, lost control of his Ford and hit the wall between the third and fourth turns during Saturday morning's practice session. Elliott was uninjured in the accident, but damaged the rear end of his #94 Ford bad enought that the team had to pull out the backup car for Sunday's race. Elliott will have to move to the back of the field before the start of the
Did you know? Ten teams that have started every 2000 Cup race and not used a provisional: #'s 2,3,6,8,12,24,28,31,33 and 88. The #93 has not used a provisional but missed a race. #24-Jeff Gordon has never used a provisional in his career. Also, Two teams have qualified for every race in the first round: #8-Earnhardt Jr and #31-Skinner(excluding the Daytona 500 with it's different qualifying with the Twin 125's). See my Provisional Status page
for info on Provisionals(6-3-2000)
M&M's Scheme UPDATE: the latest RCCA Bulletin has news on the #36 Kenny Schrader/M&M's scheme that will be run at the Pepsi 400 in Daytona. The car is Red, White and Bluw with red, white and blue M&M's(many readers). Haven't seen an image yet(6-1-2000)
UPDATE image: a reader scanned in the RCCA image for me, check it out in the Paint Schemes Gallery, it is a sharp looking car(6-2-2000)
4th Dodge team: Dodge will announce the 4th Dodge team at Michigan International Speedway Friday, June 9th. Hmm...the same day Melling Racing will announce it's new car number. The other three teams are: Evernham Motorsports(#'s 9 and 19), Petty Enterprises (#'s 43 and 44) and Bill Davis Racing (#'s 22 and 93). Melling Racing gave up it's #9 to Evernham Motorsports for Bill Elliott to drive(6-2-2000)
Glover back to the #4? There is speculation that Tony Glover may return to the Morgan McClure #4 Kodak team, which has won only once since Glover left more than three years
ago (PitNow). Glover is presently with
SABCO(#'s 40 and 42) and with Chip Ganassi buying a large stake in SABCO and bringing Andy Graves in, the time would be right for Glover to make a move(6-2-2000)
NASCAR season hits summer crunch time BY: DUSTIN LONG
Ricky Rudd calls the summer session the crunch of the NASCAR Winston Cup season.
Starting with today's MBNA Platinum 400 at Dover Downs International Speedway, the schedule has eight races during the next 10 weeks, visits seven states, goes from California to Florida within days and is a time when the top teams usually excel.
Petty's start to try to regain the future
On an emotional day, Kyle and Pattie Petty remained strong.
Twenty-two days after their oldest son Adam died from injuries suffered in a crash at New Hampshire International Speedway, Kyle Petty raced again. He drove in Saturday's Grand National race at Dover Downs International Speedway. He drove a car Adam raced last month.
Sprague wins Sears 200
Jack Sprague, helped by a caution period he had a role in, came from a lap behind to win the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Sears 200 on Saturday night.
Little means a lot / Mistakes on track more magnified
WINSTON CUP MBNA 400 BY NATE RYAN
In tennis, it's a wildly misplaced shot that lands 4 feet beyond the baseline and results in a lost point. In baseball, it's an overthrow that places a runner on first. In basketball, it's an extra step that causes a turnover.
Dover's corners could give Goodyear, race teams headaches
• Drivers wonder about crashes in Busch race and Winston Cup practice
• Have big-money sponsors tilted power in Cup ranks?
Race to Finish
• Top drivers taking conservative approach to championship pursuit
• Dominant Harvick gets a lesson at Dover
• Kenseth sails in second round at Dover
• Ruttman rolls to Bud Pole at Evergreen
• Petty makes emotional return at Dover
• Hooper hits Ohio high in Dover
• Grissom has Petty truck on fast track
• Morelock ever thankful at Evergreen
• You take control with Wheel to Wheel
• NASCAR Broadcast Schedule
• NASCAR Move of the Race
• More NASCAR News
NASCAR family always there to help
Barry Dodson knows the pain of losing a child. Just as his then-driver Kyle Petty is experiencing now.
NASCAR NOTEBOOK: Busch guys find winner with Keller By: Michael Carvell
Dover, Del. Jason Keller proved Busch drivers can beat the Winston Cup guys Saturday at Dover Downs International Speedway. Keller held off a charging Mark Martin over the final 42 laps to win the MBNA Platinum 200. It was only the second time out of 12 companion races during Winston Cup weekends in which a Busch regular took the checkered flag.
AUTO RACING: Elliott wrecks No. 2 start By: Michael Carvell
Dover, Del. --- A blown right-front tire has blown Bill Elliott's position on the front row for today's MBNA Platinum 400. Elliott, who was to start next to pole-sitter Rusty Wallace, crashed during Saturday morning's Winston Cup practice session at Dover Downs International Speedway. The extensive damage to the rear of the No. 94 Ford caused the team to roll out its backup ride.
SPEED WEEKLY: Autograph dilemma drives drivers mad
NASCAR Winston Cup Series racing is getting so popular, drivers have a hard time accommodating all of their fans, which now number in the millions.
Something old, something new: Today's rookie has a better setup
It took 25-year-old rookie Dale Earnhardt Jr. only 12 starts to win his first Winston Cup race, the April 2 DirecTV 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Stewart's defense of claustrophobia has originality
Thank you, Tony Stewart. From now on, whenever I'm in trouble, it's straight to the claustrophobia defense.
It's bottom line season for Winston Cup teams By MIKE MULHERN
Item: Robert Yates lands a $16 million a year UPS deal.
Item: Jeff Gordon and Rick Hendrick renew with Dupont for $15 million.
Item: Mark Martin and Jack Roush may be ready to sign with Pfizer for $12 million.
Item: Tony Stewart and Joe Gibbs are negotiating with Home Depot for a new contract.
Yes, keeping up with the Yates and the Hendricks and the Roushes is getting tougher and tougher for rivals in the Winston Cup garage.
Wallace's Braintrust Had Bad Idea
Kenny Wallace's braintrust tried to outsmart NASCAR, but it didn't work.
Now, car owner Andy Petree and crew chief Jimmy Elledge, will pay with the loss of one of their seven testing sessions. They were sanctioned for testing two cars with two drivers during a practice session at Michigan Speedway in May.
Wallace likes pole, but doesn't bank on it
Rusty Wallace will have every advantage a driver could want Sunday in the MBNA Platinum 400.
Jeff Burton wants to stay in the thick of it
Winston Cup racing sure isn't getting any easier, Jeff Burton says. A year ago at this time Burton, who starts 14th in today's MBNA 400 at Dover Downs International Speedway, had three wins and was second in points just 51 behind Dale Jarrett.
Elliott wrecks, goes to backup
Darrell Waltrip to start 35th
Gordon hopes to make up ground
Lead lap can be a lonely place at Dover
Jeff Hammond marks 500th start
Tire test set at Brickyard
Keller finds first victory at Dover
Martin recovers from engine woes, but comes up short in 200-miler.
Mistakes on track more magnified
In tennis, it's a wildly misplaced shot that lands 4 feet beyond the baseline and results in a lost point. In baseball, it's an overthrow that places a runner on first. In basketball, it's an extra step that causes a turnover. And in NASCAR, it's one tiny bobble of a steering wheel that puts a car in the wall and championship hopes in the dumpster.
ERNIE IRVAN TO HOST POPULAR TV SPORTSMAN SHOWS
One of NASCAR'S 50 Greatest Drivers, Ernie Irvan will host the popular Fox Sports Net fishing show "On The Pole". Irvan will begin taping the popular fishing series, later this month on the banks of North Carolina's Lake Norman. The first show, with Irvan as host, is scheduled to air on Sunday July 2. Irvan has also contracted with the Atlanta based Seals Communications Corporation, to Host "Great Outdoors" on ESPN2, later this fall. " I am very excited about this opportunity," Irvan states. " I've been calling all my racing buddies and asking them to come fishing with me." Ernie will personally be inviting guests like Larry McReynolds, Ken Schrader and Michael Waltrip, Marc Reno, and Randy La Joie to join him on the show.
" On The Pole" combines two of America most beloved pastimes in one unique show. The common bond between the sport of fishing and NASCAR Racing are explored in this exciting outdoor Television series. The heart pounding battles of the racetrack are contrasted by the serene sounds of the outdoors. Viewers are invited to kick back with Ernie Irvan and enjoy a day of fishing in the heart of NASCAR county.
The series is created and produced by the veteran electronic media and marketing company Seals Communications Corporation. " On The Pole" has quickly evolved into one of the most popular new fishing programs on Television. The show premiere in 1999 on Fox Sports Net and offers the additional benefit of repeat telecasts on the Outdoor Life Network.
A very quick Recap of The Mike Joy (Class act) and Gearan (Something I flushed, but keeps coming back) Interview ..... From Oscar "The Grumpy" ..........
Gearan was not a typical sportswriter as we image them. 35 yrs. Writing, 20 as sports columnist.
Said statistics and studies and analysis led to his distaste for racing. too much death.
Refereed to studies and numbers and statistics often.
Was surprised by outrage. Would write article again. Felt Mother's Day was good time to speak out.
Felt safety has improved but so has speed and risk. Would not encourage anyone into racing.
Mike Joy was even handed, and stated after session, Gearan had right to write what he did but we have right to write back our feelings, which it appears he did.
My impression of Gearan was one of an unpassionate fan of sport possibly hot stuff once on a local market in a regional conservative world. More like an accountant of old or a risk
maager/analyser for an old style insurance firm. Not equipped to handle instant information via satellite TV or the Internet.
Personality wise he seemed to be very self righteous and is not a caring person, way too involved in numbers, not people or their feelings.
Thank You Very Much! Oscar THE Grumpy!!!!!
Moving memories for Petty / Son’s death hit him hard in racing return
Kyle Petty says the memories of his son just “keep flooding back.”
Naturally, the emotion roared to its latest zenith on Thursday, when Petty rode his motorcycle into Dover Downs International Speedway and returned to stock-car racing three weeks after the death of the youngest star in NASCAR’s First Family.
“Rolling through the front gate and knowing Adam wasn’t here was pretty hard,” said Petty, his voice quavering. “I didn’t take it too good. Being at the track on Thursday nights was our time, mine and Adam’s, because he was here through [Busch] inspection, and then we’d go to dinner and do stuff.
“Coming to the track, that was the toughest part. I don’t think the race-car part will be that hard.”
Melling team expected to field Dodges :)))))
Dodge will apparently officially add a fourth team to its stable for 2000 next week.
Melling Racing has scheduled a news conference for next Friday at Michigan Speedway and is expected to announce that it will field Dodge Intrepids in 2001.
`Leader bonus' adding up
The number of different winners in the Winston Cup series this season has helped contribute to the build up of the Winston Cup "leader bonus," paid to the winner of a race should the winner also take or maintain the series points lead after the win.
A need for more than speed at Dover
Getting around Dover Downs International Speedway faster than anyone else doesn't guarantee success. No driver knows that better than Bobby Labonte. Despite five qualifying records in two different series, Labonte has but one victory in 14 Winston Cup starts on The Monster Mile. That came last June, after he set the track standard with a run at 159.320 mph.
Waltrip's swan song off key
Win 84 races and three Winston Cup championships and you expect that when it's time to leave, you'll go with dignity. That's what Darrell Waltrip envisioned when he announced his farewell tour for this year.
Kenseth's boss in way of record By Dick Brinster
Young Matt Kenseth is already among the favorites to win at Dover.
Matt Kenseth has a chance to make history, and his boss wants to make sure he doesn't.
For Mark Martin, Sunday on The Monster Mile might be more entertaining than any he's had in a while. He and his employee-teammate are among the drivers to beat in the MBNA Platinum 400 at Dover Downs International Speedway.
"I think it would be great if it came down to the two of us for the win," Martin said.
Pemberton on Dover
Robin Pemberton, crew chief for Rusty Wallace's No. 2 Miller Lite Ford, discusses the nuances of setting up the car for Dover.
Can't get car out of Park: Driver struggles for win, contract
Steve Park is waiting. Waiting for a new contract to drive the No. 1 Chevrolet fielded by Dale Earnhardt Inc. and waiting for his first Winston Cup victory.
Loco Moto: Long knows his time is coming
Longer season stretches NASCAR teams to limit
Mike Skinner doesn't bother to drive home when his work day is done.
He lives so close, he just walks.
NASCAR youth movement hits Dover
NASCAR hits Dover, Del., this weekend with its youth movement at the fore of recent developments.
Pit bull is born to be Earnhardt fan
There was a time when, because of his aggressive driving style, Dale Earnhardt -- The Intimidator -- was considered the pit bull of NASCAR.
Now there's a pit bull who thinks she's Dale Earnhardt.
Trey, a month-old pit bull puppy, was born with birthmarks in the shape of No. 3 -- Earnhardt's famous racing number -- in both ears.
(A MUST SEE IMAGE!!! )
Concrete evidence at Dover / R.Wallace enjoys rough road ahead
After wrangling his 3,400-pound stock car around Lowe's Motor Speedway for more than four hours and 600 miles, Rusty Wallace can't wait to take a spin on the bumpy, bone-jarring concrete of Dover Downs International Speedway.
Kyle Petty, whose most recent Winston Cup win came at Dover in 1995, will return to NASCAR this weekend.
NASCAR legend Richard Petty talks about the death of his 19-year-old grandson, Adam. Photo by Sherryl
KEY STRETCH: Dover is start of an important time in schedule for Sadler, Stewart, Rudd
• NASCAR, responding to complaints from some crew chiefs and car owners, has cut back Ray Evernham's Dodge testing schedule, according to Dodge officials. So Evernham is planning to take his R&D Intrepid testing program to some non-Winston Cup tracks, such as St. Louis' Gateway.
What's NASCAR going to do with $300 million?
• Budget time in garage has crews talking about cash
Rock Star planning to race:
Drummer for the rock band Smashing Pumpkins, Jimmy Chamberlin, will pursue a career in motorsports after the band breaks up at the year of the end. The bands lead singer, Billy Corgan told a radio station "I think that everybody wants to go and do different things. I know that Jimmy really wants to race cars, it's a real passion of his," No other info is available on what type of racing the drummer is interested in pursuing.
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Wind tunnel and dynamometer testing has apparently paved the way for
changes in NASCAR’s Pontiac stable, as the stock car sanctioning body
today announced new equipment changes for the Pontiac Grand Prix.
Bechtel's Motor Sports Hot List:
Matt Kenseth: What's the deal with these rookies winning? Does this mean
Ed Berrier will win next week?
Jerry Nadeau: Might have had the best car at Charlotte while it was
running. He will win a race, and will surprise everyone who has never
heard of him (lotsa folks) and the few who have.
((note from Sue ... will not surprise me AT ALL when Jerry Win's,,,, but
sure will excite me!!))
Ending Deal With Martin, Roush Racing
Valvoline no longer will be the primary sponsor of the Roush Racing Ford
driven by Mark Martin on the Winston Cup circuit following the 2000
Sue Over Walkway Collapse
Five people injured when a pedestrian walkway collapsed at Lowe's Motor
Speedway and two of their spouses filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the
track's parent company and the construction firm that built the bridge.
The lawsuit, filed in Rowan County Superior Court, accuses Speedway
Motorsports Inc. and Tindall Corp. of negligence in the May 20 accident
that injured 107 people. At least 15 people remained hospitalized
Wednesday, two in critical condition.
News I found on Robert
Yates Racing Team News!
Money Moment - Car & Driver June 2000
(editors note: This was one of the most interesting stories I have read in
quite some time! Read all about the "Sponsor's Report" and
specific info on Daytona ==>> "Ford, the race winner, enjoyed
nine minutes and 15 seconds of screen time and 62 mentions
— an equivalent of $7,254,780, which includes $3,923,335 worth of verbal
references, $949,645 in exposure on drivers' uniforms, $653,670 of
running-order graphics as CBS updated the standings, $610,505 in
starting-lineup graphics, and $320,645 in car-identity signage." LOTS
of stuff in this one)
Ricky and DJ PA Appearance Alert!! Winston Cup Scene has listed
under the Charity Events a Ricky Rudd Charity Dinner on Thursday July 20th
in Shippensburg, PA. Tickets or info available at J & K Toys in
Chambersburg Mall (1-81, Exit 8) or call 717-264-5605. The proceeds will
benefit the West End Fire & Rescue Company. Tickets are $30.00 per
person which includes dinner, autograph session and question and answer
session with Ricky. There are 600 tickets available for sale. Tickets have
been on sale since May 12th. - thanks to RYR News Fan Traci for sharing
this info and her comment: "I am very excited, I was able to get
tickets and after 16 years of waiting, I'm finally gonna meet my favorite
driver. ) DJ PA Info: June 1st in Lackawanna County Stadium Scranton,
Pa...Time has been changed to July 20th 7:00pm-9:00pm - from DJ's
appearance listings on the official site
As many of you know I am from Flagler County Florida, Palm Coast to be exact. Just 20 mins north of Daytona International Speedway ... This area as well as ALL of Florida, New Mexico, California and other western states are in Emergency conditions for fires. I am very fortunate to be up here in NC and be able to keep up with ALL that is happening in Flagler County via an EXCELLENT site that offers Up to the min info on fire status. They are in the worst conditions in over 40, YES FORTY, years. Flagler County Emergency Services
http://www.flagleremergency.com/ This is the site I use to keep up with my old home town where many of my close friends and family still life .... If you have a link for any other areas that are in such shape Please email them to me ,,, I would like to make a link page so Everyone can keep up with these SCARY fires. Thanks. 2 years ago I used this newsletter as a fire update also and I will do so again this year if the need arises. They said on WRAL
http://www.wral-tv.com here in the Raleigh area that they are already sending people down to help out....The severe drought conditions are bad enough, but in speaking to my Mom tonight she explained that the wind gusts could spread a fire in the wink of an eye. Do not throw cigarettes out car windows, do not pull a car over onto grass ...even a golf cart on grass can start a fire.
The first of the scheduled test for the
Dodge Intrepid R/T. All dates all tentative and add'l dates will likely be
May 18-19 Michigan
June 5-6 Las Vegas
June 12-13 Talladega
June 26-27 Texas
July 4-5 Indianapolis
July 18-19 Atlanta
July 25-26 Daytona
August 8 Atlanta
August 21-22 Talladega
Thanks Toby from Theracingnews.com
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