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THE NEXT Winston Cup RACE
NEWS, STATS and INFO

THE RACE: Pepsi 400

Winston Cup Race #17 of 36 for the 2002 Winston Cup season
Updated: often, leading up to the race

  • Race: Saturday, July 6, 2002 in Daytona Beach, FL

  • TV: Fox - 7:30pm/et

  • Race re-air: Speed Channel on Wed, July 10th, 8:00pm/et; Thurs, July 11th, 1:00am/et;

  • Pre-Race Show: 7:00pm/et, with hosts Chris Myers and Jeff Hammond

  • Pay Per View/NASCAR In Demand: www.indemand.com

  • NASCAR on TV(not up to date)

  • Announcers: Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds

  • Pit Reporters: Dick Berggren, Matt Yocum and Steve Byrnes

  • Hollywood Hotel: Chris Myers and Jeff Hammond

  • Posted Awards/Purse: $4,516,848 (was $3,902,630 in 2001),
    First place is worth a minimum $153,575
    second is $113,550
    third $94,475
    fourth $84,375
    fifth $76,050

  • Entry List Link at: NASCAR.com

  • 2001 Race Winner: Dale Earnhardt Jr, 157.601mph, started 13th

  • Race Speed Record: Bobby Allison, 1980, 173.473

  • Track/Race Length: 2.5 mile oval, 160 laps, 400 miles

  • Pit Road Speed: 55mph


    Practice

  • Practice: Thursday, July 4th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm/et; Friday, July 5th, 4:30 - 5:15pm/et.

  • Happy Hour Practice: Friday, July 5th, 6:15 - 7:00pm/et on TV-FX tape delay 6:30-7:30pm/et before the BGN race.


    Qualifying

  • Qualifying Draw: Thursday, July 4, 2:00pm/et

  • Qualfying Order: at and/or NASCAR.com

  • Qualifying: 2 laps for positions 1-36, Thursday, July 4th at 8:15pm/et, TV-FX live and live via MRN Radio(link below), XM Satellite Radio and via NASCAR.com's Racecast (paid). Re-air on TV-Speed Channel, Fri, July 5th at 3:30pm/et.
    UPDATE: postponed to Friday, July 5th at 10:00am/et, TV-FX live.

  • NASCAR Online will have live lap-by-lap coverage of Winston Cup qualifying via the web (NOTE: this is a paid subscription service).

  • Second-Round Qualifying: there is no longer a 2nd round of qualifying (since the 2001 season)

  • Track Qualifying Record: Bill Elliott, Feb 1987, 210.364mph

  • Event Qualifying Record before: Sterling Marlin, July 1986, 203.666mph(before restrictor plates)

  • Event Qualifying Record after: Greg Sacks, July 1990, 195.533mph(after restrictor plates were introduced in Feb 1988) in 1987 Davey Allison ran 198.085mph when a 390 CFM carburetor was used to slow the cars down

  • Last Year's Pole Sitter: Sterling Marlin, 183.778mph, finished 39th.


    Track Specs:
    Superspeedway: 2.5-mile trioval 40 feet wide with 12- to 30-foot apron
    Turns: Banking: 31 degrees, Length: 3,000 feet Radius: 1,000 feet
    Trioval: Banking: 18 degrees (at start/finish line)
    Frontstretch: Chute length: 1,900 feet (from turn to middle of trioval) Total length: 3,800 feet Banking: Minimal for drainage only
    Backstretch: Length: 3,000 feet, Banking: Minimal for drainage only
    Pit Road: Length: 1,600 feet Width: 50 feet
    Grandstand Seating: 168,000.

  • Track Homepage: Daytona International Speedway


    GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

    No Goodyear Notes have been sent out in a few weeks by their PR people


    RACE BONUS INFO

  • The NASCAR Winston Cup Leader Bonus is $120,000 at Daytona for leading the points and winning the race (Sterling Marlin last won the award, $20,000 at Darlington on March 17, 2002). The $360,000 annual award is paid at $10,000 per race to the point leader at the end of each event if he is also the winner. The award increases by $10,000 each week the it goes unclaimed. If the point leader is not the race winner at the end of the year, the balance of the award is distributed among the top-10 finisher in the point standings(6-23-2002)


WEATHER, TV/RADIO COVERAGE
LOCAL NEWS, TRACK/FAN INFO

Radio Coverage:
Motor Racing Network(MRN)
including Internet coverage (NOTE: now a paid subsription thru NASCAR.com) and on XM Satellite Radio.
Airtime: 7:15pm/et
(sorry, NASCAR PR is not listing the announcers/reporters any longer)

Daytona Radio Coverage:
  • WNDB-AM 1150 in Daytona Beach will have full coverage of the Pepsi 400 in Daytona and can be heard via the web at:
    www.wndb.am, you will need Microsoft Media Player(not Real Audio).



    Satellite/Backhaul Listing's:
    Satellite/Backhaul Listing's: Stutzman Computer Service/Sales - Racing Feed Locations
    Gofastmotorsports.com


    Scanner Frequencies:
    are linked on my Scanner Freq/Equipment Links Page
    (NOTE: these pages are NOT maintained by Jayski and are NOT on the site).


    Local Newspaper and other Sites that cover the Daytona Baech, FL Area:
    Jayski's Story/Column/Article Links Page
    Daytona News-Journal
    Florida Times-Union
    Florida Today
    Inside Central Florida
    Lakeland Ledger
    Orlando Sentinel
    St Petersburg Times


    WEATHER FORECASTS:
    by The Weather Channel
    Weather Point
    Weather Underground
    The Weather Pit


    CAMPING and LOCAL INFO:

    CAMPING and LOCAL INFO:
    Daytona Beach News Journal - 2002 Summer Speed Week traffic
    Daytona Beach News Journal - Where to park
    Daytona Champber of Commmerce - Speedweeks
    Daytona Beach Campground


    Track/Travel/Camping Info for the Fans:
    Daytona Review by ARS Racing
    RaceDiva Track Reviews - Daytona
    go2races.com - Daytona


    Driver Appearances:
    any I know of are listed on my Driver Appearances/Chats page with info and links


    TV Coverage/Info/News Pages:
    Race Fan TV


    IN-CAR AUDIO SITES


    PREVIEW, FACT SHEETS and MISC News

    • Morons throw stuff on track: was wondering what the heck was all over the track on the last lap, TV showed all the cars dodging objects on the backstretch of the track. From : Although most Winston Cup drivers agreed there was not enough time remaining in Saturday night's Pepsi 400 for NASCAR to use a red flag to ensure a green-flag finish, apparently some fans disagreed. The caution came out on Lap 158 of 160 for a multicar accident. With safety crews still working on removing cars from the backstretch, NASCAR allowed the race to end under caution with Michael Waltrip the winner. When it appeared the red flag was not coming out, hundreds of fans on the backstretch threw seat cushions, beverage containers and more onto the track. "I know one thing, with two laps to go all those people on the back straightaway - and I don't know who triggered it - they threw every seat cushion they had on the back straightaway and there was no way we were going to get the race going again," said Rusty Wallace, who finished second. "I don't know what that was about," Jeff Gordon said. "I ran through it real fast and sent it all over the place. And it was just the backstraightaway people." NASCAR officials said not enough laps remained in the race to red flag it and attempt to end it under green. "We were down to the end and as it turned out with our passionate fans, things got a little crazy," said NASCAR spokesman Jim Hunter. Wallace called the decision not to use the red flag, "the smartest thing that ever happened. You just don't want to restart races with three laps to go on a superspeedway. It can be very, very dangerous. Not because I was running second, it was just a real smart thing to do," he said.(7-7-2002)

    • Bolts Seized: NASCAR inspectors confiscated unapproved steel jacking bolts from four teams during pre-qualifying inspection Thursday at Daytona. Bolts from the teams of #10-Johnny Benson, #36-Ken Schrader, #40-Sterling Marlin and #88-Dale Jarrett were tagged and placed on display in the NASCAR hauler.()(7-5-2002)

    • New Camera UPDATE: Making its network debut this Saturday night in Daytona is the Fox "Flycam", which runs at speeds nearing 65 miles an hour along a 500-footlong zip line stretching above pit road in Daytona and through the start/finish line. The Flycam is one of 33 cameras available to Fox Sports' director Artie Kempner, who will also have 13 in-car camera packages at his disposal throughout the broadcast -- a camera compliment considered to be even more impressive than Fox offered during Daytona coverage of February 2001.(Fox Sports via MotorsportsTV.com)(7-2-2002)
      UPDATE - bad news: Sorry, not this year. The truck transporting the "Flycam" to Daytona was involved in an accident Monday afternoon. Damage to the camera and equipment is too great to repair by this weekend. A FOX insider wryly noted that restrictor plates were not believed responsible for the crash, and the truck driver did not complain of an "aero push".(7-3-2002)

    • No Bull 5 goes to the dogs UPDATE 3 the pairings: R.J. Reynolds' marketers, ever creative, have come up with another way of pairing their five "No Bull" millionaire prospects at Daytona with the top five finishers at Charlotte last month, who are also competing for another of Reynolds' $1 million bonuses. The drivers - #6-Mark Martin, #17-Matt Kenseth, #32-Ricky Craven, #28-Ricky Rudd and #24-Jeff Gordon - and the five selected fans will be at the Daytona dog track just outside the first turn at Daytona International Speedway, with the results of a special greyhound race determining which fan is paired with each driver.(Winston Salem Journal)(6-19-2002)
      UPDATE: The Daytona Kennel Club will pair its greyhound race schedule with the NASCAR schedule in a special 12:15pm (this may change due to the qualifying change). matinee on July 5. Race 5 will be "The No Bull 5" dog race and will include only five dogs instead of the usual eight. The event is not an exhibition, but a Grade A betting race.(Daytona Beach News Journal)(6-23-2002)
      THE 5 FANS: eligible are: Nancy Miriani from Whitehouse, TX; Michael Schiermeyer from Granst Pass, OR; Darlene Milks from Sevierville, TN; Bryan Dickerson from Counce, TN; and Loretta Abercrombie from Dahlonega, GA.(Winston Cup Scene - need sub to read)(6-26-2002)
      UPDATE 2 Drivers will not attend: The postponement of Pepsi 400 qualifying means changes for today's No Bull Five promotion at the Daytona Beach Kennel Club. The fifth race of this afternoon's 12:15 matinee will still be a five-greyhound race to determine the pairings of five fans with the five eligible drivers, but due to qualifying being delayed to this morning, the drivers will be unable to attend.(Daytona Beach News Journal)(7-5-2002)
      UPDATE 3: Winston always has unusual ways of pairing drivers with fans as part of the No Bull 5 bonus program, which pays $1 million to an eligible driver and the fan paired with him. Friday, a special race was held at the Daytona Beach Kennel Club outside Turn 1. Five greyhounds representing one of the eligible drivers raced, with the No. 6 greyhound winning. That meant Mark Martin was paired with Nancy Miriani of Whitehouse, Texas. Other driver/fan pairings are: Ricky Craven with Bryan Dickerson of Couence, Tenn., Jeff Gordon with Loretta Abercrombie of Dahlonega, Ga., Ricky Rudd with Darlene Milks of Sevierville, Tenn., and Mike Schiermeyer of Grants Pass, Ore.(RacingOne)(7-6-2000)

    • No Bull 5: the Pepsi 400 is a No Bull 5 event, see my No Bull 5 page for history and info on the program.

    • Restrictor Plates: Daytona is one of two tracks (the other being Talladega) that require the use of a restrictor plate on the engines to slow the cars down, see my Restrictor Plate page for info.

    • Pontiac/Ford gets a rules change: NASCAR announced a ½-inch increase to the front air dam and ¼ inch rear spoiler increase for the Pontiac Grand Prix beginning with the Sirius Satellite Radio 400 at Michigan on June 16th. The leading edge of the air dam for the Pontiacs now must not extend more than one (1) inch forward of the bumper. Measurements for the rear spoiler will now read at 7 1/8* inches high by 57 inches wide (prior to this, the rear spoiler measured at 6 7/8 inches high by 57 inches wide). This dimension will not be used at Daytona or Talladega. Officials also reduced the spoiler size on the Ford Taurus from 6 inches to 5-7/8 inches for next month's Pepsi 400 at Daytona. During the Daytona 500 in February, the Ford's rear spoiler was 5 ¾ inches tall and in April at Talladega, Ford's measurements were 6 inches tall. The Chevrolet and Dodge teams rear spoiler will remain at 6 ¼ inches tall, while the Pontiac teams will measure at 6 ½ inches tall by 57 inches wide.(NASCAR PR)(6-12-2002)

    • Provisonals Rules changed a bit: NASCAR Officials announced this week that teams in the Cup and BGN will not be charged for using a provisional starting position if the entry field for an event is equal to or less than the number of starting positions provided by the official entry blank.[such as 43 at a Cup race]. A team is granted a maximum season allotment of eight provisionals [charged provisional, if not in the top 25 in Owners Points] and under this amendment, provisionals assigned to fill starting positions 37-43 will not count against this allotment. Prior to this amendment, teams were charged for a provisional regardless of the number of entries at an event.(NASCAR.com). For more info on provisionals, see my Provisionals Status page.(3-21-2002)

    • New Pit Road Rules: NASCAR will change its policies for speeding violations on pit road following confusion over an infraction for which eventual race-winner Sterling Marlin was never penalized a week ago at Las Vegas. NASCAR president Mike Helton announced the changes Sunday morning at the drivers’ meeting prior to the MBNA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The new rules go into effect next weekend at Darlington Raceway. The key change is that, under green-flag conditions, the penalty for speeding on the way onto pit road will now be the same as the penalty for speeding off the pit lane. The new penalty will be what NASCAR is calling a “pass through,” meaning the offending car will have to come off the track and travel the length of pit road at its speed limit without stopping. Under the old rule, a car speeding on the way onto pit road during a green-flag stop was held for 15 seconds in its pit stall. A car speeding off pit road was brought back to its pit box for a stop-and-go penalty. During last week’s UAW 400 at Las Vegas, NASCAR officials said Marlin was speeding as he came to his pit stall after being spun out in Turn 4. NASCAR’s race control officials called for the 15-second penalty, but that message was not heard by the official working in Marlin’s pit stall. Marlin left without serving a penalty and NASCAR decided not to enforce any further sanction, saying that bringing Marlin back to pit road would be too severe of a penalty. Since the usual penalty for speeding on the exit to pit lane was to bring a car back in for a stop-and-go, that raised the question of why the sanction for speeding on the way out should be more severe for speeding on the way in. The rule change announced Sunday addresses that issue. Helton admitted Sunday that not giving Marlin a penalty last week might not have been the right decision. Helton said the change was made to avoid the kind of confusion and miscommunication that happened at Las Vegas. Under the rule that goes into effect next week, a driver speeding on the way in and on the way out on the same pit stop will be brought back in for a stop-and-go penalty. A driver who exceeds the pit road speed limit as he serves the “pass through” penalty for speeding will also get a stop-and-go. The penalty for speeding in or out of a pit stop made under yellow-flag conditions will not change - the offending car will be sent to the end of the longest line of traffic for the restart.()(3-10-2002)
      UPDATE: plus a nice breakdown at RacingOne:
      The New Pit Road Rules

      Speeding Entering Pit Road
      Current Penalty: 15 seconds
      New Penalty: Pass through at correct pit road speed.

      Speeding Exiting Pit Road
      Current Penalty: Stop and Go
      New Penalty: Pass through at correct pit road speed

      Entering and Exiting Pit Road
      Current Penalty: 15 seconds after stop; brought back for stop and go
      New Penalty: Stop and Go

      Speeding on Pass Through
      New Penalty: Stop and Go
      Multiple Violations: NASCAR’s Discretion.(RacingOne)(3-11-2002)

    • Crew Chief Club


    QUALIFYING, PRACTICE and RESULTS
    news and links

    • Michael Waltrip wins the Pepsi 400 at Daytona: #15-Michael Waltrip won the Pepsi 400, leading the most laps (99) and pretty much dominating the race. It is Waltrip's 2nd career Cup win and 2nd at Daytona, 51 races ago. It was #15 crew chief Slugger Labbe's first win as a Cup crew chief (Scott Eggleston was crew chief for the Daytona 500 in 2001). #2-Rusty Wallace was 2nd, his best ever Daytona finish (he had six 3rd place finishes) and his first top five of 2002. The unofficial top ten finishers:

      (the first five are the No Bull drivers for the race at Richmond on Sept 7th)
      #15-Michael Waltrip (98 laps led)
      #2-Rusty Wallace - first top five of 2002
      #40-Sterling Marlin (18 laps led)
      #41-Jimmy Spencer
      #6-Mark Martin

      #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr(1 lap led ?)
      #26-Todd Bodine
      #48-Jimmie Johnson
      #22-Ward Burton
      #09-Geoffrey Bodine

      2001 Champ: #24-Jeff Gordon finished 22nd, 1 lap down
      Pepsi 400 pole sitter: #29-Kevin Harvick finished 11th

      Cars on lead lap: 21
      Off the track/Out of race: #10-Benson(accident); #98-Wallace(accident); #11-Bodine(accident); #1-Park(accident); #25-Nemechek(accident); #18-Labonte(accident); #88-Jarrett(accident); #4-Skinner(accident); #20-Stewart(out); #33-Wallace(out); #49-Robinson(off); #77-Blaney(accident); #12-Newman(accident);

      Injuries: #10-Johnny Benson cracked/fractured two ribs in the accident early in the race and has been tranported to Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach for further observation. #26 rear tire changer, Billy Curwood, injured a leg when he was hit by the #31 car during an incident on pit road, he was treated at the track's infield care center and is bruised but ok.

      Cautions 9 for 39 laps
      Caution 9, lap 157-160: #12-Newman, #26-Bodine, #09-Bodine got together three-wide and the #09 car hit the #12 and cut a tire down on the #12 who hit the wall and spun around, #77-Blaney got hit from behind and hit the wall.
      Caution 8, lap 151-153: debris on the track in turn two.
      Caution 7, lap 137-143 in the Big One when the #88-Jarrett and #99-Burton got together when Burton got a run on Jarrett and tried to pass, others involved: #17-Kenseth, #11-Bodine, #1-Park, #25-Nemechek, #18-Labonte, #5-Labonte, #4-Skinner, #45-Petty, #09-Bodine, #19-Mayfield, #22-Burton, #28-Rudd, #48-Johnson. Dale Jarrett refused ambulance assistance and walked from the accident site in turn two to pit road.
      Caution 6, lap 126-128: #20-Tony Stewart got loose and spun.
      Caution 5, lap 59-62: #98-Wallace hit the 4th turn wall when he cut down a right front tire.
      Caution 4, lap 26-28: mandatory NASCAR caution to allow teams to check out the cars, this was announced during the drivers meeting before the race. Just before the green flag, #24-Gordon came in with a possible flat left rear tire and changed left side tires.
      Caution 3, lap 18-21: #33-Wallace (with Carrot Top) got tapped by #1-Park and spun into the wall and back into the track. In the pits the #97-Busch got into the #31-Gordon and pushed the #31 into the #26-Bodine, front damage to the #31 and #97, rear damage to the #26. Billy Kirwin, right tire changer was clipped by the #31 and has a leg injury and was taken to local hospital.
      Caution 2, lap 10-12: #10-Benson scraped the outside wall and ended up in the grass after #15-Waltrip got into the back of the #10. Benson walked to the ambulance, but looked stunned. #36-Ken Schrader was in the pits with the hood up as an oil leak got knocked off by debris on the track. #45-Petty, #99-Burton, #14-Compton came in for tires.
      Caution 1, lap 2-5: #20-Stewart got tapped in the back by #21-Sadler after #17-Kenseth came down on Sadler when #45-Petty slowed up.

      NOTES: Green flag pit stops occurred laps 115-120 range. #20-Tony Stewart back on the track, lap 30. Just about all the field came into the pits during the 3rd caution. Many drivers in the rear of the field came in during the first caution.(7-6-2002)
      Results: see or NASCAR.com.(7-6-2002)

    • Marlin retains the points lead:
      #40-Sterling Marlin, 2368
      #6-Mark Martin, 2291, -77
      #48-Jimmie Johnson, 2254, -114
      #2-Rusty Wallace, 2224, -144
      #24-Jeff Gordon, 2218, -150
      For standings, see .(7-6-2002)

    • Manufacturers highest finishing:
      Chevy - #15-Michael Waltrip, 1st
      Dodge - #40-Sterling Marlin, 3rd
      Ford - #2-Rusty Wallace, 2nd
      Pontiac - #14-Stacy Compton, 18th
      See my Manufacturers Championship page for standings.(7-6-2002)

    • Rookie of the Year Candidates at Daytona: how did they do?
      #12-Ryan Newman, 180.774, started 39th provisional, finished 27th, 10 rookie points
      #48-Jimmie Johnson 182.734, started 16th, finished 8th, 14pts
      #49-Shawna Robinson 181.697, started 27th, finished 40th, 9 pts.(7-6-2002)

    • No Bull Five Drivers: how did they qualify?
      #6-Mark Martin, 182.485, started 18th, finished 5th (will be in the next No Bull 5 at Richmond)
      #17-Matt Kenseth, 180.719, started 38th provisional, finished 30th
      #24-Jeff Gordon, 184.271, started 3rd, finished 22nd
      #28-Ricky Rudd, 183.150, started 12th, finished 15th
      #32-Ricky Craven, 181.778, started 26th, finished 23rd.(7-6-2002)

    • Rain at Daytona cancels Happy Hour: Rain and thunderstorms that began Friday afternoon have cancelled practice and Happy Hour Friday night at Daytona International Speedway. The BGN race is scheduled to start at 8:00pm/et and expected to have no delay, unless it starts raining again. See the Weather Channel fir the radar and up to date radar.(7-5-2002)

    • Kevin Harvick wins the pole at Daytona: for the Pepsi 400 with a speed of 185.041mph. 2nd was a nice surprise with #09-Geoffrey Bodine running a 184.373mph. Harvick's pole puts him in the 2003 Budweiser Shootout and is his 1st ever Cup pole. Harvick is the 43rd driver to win a pole for a Cup race (FX coverage). The top 10 starters:

      #29-Kevin Harvick 185.041
      #09-Geoffrey Bodine 184.373
      #24-Jeff Gordon 184.271
      #31-Robby Gordon 184.268
      #88-Dale Jarrett 184.245

      #10-Johnny Benson 183.887
      #15-Michael Waltrip 183.763
      #1-Steve Park 183.730
      #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr 183.512
      #7-Casey Atwood 183.288

      slowest - #30-Jeff Green 178.341

      Provisional Land (owners points in parens) 37th-43rd:
      37)  #2-Rusty Wallace(6th) 181.065
      38)  #17-Matt Kenseth(8th) 180.719
      39)  #12-Ryan Newman(15th) 180.774
      40)  #30-Jeff Green(23rd) 178.341
      41)  #22-Ward Burton(26th) 180.963
      42)  #19-Jeremy Mayfield(27th) 180.883
      43)  #25-Joe Nemechek(35th) 181.054
      Missing the race (DNQ):
      #90-Ed Berrier (41st), 180.629
      #44-Steve Grissom (39th) no speed
      NOTES: #44-Grissom broke an oil pump drive belt before he took the green flag and didn't make a qualifying lap.
      Re-Air: Qualifying is scheduled to re-air today, Friday, July 5th at 3:30pm/et on Speed Channel.
      Results/Lineup: at , MotorsportsOne, or NASCAR.com and a column at : Harvick, G. Bodine out front for Saturday night's race.(7-5-2002)

    • Pole Progression at Daytona:
      #22-Ward Burton, went out 1st to qualify, 180.963, starts 41st provisional
      #10-Johnny Benson, out 2nd, 183.887, starts 6th
      #88-Dale Jarrett, out 7th, 184.245, starts 5th
      #24-Jeff Gordon, out 28th, 184.271, starts 3rd
      #29-Kevin Harvick, out 31st, 185.041, on the pole.(7-5-2002)

    • Highest Manufacturer Starter: at Daytona for the Pepsi 400:
      Chevy: #29-Kevin Harvick 185.041. starts on the pole(1st)
      Dodge: #7-Casey Atwood 183.288, starts 10th
      Ford: #09-Geoffrey Bodine 184.373, starts 2nd
      Pontiac: #10-Johnny Benson 183.887, starts 6th.(7-5-2002)

    • Qualifying Postponed at Daytona for the Pepsi 400 until 10:00am/et of Friday, July 5th and will be seen live on FX. Winston Cup teams now have an hour of practice scheduled Thursday night in preparation for Saturday's Pepsi 400. BGN teams, too, are to get an hour on the track Thursday night to get ready for Friday night's race at the historic Florida superspeedway.()
      Tickets: Tickets for Thursday's qualifying will be honored for Friday's rescheduled Pole Qualifying session, with gates opening at 9:00am/et. Tickets good for Friday's STACKER 2/GNC Live Well 250 NASCAR Busch Series race will be honored when the grandstands reopen at 3:00pm/et.(DIS PR)(4th of July 2002)

    • Thursday night practice at Daytona is over. Fastest in the night practice was #88-Dale Jarrett at 185.193mph, #15-Michael Waltrip at 184.305 and #48-Jimmie Johnson at 184.256. Slowest of the 45 drivers was #17-Matt Kenseth at 179.626 and #90-Ed Berrier at 179.594. #25-Joe Nemechek and #31-Robby Gordon did not practice, no word why. For speeds, see .(4th of July 2002)

    • Qualifying Order is up for the Pepsi 400 at Daytona. 45 cars listed, first driver scheduled to go out is #22-Ward Burton, last driver scheduled to go out is #20-Tony Stewart. See above for the link(s).(4th of July 2002)

    • Thursday practice partially rained out: at Daytona for the Pepsi 400. The top three were: #15-Michael Waltrip at 184.139; #88-Dale Jarrett at 183.925 and #09-Geoffrey Bodine at 183.696. Slowest of 38 of the 45 drivers getting full speed laps in was #18-Bobby Labonte at 179.272. NASCAR officials are considering a 30-minute practice before qualilfying at 8:00pm/et, but nothing was definite.() Seven drivers never got a lap in or up to speed. For speeds, see .(4th of July 2002)

    • Entry List Link is up for the Pepsi 400 at Daytona. See above for the link. 45 drivers/teams are listed, including: #09-Geoffrey Bodine, #33-Mike Wallace, #49-Shawna Robinson, #90-Ed Berrier, #98-Kenny Wallace. Steve Grissom is listed in the #44 Dodge.(7-1-2002)

    • How to break a tie during qualifying?(same speed/time) When drivers are tied for a starting spot during qualifying, it is broken by owners points standings(not drivers). For provisionals standings see the Jayski's Provisional Status page

    • an interesting point: When NASCAR officials decided to disallow Jerry Nadeau's qualifying time at Daytona in Feb 2001, it raised an interesting question. With the Winston Cup series having only one round of qualifying the rest of the season, what happens if an unapproved part is found? According to NASCAR, drivers no longer have to post an official qualifying time to use a provisional, they only have to practice. So a driver could have a penalty on a qualifying issue but still have access to one of the seven provisionals for the race(Richmond Times Dispatch)(2-11-2001)

    • Links: Practice speeds, qualifying and results can be found at these sites: NASCAR Online


    TRACK/RACE NEWS

    • DIS Parking Re-directed: Due to the heavy rains that have continued in the Daytona Beach area, Daytona International Speedway's south lot at the corner of Williamson Blvd and Bellevue Extension will be closed on Saturday. Guests attending the Pepsi 400 will be redirected to the Daytona Beach Community College parking lot or the Speedway's north lot at Bill France Blvd and Clyde Morris Blvd for free parking and shuttle. Speedway officials made the determination today, after last night's storm activity, that the south lot, known as lot 10, will be too wet to safely accommodate guests. The DBCC lot and Lot 7 at Bill France Blvd and Clyde Morris Blvd both provide free parking and shuttle and open Saturday at 8 a.m. Guests from the lots will be shuttled to an area where they can then use the city's Dale Earnhardt pedestrian bridge. Guests with Superstretch tickets can ride shuttles once on Speedway property to their grandstand area. The Pepsi 400 NASCAR Winston Cup race gets underway at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. For more information, please call Daytona International Speedway's information line at (386) 947-6888.(DIS PR)(7-5-2002)

    • Eight People Injured in Lightning strike: A lightning strike on the grounds at Daytona International Speedway left eight people in need of medical attention Thursday. Track officials said track employee Walter Williams and race fans Richard Santora, Alfred and Mary Greene and Dwayne and Derek Decoux were treated and released at care centers at the track, where qualifying for the Pepsi 400 was scheduled for later Thursday. Two other guests, Brian and Tina Decoux, were taken to nearby Halifax Medical Center, where they were treated and released. Around 4 p.m., a strong thunderstorm swept through Daytona Beach, drenching the raceway and halting Winston Cup practice.()(4th of July 2002)

    • Restrictions for reporters at DIS: Daytona International Speedway will restrict news reporters' coverage of this weekend's Pepsi 400, saying that only sports writers are welcome to visit drivers in the pits, fans in the grandstands or news conferences in the media center. The policy, which International Speedway Corp. official Raymond Burns said was first enforced at February's Daytona 500, is unusual among both auto racing and other sports venues. A spokesman for ISC's chief competitor, Speedway Motorsports Inc., said his company's tracks have no such restrictions. Burns said the Daytona track elected to restrict access to the 188-seat media center, as well as news conferences by drivers and NASCAR officials, because of a surge of applications for credentials for this year's Daytona 500, which marked the first anniversary of racing legend Dale Earnhardt's death.(Orlando Sentinel)(4th of July 2002)

    • Home Depot to host Gold Medalists: The Home Depot will host seven 2002 Olympic Winter Games medalists at Daytona on Saturday, July 6. Derek Parra, Tristan Gale, Garrett Hines, Rusty Smith, Dan Steele, Monte Meier and Danielle Goyette, who all financed their training by working for the home improvement retailer will sign autographs at The Home Depot Experience rig located at the corporate display area from 2-4pm and attend other pre-race activities as a guest of Home Depot Pontiac driver Tony Stewart. The athletes will watch the Pepsi 400 NASCAR Winston Cup Series race from the air-conditioned comfort of The Home Depot VIP suite.(Edelman/Home Depot PR)(4th of July 2002)

    • Security Rules at Daytona: Due to the events of Sept. 11, security will be tighter at Daytona International Speedway for fans attending Summer Speed Week events. New regulations include:
      -- One soft-side bag or cooler no larger than 6 by 6 by 12 inches. Examples: a soft-sided insulated cooler, scanner bag, fanny pack, purse, diaper bag or binocular bag.
      -- One clear plastic bag, no larger than 18 by 18 by 4 inches. The bag may not contain ice.
      -- Binoculars, scanners, headsets and cameras not in bags, worn separately over the neck or on a belt.
      -- Seat cushions. Those with compartments will be inspected.(Daytona Beach News Journal)(7-4-2002)

    • Pepsi 400 Grand Marshal: Award-winning Columbia Records recording artist Jessica Simpson will serve as grand marshal for the 44th annual Pepsi 400 at Daytona. Simpson will give the command to start engines to the field of 43 drivers in front of more than 200,000 race fans at the Speedway and millions of fans around the world watching the mid-summer classic on FOX Sports. She'll sing "America the Beautiful" as part of Saturday's pre-race ceremonies.(DIS PR)(7-3-2002)

    • Part of Hootie to sing National Anthem at DIS: Darius Rucker of "Hootie and the Blowfish" will perform a pre-race concert and sing the national anthem for the 44th annual Pepsi 400 at Daytona on July 6. Rucker, a native of Charleston, SC, will perform a 45-minute pre-race concert on the frontstretch and sing the national anthem in front of more than 200,000 race fans at the Speedway and millions of fans around the world watching the mid-summer classic on FOX Sports.(DIS PR)(6-26-2002)

    • Meet and Greet deal: Fans will have an opportunity to meet Tony Stewart during the STACKER 2/GNC Live Well 250 BGN race by signing up for Tony Stewart's "Suite Deal." For $220 a guest will get three nights of racing action including frontstretch suite access for Friday's inaugural STACKER 2/GNC Live Well 250 BGN race with a meet and greet with Stewart. The race is the only race that Stewart is not running during the July 3-6 Pepsi 400 weekend. Stewart will race the #20 Home Depot in the Pepsi 400 and share driving duties on the #2 Home Depot Judd-powered Crawford with Elliott Forbes-Robinson in the Rolex Sports Car Series Jani-King Paul Revere 250. Here are the nuts and bolts on Tony Stewart's "Suite" Deal. Admission to DAYTONA USA; General admission to the Thursday, July 4 Pepsi 400 Qualifying and the Jani-King Paul Revere 250, Frontstretch suite access on Friday, July 5 to see the BGN race, Complimentary snacks, beverages and a meet and greet with Tony Stewart, Superstretch seat for the Saturday, July 6 Pepsi 400.(DIS PR)(6-26-2002)

    • No Changes for DIS: Bill France Jr., chairman of the board of NASCAR and chairman of the board of International Speedway Corp., said he will not consider alterations to Daytona International Speedway in an effort to improve competition at the track. Better aerodynamics on the cars have created a problem for NASCAR in its attempt to keep racing at Daytona and Talladega safe and exciting. Some have suggested that a solution would be to bring the cars off the oval in the backstretch and through the short chicane just before turn three, slowing them down and forcing the drivers to lift. "No," France said, "we wouldn't even consider that. I don't think our fans would like it."(Lakeland Ledger)(2-10-2002)

    • How to Calculate Track Speeds: use the formula Speed = Distance divided by Time. Distance is Track Length, and Lap Time into Hours. Once hour is 3600 seconds, so the calculation for a 48 second lap at Daytona(2.5 miles) would be: Speed = 2.5 x (3600/48), = 2.5 x 75 = 187.500mph. For a 19 second lap at Bristol(.533 miles): Speed = .533 x (3600/19), = .533 x 189.474 = a speed of 100.990mph

    • Past track news: posted in the past at Jayski's Past Track News/Rumors - Daytona International Speedway


    DRIVER/TEAM NEWS

    • Berrier back in the #90 car at Daytona, team will run at Chicago also: Ed Berrier will return to drive Junie Donlavey's #90 Ford at Daytona this weekend. The Richmond-based team also has committed to running the July 14 race at Chicagoland Speedway. After losing its sponsor, Donlavey's operation skipped the June 23 race at Sonoma, CA. Berrier, who drove 10 races for Donlavey Racing in the 2000 season, will become the team's fourth driver this season. Rick Mast started 2002 behind the wheel but has been sidelined since May with an undetermined illness [still no word on his condition]. Hermie Sadler and Gary Bradberry also have driven for Donlavey during the past few races.(Richmond Times Dispatch)(7-2-2002)

    • BAM Racing gets Daytona sponsor: BAM Racing announced today that dakota imaging, inc., a leading provider of high-volume transaction processing systems and services, has signed on as the a primary sponsor of the #49 Dodge driven by Shawna Robinson for the Pepsi 400 NASCAR Winston Cup event July 6th at Daytona. Chuck Ramsburg, dakota imaging Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said, "We were impressed with the ability to showcase our brand and drive sales through the unique business to business aspect of the BAM Racing opportunity. It should be a great night under the lights in Daytona." BAM Racing General Manager, Eddie Jones said, "We want to thank and welcome dakota imaging on board. As a team, we have committed ourselves to certain goals for the second half of the season. Although we only have a one-race agreement, Dakota¹s support is a sign that we are building a solid program capable of achieving those goals." Shawna Robinson driver of the No. 49 BAM Racing Dodge stated, "I am really excited to be representing Dakota Imaging. This is a great opportunity for BAM Racing and Dakota Imaging. We hope to give them a good showing at the Pepsi 400 under the lights at Daytona."(BAM Racing PR)(6-29-2002)

    • Petree Announcement UPDATE - 2 AT&T and Carrot Top: hearing a major sponsorship announcement and car unveiling for Andy Petree Racing and driver Mike Wallace in Charlotte, NC on Thursday morning, June 27th, for the Pepsi 400 at Daytona.(6-24-2002)
      UPDATE: For Daytona, Petree will be back to two cars, with Mike Wallace behind the wheel of the #33 Chevy and Bobby Hamilton, as usual, piloting the #55 Schneider Electric Chevy. “We are going to have a press conference Thursday in Charlotte to announce the sponsorship deal on the 33 car for Daytona,” Steve Barkdoll, APR’s executive vice president/general manager, said Monday at the shop. “We are looking forward to a good relationship with that sponsor. The company is well known, and right now, as it has been in the past for us, it’s just a one-race deal.”(Henderson Times)(6-25-2002)
      UPDATE: fans are invited to attend a press conference to unveil primary Sponsorship of the #33 Chevy for the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 11:00am/et, at Polk Park, Charlotte, NC.(Corner of Trade & Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte). Take 85 to 77 South, then Exit #11 (Brookshire Freeway.), then take the Tryon/Church Street Exit, next turn right on Tryon Street. Polk Park will be on the right.(6-26-2002)
      UPDATE 2: Watch for the ATT, 1-800-callatt, sponsored Carrot Top car being driven by Mike Wallace at the Pepsi 400 in Daytona on July 6th, 2002 (Mike Wallace Site) AND Car owner Andy Petree and driver Mike Wallace have picked up sponsorship for the July 6 Pepsi 400 at Daytona from 1 800-CALLATT for Collect Calls. The single-event sponsorship has all parties excited, including APR’s honorary crew chief, pitch man Carrot Top. “I've tried imagining the excitement of the moment – of seeing my face on the 1 800 CALLATT car, cruising around the track in Daytona in front of the best fans in the world. I'm definitely psyched to be in on the action,” Carrot Top said. “As a huge NASCAR fan, all I can say is that it's going to be so cool - and my face is more attractive at 200 mph anyway!” For team owner Andy Petree, the highly-visible partnership is an opportunity for a team under his guidance to excel on a superspeedway, something APR teams have done consistently over the past few seasons.(), see images of the car on my Paint Scheme Gallery.(6-27-2002)

    • Nadeau Road Racing at DIS: Jerry Nadeau will test the right-and left-turns at Daytona International Speedway. Nadeau will partner with Indy Racing League driver Anthony Lazzaro in the #7 Nissan-powered Lola of Rand Racing in the Jani-King Paul Revere 250 July 4 road course event at Daytona. "I am really excited about doing this. It's going to be a lot of fun. Anthony is a great driver, and he's been doing really well in the series. Hopefully, I'll be able to get up-to-speed on Wednesday during practice," said Nadeau, who has extensive road racing experience in various types of race cars. I'm mainly doing this for fun. I want to go out and drive the wheels off it. I would love to do the Rolex 24 At Daytona someday, so hopefully this will open the door for me"()(6-27-2002)

    • Petree Announcement UPDATE - 2 AT&T and Carrot Top: hearing a major sponsorship announcement and car unveiling for Andy Petree Racing and driver Mike Wallace in Charlotte, NC on Thursday morning, June 27th, for the Pepsi 400 at Daytona.(6-24-2002)
      UPDATE: For Daytona, Petree will be back to two cars, with Mike Wallace behind the wheel of the #33 Chevy and Bobby Hamilton, as usual, piloting the #55 Schneider Electric Chevy. “We are going to have a press conference Thursday in Charlotte to announce the sponsorship deal on the 33 car for Daytona,” Steve Barkdoll, APR’s executive vice president/general manager, said Monday at the shop. “We are looking forward to a good relationship with that sponsor. The company is well known, and right now, as it has been in the past for us, it’s just a one-race deal.”(Henderson Times)(6-25-2002)
      UPDATE: fans are invited to attend a press conference to unveil primary Sponsorship of the #33 Chevy for the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 11:00am/et, at Polk Park, Charlotte, NC.(Corner of Trade & Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte). Take 85 to 77 South, then Exit #11 (Brookshire Freeway.), then take the Tryon/Church Street Exit, next turn right on Tryon Street. Polk Park will be on the right.(6-26-2002)
      UPDATE 2: Watch for the ATT sponsored Carrot Top car being driven by Mike Wallace at the Pepsi 400 in Daytona on July 6th, 2002 (Mike Wallace Site)(6-27-2002)

    • Stewart to do double duty at Daytona: Tony Stewart will not only drive his #20 Home Depot Pontiac in the July 6 Pepsi 400 NASCAR Winston Cup Series race, but he has also signed up to wheel the #2 Home Depot Judd-powered Crawford with road racing veteran Elliott Forbes-Robinson in the Rolex Sports Car Series Jani-King Paul Revere 250. The Jani-King Paul Revere 250 will go green shortly after the conclusion of Bud Pole Qualifying for the Pepsi 400 on July 4. It's Stewart's second appearance this season behind the wheel of the #2 Crawford that competes in the Rolex Premier SportsRacing Prototype class. Stewart competed in the 40th anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona in February. In February's Rolex 24, Stewart and the Crawford Race Cars team started in the third position and maintained a spot in the top five of the 80-car field before the car lost its engine in the 12th hour and was forced to retire from the race.(DIS PR)(6-18-2002)

    • See the 2002 Team Chart which has links to past news for each team and info on each team.


    PAINT SCHEME NEWS

      Car# Driver Sponsor Scheme Color
      #09 Geoffrey Bodine Miccosukee Indian Gaming different then past White, Red, Yellow
      #2 Rusty Wallace Miller Lite Harley Davidson/Flames Blue, Orange
      #8 Dale Earnhardt Jr Budweiser/MLB MLB All Star Game Red
      #15 Michael Waltrip NAPA Stars and Stripes Red, White, Blue, Yellow
      #17 Matt Kenseth AT&T Assoc sponsor is primary White, Blue, Yellow
      #24 Jeff Gordon Pepsi/DuPont Patiotic Pepsi Red, White, Blue
      #36 Ken Schrader M&M's Red, White, Blue M&M's Red, White, Blue
      #40 Sterling Marlin Original Coors Original Coors Gold? Doesn't look like it
      #43 John Andretti Cheerios Honey Nut Cheerios Tam, Brownm White, Blue
      #45 Kyle Petty MIB II/Sprint Men in Black II - movie Red, Silver, Black
      #99 Jeff Burton CITGO CITGO Bass Fishing Blue and White


      for the above schemes, see my Paint Schemes Gallery

    • Special #43 Scheme at Daytona? UPDATE 2: hearing John Andretti will run a Grands/Pillsbury Dodge at the Pepsi 400 in Daytona in July, see my Paint Scheme Gallery for the two images.(5-2-2002)
      UPDATE: now hearing it'll be the Honey Nut Cheerios schemes, not Grands, looking to confirm. Have images up on my Paint Scheme Gallery.(7-3-2002)
      UPDATE 2: is running the Honey Nut paint scheme.(7-5-2002)

    • Special Paint Scheme for the #45 - MIB UPDATE: Today, Sprint is announcing a new marketing campaign that leverages the company's promotional partnership with the highly anticipated summer film "Men in Black II" (MIB II), which opens in theaters nationwide on July 3. In director Barry Sonnenfeld's "Men in Black II," agents Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) and Jay (Will Smith) reunite to provide "our best, last and only line of defense" against a sinister seductress. This is the toughest challenge yet to MIB's untarnished mission of "protecting the earth from the scum of the universe." Sprint's newest ad campaign features the Sprint Guy talking to three MIB II worms. In classic Sprint style, the Sprint Guy clears up confusion caused by cellular static that results in miscommunication about bringing home "tangerines … NOT trampolines." To coincide with the launch of the movie, the #45 Sprint Dodge driven by Kyle Petty will showcase a "Men in Black II" paint scheme designed solely for the July 6 NASCAR Winston Cup race in Daytona, FL.(6-24-2002)
      AND See my Paint Scheme Gallery(link fixed) for a image of the scheme found at the Sprint Site.(6-26-2002)

    • New Scheme for Geoffrey Bodine at Daytona: Geoffrey Bodine and Miccosukee Indian Gaming Motorsports will debut this new paint scheme for the #09 Ford Taurus during the Pepsi 400 race on July 6th.(6-12-2002)

    • Cingular Scheme: hearing the #31 Cingular Chevy will run the Special Olympics Logo in conjunction with a promotion the month of June and July. Cingular did a similar promotion in 2001.(5-9-2002)

    • Baseball scheme for Dale Jr UPDATE: hearing Dale Earnhardt Jr will run a 2002 Major League Baseball All Star scheme at Daytona in the Pepsi 400 in July. The car is mostly red with a baseball bat on the rear quarter panels. Last year Earnhardt Jr ran a MLB All Star scheme last year at the Pepsi 400 with a white scheme, and won the race.(3-26-2002)
      IMAGE see a diecast image of the car on my Paint Schemes Gallery.(5-2-2002)
      UPDATE: As Major League Baseball readies for the 73rd All-Star Game on July 9 in Milwaukee, Wisc., Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #8 Budweiser car, is preparing for some all-star performances of his own. Budweiser - the "Official Beer" of Major League Baseball (MLB) and NASCAR - will celebrate the 2002 All-Star Game with a special paint scheme on Earnhardt Jr.'s Budweiser car during the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Pepsi 400 race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on July 6.. Additionally, the "King of Beers" has unveiled a new 16-ounce Budweiser can available nationwide that features Earnhardt Jr. Earnhardt Jr.'s car paint scheme features a red color and white baseball stitching with the official Budweiser / 2002 MLB All-Star Game logo on the hood. A white #8 appears on the car's doors and roof, and the "Budweiser" script is displayed on the car's left and right rear quarter panels.. The sides feature a baseball bat and baseballs while the rear television panel features "Budweiser - Official Beer of Major League Baseball" and "MLB on FOX" graphics. Additionally, Earnhardt Jr.'s racing suit for both races will be red at the top with white "Bud" lettering and "2002" in blue, along with black pants highlighted by gold trim.. The "Bud" script is featured across the chest and on the shoulders, and the 2002 MLB All-Star Game logo appears on the back of the uniform.. Earnhardt Jr.'s helmet is red with the 2002 MLB All-Star Game logo and baseball imagery. To honor Earnhardt Jr.'s achievements in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, Budweiser is featuring his image on 16-ounce cans this summer.. The commemorative package is available nationwide from May 1 through the summer along with other can panels highlighting Budweiser as "America's beer" and the brand's sponsorship of 2002 FIFA World Cup(tm). Budweiser also produced a series of commemorative 16-ounce cans in 2000, highlighting Earnhardt Jr.'s Winston Cup rookie season.(Budweiser PR), also there is a contest, see my Racing Contest page for info.(5-3-2002)

    • Be an Original? UPDATE: hearing that #40-Sterling Marlin will run an original Coor's scheme for ten races in 2002(1-22-2002)
      UPDATE: Coors Chip Ganassi Racing withFelix Sabates has announced a Coors Original paint scheme for the #40 Dodge Intrepid R/T for 10 races during the 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Series. The #40 Coors Original Dodge paint scheme will kick off at Fontana and will also been seen at Dover, Michigan, Sonoma, Daytona, Pocono, Talladega, Martinsville, Atlanta and Phoenix. Coors Brewing Company has been a committed sponsor of NASCAR Winston Cup racing for nearly two decades and is looking forward the high profile exposure that the Coors Original paint scheme will provide with the 21+ male NASCAR enthusiast market. Coors Original, Coors Brewing Company's flagship beer, is currently aligned with several other partnerships including Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and musicians Kid Rock and Toby Keith. Coors Original will leverage its relationship with Toby Keith by incorporating Keith elements onto the Coors Original car.(Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates PR)(4-22-2002)
      UPDATE 2: see images of the car on my 2002 Cup Paint Scheme page.(4-24-2002)

    • Rusty and Harley again UPDATE: hearing that #2_Rusty Wallace will once again run a Harley Davidson scheme for selected races in 2002 (just like 2000 and 2001), along with the Elvis Pressley scheme at Las Vegas(12-3-2001)
      UPDATE - Harley and Rusty team up again: For the fourth straight year, Miller Brewing Company and Harley-Davidson, two Milwaukee landmarks with legendary racing programs, are joining together in a program that will feature Miller Lite stock car driver Rusty Wallace. Rusty Wallace will drive a special #2 Miller Lite/Harley-Davidson stock car in three races this year. The Miller Lite/Harley-Davidson stock car will debut in 'The Winston' night race at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, May 18. Wallace and the Penske Racing team will also field the Miller Lite/Harley-Davidson stock car at Daytona International Speedway, July 6, and Michigan International Speedway, August 18. Along with partnering at three stock car races, Miller Brewing Company and Harley-Davidson will also work together to promote responsibility at a number of motorcycle rallies across the country, including events in Daytona Beach, FL and Sturgis, SD. Both companies will help dealers and distributors focus on responsible drinking and safe riding issues. In addition, both companies will prepare materials that can be used in conjunction with local activities and special events, including a poster featuring Miller Brewing's "Live Responsibly" message and Harley-Davidson's "Ride Straight" slogan. Another element in the partnership is a special NASCAR-themed, custom-painted 2002 Harley-Davidson" Softail" that will be on display in the Miller Lite Racing Garage, a mobile display that will visit 25 auto racing events during the year. This ultimate racing experience, which combines the best features of a racing museum with the excitement of a popular bar, will be equipped with race car displays, auto racing memorabilia and simulators. Miller Brewing Company and Harley-Davidson have worked together numerous times in the past. Last year, Wallace drove a special Miller Lite/Harley-Davidson at stock car races in Charlotte, Daytona Beach and Brooklyn, MI. Two years ago, Wallace drove a car featuring the brewery and motorcycle manufacturer at events in Daytona Beach, Bristol (TN) and Richmond.(Tom Roberts PR), see a diecast image of the car on my 2002 Cup scheme page.(3-8-2002)

    • Another Pepsi scheme: #24-Jeff Gordon will run another Pepsi scheme at the Pepsi 400 at Daytona, along with the one at Talladega, see a diecast image of the schemes on my 2002 Cup schemes page(2-8-2002)

    • Stars and Stripes: Michael Waltip will once again run a Stars and Stripes scheme at Daytona in July, see image on my 2002 Cup page.(1-22-2002)

    • More Paint Scheme news can be found on Paint Schemes Gallery, choose current news


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