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and ALL the rescue workers
and folks who are helping out

The Red Cross
for those in
New York City, Washington DC and Pennsylvania


New Hampshire 300 race was Postponed until Nov 23rd, 2001

RIP: Michael Clarke of FDNY Ladder 2

American Liberty Partnership
American Liberty Partnership – americansonsofliberty.com
mentioned by The President during his Sept 20th speech

NOTE: many of these links were from 2001-2002 and some may not work.
We decided to leave the page basically as it was from that time frame

NEW NEWS Sept 2002

  • Some Tributes at NHIS: A year later, Richard Childress Racing is still honoring the memory of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks. Gordon’s teammate, Kevin Harvick, driver of the #29 GM Goodwrench Service Chevrolet, will run a patriotic paint scheme in place of any primary or associate sponsorships this weekend. Hendrick Motorsports will also display commemorative artwork on their Chevrolet race cars at the New Hampshire 300. “We all have our own thoughts and feelings about the anniversary of September 11th,” said Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. “Everyone involved with our teams, from sponsors to drivers to crew members, felt it was important for us to do something in memory of those events and the people affected by them.” Each Hendrick race car will carry a primary logo on its rear deck lid, with a smaller “freedom ribbon” displayed on the C-post. Created by artist Sam Bass, the primary design uses a red, white and blue color scheme to convey themes of unity, strength and hope. All four Hendrick Winston Cup drivers — Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Terry Labonte, and Joe Nemechek — will also run identical “9-11” logos in the New Hampshire 300, followed by the newly renamed MBNA All-American Heroes 400 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 22. NHIS owner Bob Bahre said the speedway will commemorate Sept. 11th in subtle ways on Sunday before the race. “We won’t really have much, very little,” he said. “We’re just having things go on like normal.”(Citizen Online)
    AND In honor of the one year anniversary of the September 11th tragedy and in remembrance of those who gave their lives, the “M&M’s”® Pontiac will carry the American flag on the deck lid of the #36 car in Loudon this weekend. The American flag will also be prominently displayed on the car in Dover.
    see schemes of the #29 and #31 cars on my Paint Schemes Gallery.(9-11-2002)
    Special Scheme for the #11 at NHIS: The #11 Hooters Ford will have a different look this weekend at New Hampshire in honor of 9-11 with a theme of “Remembering Our Heroes”.(9-12-2002)
  • Talladega Memorial: On Sept. 11, 2002, Talladega Superspeedway’s giant mural outside Turns 3 and 4 will be the backdrop for a memorial to remember the people lost in last year’s terrorist attack on America. The public is invited to attend the memorial, which will begin at 7:15am on the north end of the track’s facility. “We decided to hold this public service as a way to pay tribute not only to those lost on that day, but also to the millions of Americans who continue to serve our country every day,” said Grant Lynch, the track’s president. “It is a time for all of us to remember the tragic events of 9/11 and to honor those who lost their lives in the attacks and in the heroic rescue efforts made by so many that day. “But this one-year anniversary is also about saying thanks to those who continue to watch over us each and every day – all the military branches, police, fire and rescue squads and the millions of volunteers who step up to the plate anytime America needs t hem,” said Lynch. Nick Derzis, the Assistant Chief of Police in Hoover, will be a guest speaker at Talladega. Derzis volunteered his time to help at Ground Zero in New York. Within six weeks after the events of 9/11, Derzis made visits to Ground Zero twice to assist with op erations at the makeshift morgue. Randy Howell, pastor of Eureka Baptist Church, will also speak during the memorial and will ask for a moment of silence to coincide with the time that the first airplane hit the World Trade Center in New York last September.(Talladega Superspeedway PR)(9-9-2002)
  • Allison to speak at Atlanta: Liz Allison, widow of NASCAR star Davey Allison, will be a featured speaker at the Sept. 11 Remembrance Event at Atlanta Motor Speedway, which is being organized by the churches of Henry County. The event, which will run from 5:30-8:30 p.m., will remember the victims of the Sept. 11 tragedy and honor police, fired and EMT personnel in Henry County. There will be food vendors and entertainment from 5:30-7:30 p.m., with the program beginning at 7:30 p.m. The program will consist of an hour of guest speakers – including Allison – video reflections, singing and more. The program will conclude at 8:30 p.m. with a fireworks presentation. Admission is free and all are welcome at this service. Coolers are welcome in line with Atlanta Motor Speedway policy (14x14x14, no glass). For more information about the event, contact Gary Lewis of Sharon Baptist Church at (770) 957-5072.(AMS PR)(9-9-2002)
  • Let’s Roll: On Sep. 11, 2001, Todd Beamer uttered the battle cry, “Let’s Roll!,” just before he and other passengers confronted the terrorists who took over their passenger jet in an attempt to prevent the terrorists from attacking another American target. Unfortunately during the struggle, the aircraft crashed in a Pennsylvania field killing everyone on board, but the sacrifices made by those heroic passengers saved many more lives. Since then, the Air Force has taken those now famous words and incorporated them into artwork that is currently on the nose of many Air Force aircraft. During this year’s Winston Cup race on Sep 22nd at Dover Downs International Speedway (near Dover Air Force Base), NASCAR has agreed to allow the Air Force to offer each race team “Let’s Roll!” decals to be placed on the “B” Pillar (the vertical column between the front and rear windows on each side of the car) as the Air Force remembers the events of 9-11.(Wood Bros Site)(9-5-2002)

    found at the Wright-Patterson AFB site, designed by Senior Airman Duane White

    NEW NEWS Aug 2002

  • NASCAR Helps Out: New York City Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta today announced the donation of two driving simulators from the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) to the New York City Fire Department (FDNY). The FDNY will become the first municipal fire and emergency medical response program in the country to use full scale, motion-based vehicle simulators to train fire and ambulance chauffeurs. The simulators will be used to help train the city’s Fire and EMS personnel in apparatus operations and are expected to help improve response times, reduce accidents and resulting injuries and, ultimately, help save lives. “The driving simulators will have a major, long-term positive impact on both the emergency response system in New York City, and the people and property the Fire Department is sworn to protect,” said Commissioner Scoppetta. “We are grateful to NASCAR for helping make this a reality.” The announcement was made at a press conference today in New York at the FDNY Engine 23 firehouse on West 58th Street. Dignitaries in attendance included FDNY Commissioner Scoppetta; FDNY Citywide Tour Commander, Chief Joseph Callan; NASCAR President Mike Helton and NASCAR champion driver Jeff Gordon. The donation addresses a need stemming from the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 in which over 100 FDNY-trained chauffeurs perished.. The FDNY worked with NASCAR to identify a specific need that had gone unmet through previous monetary contributions and determined that driver training simulators would have a significant benefit to the department. “We knew that it would take time for the full breadth of the city’s needs to become known and understood after last September,” said NASCAR President Mike Helton. “The FDNY agreed with us,
    and waited to see where it made the most sense for us to step in. We hope the driving simulators will have long-lasting benefits to all New Yorkers.” The company building the driving simulators, FAAC, Inc., of Ann Arbor, Michigan, will contribute a portion of proceeds from additional simulators sold to municipalities across the country to the FDNY Fire Safety Education Fund (FSEF).(NASCAR PR)(8-8-2002)
  • Dover fall race to honor heroes of 9/11: Joe Gibbs Racing and MBNA are working together to honor the heroes of Sept. 11 and to help children who lost parents in the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington. In a press conference today [1:00pm at Indy] in Indianapolis, MBNA and Gibbs Racing will announce plans for a promotion Sept. 20-22 at Dover International Speedway. The name of the Sept. 22 Winston Cup race will be changed from the MBNA America 400 to the All American Heroes 400. Gibbs Racing driver Bobby Labonte will drive a car with the race’s name and the words “Let’s Roll” emblazoned across the hood. The car will be unveiled today at Indianapolis. Proceeds from special race events organized by Gibbs and MBNA will benefit the Todd M. Beamer Foundation, created in honor of a passenger on one of the hijacked flights of Sept. 11. The foundation helps children who lost parents in the Sept. 11 attacks. All profits from sales of models of Labonte’s special No.18 car will be donated to the Beamer Foundation. Every organization involved in the All American Heroes 400, including Action Performance, the maker of the No.18 model die cast, is donating 100 percent of profits from the event to the Beamer Foundation, Alpern said. Before the race, NASCAR.com will give fans the opportunity to sponsor Labonte per lap in the race, with all donations going to the foundation. After the race on Sept. 24, eBay will hold a live auction where fans may bid on Labonte’s race uniform, helmet, shoes and gloves, in addition to the hood of the car, all of which will be autographed, with the proceeds going to the foundation. Alpern said Gibbs Racing and MBNA hope Beamer’s widow, Lisa, will serve as grand marshal of the event. MBNA has also invited President Bush.(Hartford Courant)(8-2-2002)
    IMAGE see my Paint Scheme Gallery for a real image of the car taken at Indy.(8-5-2002)

    HOW TEAMS, DRIVERS, NASCAR and FANS are Helping Those
    Involved in the NYC, Wash DC and PA Terrorist Attacks


    WTC Flag
    AP photo/The Record, Thomas E. Franklin

    • Schrader’s Car/Diecast: Ken Schrader is helping victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by donating proceeds from a special diecast car. Fans can buy a replica of the patriotic car Schrader piloted at Dover with $30 from each $55 sale going to the American Red Cross, see below for images of the car(10-28-2001)
    • Interesting Story UPDATE II: A chance meeting with a fallen hero by Marty Smith of NASCAR.com(9-20-2001)
      UPDATE: On Sunday, something truly heartwarming will happen. Matt Dahl, the son of the captain of Flight 93, will meet his hero — Jeff Gordon. See full story at NASCAR.com: A renewed faith in the human race by Marty Smith(9-27-2001)

    AP Picture from CNNSI.com by Nick Wass
  • NOT NASCAR but Horrible Tragedies: at the World Trade Center in New York – two, yes two, planes crashed into the World Trade Center Towers in New York City, a plane crashed at the Pentagon, and another into the ground 80 miles SE of Pittsburgh, all acts of lowlife terrorists. See www.cnn.com. Prayers and thoughts go out to the victims, families and friends.(9-11-2001)
    Want to Thank all the firefighter’s, EMS workers, rescue workers, doctor’s and nurses and anyone else who is in NYC, Wash, DC and PA helping out.
    God Bless America!
  • NASCAR.com mourns the loss of the innocent victims of this morning’s devastating attacks. Please join us in support of the survivors by contacting your local Red Cross and other support agencies. Our hearts and prayers go out to the families and friends of those lost in this horrific tragedy.(9-11-2001)
  • HOW YOU CAN HELP: How to contact the Red Cross, other agencies to assist victims of attacks (thanks to That’s Racin’ for the list and info):
    The American Red Cross is accepting blood donations. For donation sites, call 1-800-GIVELIFE (1-800-448-3543). Or you can log on to the Red Cross web site: www.redcross.org. The American Red Cross can accept cash donations through 1-800-HELP NOW. Medical personnel who wish to donate their services should contact their local American Red Cross office.
    The Salvation Army is also providing emergency relief to the NYC and DC areas. To see what you can do to help their efforts, please go to www.salvationarmy.org. The Salvation Army can accept financial contributions through 1-800-SAL ARMY.
    The international disaster relief organization has created a fund to help victims. Donors can call 1-800-486-4357 or log onto www.americares.org to contribute to the “Aid for Terrorist Attack Victims.” Much of the money will be used to provide medical supplies.
    Call 1-888-BLOOD-88 to learn the location of the nearest ABC blood center and schedule an appointment. Or Call 1-800-HELP-NOW to schedule an appointment near where you live.
    Firehouse.com, Firehouse Magazine and Firehouse Expos announced tonight a partnership with the International Association of Firefighters in a major fundraising effort to support the many children, spouses and family members left behind by the firefighters and emergency medical personnel who perished in the World Trade Center tragedy.(9-12-2001)
    New York Blood Center:The New York Blood Center has also announced a blood emergency for the greater New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. Visit www.nybloodcenter.org for more information on how to help or call 1-800-933-2566.
    United Way: The United Way of New York and the New York Community Trust have established a fund to help the victims of the attacks and their families. The September Eleventh Fund will provide immediate support to established emergency assistance agencies. Anyone wishing to contribute may send their donations in care of United Way, 2 Park Ave, New York, New York, 10016 or call: 212-251-4035. Donations are also being accepted on United Way of New York City’s Web site: unitedwaynyc.org.
    Salvation Army, cash donations:(800) SAL-ARMY
    World Vision Donations are being accepted for World Vision’s American Relief Fund at the organization’s Web site or by calling 1-888-511-6593.
    AND been informed there are MANY other ways to help out, many Department stores are accepting donations to various charities, some fantasy leagues are donating their weekly pools to charity, so there are many ways folks can help out(9-13-2001)
    Speedway Children’s Charities and Lowe’s Motor Speedway will accept monetary donations during the Food Lion AutoFair Sept. 13-16 to
    benefit children victimized by the New York City and Washington, DC, terrorist attacks. Donations will be presented to the American Red Cross and other victims’ assistance programs benefiting children. Patrons of the Food Lion AutoFair who wish to make monetary donations should report to the Speedway Children’s Charities display located near the North Entrance of the white Pavilion tent on pit road. The Food Lion AutoFair hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday – Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.(9-14/16-2001)
    MORE: In response to these attacks, United Way and The New York Community Trust have established The September 11th Fund. Your contribution will be used to help respond to the immediate and longer-term needs of the victims, their families, and communities affected by the events of September 11. Please note, 100% of your contribution will be used to support these efforts. United Way and The New York Community Trust are underwriting all administrative costs.(9-24-2001)
  • The Twin Towers Fund, which was set up by Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, ensures the generous outpouring of support for the families of the uniformed service heros affected by the disaster are coordinated, responsive, responsible and accountable. The Twin Towers Fund is to assist the New York Fire Department and its Emergency Medical Services Command, the New York Police Department, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the New York State Office of Court Administration and other government officers who lost their lives or were injured at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. If you are interested in making a donation to the Twin Towers Fund by check or money order, please send it to:
    Twin Towers Fund
    General Post Office
    PO Box 26999
    New York, NY 10087-6999
  • BUT Be Careful – Scams out there already: In the wake of the tragic events at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, many charitable organizations are launching campaigns to help victims and their families. The Better Business Bureau warns potential donors against fraudulent appeals that seek to use a national tragedy to take advantage of American generosity and concern. “Given the magnitude of the event and the needs of victims and their families, we encourage the public to contribute to helpful causes, especially at this time,” said Art Taylor, President and CEO of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, “However, it is critical for donors not to succumb to pressure to make an immediate donation without first checking out soliciting groups to ensure their generosity is not misplaced.” Organizations conduct solicitations for relief in several ways: through the mail, telephone, door-to-door appeals, solicitors stationed outside busy stores or traffic intersections, the Internet, and announcements in magazines, newspapers, radio and television. “Although timing is critical in responding to the needs of victims and their families, fraudulent solicitors often demand on-the-spot contributions and rely on the fact that individuals will not question their efforts,” Taylor said. The public will receive appeals from both established and newly formed organizations. Whatever the age of the group, appeals should clearly describe the specific services the charity intends to provide to those with injuries or whose family members were killed or are missing due to the terrorist attacks. Further, they should describe whether the organization intends to meet immediate or long-term needs of those victimized by this tragedy, or both. Even newly established charities should have written material available describing their programs, anticipated expenditures, and how they will carry out activities. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance also advises against giving out credit card numbers to a phone solicitor, or in response to a “spam” email received from an unknown individual or organization. This can be a ruse to obtain the card number for illegitimate purposes. Ask the caller or email sender to provide written information on the charity’s programs and finances before you make a contribution decision. In addition, the Alliance cautions the public to carefully review offers for the sale of consumer items that claim the purchase will assist the victims of this tragedy. While some of these offers will provide help, others may not have the approved use of a charity’s name or may provide very little to the referenced charities. Look for a clear disclosure that specifies how much of the sale goes to the charity and do not hesitate to contact the named organization to confirm they have agreed to these arrangements. Check out charities by contacting the Better Business Bureau or your local charity registration office (usually a division of the state attorney general’s office.) Information on national charities is also available from the BBB Wise Giving Alliance at www.give.org.(9-14-2001)



    • Lowe’s Helps Out: Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse and Richard Childress Racing (RCR) driver Robby Gordon are “Racing For Relief” this weekend at Lowe’s Motor Speedway to raise funds for the families of the firefighters killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. As part of its “Power of Pride” campaign, Lowe’s will donate to the New York Firefighters’ 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund $100 for every lap Gordon completes and $1,000 for every lap he leads in Sunday’s UAW-GM Quality 500. In conjunction with the donation-per-lap campaign, the #31 Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse Chevrolet will carry special decals including the American Flag and a N.Y. Firefighters’ decal on the #31 Chevrolet.(RCR Racing), the #48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy and driver Jimmie Johnson will also run Lowes [his sponsor for 2 more races in 2001 and full-time in 2002] colors and do the same “Power of Pride” campaign(10-4-2001)
    • Fox Sports reported before the race at Kansas that the Race Teams raised over $18.5 million for their selected charities to help the tragedies in NYC, Wash DC and PA
    • The United Auto Workers’ International Executive Board has authorized a $250,000 contribution to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The UAW also has encouraged its local unions to continue fund-raising efforts to benefit the victims of the recent attacks on the United States.


    from TuCows by D.E. Waldrom & Guy Parneix
    • Stewart Helmet UPDATE: Last week, Tony Stewart, along with Jason Beam of Beam Designs (Tony’s helmet designer), collaborated to come up with something they could do to help raise money for all those affected by the tragedies that occurred September 11th, 2001. The result of their effort is the new “Stars & Stripes” themed helmet, which Tony will wear in honor of our country at this weekend’s race in Dover. Tony has requested that both the helmet and the firesuit he will wear on Sunday be auctioned in order to help raise money for our country’s terrorist victims and their families. After learning of Tony’s request, both Home Depot and Joe Gibbs Racing joined in to help. Home Depot has since provided major sponsorship of the eBay auction and Joe Gibbs Racing has helped by placing stars and stripes graphics on both Tony Stewart’s and Bobby Labonte’s race cars to show their support.(9-24-2001)
      UPDATE: The “Auction for America” items have closed and raised: $8,601.00 for the Dover race-day uniform and $10,100.00 for the “Stars & Stripes” helmet. Thanks(10-3-2001)
    • Dover Donates: Dover Downs CEO Denis McGlynn announced the speedway was donating $100,000 to aid the New York relief efforts through the American Red Cross
      UPDATE: Dover Downs is donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund. That information was first made available on Sunday afternoon, just after the start of the MBNA Cal Ripken, Jr. 400 Winston Cup Series race. “We had discussed the fact that so many race teams and people in our sport were making special efforts to help the American Red Cross through
      such a difficult time in our history and that we wanted to do our part,” said Denis McGlynn, President and CEO of Dover Downs. “We chose the National Disaster Relief aspect of the Red Cross because it is not only devoted to helping those who have recently been affected by the terrorist acts, but also are there for any future problems. We are honored to be able to contribute to their cause.” As it turns out, the American Red Cross was also on hand race weekend to raise funds from race fans, and their efforts were rewarded with $10,138.27 in contributions.
    • NASCAR donation? been asked, didn’t know, here is what was found – And, finally, what of NASCAR? The ruling body compiled voluminous lists of what its teams were doing, but so far, it has not made any mention of coming off the corporate hip itself to help rebuild the rubble from the terrorist attacks. Jim Hunter, NASCAR’s vice president for communications, said a donation will be forthcoming. “Our thinking is that this is going to be a long-term operation,” said Hunter. “This effort to rebuild from the effects of the devastation is going to be long-term. It may go on for a year or more. At some point in the future, we will make a sizable financial contribution, but we’d rather sit back right now and consider where it would be most needed.”(Gaston Gazette)(9-22-2001)
    • So far four Cup teams are the first to join a lap-driven fund-raising drive for the Disaster Relief Fund of the American Red Cross, which is involved in much of the rescue effort and family disaster relief following Tuesday.s terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C. and PA
      Each driver participating is donating $10 for each lap he completes, and his team is matching that donation.
      Total of $20 per lap per car, that a combination from the driver and from the team.So far, the #12 Mobil 1 Taurus of Jeremy Mayfield (Penske Racing); the #2 Miller Lite Taurus of Rusty Wallace (Penske Racing South); the #33 Oakwood Homes Chevrolet of Joe Nemechek (Andy Petree Racing); and the #55 Square-D Chevrolet of Bobby Hamilton (Andy Petree Racing) are participating. EACH of those driver/teams is donating a total of $20 apiece per lap they complete at Dover next week.Several other teams have indicated they plan to join but may not be able to finalize that and announce it until next week. Using last season.s September race at Dover as a guide, the 43 teams competing in the race completed a total of 13,470 laps. If every driver and every team had participated in that race, a total of $269,400 would have been raised.(Williams Company of America)
      NOTE: it was reported on FSN’s NASCAR This Morning that ALL 43 Cup teams are now a part of this program.(9-23-2001)
    • Team members at Joe Gibbs Racing have collected $6,800.
    • Employees at Hendrick Motorsports have raised $15,000, and Rick Hendrick will match that with another $15,000.
    • Robert Pressley, driver of the #77 Jasper Engines & Transmissions Ford Taurus, and Jasper Motorsports have teamed up with their sponsor, Jasper Engines & Transmissions, and its employees, in an effort to raise money for the Disaster Relief Fund of the American Red Cross. The #77 team will donate a minimum of $20,000 following the race at Dover. Pressley will donate $10 for every lap completed and Jasper Motorsports and its employees will match that amount. Jasper Engines & Transmissions has issued a challenge to its 1500 employees agreeing to match dollar for dollar the amount raised by its associates over the next week, with a minimum commitment of $20,000 for Disaster Relief. Jasper joins Penske Racing and Andy Petree Racing in this fund-raising drive.
    • Both the #28 Texaco/Havoline Ford and the #88 UPS Ford teams have agreed to donate $10 for every completed lap at Dover(9-18-2001)
    • Winston Cup #90 team owner Junie Donlavey and driver Hut Stricklin will donate to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund $10 for every lap Donlavey Racing completes during the MBNA Cal Ripken Jr. 400 at Dover Downs International Speedway. Donlavey, who reacted to the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor by enlisting in the Navy, said he would enlist again today if he could.
    • Jack Roush (#’s 6,17,97,99 teams) announced today that his three main operating companies, Roush Racing, Roush Engineering and Roush Performance together with the support of nearly 1800 employees, will be contributing to the support of the families of the firefighters lost as a result of last week’s attack. “We have elected to support the Uniformed Firefighters Association Widows’ and Children’s Fund,” says Geoff Smith, Roush Racing president “in order to directly help what is expected to be over 1,000 widows’ and orphans left behind by these gallant Americans.”
      The support will come in two ways. First, the company will match all contributions made by its employees to the Fund; Second, a percentage of souvenir sales made at the remaining 10 Winston Cup races will be directly contributed to the Fund. Monies will be turned over to the Fund at the end of the racing season.
      The Widows’ and Children’s Fund was officially established in 1980 as a non-profit organization to help relieve financial hardship
      experienced by widows’ and children of firefighters who die in the line of duty. Today the Fund helps to provide health, education and
      welfare benefits
      More than 300 firefighters are currently missing. The Fund anticipates that the firefighters will leave upwards of 1,000 widows
      and children.
      For more information on this organization please call The Widows’ and Children’s Fund at 1-212-683-4832 or 1-212-545-6962. Employees of Roush will be given separate notification of how funds will be collected.
    • #99: CITGO Petroleum, the primary sponsor of Jeff Burton’s #99 CITGO SUPERGARD Motor Oil Taurus in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series will donate $1-million dollars worth of motor fuel to aid relief efforts in New York City and Washington, DC. The American Red Cross today announced that CITGO Petroleum Corporation completed arrangements over the weekend to donate
      $1-million worth of motor fuel to aid in the relief efforts in New York City and Washington, DC. The in-kind donation of fuel will be
      handled out of CITGO’s petroleum product terminals in Linden, NJ, and Fairfax, VA. In addition, two major transporters of CITGO fuels, Petrochemical Transport, Inc., an Addison Texas-based subsidiary of Kenan Advantage Group, and DANA Transport, Inc., based in Avenel, NJ, have volunteered to deliver the fuels to Red Cross designated locations at no cost.
    • Ganassi Racing: with Felix Sabates will donate up to $24,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund following the Dover Downs NASCAR Winston Cup event this weekend. Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates drivers Sterling Marlin, driver of the No. 40 Coors Light Dodge, and Jason Leffler, driver of the No. 01 Cingular Wireless Dodge, will each personally donate $10 for each lap they complete of the Dover Downs Winston Cup race on Sept. 23. Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates will match each of their drivers. donations.. CGR sponsors, Coors Brewing Company and Cingular Wireless, will also join the cause and will match Sterling Marlin and Jason Leffler’s donation of $10 per lap completed.
    • CAT Member Helps out in NYC: Sam Pardon, the lead welder at Bill Davis Racing and an employee since January 1995, phoned the shop Monday to ask if he could use one week of his vacation to travel to New York and aid in the rescue efforts of the thousands of people still missing following the attack on the World Trade Center. He was joined by Lincoln Electric, a sponsor of both the #22 Caterpillar and #93 Amoco teams, to work at cutting and welding the tons of steel left in the rubble. Pardon is working the night shift and is staying at firehouse very close to ground zero. He is a member of the pit crew on the #22 Caterpillar team, so he will make his way back to Dover, Del., on Sunday. This is not the first time Pardon has rushed to the rescue of many. Pardon collects hundreds of gifts around Christmas and brings them to a local Children’s Hospital for the many children suffering from illnesses.
    • DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund; DaimlerChrysler is committing $10 million, through the DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund, to support the children of victims of the terrorist attacks. Additional donations from members of the DaimlerChrysler family around the globe – including employees, dealers and suppliers – will be established through the Fund, said DaimlerChrysler AG Chairman Juergen E. Schrempp. In tribute to the victims of the attacks and the heroes who have emerged to help them, a special commemorative American flag decal (above) will be carried by all ten Dodge Intrepid R/T’s in NASCAR’s Winston Cup MBNA.com 400 this weekend. In addition, DaimlerChrysler employees, dealers and suppliers around the world have expressed a desire to help in this effort. As a result,
      DaimlerChrysler will open an account so that contributions can be made from the DaimlerChrysler family around the globe. The money will be used for various kinds of support, including educational needs. In the United States, contributions can be made to the “DaimlerChrysler Help the Children Fund” by sending checks to the:
      DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund
      PO Box 218006
      Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA 48321-9955
      (CIMS 485-02-46). This has the support of the United Auto Workers (UAW). In Germany, contributions can be made through Deutsche Bank, Stuttgart, BLZ: 600 700 70, Kontonummer: 100 000.
    • Amoco and the #93: Car Owner Bill Davis and driver Dave Blaney will also join many other NASCAR Winston Cup Series teams in generating additional funds in a lap-to-lap fund-raising program at Dover Downs, initiated by Penske Racing and drivers Jeremy Mayfield (#12) and Rusty Wallace (#2). Along with sponsors Amoco and Siemens, Davis and Blaney will contribute $10 per-lap each for every lap run during the MBNA-sponsored 400-lap race this weekend at Dover, totaling $40 per-lap and as much $16,000 to the Disaster Relief Fund of the American Red Cross. The Amoco funding for the driver-driven project with Blaney and the #93 team is in addition to the $5 million in corporate contributions to U.S. disaster relief made last week, including $1 million to the American Red Cross and $2 million each to the Emergency Services Relief Fund in New York (serving members and families of the NYPD and FDNY) and to a broad range of
      other organizations responding to the relief efforts following the events of September 11. Siemens has pledged $2 million to support
      emergency assistance agencies in New York and Washington and the company will match contributions from its 460,000 employees in 193 countries worldwide. The other BDR entries—the #22 Caterpillar Dodge in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series and the #23 Jani-King
      Pontiac in the NASCAR Busch Series—will also feature special design elements for the Dover races.
      With impact of the devastation organization-wide at BDR, the efforts of firefighters at the New York and Washington, D.C. sites were particularly personal to the #93 Amoco-Siemens crew members, whose road-crew includes four current or former firefighters (MARK PARRISH-Transporter Driver and Gas Man), STEVE COVELL (Chef and MotorHome driver), STEVE CARTER (Scorer) and TIM JACKSON (Pit Support). Jonathan Murath, a active New York City firefighter, was pivotal in Siemens’ effort to secure the opportunity to
      display the FDNY shields on the deck-lid of the #93 Dodge. Murath, currently serving at the WTC site on a 24-hour on-off rotation, is a member of the “Fire Factor” firehouse in Harlem (Engine 58, Ladder 26), located at 115th Street and 5th Avenue. Murath’s group has suffered losses in the aftermath of the WTC attack but continues to contribute tirelessly alongside firefighters from throughout New York and the region.(Billdavisracing.com)
    • The Anheuser-Busch Foundation has donated $1 million to the American Red Cross in Greater New York for relief efforts to aid victims in the NY metropolitan area. Donated almost 10,000 cases of canned water to aid the victims and rescue workers in New York City (the Salvation Army and American Red Cross are distributing the water)
    • #21: Wood Brothers Racing and NASCAR Winston Cup driver Elliott Sadler announced today that racing at Dover this weekend will also raise support for the families of the firefighters lost as a result of last week’s tragedy. Fund raising efforts for this weekend in Dover will consist of the entities donating $20 per lap completed to the Uniformed Firefighters Association Widows’ and Children’s Fund.
    • RCR: Richard Childress Racing (RCR) and its drivers, Kevin Harvick and Mike Skinner, will donate to The Disaster Relief Fund for the American Red Cross a total of $20 for each lap completed in both the NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Series races this weekend at Dover (Del.) Downs International Speedway. The RCR teams can potentially complete 1,200 laps (both Winston Cup cars completing 400 laps each and both Busch cars completing 200 laps each). That would translate into a $24,000 donation to the American Red Cross AND Richard Childress Racing (RCR) will donate $3 to the American Red Cross (ARC) from the sale of each Dale Earnhardt “3” Vortex hat sold exclusively through the RCR web site (AOL keyword: RCR or www.rcrracing.com) from Sept. 20 through Sept. 29 or while supplies last. The hats are the same style worn by Richard Childress Racing crew members at the Feb. 25 NASCAR Winston Cup event at North Carolina Speedway, Kevin Harvick’s debut in the No. 29 GM Goodwrench Service Plus Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Normally sold for $25 each, the cost has been reduced to $20 in an effort spur sales to benefit the ARC.
    • Tony Stewart is planning to paint the American flag on the helmet he will wear at Dover and then auction it off with proceeds going to the American Red Cross.


    image by Don Melford

  • Bodine to Honor Victims: Two entries in this weekend’s events at Lowe’s Motor Speedway will display the website address for The New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund. The #11 Ralphs/Wells Fargo Financial Ford, owned and driven Brett Bodine, and the #6 Ford, owned by Brett Bodine Racing and driven by Brett’s nephew, Josh Richeson, in this weekend’s BGN race, will both carry the website address for this non-profit organization for the families of fallen New York City firefighters and police officers. The Fund provides funding at the time of a death to assist with immediate expenses. In addition, the benefit fund distributes an annual check to each of the surviving families. “This is such a tragedy! With so many of us here at BBR, myself included, being from the New York area, this hit close to home. I think all of us want to do something to help and this is a great way to contribute. Hopefully, the Fund will get extra attention by being on our cars. I urge everyone to consider making a donation,” said Bodine. The web address: www.nypfwc.org.(BBR PR)(10-3-2001)

  • Special #40 Scheme at Kansas UPDATE: hearing that #40 Sterling Marlin will be carrying a special “God Bless America” paint scheme this weekend in Kansas City. The team evidently did not have enough time to prepare the car for Dover, so they will be running it this weekend instead. The last I heard the team was going to run the Coors Brooks and Dunn scheme at Kansas.(9-26-2001)
    UPDATE: Coors Brewing Company will continue its effort to help the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on America by extending its $10 donation for every lap that the #40 Coors Light Dodge completes in this weekend’s Cup race in Kansas. Following last weekends race, Coors donated $4,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to support relief efforts.. If the #40 car is able to complete all 267 laps of the Protection One 400 race, Coors will donate an additional $2,670 for a total of $6,670 going to help the victims of this tragedy. In addition to the donation, Coors.has developed a special “American Pride” paint scheme for its #40 Dodge for this weekends race.. The car will not display any Coors’ branded identification, but will display the words “Proud to be an American” on the upper-rear quarter panels, and “God Bless America” on the TV panel. “I really like the red, white and blue paint scheme and I’m excited about racing at a new track this weekend,”.driver Sterling Marlin said.. “It’s great to work with a sponsor who is cares so much about the community.”(Ganassi Racing PR and Images)(9-28-2001)

  • NAPA announced today NASCAR Winston Cup driver Michael Waltrip’s No. 15 NAPA Chevrolet will display a Stars and Stripes paint
    scheme in the MBNA Cal Ripken, Jr. 400 at Dover Downs this weekend, as well as the remaining races in 2001. Waltrip ran the same model at the Pepsi 400 in July in honor of Independence Day. “In memory of those who lost their lives, in honor of those who have
    been called together to defend our Nation, in appreciation for those who work day and night participating in recovery efforts and in respect and trust in those who represent the United States of America, the NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet will carry the symbolic stars and
    stripes of our country,” said NAPA President, Steve Handschuh. “This car was special when we ran it the first time at Daytona,”
    reflected Waltrip. “We were able to honor all those who fought and died for our freedom before us and show that we are proud to be
    American. By sporting the Stars and Stripes we hope to remind everyone that we live in the greatest country in the world and that is
    why the United States was attacked on September 11. Our prayers are lifted for all those who lost loved ones in this tragic event.”

  • #33 and #55 Andy Petree Racing teams will have a USA Flag on their hoods.

    #77: The #77 car will also be adorned with special decals to remember those who have tragically lost their lives along with honoring the perseverance and optimism of our Great Nation

  • #36: Electing to make a bold statement…but with no words, “M&M’s”® Chocolate Candies this weekend at Dover has removed its familiar logo, “M” Characters and candy pieces from the No. 36 Pontiac replacing them instead with an American Flag. All associate sponsors of the #36 (Pontiac, Valvoline, Mighty Auto Parts and Call-N-Carry) elected to join forces and remove their decals as well. The flag — which waves front to back on the car — is accompanied only by the number 36. In addition to the American Flag paint scheme, the phone number for the American Red Cross (1-800-Give Now) is also located on the television panel to gain awareness for the relief efforts of the American Red Cross. Additionally, the “M&M’s”® Racing Team will make a donation to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund.

  • Melling Racing joins the nation and the NASCAR family in a showing of national pride in the wake of last week’s national tragedy. The #92 Kodiak Dodge will carry a special paint scheme during this weekend’s Cup race at Dover, highlighted by the stars and stripes around the bottom of the Dodge Intrepid and eight American flag decals. Crew members will wear red, white and blue ribbons on their Kodiak uniforms. The Melling Racing team has been wearing the ribbons since the tragic events of Sept. 11th.

  • #’s 28, 88: Both the #28 Texaco/Havoline Ford and the #88 UPS Taurus will have the American flag prominently displayed on the hood of each car

  • The #21 Motorcraft/Air Force Ford will have the United States Flag in three different locations this weekend at Dover promoting patronage. The flag will be carried on the hood, decklid and C-post.. Sadler will also have the flag on his uniform.

    Ran at Dover. Thanks to Rich Dale for the image.(10-4-2001)

  • #17: In light of the recent tragedy American has suffered, NASCAR Winston Cup Series Sponsor DEWALT Power Tools has made some changes to the paint scheme of the No. 17 Ford driven by Matt Kenseth. The car will bear the American Flag on the truck lid and quarter panels. The traditional DEWALT on the TV panel will be replaced with “God Bless America.” Crewmembers will wear hats with the American Flag embroidered on each side.

  • #99: the #99 will feature a special #99 CITGO Flag paint scheme. Team members will also wear specially designed hats to honor the victims and families.(small image but gives you an idea)

  • Amoco and the #93: In keeping with industry-wide support for victims of last week’s attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. and to those engaged in the support efforts, the #93 Amoco-Siemens team will feature special design elements for this weekend’s NASCAR Winston Cup Series race at Dover Downs (DL) International Speedway. Replacing the Amoco Ultimate branding on the hood of the #93 entry, the logo of the American Red Cross will appear exclusively along with contact information (1-800-HELP-NOW……1-800-435-7669) for the organization, which is primary to the on-going relief efforts following terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. on September 11. In addition, the official shield of the Fire Department of New York will replace the deck-lid signage on the #93 Dodge occupied weekly by Siemens, the team’s major associate sponsor, which joined Amoco in waiving
    their space on the #93 entry for this weekend’s race.

    Thanks to Brett Bodine.com for the images

  • #’s 5,24,25: Hendrick Motorsports will feature “God Bless America” on the rear deck lids of its Winston Cup cars: the #5-Terry Labonte; #24-Jeff Gordon; and #25-Jerry Nadeau.
  • #4: Larry McClure, owner of the NO. 4 KODAK MAX Film Monte Carlo, quotes: “The team will have an American flag on the trunk lid of the #4 Kodak MAX Film Chevy. We will also have “God Bless America” on the television panel. Our guys have requested an American flag in our pits during the race and there might be one present on their uniforms for Sunday.”
  • #90: Donlavey Racing has decided to add a 4″ x 6″ American flag to the C post of the #90 Hills Bros Racing Ford.
  • #10: Johnny Benson’s #10 Valvoline Pontiac will carry an American Flag & Eagle with the words “God Bless America” on the rear deck lid as well as the Red Cross 1-800-HELP-NOW on the television panel above the rear bumper. An American flag will adorn the rear quarter panels. Valvoline and its parent, Ashland Inc, and company employees are making donations to the American Red Cross and other relief funds.
  • #01 and #40: In support of the national tragedy, Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates will display American flags on its #40 and #01 car’s lower rear quarter panels during this week’s Dover event. The police and firemen will be recognized with respective symbols adjacent to the American flags. In addition to the American flags, the cars will feature a get well wish to support former Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Alex Zanardi who was involved in a serious crash during last weekend’s CART event in Germany.
  • RCR: All four RCR cars (No. 29 GM Goodwrench Service Plus and No. 31 Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse Chevrolet Monte Carlos in Winston Cup and No. 2 ACDelco and No. 21 Rockwell Automation/Brant Motorsports Monte Carlos in Busch) will carry United States flag decals in tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11 tragedy and the heroes involved in the rescue and recovery operations in New York City, Washington, D.C., and the Pittsburgh area.

    WHAT Busch Grand National TEAMS ARE DOING

    • Spencer to honor Flight 93 at Lowes UPDATE 2 Stewart to drive no? When United Airlines flight 93 crashed September 11, 2001 in a strip mine in Shanksville, PA, Jimmy Spencer was devastated not only because the crash scene was near where Spencer grew-up in Pennsylvania, but of an heroic feat that was felt around the world. As Spencer was driving back home to North Carolina after being stranded at the Houston airport the day America was attacked, Spencer learned about how the passengers of Flight 93 overcame three hijackers and saved the life’s of thousands of people in our nation’s capitol. Spencer was deeply touched by the actions of the passengers who put their life’s on the line to prevent another major devastation. “Obviously, I’m very sad and angry about what happened last week”, said Spencer. “I know President Bush and our military are going to find the faceless cowards that did this, and I am so proud of what Americans and other countries are doing to help the families of all the victims.” Spencer said, “I want to focus on these forty-five families and try to help them financially. I am going to field my #5 Busch Series Chevrolet at the NASCAR race in Charlotte on October 6. This car will be a memorial to the forty-five passengers of Flight 93 and will proudly display the emblem of “The Presidential Medal of Freedom”, America’s highest civilian award. I am asking the NASCAR community and fans for their support and to generate as much money as we can for the families of Flight 93 and all the victims of September 11. This is my way to help the families and to pay homage and to give these forty-five American heroes a memorial shrine inside the NASCAR arena. Please send financial donations to: Spencer Motor Ventures, 160 Gasoline Alley, Mooresville, NC 28117, or donate online at www.jimmyspencer.net. Make checks payable to: American Red Cross. Jayski Note: It was recently announced that Ward Burton would run Charlotte/Lowes in the #5 Pillsbury, no word if Spencer will still try the #5 (the highest qualifying car gets the number) or if he will use his old #12 or maybe #93(9-18-2001)
      UPDATE: hearing Tony Stewart will be the driver for Spencer’s effort and ALL the proceeds they raise will go to the relief effort(9-22-2001)
      UPDATE 2: The Flight 93 tribute and graphics will be displayed on.James Finch’s .#1 Yellow BGN car with driver Jimmy Spencer at Charlotte Oct 6. Spencer Motor Ventures will not enter their BGN car at Charlotte.(Spencer Motor Ventures)(9-28-2001)

      Thanks to Spencer Motor Ventures for the images, see the layout on my BGN Paint Scheme page
    • The Busch Series Ladies Association (BSLA will be distributing American Flag decals to all NASCAR Busch Series teams competing in this weekend’s “MBNA.com 200″ at Dover Downs. The flag decals, made and provided at cost by The Decal Source, are 10″ x 15” and will be displayed on the nose of each car on the starting grid. American flag stickers have also been made to offer to all those working in the Busch Series garage area. BSLA President, Julie Markham, said many members were eager to find a way to show support. “We thought displaying American flag decals on each car would illustrate we’re unified not only in our grief for those affected by last week’s tragedies but by our pride in this country and the tireless efforts of so many heroes.”
    • The logo of Hank Parker’s primary sponsor, GNC Live Well, will not appear on the hood of the No. 36 entry this weekend at Dover . Instead, the hood features a special design, based on the American flag. The design is in tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and their families as well as the workers involved in the search, rescue and recovery process in New York City and Washington, D.C. In addition, GNC Live Well will donate $25 to the American Red Cross for every lap the No. 36 completes in Saturday’s MBNA.com 200.
      Dr. Pepper, sponsor of the No. 26 Carroll Racing Chevrolet driven by Bobby Hamilton Jr. in the NBS, and Kimberly-Clark, whose Kleenex Brand sponsors the No. 7 of Randy LaJoie, have already agreed to match GNC’s offer, pledging $25 for each lap their teams complete in Saturday’ event.
      In addition to the monetary pledge, GNC Live Well has also donated nutrition and energy bars and bottled water to rescue workers in the
      New York City and Washington, D.C. area.

    • Along with many other NASCAR Busch Series teams, the # 18 Joe Gibbs Racing team will display their own tribute to The United States of America. The car will be emblazoned with a large United States Flag on the hood, two more flags on the quarter panels of the car and another large flag on the trunk of the Pontiac. The original plan for the MBNA.com 200 was for McLaughlin to compete in a Cal Ripken Jr. themed race car. In honor of all of America, the United States Flag will be displayed instead on the MBNA # 18 Pontiac. The Winston Cup race will carry the name of the legendary Baltimore Orioles third baseman.
    • To help aide in relief efforts, Excedrin is joining other NASCAR Busch Series sponsors in pledging to donate $25 for every lap that the # 92 Excedrin-sponsored Chevy and driver Jimmie Johnson completes this Saturday at Dover to the American Red Cross. This is the Excedrin Racing team’s way of supporting the men and women working so hard in New York and Washington, D.C.,” said Johnson.
    • Little to show the Flag: The Staff America #74 BACE Motorpsorts Chevy will have the American Flag painted on the hood of the car for this weekend’s Dover race(Chad Little Site)(9-18-2001)
    • Lewis Motorsports, like many other NASCAR teams, is using this weekend’s race in Dover, Delaware to pay tribute to the United States of America and the victims of last week’s terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, DC. In honor, the No. 46 Lewis Motorsports Chevrolet will carry an American Flag ‘Spirit of America” paint scheme and donate half of their winnings from the MBNA.com 200 to the Twin Towers Fund.
    • The #44 team of Mike Harmon and Mixon Motorsports would like to express their deepest sympathy to the families and friends of all of our HEROIC FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS during this national tragedy. To pay tribute to them, Mike will be donning the Maltese Cross with the firehero.org logo on the car beginning at Kansas.. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation was created by Congress in 1992 and is a tax exempt-non profit organization that has many programs to honor all of our fallen heroes and assist the needs of their families and co-workers.
      Anyone wishing to make donations may send them to:
      Harmon & Mixon Motorsports
      c/o Kim Castongia
      P.O. Box 334
      Kentland, IN. 47951
      Please make checks payable to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
    • #57 Jason Keller will be donating $10 per lap he runs and $25 for every lap he leads this weekend at Dover Downs to the American Red Cross.. If. Keller completes the race, he will be donating anywhere from $2,000 – $5,000. ppc Racing has agreed to match the amount that Keller donates to the American Red Cross. The Albertson’s Family, including Albertson’s, Jewel, Acme, Seessel’s, Sav-On Drug, and Osco Drug, and the American Red Cross have also joined forces to support disaster relief efforts.. The joint effort includes an in-store fundraising program as well as hosting blood drives in the coming weeks.. The fundraising program will run for a minimum of four weeks.. Albertson’s has agreed to match up to $50,000 in donations.
    • To help aide in relief efforts in both New York City and Washington, D.C., Excedrin, a product of New York City based Bristol-Myers Squibb, is pledging to donate funds to the American Red Cross for every lap that the #92 Excedrin-sponsored Chevrolet Monte Carlo completes this Saturday at Dover Downs International Speedway. Bristol-Myers Squibb, the company that produces Excedrin, will donate $25 for each lap of the 200-lap event that driver Jimmie Johnson and the #92 Excedrin Chevrolet Monte Carlo circle the one-mile Dover facility. If Johnson and the Excedrin Racing team finish Saturday’s MBNA.com 200 on the lead lap, Bristol-Myers Squibb will donate a total of $5,000 on behalf of Excedrin to the American Red Cross. In addition to Excedrin, a number of other NASCAR Busch Series sponsors will also be participating in the pledge.


    image by Don Melford


    • Savannah Morning News: Burton ready and armed to defend the homeland by Don Coble
    • NOT NASCAR but Horrible Tragedies: at the World Trade Center in New York – two, yes two, planes crashed into the World Trade Center Towers in New York City, a plane crashed at the Pentagon, and another into the ground 80 miles SE of Pittsburgh, all acts of lowlife terrorists. See september11news.com for all the news on that horrible day. Prayers and thoughts go out to the victims, families and friends.(9-10-2001)
      Want to Thank all the firefighter’s, EMS workers, rescue workers, doctor’s and nurses and anyone else who is in NYC, Wash, DC and PA helping out.
      God Bless America!
    • Race Postponed until Nov 23rd: hearing from good sources that the New Hampshire race has been postponed (NOT cancelled) from this weekend until Friday, November 23rd, 2001 (day after Thanksgiving and it’ll be cold). The field will be set by Owners Points and it will be a one day event(9-13-2001 1:25pm/et)
      UPDATE: NASCAR’s Winston Cup race in New Hampshire on Sunday was postponed because of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. The move to put off the New Hampshire 300, announced by the speedway’s owner, followed a decision by the NFL to scrap its games for this Sunday. The race was rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving with a start time of 11:00am/et. “It was NASCAR’s decision, but we agreed with them 100 percent,” track owner Bob Bahre said. “We hated to cancel [postponed not canceled], but at the same time you have to think of the people, all the problems they have in New York. I think all our fans will understand, and we’ll honor all their tickets,” Bahre said. About 4,000 fans in mobile homes already had arrived at the track, some of them as early as last Saturday. The race, the second of the season at the 1-mile oval, attracts about 100,000 fans. It was only the second non-weather postponement for NASCAR in at least 30 years. The 1999 (actually it was the 1998 race, not 1999) Pepsi 400 in at Daytona International Speedway was postponed from July until October because of forest fires in central Florida.(That’s Racin’)(9-13-2001 2:27pm/et)
      UPDATE 2: NASCAR has announced the postponement of Sunday’s New Hampshire 300 NASCAR Winston Cup Series race at New Hampshire International Speedway. The race has been rescheduled for Friday, November 23. NASCAR also announced the cancellation of the New Hampshire 125 for Busch North Series cars and the New Hampshire 100 for Featherlite Modified Series. Speedway official announced that tickets for Sunday’s New Hampshire 300 will be honored for the rescheduled race on November 23. They also announced that those having tickets for Saturday’s Busch North Series and Featherlite Modified Series races can receive refunds by mail. The Speedway’s mailing address for Saturday refunds is:
      New Hampshire International Speedway
      P.O. Box 7888
      Loudon, NH 03307
      Gary Bahre, NHIS President said, “We fully support NASCAR’s decision to postpone the race. We regret the tragic circumstances that made the postponement necessary, but we truly understand the decision, and our hearts go out to those who have suffered losses.” Mike Helton, NASCAR President said, “We join the nation in mourning those who lost their lives and pray that those wounded will fully recover.” The starting line-up for the New Hampshire 300 has already been set according to the 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Series rule book and will be used for the rescheduled race(NHIS PR)
      Starting Lineup: NASCAR announced that there would be no qualifying and that the field would be lined up according to the points and procedures announced last Tuesday, not according to the points at the time of the rescheduled race(SpeedVision).
      NOTE: Last year, the high temperatures on the weekend after Thanksgiving in the region were in the 20s, average low in November is actually 26 degrees and the average high is 46. ALSO – This is all I know or has been reported, no word on exact schedule for the postponed race has been posted as of yet(9-14-2001)