June 2000 Busch Series Archive

  • Pepsi back in Cup..as a primary sponsor: PepsiCo, Inc. announced a five-year agreement with Jeff Gordon and Hendrick Motorsports involving all three of its divisions: Pepsi-Cola, Frito-Lay and Tropicana. Under the new agreement, which begins in 2001, Gordon will race the #24 Pepsi car in two Winston Cup races per season, marking the first time Pepsi has raced a car in the Winston Cup Series since 1983. Pepsi also will continue to work with Gordon on promotional activities and as a major associate sponsor of the #24 Dupont car. Frito-Lay and its Fritos brand will sponsor the Pepsi car in its Winston Cup races and will continue to work with Gordon on promotional activities and as a major associate sponsor of the #24 Dupont car. The new agreement will give Tropicana the opportunity to work with Gordon for the first time(Jeff Gordon site/Yahoo Biz). Doesn’t mention the BGN team, but from what I hear is that Ricky Hendrick will drive the #24 Chevy full time in the BGN series in 2001 with GMAC as the sponsor. Also hearing the Pepsi scheme will run at the two Pepsi 400’s, Daytona and Michigan. DuPont will still be on the 1/4 panels of the car(6-30-2000)
  • Lysol Leaving the #98: Lysol, the primary sponsor of the #98 Akins Motorsports team and driver Elton Sawyer, will not return to the team after the 2000 BGN season. Akins hopes to announce a new sponsor by August 1st. Lysol could stay with the team in some capacity but not as a primary sponsor. Change in marketing strategy was given as the reason by Lysol(Winston Cup Scene Magazine)(6-29-2000)
  • Roper Tests the #0: hearing that Tony Roper tested for the #0 Ohio State team at Greenville Pickens Speedway Tuesday. The Ohio state team has struggled this year making only five of the BGN races this season, three of those with Lance Hooper, including an outside pole at Dover for Hooper. Hooper is listed on the NOL entry list for Milwaukee(6-28-2000)
  • Petty Crew Chief/BGN Team News UPDATE 2: a story in this weeks Winston Cup Scene reports that one of the people Kyle Petty has talked with to replace former crew chief Bobby Leslie was his former crew chief Bobby Kennedy. Kennedy is presently with the #7 Ultra Mattei Motorsports team and driver Michael Waltrip. Kennedy says no decision has been made concerning his talk with Petty. Also as for the Petty #45 BGN team, they will skip Watkins Glen and probably Pikes Peak, but would compete in the remaining races with Kyle as the driver. Plans are unknown past the 2000 season, but Petty thinks they need four teams, the two Cup teams for Petty and Andretti, the CTS team with Steve Grissom and the BGN team, but if the BGN team stays in that series or moves to the Cup or CTS series remains to be seen at this point(6-23-2000)
    UPDATE: Next week, Petty will drive his Cup car at Daytona on Saturday. The BGN races at Milwaukee on Sunday. Petty will have someone qualify for him, then race at Milwaukee. The only other problem in the schedule comes July 23 when the Cup series races in Pocono and the BGN series is at Pikes Peak, CO, the day before. After that, the two series race in the same cities(Roanoke Times). NOTE: Petty says in the WC Scene that the team would possibly skip Pikes Peak(6-24-2000)
    UPDATE 2: ASA driver Scott Hansen will attempt to qualify #45 Sprint Pontiac for Kyle Petty at Milwaukee this weekend. Petty plans to fly to Milwaukee after Saturday night’s Cup race at Daytona to drive for his son’s team on Sunday. Petty will also run the rest of the season in the #45 BGN car, except Pikes Peak(RPM 2Night/Roanoke Times) Also Doug Hewitt will crew chief Petty’s Cup car at Daytona, Hewitt is the interim crew chief since Bobby Leslie left the team a few weeks ago(RPM 2Night)(6-28-2000)
  • Speedway Illustrated: The Milwaukee Mile Preview by Jeff Green(6-28-2000)
  • Another driver in the #82: Team SABCO has nabbed NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Andy Houston to pilot the #82 Channellock Chevrolet in the NASCAR Busch Series Die Hard 250 at the Milwaukee (Wis.) Mile this weekend. Houston, a Truck Series regular, has one Busch Series start to his credit with a 24th-place finish in the 1996 event at Indianapolis (Ind.) Raceway Park.(Sabco PR)(6-27-2000)
  • Buckshot and Spiderman: For this week’s race in Milwaukee, Spider-Man will be featured on the hood of the #00 Cheez-It Chevrolet. The joint promotion between Cheez-It Snacks and Marvel Enterprises, Inc., will also feature “The Spider-Man Amazing Instant Win Game”- Grand Prize winners will be drawn into an actual Spider-Man comic. See specially marked packages of Cheez-It Crackers, available in stores nationally July through August. Game ends 11/02/00.(IMG Motorsports)(6-27-2000)
  • #50 Troubles? UPDATE 3: The #50 Dr Pepper/Washington-Irving Motorsports(WEM) team didn’t attend Dover for the race. Hearing that WEM didn’t make it’s payroll last week and the crew was sent home. This team could cease to exist soon(6-3-2000)
    UPDATE: the Tony Roper Site has a notice up: “The Washington Erving team will not be at any races for the foreseeable future”. Roper is the driver of the WEM #50 Dr Pepper BGN Chevy(Tony Roper SiteAND the Washington Irving Motorsports site – www.washingtonerving.com simply has posted: “This site will Temporarily be closed please keep checking back”. Doesn’t look good(6-22-2000)
    UPDATE: hearing the following – Dr Pepper will be in racing this year and next year but not with Washington/Erving is unofficial gone. Supposedly, Tony Roper will be the driver of the new team. Roper also was the driver of the #50 WEM car(6-24-2000)
    UPDATE 3: hearing that Roper is talking to a few teams about driving for them in a handful or possibly the remaining BGN races in 2000. Those deals Roper is working on don’t include bringing DrPepper as sponsor. Roper hopes to announce his future plans by mid week(6-27-2000)
  • New #20 driver? UPDATE 2 – Yes and No: hearing ASA driver, Scott Wimmer will sign to drive the Bill Davis Racing #20 AT&T Pontiac. Tom Hubert is scheduled to drive the car this weekend at South Boston. Hubert works for Davis in their North Carolina shop, but is looking to drive full time
    UPDATE: hearing Wimmer will debut in the car at Milwaukee(6-7-2000)
    UPDATE 2: Tom Hubert, a fabricator at Bill Davis Racing who drove in two Cup races last season, will drive for Davis’ Grand National team the rest of the season. Rookie Mike Borkowski started the season before being replaced by Cup rookie Dave Blaney. Hubert finished 21st at Myrtle Beach last weekend and was 29th at South Boston two weeks ago(Roanoke Times)(6-24-2000)
  • Watkins Glen coverage: Flag to Flag from the Leader(6-23-2000)
  • Markham in for Purvis at the Glen: Porter-Cable Power Tools BGN driver Jeff Purvis will call on his friend Curtis Markham for a little help this weekend in Watkins Glen. Markham, a road course veteran and Special Projects Manager for the Joe Gibbs Racing Busch Operation will pilot the #4 Pontiac in the Lysol 200 on Sunday. Purvis will return to the seat of the Porter-Cable Pontiac next week in Milwaukee. With Purvis’ limited road course experience, Joe Gibbs Racing made the decision to have Markham pilot the car on the tricky 11-turn race course. Markham will be making his first start of the season and is looking forward to the opportunity. Steve deSouza, Vice-President of Busch Series Operations for Joe Gibbs Racing emphasized the fact that Purvis will return to the seat next week(TOTAL Sports Marketing PR)(6-23-2000)
  • Team Amick News: Remembering A Friend- The #35 entry will carry a special decal on the “C” post this weekend in memory of Stedham “Buzz” Maddox, who passed away in Myrtle Beach, SC, last Friday. Maddox, the Vice President of Sales for Mitsubishi Wireless, one of Amick’s primary sponsors, had become quite close to Lyndon, Team Owner Bill Amick, Crew Chief Ricky Pearson and other members of Team Amick Motorsports. He will be missed.(Team Amick PR)(6-23-2000)
  • Speedway Scene: McLaughlin Homecoming(6-22-2000)
  • #81 Paint at the Glen: Blaise Alexander and the TRACFONE/WCW team will feature wrestler Vampiro on the hood of the #81 Chevy this weekend at Watkins Glen. The TRACFONE/WCW Chevy will also carry a different paint scheme. The car will feature black and purple clouds on the front with a bright green spider web design on the rear. This marks the fourth wrestler feature car of the season. The team sported the colors of the NWO in Atlanta and Darlington, Sting in Texas and California, and Goldberg in Charlotte. There are plans for at least three more special paint schemes in the remainder of the season along with some repeats of previous schemes(SABCO PR)(6-22-2000)
  • #68 News and a story link: The #68 car was the only car that finished out of the top five that had to undergo an intensive post race inspection. No illegal or unapproved parts were found.(Premiere Motorsports PR). And am hearing former driver, Freddy Query and #68 team owner, Steve Husketh, had their court-appointed mediation session last week and the Mediator ruled in Query’s favor, meaning that Husketh has to pay the rest of Query’s contract by the end of August AND see a story/images of the team at the races recently at the Chatham Journal – A Day at the Races(6-22-2000)
  • #34 Assoc at the Glen: Manchester, New York based, Rochester Insulated Glass, a glass fabricating company, joins AFG Glass and Cicci-Welliver Racing as an associate sponsor on the No. 34 car for Sunday’s Lysol 200 NASCAR Busch Series race at Watkins Glen International(Vertical Horizons PR)(6-22-2000)
  • Lysol Scheme: The Glen holds special meaning for Elton Sawyer and his #98 Lysol team since their primary sponsor, Lysol, is the title sponsor of the Lysol 200. To add to the pomp and circumstance, Sawyer will run a special paint scheme. The car will be metallic silver, highlighted with blue accents and the Lysol 200 logo on the hood. This is Lysol’s sixth consecutive year sponsoring the season’s only road course event. See an image of the car at the Keystone Marketing/Lysol Racing page(6-22-2000)
  • Team Rensi Consolidates: Team Rensi Motorsports has consolidated its BGN and CTS Series operations into a single location in Charlotte, NC, team co-owners Ed and Sam Rensi announced. Rensi said the move – which brings the #25 Lance Snacks BGN team north from York, SC, to the #16 Mobil Max2 truck team’s location at 7701-B N. Tryon St. in Charlotte – was “done to better utilize the labor pool in the Charlotte area and to take advantage of the economies of scale, and shared resources for both operations.”(Image Marketing PR)(6-22-2000)
  • #25 – new crew chief: With the move of their BGN team to their CTS shop, all employees of the #25 Team Rensi BGN team, including crew chief David Ifft were invited and expected to come to work at the new location, although David Ifft hasn’t decided whether he’ll make the move or not. With Ifft’s indefinite plans and the consolidation comes the hiring of a new crew chief for the Lance Snacks team, with drivers Kenny Wallace and Andy Santerre. Greg Ely, a shock specialist and former crew chief for both the #11 and #75 NASCAR Winston Cup teams, assumed those duties for the #25 Chevrolet beginning this week. Ely’s previous position was as the crew chief for Brett Bodine Racing, where he had been since the beginning of the 2000 campaign(Image Marketing PR)(6-22-2000)
  • Team Marines Moving: Hank Parker Racing’s shop and the Hank Parker’s Outdoor Magazine offices are both located in Denver, N.C., but miles separate the two facilities. Come August, all that will change. A new, 25,000-sq. ft. complex is under construction in Denver that will combine the two, as well as other ventures owned by world-champion bass fisherman Hank Parker Sr. Parker’s oldest son, Hank Jr., is making a name for himself in the NASCAR Busch Series, and Jr.’s younger brother Billy is doing the same in the local Late Model ranks(Team Marines PR)(6-22-2000)
  • That’s Racin’: Random Thoughts – McLaughlin welcomes trip to the Glen by Jim Utter(6-22-2000)
  • Lazarro in the #82 at the Glen: The #82 Channellock team has named Anthony Lazzaro to drive the Team SABCO entry for this weekend’s Lysol 200 at the Glen. Lazzaro, a NASCAR Busch Series rookie, holds multiple wins and championships in karting, sports car and open-wheel competition. In addition, he has two consecutive Hooter’s Cup Formula Ford 2000 championships and the 1999 championship title in the KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship to his credit. The Charleston, S.C.-native has three career starts at Watkins Glen. He competed in two Oldsmobile Pro Series races in 1993 finishing third and first. In 1994, he finished sixth in the Watkins Glen Six-Hour Race while driving in the International Motorsports Association (IMSA) Series(Team SABCO PR)(6-21-2000)
  • Ward Leaves the #11: Jarrett / Favre Motorsports announced today that crew chief Wes Ward has resigned his position at the helm of the Rayovac Maximum Racing team. Ward’s shop chief, Ricky Bowman, will take up the interim role for driver Jason Jarrett, who is running his first full season of Busch Series competition. Bowman was the crew chief during a pair of partial Busch seasons for Dale Jarrett in 1997 and ’98, the latter of which included 10 Busch starts for the younger Jarrett(Mach One Marketing PR)(6-21-2000)
  • #72 HRT team returns: Jaime Guerrero, younger brother of accomplished open-wheel driver Roberto, will try to qualify for his first BGN event this weekend at Watkins Glen as the fledgling Hispanic Racing Team runs its first event with Jaime at the controls. The team attempted to qualify in Charlotte with Roberto at the wheel, but did not make the field. The team will campaign the #72 SportsYa.com Chevy with additional sponsorship from major South American shoe manufacturer Bosi Shoes. SportsYa, the largest Spanish-language sports site in the Internet, is signed on for a one-race deal, but the team is hoping to build a longer relationship in the future. The team is currently testing at Virginia International Raceway in preparation for Watkins Glen, along with Busch series regulars Jason Leffler, Michael Ritch and Buckshot Jones(SpeedVision)(6-20-2000)
  • RacingDiva: Q&A with Mike McLaughlin by Liosliath (LiLi) Manner(6-18-2000)
  • Myrtle Beach Sun News: Fun Time Before Showtime and Keller Not Deflated by Terry Massey(6-17-2000)
  • Provisionals: Mike McLaughlin is one of only four drivers who have started all 15 races in 2000 that have not used any provisionals. Mike Dillon, Bobby Hamilton, Jr., Ron Hornaday and McLaughlin are the only four drivers out of 92 different drivers who have started BGN, to not use a provisional(TOTAL Sports Marketing)(6-16-2000)
  • Smith plans BGN races: Skip Smith, a retired Pennsylvania State Police Officer-turned Stock-car driver-will once again be behind the wheel of the #28 Shop-Vac Chevrolet, the firsttime the team has competed since the season opener February 13th at Daytona. Smith is planning to run the entire ARCA Speedway schedule, along with a couple of BGN races(#67 Chevy), but the team couldn’t get everything pointed in the right direction in time to make a good showing at either Charlotte or Michigan as they didn’t have the cars to run. Smith Brothers Motorsports, owned by Skipąs brother Mike Smith, has now positioned itself to be able to support a quality program, on and off the race track. The team continues to expand its relationship with Shop-Vac® Corporation, and is looking forward to what the season brings their way(Skip Smith Site)(6-16-2000)
  • Herzog Motorsports to run at the CUP race at Watkins Glen? Stan Herzog of Herzog Motorsports(#92 ALLTEL BGN Chevy) confirmed that his team might race in Winston Cup as early as the Aug. 13 race at Watkins Glen. That will probably be contingent on how well BGN driver Jimmie Johnson performs June 25, when the BGN is at Watkins Glen. Herzog plans to field a Winston Cup team in at least five races next season and will have a full Winston Cup team in place by 2002. However, Herzog said there is a slight possibility a full Winston Cup effort could be in place for 2001, but everything would have to fall into place soon. Herzog won’t be able to announce its 2001 Winston Cup intentions until September(St. Joseph News-Press)(6-15-2000)
  • Shawna crashes at Pocono but is OK: Shawna Robinson will start the #8 Kmart Kids Race Against Drugs Taurus in Saturday’s ARCA race at Pocono, even after Thursday’s accident. Robinson will start Saturday’s race in a backup car. Winston Cup regular Ed Berrier will be on hand as a relief driver. The primary car was totaled after hitting the wall in the third turn right towards the end of practice Thursday at Pocono. That particular spot in the track collected six different cars throughout the day. Robinson spun around and slammed into the outside wall on the driver’s side, hitting with the left rear first. The crash did not aggravate any of the injuries she has from last week’s race at Michigan, two broken ribs and a broken scapula(Williams Company)(6-15-2000)
  • Dr J’s Son UPDATE: Julius Irving, former NBA/WBA great and part owner of Washington-Irving Motorsports(WEM) #50 BGN team, made a plea to the public concerning his missing 19 year old son Cory. See full story at the Orlando Sentinel – Sheriff fears Erving’s son may be on drugs again. In other notes, hearing it is looking more and more like the #50 WEM/Dr Pepper team will close up shop soon. Dr Pepper may move to another BGN team(6-14-2000)
    UPDATE: story at the Orlando Sentinel – Erving’s son spotted recently, police say(6-15-2000)
  • Robinson Accident UPDATE 2: Shawna Robinson was airlifted to St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti, Mich., after crashing in Saturday’s ARCA race. Track officials announced that Robinson broke two left ribs. Car owner Michael Kranefuss said that Robinson also broke her right shoulder after crashing during Saturday’s ARCA race when a right front tire deflated(Roanoke Times)(6-11-2000)
    UPDATE: According to team owner Michael Kranefuss, Shawna Robinson was released from the hospital after receiving treatment for two broken left ribs, a bruised liver and a broken right shoulder. Robinson was injured after she cut a tire and hit the wall during the ARCA race at Michigan Speedway on Saturday. Kranefuss says Robinson plans to attempt to start the race next weekend at Pocono(Times-Dispatch)(6-12-2000)
    UPDATE 2: With two broken ribs and a broken right scapula, Shawna Robinson will qualify and start Saturday’s ARCA 200 at Pocono (Pa.) International Raceway. Ed Berrier will serve as a relief driver(Williams Company)(6-14-2000)
  • New Driver: 24-year-old Rodney Childers of Mooresville. NC, who races Late Model Stock and Slim Jim All Pro Series driver, hopes to make his first BGN start this weekend in Myrtle Beach, S.C. as he attempts to qualify for Saturday’s Myrtle Beach 250. Childers will drive the #49 Chevy, owned by Jay Robinson (Monroe, N.C.), with sponsorship help from Southern Marine (Savannah, GA). It will be his first attempt at the BGN. Childers, who started racing go-karts in 1990, won 5 WKA (World Karting Association) National Championships and 6 state titles before moving on to Legends Cars and the Late Model Stock Division. In one full season in the NASCAR Winston Racing Series, in 1998, Childers garnered 8 wins. 15 top-fives, 16 top-tens and 10 Bud Pole Positions. In 1999, Childers stepped up to the NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series where he captured 2 Bud Pole awards by setting 2 new track qualifying records. He logged 4 top-five and 5 top-IO finishes in route to 10th-place in the final point standings-2nd in the final Rookie points. In addition to preparing for as many as four BGN starts in 2000, Childers has also drove for his car owner Jay Robinson in the ARA (American Racing Association) All-star Series, featuring Late Model Stock Cars which compete throughout the southeast. Out of 5 races in which Childers has competed, he has 4 wins and a 3rd-place finish(Race It Communications PR)(6-14-2000)
  • RacingOne Column: Busch Lacking Players, but Not Game by Lee Spencer(6-14-2000)
  • ESPN Column: Fathers’ love looms large in Busch Series – Hank Parker by Phil Furr(6-14-2000)
  • Buckshot Pontiac: Buckshot Jones will run the last Pontiac the team has at Myrtle Beach this weekend. The team has switched from the Grand Prix to the Monte Carlo in April after the race at Talladega. This is the only event scheduled for the Pontiac. Since aerodynamics don’t play a major role at Myrtle Beach, the team would rather have to repair the car by replacing the Pontiac body with a new Chevrolet body rather than trying to fix a Monte Carlo(IMG Motorsports PR)(6-13-2000)
  • #61 News UPDATE: 1999 ASA Champion Tim Sauter tested for the # 61 Xpress Motorsports team last Tuesday and Wednesday at South Boston and will run the event for the team(6-4-2000)
    UPDATE: hearing Sauter will not be driving the #61 the Milwaukee race and them may run a few more races that do not conflict with teh ASA schedule(6-9-2000)
  • Nazareth Sponsor: Econo Lodge has signed an agreement naming the company the title sponsor of the NASCAR Busch Series race at Nazareth Speedway, officials from both companies announced. The Econo Lodge 200 will be held Sunday, July 16 and will air live on ESPN at 12:30 p.m.(Nazareth Speedway Site)(6-9-2000)
  • Greenville News: Keller ready to run for championship by Mike Hembree(6-8-2000)
  • More Watkins Glen Testing: Watkins Glen International will be holding another test session for the BGN race. Scheduled to test are: #2-Kevin Harvick; #4-Jeff Purvis; #35-Lyndon Amick on Thursday, June 8 from 10:00am – 2:30pm/et(Watkins Glen PR)(6-8-2000)
  • That’s Racin’: Random BGN Notes by Jim Utter(6-8-2000)
  • #19 Spotter: Double-duty spotter: Mike Calinoff who is the spotter for Winston Cup rookie Matt Kenseth has signed with Emerald Motorsports and rookie driver P.J. Jones to serve as race day spotter on their NASCAR Busch Series program. Calinoff, who spots only for Kenseth’s Winston Cup effort, will work with Jones during all of the WC/Busch combination events and when the Winston Cup Series has an off-week(EMS)(6-8-2000)
  • PPI selling cars? hearing that the #97 McDonald’s/PPI team is starting to sell of some of it’s BGN cars(6-8-2000)
  • Racing Press: Husketh builds dream by Jeff Downey(6-8-2000)
  • CNN/SI Column: Just like old times – South Boston reminds me of my first Late Model track by Casey Atwood(6-7-2000)
  • Shane Hall? hearing that Shane Hall will race at Myrtle Beach next week in a one race deal with Greg Pollex (ppc Racing #’s 10 and 57). Supposedly the sponsor is Sub Station II and Pollex is supplinging an engine and transmission and some crew help(6-7-2000)
  • #82 car: Jason White has been slated to take over the driving duties for the #82 Channellock/Team SABCO Chevrolet in the NASCAR Busch Series event this weekend at South Boston Speedway. The 20-year-old Mid-Atlantic Modified Tour standout competed in the NASCAR Busch Series twice in 1999. He recorded starts at both Indianapolis Raceway Park and Bristol Motor Speedway while driving for the #28 LAR Motorsports team. He also holds eight Modified wins to his credit as well as numerous top-five finishes(Sabco PR)(6-7-2000)
  • Interesting Stat: There has been a total of 86 drivers who have attempted at least one BGN race in the 2000 season, and only 16 have made all of them. Only four drivers of those 16 have not used a provisional: #3-Hornaday, #21-Dillon, #26-Hamilton Jr and #48-McLaughlin(6-7-2000)
  • Jarrett and TV bumped again: As reported a few days ago, Jason Jarrett was filmed NBC’s Today show in Charlotte for a segment on “left-handers” which was scheduled to air on NBC last week, but the segment got bumped and is scheduled to be shown on June 5th at 7:30am/et(6-3-2000)
    UPDATE: Jarrett’s segment was bumped again and is now scheduled to show on Monday, June 12th at 7:30am/et time slot(6-7-2000)
  • Park Out: Steve Park crashed during Grand National practice and his #31 team withdrew from the event(Roanoke Times)(6-3-2000)
  • $1 Million..fast: Casey Atwood is closing in on another NASCAR record: the youngest driver to win $1 million in the history of the NASCAR Busch Series. Atwood, 19, has won $957,241 in 57 career starts with 19 races left this season. Atwood already holds the records for the youngest Busch pole winner and the youngest Busch race winner(Tennessean)(6-2-2000)
  • Pruett Double Duty: PPI Motorsports (PPIM) announced that its Winston Cup driver, Scott Pruett, will assume driving duties for Busch driver Anthony Lazzaro in future Busch series races that coincide with Winston Cup events this season. Pruett, who continues to drive the #32 Tide Ford in all NASCAR Winston Cup Series races, will drive the #97 McDonald’s Ford beginning at Dover. Lazzaro, who remains under contract with PPI Motorsports, will drive the #97 McDonald’s Ford at the Milwaukee Busch event on July 2. Additional race dates for Lazzaro are still being considered. The decision to run Pruett in future Busch events was reached after an in-depth evaluation of the McDonald’s Busch program’s current configuration and its potential to step up to Winston Cup competition next season. The team is evaluating other drivers to field the McDonald’s Ford in Winston Cup competition beginning next season. At the same time, they are working diligently toward finding other driving opportunities for Lazarro(PPIM PR)(6-2-2000)
  • #0 News: After a qualifying 19th at Charlotte, Lance Hooper, driver for the #0 Alumni Motorsports team and crew chief Mike Steauer believe the team has turned the corner. The team is still looking for a primary sponsor, and hopes soon their performance will do the talking(6-2-2000)
  • Hoff News: Bill Hoff, of Langhorne, PA, will carry Snyder’s of Hanover sponsorship on his WMMR-FM #93 Chevy for three area Busch Grand National races: Saturday at Dover, July 16 at Nazareth and Sept. 23 at Dover. Snyder’s bakery is an associate sponsor on the #50-Dr Pepper Grand National car driven by Tony Roper. The car is owned by Joe Washington and Julius Erving(Philadelphia Daily News)(6-1-2000)
  • #50 News: hearing the #50 Dr Pepper team and driver Tony Roper will not run at Dover this weekend(6-1-2000)
  • Going to School: Lyndon Amick and Hank Parker Jr., will leave the day after the MBNA Platinum 200 at Dover to go to the Bondurant Driving School in Phoenix, AZ, for two days of instruction in the art of Road Racing. Amick and Parker attended the school together last year, but both feel like a refresher course can only help their chances at the June 25 Lysol 200 at Watkins Glen. Amick will head to Watkins Glen for one day of testing on Thursday, June 8. Amick’s brother David actually tested his BGN car at Watkins Glen this week(Amick PR)(6-1-2000)
  • More #68 News: Premiere Motorsports #68 announced an associate sponsorship with RUS (rental uniform service)(PR)(6-1-2000)