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PAST NEWS JUNE 5-11, 2000


(6-11-2000)
  • New Michigan Record: #20-Tony Stewart who won the rain-shortened Kmart 400 at Michigan, started 28th breaking the event record for the lowest start by a winner which was Ernie Irvan in 1997 when he started 20th, and the track record which was held by Harry Gant, who started 24th in August 1992(6-11-2000)

  • Pressley Top five: #77-Robert Pressley, who ran upfront all day at Michigan, got his first top five since Texas in April 1998, 64 races ago, when he finished 3rd(6-11-2000)

  • Earnhardt Tops at 10's: #3-Dale Earnhardt scored his 11th top-10 finish in 14 Cup races this season, the only driver to do so(6-11-2000)

  • Martin Top 10 streak: #6-Mark Martin was out of the top 10 for the fifth race in a row, his longest streak since 1989(6-11-2000)

  • Mobil One and Mayfield going staying: Jeremy Mayfield said he, as well as his sponsor Mobil 1, will remain with Penske-Kranefuss Racing at least through the 2002 season. Mayfield had signed contract extension last season, but the turmoil Mayfield's team has faced this season - including a severe penalty for the use of an illegal fuel additive at Talladega - prompted calls from other Winston Cup car owners as to Mayfield's availability next season(That's Racin')(6-11-2000)

  • Spencer misses meeting: #26-Jimmy Spencer missed the drivers meeting for the Kmart 400 and will have to go to the back of the field, but since he was going to start 40th, he won't go back too far(CBS Pre-Race)(6-11-2000)

  • Marcis 2nd Round: #71-Dave Marcis was going to make a 2nd round attempt to qualify for the Kmart 400 at Michigan but #9-Stacy Compton's engine blew as he cross the finish line on his attempt, oiling the track with one car yet to run. That one car belonged to Marcis. Initial word was that NASCAR would make Marcis wait until after the live-television IROC race soon to follow for his qualifying run. Marcis said that was not so. He said NASCAR offered to clean the track for him, but he declined as he said: "Mentally, I just can't qualify with oil on the track," he said. "It's my decision. I can't go 200mph on [a slick surface]. I don't need a wrecked race car(SpeedVision)(6-11-2000)

  • More Sadler: Elliott Sadler was involved in a horrific accident Saturday afternoon after his right-rear tire blew entering turn 1. The accident happened in NASCAR's final practice session, which is known as Happy Hour. Sadler was examined and released from the infield care center. Sadler and the CITGO Team have unloaded the backup car which forces the team to forfeit their 21st place starting position. See quotes by Sadler via Ford Racing at Racin' Network: Sadler Happy Hour Accident Quotes(6-11-2000)

  • Fees for Decals? hearing NASCAR may have approached Ford, GM and Dodge, suggesting a fee for putting headlight, tailight, and other decals on Winston Cup and Busch cars next year(6-11-2000)

  • IROC: the IROC race at Michigan, shown live Saturday on ESPN was won by IRL driver Eddie Cheever(6-10-2000)
    UPDATE: see results at Racin' Network(6-11-2000)


    (6-10-2000)
  • Dodge Engine: Ray Evernham said he plans to have a final race version of the Dodge Intrepid ready to present to NASCAR for approval by Aug. 8. Also no real test dates are set for Dodge on July or August(That's Racin')(6-10-2000)

  • Ray to NASCAR? UPDATE: mentioned on Thursday's RPM 2Night: rumors that Greg Ray may switch to NASCAR....Ray drives in the IRL for John Menard(6-9-2000)
    UPDATE: hearing Ray is looking into the #66 Carter-Hass ride that will be vacated by Darrell Waltrip after he retires at the end of the 2000 season(6-10-2000)

  • Cummins out? UPDATE: hearing that Cummins Engine Company, who is an associate sponsor on the #6 Mark Martin/Roush Racing Ford will not return as a sponsor on the car in 2001(6-7-2000)
    UPDATE - Valvoline and Cummins again? hearing you could see Cummins go with whoever gets the Valvoline sponsorship, likely Casey Atwood in the #19 Dodge. Note: I had told a few readers that Dodge was sponsoring both the #9 and #19 Evernham Dodges, not true, the #9 Dodge will be the only one(6-10-2000)

  • Park and DEI to sign UPDATE 5 contract length: On ESPN2's RPM 2Night, Matt Yocum reported that the #1 Pennzoil Chevy driver, Steve Park would be signing a multi-year deal with DEI (Dale Earnhardt Inc) and the announcement should come within a week(5-26-2000)
    UPDATE: Ty Norris, the head of DEI, said he expected Park to be back again next season with Pennzoil, with new contracts, and Norris says an announcement could be coming soon. But yesterday, Park seemed to leave the door open to another scenario. Park says he has not signed a new contract with Earnhardt and it is up in the air but are in heavy negotiations and that Earnhardt has made it a priority to get something in place for Park(PitNow)(5-31-2000)
    UPDATE 2: Steve Park says the first option for his Winston Cup future is to stay with Dale Earnhardt Inc., but that no new deal has been finalized. While Park said that while he still hopes to work something outthat doesn't mean he's not listening for what else is available(That's Racin')(6-2-2000)
    UPDATE 3: RPM 2Night's Matt Yocum reports that Park and DEI have agreed to a deal to keep Park with DEI and while there is some issues to be worked out, an announcement is expected at Michigan later this week(6-6-2000)
    UPDATE 4 done: Pennzoil announced Friday they have signed a multi-year contract continuing their relationship with the #1-Dale Earnhardt Inc. (DEI) chevy team and driver Steve Park, who also re-upped with DEI, committing to a multi-year agreement to stay(NOL)(6-9-2000)
    UPDATE 5: Park signed a two-year contract, with an option year, to continue driving for DEI. Pennzoil will remain as principal sponsor, presumably under the same terms(Gaston Gazette)(6-10-2000)

  • #21 News: The Wood Brothers recently closed their satellite race shop in Mooresville, NC, the based team had rented a shop so some crew members based in the Mooresville area could work close to home. The team hung bodies on the cars at that shop, but when Newt Moore, who was leading the work in Mooresville, left the team to become (#75)Wally Dallenbach 's crew chief, the Wood Brothers decided to close the shop. Also, the team is negotiating with sponsor CITGO to extend its contract with the team(Roanoke Times)(6-10-2000)

  • #14 to the Wind Tunnel: The #14 AJ Foyt Conseco Pontiac team plans to take its Michigan car and another car from the team's shop to a wind tunnel in Ottawa, Canada, after the race. The team will spend two days at the wind tunnel and then take the cars to Pocono(Roanoke Times)(6-10-2000)

  • McDonald's to Stay: McDonald's officials yesterday denied reports they will drop all NASCAR sponsorships at the end of the season. Curretnly they are on the #94 Cup car and the #97 BGN car(PitNow)(6-10-2000)

  • Small Teams dealt a blow: General Motors confirmed cutting back on support to lesser Winston Cup teams in order to focus more on the top teams(PitNow)(6-10-2000)

  • Cope at the Brickyard? Warren Johnson, a drag-racing star, is building a new Winston Cup team in Kenny Bernstein's old Huntersville shop. Derrike Cope is Johnson's business partner and driver, and they hope to have a car(#37) ready for the Brickyard 400 in August(PitNow)(6-10-2000)


    (6-9-2000)
  • Why #92? as heard during the MRN Qualifying broadcast: Mark Melling said it stands for 9 the second time around as the team reinvents itself(6-9-2000)

  • 4th Dodge team, #92 UPDATE 3: 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)
    UPDATE: 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(That's Racin')(6-3-2000)
    UPDATE 2: made the announcement on Thursday instead? - from SpeedVision: The #92 Kodiak Intrepid R/T was unveiled Thursday by team owner Mark Melling and Lou Patane VP of Motorsports Operations and Mopar Performance Parts. Melling Racing's entry will join two-car efforts from Evernham Motorsports, Bill Davis Racing and Petty Enterprises(SpeedVision)(6-8-2000)
    UPDATE 2: See the official Press Release and an image of the car at Melling Racing.com(6-9-2000)


    (6-8-2000)
  • Power Team Gone? UPDATE yes: it was reported on the The LTN Hour on Sunday(6-4) that Power Team will probably leave the Joe Bessey owned #60 Cup car and Bessey may go back to the BGN series(6-6-2000)
    UPDATE: the Winston Cup Scene Magazine is reporting that #60 owner Joe Bessey has been informed that Power Team will not pick up its option for 2001. The deal was originally a three year deal starting in 1999 but was changed to a two year deal with a option when PECO merged with another company. The story also notes that Bessey makes no guarantees that driver Geoffrey Bodine will finish the season as his driver but that he hopes so. Bessey is looking for a sponosr for the 2001 season(6-8-2000)

  • Pfizer gone from the #27: this weeks Winston Cup Scene Magazine reports that crew chief Barry Dodson is pretty positive that his #27 Eel River Racing team will lose Pfizer/Viagra as their primary sponsor at the end of the 2000 season and it will go to the #6 Roush Racing Ford and driver Mark Martin. Rookie Mike Bliss drives the #27 Pontiac(6-8-2000)

  • Wells and Marlin? UPDATE: The plan was for Wells to field a Busch and Winston Cup car this year, with McDonald's and Lazzaro jumping to Winston Cup next season. But those plans are obviously changing, though Wells isn't yet disclosing what he expects to happen. Rumors have Wells talking with a couple of veteran NASCAR drivers, with one being Sterling Marlin, about taking over the McDonald's ride in 2001. Wells also is looking for more help in preparing the cars, so he might be interested in someone like veteran crew chief Tony Glover, a longtime buddy of Marlin's(in part from CBS Sportsline)(5-31-2000)
    UPDATE: Sterling Marlin intends to remain with the #40 team working with new owner Chip Ganassi in 2001. Marlin has talked to Ganassi and hopes to have things finalized in a few weeks. As for Coors, the sponsor on the #40 car that Marlin drives, they are leaning towards taking their sponsorship to anther Cup team(Winston Cup Scene Magazine)(6-8-2000)

  • Some Dodge Rumors UPDATE 2: hearing Ray Evernham will meet with Valvoline this week AND heard that Dodge tested at Greenville Pickens Speedway earlier this week(6-7-2000)
    UPDATE: hearing that the meetings with Valvoline are about a primary sponsorship of the #19 Dodge that Casey Atwood will drive in 2001 and an assoc deal with the #9 Dodge Bill Elliott will drive
    UPDATE 2: the Dodges testing at Greenville Pickens Speedway were not cars but trucks, supposedly testing the new Dodge engine that will be used in Cup next year(6-8-2000)

  • Glover back to the #4? UPDATE: 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)
    UPDATE: Team Mgr/Crew Chief Tony Glover will stay with Team Sabco for the rest of the 2000 season and says he'd like to stay there in the future also, Glover also has a contract with Sabco thru 2002(Winston Cup Scene Magazine)(6-8-2000)

  • No #15: hearing the #15 Fenley-Moore Ford driven by Ted Musgrave will not race at Michigan this week but will make an attempt at Pocono next week(6-8-2000)

  • Dallenbach tests Daytona UPDATE 2: Wally Dallenbach and his Newt Moore-led crew will test Tuesday and Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway in preparation for the July 1 Pepsi 400. Meanwhile, the two #75-RedCell Batteries Fords Dallenbach will have at his disposal this weekend at Michigan Speedway will undergo wind tunnel testing Wednesday. This week begins a six-race stretch Dallenbach feels can provide a turnaround for owner Darwin Oordt's fledgling team(Wally Dallenbach site/Galaxy Motorsports PR)
    UPDATE: Wally Dallenbach bounced between his #75 RotoZip Tools Ford stock car and a Corvette sports car like the smattering of raindrops at Daytona International Speedway on Tuesday. After a much needed rain shower, Dallenbach tested his team’s qualifying setup for the July 1 Pepsi 400 and then gave the 3.56 mile road course a run through with officials for the Paul Revere 250. Dallenbach put the #75 stock car through its paces first under daylight and finished under the bright lights of the world famous superspeedway posting a best lap of 183.299mph. 1999's pole speed was 194.860mph at the Pepsi 400 BUT that was before the new, smaller restricter plate was put in use(at Talladega in April). Dallenbach will continue to test on Wednesday. #88-Dale Jarrett, the defending Pepsi 400 champion and the 2000 Daytona 500 winner, will be joined by #28-Ricky Rudd and #25-Jerry Nadeau for two nights of testing at Daytona June 13-14. During testing, grandstands are open to the public, with access through DAYTONA USA(Daytona Intl Speedway Site)(6-7-2000)
    UPDATE 2: Galaxy Motorsports' two-day Winston Cup Series test session concluded Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway with driver Wally Dallenbach still looking for more speed. Dallenbach's best lap of the two-day session, which was interupted briefly Tuesday by rain showers, in the Galaxy Ford was 183.299mph over Daytona's 2.5-mile tri-oval(Speed Magazine)(6-8-2000)


    (6-7-2000)
  • Long at Pocono? #85-Carl Long hopes to run at Pocono next week if they can get the #85 Ford fixed in time. Long will run the #23 Red Line Oil truck this week at Texas(6-7-2000)

  • Indy Tests UPDATE: 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)
    UPDATE - Brickyard Testing: #88-Dale Jarrett and #18-Bobby Labonte tested at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tuesday for Goodyear. Heard the best speeds were: #88-Jarrett 172.498mph and #18-Labonte 172.374mph. Labonte is running the new Pontiac rear bumper cover. #12-Jeremy Mayfield was supposed to be there, not sure if he will be there today during the second day or not. Also the IROC cars are tested there earlier this week before heading up to Michigan where some of the IRL drivers will practice for IROC(6-7-2000)

  • UPS to the #5? UPDATE: on the The LTN Hour (can be heard on the Internet in Real Audio), Jack Flowers of the Speedway Scene, reported that UPS could replace Kelloggs on the #5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy that Terry Labonte drives(6-6-2000)
    UPDATE: sources tell me that Kelloggs has already signed up with Hendrick Motorsports for another five years and have not talked to any other companies about replacing Kelloggs. Have not seen anything official announced about Kelloggs(6-7-2000)

  • #10 News: Johnny Benson will drive the #10 Lycos Pontiac at Michigan in which he won the Winston West Race at California earlier this year(TJM Site)(6-7-2000)

  • 2nd Marcis car? hearing that Dwayne Leik, Jackman/Business mgr/PR for Marcis Racing, will attempt to make the Pocono 500 on June 18th in the #72 Chevy. Leik also attempted to make the California race in April but failed to make the race. Leik may also attempt a few other races in 2000(6-7-2000)

  • TRIX Racing return to Cup? The #79 TRIX Racing ARCA team is hoping to secure a primary sponsor for five race Cup deal later in the 2000 season. The team feels driver Kevin Ray is ready for some Cup action. Ray recently finished 12th on the lead lap at Lowes Motor Speedway in the ARCA race and plans to race next at the Pocono ARCA race. TRIX Racing has moved into a new more spacious location in Toms River, NJ. Crew chief Ted Walters is currently prepping their Chevy's for Pocono(TRIX Racing PR)(6-7-2000)

  • Pace Car: NASCAR and General Motors announced that General Motors has extended its NASCAR partnership to designate the Chevrolet Monte Carlo and Pontiac Grand Prix as the "Official Pace Car of NASCAR." This multi-year agreement, which expands on Pontiac's long-standing relationship with NASCAR, allows GM to use the Monte Carlo and Grand Prix in NASCAR-themed advertising and promotions(NASCAR PR)(6-7-2000)

  • Sad News UPDATE 2: Two boats out for a late-night cruise collided on the waters of Lake Norman on Saturday, killing Dave Rush, a pit crew member with the Winston Cup racing #97 team of Chad Little, said Jack Roush, the team's owner. Investigators believe Rush died from trauma to the head or chest(That's Racin')(6-5-2000)
    UPDATE: A memorial service will be held at 6pm/et. EST Tuesday for Dave Rush, the race-day pit crew member for Winston Cup driver Chad Little who died Saturday night in a boating accident on Lake Norman (N.C.). Rush, a 48 year-old native of Elkhart, Ind., was involved in a two-boat accident late on Saturday that left two others injured. The accident remains under investigation. The memorial service will take place at the team's shop in Concord, N.C., and is open to all NASCAR race team personnel. The facility is located next to the Concord Regional Airport at 7050 Aviation Blvd(That's Racin')(6-6-2000)
    UPDATE 2 stickers at Michigan: All five Roush Racing cars will carry special decals honoring Dave Rush, a crew member for Chad Little 's team who died in a boating accident last Saturday. Rush had been with Little's team for four years. He was a shop fabricator and was the catch-can man on Little's pit crew. The team has named the car it will use at Daytona as "Rush's Rig'' in his memory(Roanoke Times)(6-7-2000)


    (6-6-2000)
  • Did ya know? The last time there were more than 11 different race winners in a season was 12 in 1994. The top five in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series point standings are separated by 191 points. Ward Burton has raced more laps than any other driver in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series this season. He has completed 4,326 of 4,331 laps raced in 2000. Tony Stewart became the 11th different driver to lead the most laps in a race in the 13 races in 2000(NASCAR PR)(6-6-2000)

  • Park and DEI to sign UPDATE 3: On ESPN2's RPM 2Night, Matt Yocum reported that the #1 Pennzoil Chevy driver, Steve Park would be signing a multi-year deal with DEI (Dale Earnhardt Inc) and the announcement should come within a week(5-26-2000)
    UPDATE: Ty Norris, the head of DEI, said he expected Park to be back again next season with Pennzoil, with new contracts, and Norris says an announcement could be coming soon. But yesterday, Park seemed to leave the door open to another scenario. Park says he has not signed a new contract with Earnhardt and it is up in the air but are in heavy negotiations and that Earnhardt has made it a priority to get something in place for Park(PitNow)(5-31-2000)
    UPDATE 2: Steve Park says the first option for his Winston Cup future is to stay with Dale Earnhardt Inc., but that no new deal has been finalized. While Park said that while he still hopes to work something outthat doesn't mean he's not listening for what else is available(That's Racin')(6-2-2000)
    UPDATE 3: RPM 2Night's Matt Yocum reports that Park and DEI have agreed to a deal to keep Park with DEI and while there is some issues to be worked out, an announcement is expected at Michigan later this week(6-6-2000)

  • Cope/Johnson Car#: The new Quest Motor sports team will use the #37(Derrike Cope Site)(6-6-2000)

  • Pocono Testing: hearing that the #2-Rusty Wallace team will test at Pocono on Wednesday(6-6-2000)

  • Harry Carson a Cup team owner? former NFL great, Harry Carson, is looking to get into NASCAR as an owner along with Robert Wilson of Long Island. See the story at New Jersey Online/Star Ledger by Sid Dorfman(6-6-2000)

  • Power Team Gone? it was reported on the The LTN Hour on Sunday(6-4) that Power Team will probably leave the Joe Bessey owned #60 Cup car and Bessey may go back to the BGN series(6-6-2000)

  • #12 Crew Chief back: Jeremy Mayfield and the #12 Mobil 1 team will have crew chief Peter Sospenzo back at Michigan after missing the last three races while serving a suspension from the Talladega fuel incident(6-6-2000)

  • #41 Closed..for now UPDATE 2: 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)
    UPDATE: PitNow is reporting that engine builder, Peter Guild, is negotiating to buy Larry Hedrick's #41 Cup team(PitNow)(6-5-2000)
    UPDATE 2: hearing that Guild is not trying to buy the team but someone else has stepped up and is talking to Hedrick about buying the team(6-6-2000)

  • Sad News: heard that Jake Elder's wife Debbie, passed away Sunday after a long illness, Elder is a retired crew chief from Winston Cup and a lengend in the sport(6-6-2000)


    (6-5-2000)
  • Valvoline and Roush UPDATE 5 more news: Roush and Valvoline, meanwhile are continuing to negotiate, with proposals out and under evaluation. Rumored replacements include GE(General Electric) and Wal-Mart. Also Valvoline could end up a major assoc across all the Roush teams like Quaker State is with Hendrick Motorsports(SpeedVision)
    UPDATE: hearing that Pfizer may in the running for sponsorship of the #6 Ford(5-28-2000)
    UPDATE 2: While there are talks about extending the Valvoline deal, another possibility is that Pfizer's sponsorship could wind up on that (#6)car(That's Racin')(5-29-2000)
    UPDATE 3: Top sponsor will change for Martin. Pfizer/Viagra will be the primary sponsor for NASCAR driver Mark Martin's #6 Ford next year. The new deal for Martin and Roush Racing is reportedly worth $60 million over five years, according to several sources within the NASCAR industry. This year’s primary sponsor, Valvoline, and Martin have enjoyed one of the longest-running relationships in the sport. “(Valvoline) is more likely to be an associate sponsor than as a primary sponsor next year -- that would be a true statement,” said Geoff Smith, president of Roush Racing, on Tuesday evening. “But as far as other things going on, we’re not going to talk (about names and specifics) until everything is completed.” Pfizer/Viagra is the primary sponsor of Pontiac #27 driver Mike Bliss this season(Atlanta Journal Constitution)(5-31-2000)
    UPDATE 4: The Valvoline Company has announced that at the conclusion of the 2000 season it will no longer be the major sponsor of the Roush Racing Ford driven by Mark Martin on the NASCAR Winston Cup circuit. Valvoline is pursuing other opportunities within NASCAR and is confident that they will continue to be a major sponsor in Winston Cup racing as they have been for the last 25 years(Yahoo Biz)(6-1-2000)
    UPDATE 5: Although Valvoline will no longer be a primary sponsor, they still expect to be associated with them(Roush) in some capacity in the future and that Valvoline is confident the company will continue as a "major sponsor" in Winston Cup. Sources told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette last week that Martin and Roush were to sign a five-year, $72 million contract with Bentonville-based Wal-Mart, a deal that would include a $5 million bonus to win the Winston Cup championship, beginning next year. But the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported this week that a five-year, $60 million deal had been signed with Pfizer/Viagra as company that Martin signed on to work with an advertising campaign for the company this season along with fellow drivers Bobby Labonte and Rusty Wallace. Other potential sponsors believed to be interested include United Parcel Services, Ford Quality Care and General Electric. No word has come from Roush Racing at all(Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)(6-5-2000)

  • Rusty Penalty: why was #2-Rusty Wallace penalized towards the end of the MBNA Platinum 400 at Dover? Rusty Wallace was in the NASCAR trailer after the race questioning a black flag that cost him in the final miles. Instead of battling Dale Earnhardt for seventh, a lap down, Wallace wound up 14th after the penalty. Wallace had been racing Earnhardt for position when the last caution came out. So just before the single-file restart Wallace passed several cars that were behind him on the scorecard, to get to Earnhardt's rear bumper. NASCAR then blackflagged him, pointing to the 10-lap rule that sets a single-file restart inside 10 to go and that doesn't allow anyone except drivers still on the lead lap to close up. If Wallace and Earnhardt had been on the lead lap, Wallace could have closed up; since they weren't, he couldn't(PitNow). Also, see the explanation at That's Racin' and NOL(6-5-2000)

  • Kyle to sub for Andretti UPDATE: Kyle Petty, who Saturday failed to qualify for at Dover for the Cup race in the #44 Hot Wheels Pontiac, will stand by in relief for injured teammate John Andretti at Dover Downs. The car has been fitted with Petty's seat. Andretti will run the car until the first caution then Petty will finish out the race(SpeedVision)(6-3-2000)
    UPDATE: Kyle Petty relieved John Andretti during the first caution and was able to drive the #43 STP/Cheerios Pontiac to a 13th place finish(6-5-2000)

  • Parcells to own a team? The latest rumor making the rounds has Steve Park driving next year for a start-up team owned by Bill Parcells(Gaston Gazette) note: Parcells was rumored in the past to be involved with Ray Evernham but have heard nothing of that in a while(6-5-2000)

  • Winner: average starting spot for the 12 Winston Cup winners in 2000 is 14th (EPSN2's Ray Dunlap on NASCAR2Day) Tony Stewart started 16th in the 13th race at Dover(6-5-2000)

  • Martin news: With #6-Mark Martins blown engine, Martin finished outside the top ten for the fourth time in a row. Martin hasn't finished outside the top ten four times in a row previous to this since 1989(TNN Race Coverage)(6-5-2000)


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