May 2001 Busch Series Archive

  • BACE Sponsors: BACE Motorsports driver Tony Raines has shown marked improvement this year, and team co-owner Brian Baumgardner says primary sponsor Bayer/Alka-Seltzer is excited about it. Also just around the corner is a possible sponsorship deal for Chad Little. According to Baumgardner, the team has been told by Bayer/Alka-Seltzer officials that the company’s sponsorship would continue. Little hasn’t fared quite as well on the track as Raines, but is still 10th in the Busch Series standings. After months of negotiations with various potential sponsors, Baumgardner hopes to have something in hand within a couple of weeks, a deal that could begin this season, rather than next.(in part from theWinston Cup Scene – sub needed)(5-31-2001)
  • Biffle Crew Chief: #60 Crew Chief, Randy Goss has one of those events this weekend, his daughter’s high school graduation, and even a die-hard racer such himself wouldn’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. In Goss’ absence, Kevin Starland, the Grainger team car chief, will assume crew chief responsibilities on raceday in this weekend’s MBNA Platinum 200 at Dover Downs International Speedway. Goss will be present on Friday for practice, qualifying and “Happy Hour” to get the car setup for Saturday’s race, but he will leave shortly thereafter to head back to Michigan for his daughter’s ceremonies. Starland, Goss and driver Greg Biffle have been together since Biffle’s rookie season in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.(Roush Racing PR)(5-31-2001)
  • Green Wins at Lowes: #10-Jeff Green won the CARQUEST Auto Parts 300 over #17-Matt Kenseth. Green also takes over the BGN point lead. See the results at That’s Racin’: Saturday’s CarQuest 300 results and a story there: Green battles Kenseth, wins 300 by Jim Utter (5-27-2001)
  • Carquest Extends: Carquest announced Saturday that it will extend its sponsorship of the May Busch Grand National through 2006(RacingExtra)(5-27-2001)
  • Harvick on pole at Lowes as qualifying rained out: the BGN field was set on owners points. No provisionals were used to set the lineup, so the Cup drivers in the top 35 in Cup points not being able to use a provisional in a BGN race does not apply. The rules as I understand them for a qualifying rainout: #1) – First 35 by current Owner Points; #2) – Race winners from the previous and current season not already in the field; #3) – Past BGN Champions not in by 1 and 2; #4) – Qualifying Attempts with Owners points as the tie breaker. See the starting lineup at See the starting lineup at That’s Racin’: CARQUEST Auto Parts 300 Lineup, see BGN Owners Points at
  • How Did Hendrick Make the Race? #24-Ricky Hendrick ran well during Friday morning’s practice session. But when qualifying was rained out, it appeared Hendrick might miss the BGN race since it was going to be his first series start this season. Hendrick, however, made the field thanks to a victory by Jeff Gordon in the Hendrick organization’s BGN car last November in Homestead, FL. “Going into qualifying we were going to be in the top 10; we were barely off. It’s a shame we didn’t to qualify, but thanks to Jeff’s win last year, we’re in the show, which is cool,” Hendrick said. “Starting in the back will just be something more to prove.” Hendrick is running a full schedule this season in NASCAR’s Truck series. He has six top-10 finishes in seven races(That’s Racin’)(5-26-2001)
  • Victory Junction Camp on Wallace’s car: Mike Wallace and the Biagi Brothers BGN car will be promoting more than consumer products this weekend during the Carquest Auto Parts 300 at the 1.5-mile Lowe.s Motor Speedway. Wallace’s car will be carrying decals promoting Victory Junction Camp, a camp designed to enrich the lives of children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. The camp fund-raising effort is being spearheaded by Kyle and Pattie Petty. “We saw this race as an opportunity to help a really great project,” Wallace said. “ hoping carrying the Victory Junction Camp decal on our hood will raise awareness of it from not only a fund-raising standpoint – and we do want to help in that area as much as we can – but also raise awareness among the families who could take advantage of a camp like this.” The Victory Junction Camp was founded by the Pettys in honor of their son, Adam. It will be a place where children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses and their families can retreat to rejuvenate their minds, bodies and spirits with no charge to the camper or their families. The camp will be located in Randleman, N.C., and is scheduled to open Summer, 2004. “It was really great of Mike and the Biagi Brothers to offer to do this,” Kyle Petty said. “Mike came over to me last week and said, .Hey, got some space on our Busch car. Would it help if we carried some Victory Junction ID on it?. The Victory Junction people jumped at the chance, and all really appreciative.” Saturday’s race will be the second of seven Wallace has scheduled in the NASCAR Busch Grand National Series this year. He competes in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series full-time in the #7 NationsRent Taurus of Ultra Motorsports(William Company)(5-26-2001)
  • #98 Scheme: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill fans will have an extra reason to cheer for Elton Sawyer and the #98 Ford Taurus in Saturday’s CARQUEST Auto Parts 300 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Through a unique marketing alliance with The Collegiate Licensing Company and Starter, Sawyer’s Hot Tamales race car will feature a light blue-and-white paint scheme and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill logo familiar to UNC graduates and fans across the region. The CARQUEST Auto Parts 300 is one of 14 events this season in which Sawyer will carry a collegiate paint scheme on his Ford Taurus(LMS PR)(5-26-2001)
  • ‘New’ Crew Chief for the #59: looks like Phil Hammer was released as the crew chief of the #59 ST Motorsports team and driver Rich Bickle. Butch Lamoreux took over just before the race at Richmond. No word on Hammer’s plans(ST Motorsports PR)(5-25-2001)
  • Graves Helps Houston: Veteran crew chief Fred Graves, who most recently worked with A.J. Foyt Racing and Ron Hornaday, has moved over to the Busch Series to work as a consultant with rookie Marty Houston(Gaston Gazette)(5-25-2001)
  • McLaughlin gets one race sponsor: GE Sealants & Adhesives Director of Marketing David Pirkle announced today that the company has agreed to sponsor the Joe Gibbs Racing NASCAR Busch Series team of Mike McLaughlin for one race in the Carquest Auto Parts 300 Saturday. The GE division, based in Huntersville, NC is the first GE business unit to enter into a NASCAR or any other racing or sporting sponsorship. The team has operated all season without a primary sponsor. The # 20 Pontiac will be emblazoned with the logo “XST eXtreme Silicone Technology,” which represents the company’s creation of a new category within the sealant market, a truly paintable modified silicone formula(TOTAL Sports Marketing PR)(5-24-2001)
  • Bessey Team To Close Up? Crew Chief Bob Hayden was released Wednesday from his responsibilities with the #6 Joe Bessey Motorsports team. The owner had tried to keep his operation, which at the end of last year consisted of NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Series teams, running but it seems as though lack of sponsorship is going to finally close up its shop. “They’re going to liquidate the Cup stuff and keep the Busch stuff for another month or so,” said Hayden, who said he could see the end coming when he Bessey failed to get together for a planned meeting after the team’s outing at New Hampshire. ( Buzz)(5-24-2001)
  • Crew Chief Change at the #36: Car chief Bryan Smith will serve as interim crew chief for the GNC Live Well Racing team at this weekend’s NASCAR Busch Series CARQUEST Auto Parts 300 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Cicci-Welliver Racing is in the process of selecting a crew chief to replace Billy Nacewicz. “The team has not been as competitive as we’d hoped this season, so we’re taking steps to rectify that situation,” said team co-owner Frank Cicci. “We felt the chemistry that is so vital to a team’s success was not apparent. We decided our first change needed to be at the crew chief position. Billy Nacewicz is a great crew chief, but we decided a change was necessary to improve our performance. I’m sure Billy’s future as a crew chief is very bright and we’ll see him in a competitor’s uniform this season. “We want to make the right decision and put the right person in place to help this team reach the top-10 in the Busch Series standings. Cicci-Welliver Racing has always prided itself on fielding teams that are among the most competitive in the series, and we hope the changes we’re implementing will help us achieve that goal.”(Keystone Marketing PR)(5-23-2001)
  • Little E to run in the BGN at Lowes: Joe Nemechek announced today that Dale Earnhardt Jr. has agreed to take over driving duties for him in the CarQuest Auto Parts 300 to be held at Lowe’s Motor Speedway this Saturday. Nemechek, who was injured in a Busch Series test at Dover Downs International Speedway on May 15th, said he and Crew Chief Brian Pattie came to a quick decision as to whom they wanted in the seat of the #87 Cellular One Chevy. For Earnhardt Jr., Saturday’s race will be his first Busch Series event since he stepped up to Winston Cup competition following the 1999 season. Heading back to his home track in his first attempt with a different team, Earnhardt Jr. says he’s intrigued by the opportunity. The prognosis for Nemechek, meanwhile, is race-to-race. Recovering from a broken right arm and broken right scapula, he will be relieved by Bobby Hamilton Jr. in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. No further decisions have been made regarding future Winston Cup or Busch Series events.(NEMCO Motorsports PR)(5-23-2001)
  • Driver Debut soon: Third generation NASCAR Driver Tom Pistone is close to signing a deal for his Busch Series debut. Tom Pistone, 30 years old of Newell, NC currently races in the USAR Pro Cup Division for sponsor Bully Hill Vineyards of Hammondsport, NY. Pistone’s full intention is to run a limited Busch series season in 2002. Pistone is the grandson of NASCAR legend Tiger Tom Pistone, winner of two NASCAR premier division races(TP PR)(5-21-2001)
  • Biffle to Cup? Greg Biffle said in his post-race remarks Sunday at Nazareth Speedway(which he won) that his Roush Racing organization was seriously contemplating running at least some Cup races in 2002. Initially, Biffle, the 2000 CTS champ, was seen as competing in the BGN for a couple seasons( Buzz)(5-21-2001)
  • Biffle wins at Nazareth: see results at That’s Racin’: Nazareth 200 Grand National results(5-21-2001)
  • Raines wins the pole at Nazareth: #33-Tony Raines won the pole at Nazareth with a speed of 131.334mph. On the outside pole is #2-Kevin Harvick with a speed of 131.028mph. See the starting Lineup at That’s Racin’(5-19-2001)
  • New Driver to Debut at Nazareth: 19-year old Nate Monteith of Bristol, TN will make his BGN debut in Sunday’s Nazareth 200. Monteith finished 23rd earlier this season in the PFG Lester 150 ARCA race at Nashville Superspeedway. Now Monteith will get his shot at the big time, moving into his first BGN race with Jay Robinson Racing. Monteith will start in the #94 King Pharmaceuticals Pontiac as a teammate to #49-Robby Faggart. Monteith has ran Late Models and several ARCA races. Monteith will be running this weekend’s race with King Pharmaceuticals as his primary sponsor. He will also be carrying the logos of Performance Fabrication, which is a new business Monteith and crew chief Zandel Bowers have started(BGN Racing)(5-19-2001)
  • BGN/NASCAR Meeting? UPDATE: Stock Car Fans newsletter is reporting that #34,36,66 team owner Frank Cicci sent out a fax yesterday morning to all the BGN teams, calling for a meeting with NASCAR at his facility(5-16-2001)
    UPDATE: After several months of consideration, Frank Cicci has finally set up a meeting with fellow Busch Series car owners, and, hopefully, NASCAR officials, to discuss a number of problems facing the division. The meeting is scheduled for May 24, the Thursday before Charlotte’s Busch event, at Cicci’s shop in Concord, N.C. Cicci expects most, if not all, of the top 25 in car owner points to attend. NASCAR officials will be also be invited(Winston Cup Scene)(5-17-2001)
  • Jeff Green and Nestlé USA To Partner With Children’s Miracle Network for Charlotte Event: Jeff and Michelle Green with Nestlé USA are planning on partnering with the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) for the BGN event at Lowe’s Motor Speedway at Charlotte. Green and his wife, Michelle, have personal experience with the wonderful things CMN provides to families in need. Because of their experience with the organization, the Green’s with Nestlé USA’s assistance, wanted to do something positive for sick and injured children in the Carolinas. The Green’s were godparents to a child, Connor Biggs, son of Doug “Virgil” and Debbie Biggs.. Jeff and Doug worked together at Dale Earnhardt Inc. in 1995 and became great friends over the past five years.. The Biggs’ son, Connor, was born prematurely on December 23, 2000, and needed the high-tech support of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Children’s Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.. His lungs were underdeveloped and he needed a ventilator to help him breathe. The ventilator, along with the warming bed, isolette and various monitors, made for quite an expensive environment. Connor was relying on over $80,000 worth of equipment to help him live. Equipment like Connor’s is made possible by CMN. Although Connor fought hard to overcome his medical obstacles, his tiny body just wasn’t strong enough. He passed away on April 16, 2001 due to complications from his premature birth. To pay tribute to Connor’s memory, the Green’s and Nestlé USA are planning on donating $25 for every lap (with a minimum of $5,000) that Jeff completes at the CarQuest Auto Parts 300 NBS event at Lowe’s Motor Speedway on May 26, 2001. In addition, a Children’s Miracle Network decal in memory of Connor Biggs will be placed on the No. 10 Nesquik Ford Taurus for the event Because of support from people like the Green’s and Nestlé USA, CMN can ensure that even the tiniest of babies have access to the best equipment possible. Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) is a non-profit organization established to provide children access to quality healthcare.. More than 170 benefiting hospitals throughout the United States and Canada treat over 12 million children annually. Locally, they treated over 15,000 pediatric inpatients and over 100,000 outpatients last year at the following hospitals: The Children’s Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, University Hospital and Mercy Hospital South(IMG PR)(5-16-2001)
  • a Million for a sponsor? In an exclusive interview this morning, spoke with Scott Bryant, owner of Bryant Motorsports, currently out of Richmond, Virginia. Bryant is the one making the million-dollar offer. Bryant Motorsports has been racing for years, currently competing in asphalt late models, but Bryantt wants to take the next step into the NASCAR Busch series. Bryant relates, “We have a bunch of good people right now, we just need the money to tie it all together.” Bryant is already in negotiations to see if buying Ernie Irvan’s Mooresville, NC shops will fit his needs. So how do you make a million dollars? All you have to do is set Bryant Motorsports up with someone who wants to sponsor the team. When the deal is completed, you get a million dollars for your efforts. At first, giving a million dollars worth of the sponsor money away sounds foolish, but through any of the sponsorship agencies Bryant would have to pay at least that much. Bryant said, “We thought, why not get the general public involved? They know far more people and we could make a fan rich in the process!”(more info at the Speedway Illustrated site)(5-14-2001)
  • Steve Grissom? been asked what he was up to – during the CTS(truck) ESPN broadcast of the race on Saturday at Darlington that Grissom was serving as a driver coach and spotter for Petty Enterprises CTS driver Carlos Contreras(#43 Hot Wheels truck)(5-14-2001)
  • New BGN Team: Black Cat Racing is entering the BGN carrying the #13. Moving up from the ARCA series to drive is Drew White from Florida. The team will be entering their first event at Nazareth. BCR will have on the hood and quarter panels as the sponsor.for their first event. They have a sponsor for the Kentucky event and maybe the Charlotte race. The sponsor is Redneck Sportswear located in Savannah, Tennessee. BCR is located in Lexington, TN. BCR is also running in the ARCA series with rookie driver Michael Melton. Melton also carries the number 13(Black Cat Racing PR)(5-13-2001)
  • Nazareth News: Local hero and U.S. Cycling Olympic Gold Medallist Marty Nothstein will serve as the Grand Marshal for the Nazareth 200 NASCAR Busch Series race on May 20th at Nazareth Speedway. As Grand Marshal, Nothstein will give drivers the command to start their engines and will participate in special pre-race ceremonies. Nothstein, a native of Trexlertown, Pa., is no stranger to the sport of cycling. Since he began racing in 1988, Nothstein has won two Olympic medals. He has also won medals at the World Track Cycling Championships as well as at the National Track Cycling Championships. Nothstein was at Nazareth Speedway the same day Kevin Harvick, Jamie McMurray, Hank Parker, Jr. Clay Rogers and Bobby Gerhart were testing for the race. Nothstein sees many similarities between his sport and NASCAR. “Not only do you have incredible speed, but you have a big pack of cars, so when you put the two together, it’s pretty overwhelming. These guys work hard and are great athletes. We use a lot of the same tactics. Our sport has some danger to it, too and we utilize drafting like racecar drivers do.” The Nazareth 200 will take place on Sunday, May 20. Qualifying and practice for the Service Electric 100 NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series race and Nazareth 200 race will take place on Saturday, May 19.(Nazareth PR)(5-13-2001)
  • Keller wins at NHIS: #57-Jason Keller won the BGN race at New Hampshire. 2nd was #2-Kevin Harvick. See results That’s Racin’: CVS Pharmacy 200 Grand National results
  • Harvick Wins Pole at NHIS: #2-Kevin Harvick won the pole for the BGN race at New Hampshire with a speed of 130.716mph breaking the record set last year by Tim Fedawa(130.247mph), #10-Jeff Green is on the outside pole with a speed of 130.220. Only 38 drivers will start the race which had spots for 43 cars, unless they find some sort of fillers like they did at California. See That’s Racin’ for the CVS Pharmacy 200 Lineup(5-11-2001) – only 37 cars will take the green flag as #14-Larry Foyt wrecked in the final practice and had to go to a backup car, which was going to be driven by Mark Green as the #41 car. Foyt will have to fall to the back of the field in the renumbered #14 Chevy(5-12-2001)
  • Petty Rememberance: New Hampshire International Speedway will take a low-key approach to remembering the first anniversary of Adam Petty’s death at the track one year ago Saturday. Petty, who was killed in a crash in the opening practice session, will be briefly saluted during the pre-race invocation prior to the CVS 200( Buzz)(5-12-2001)
  • Buschwackers: how did some of the Cup regulars do in qualifying at NHIS for the BGN race. (DW calls them Buschwackers). #2-Kevin Harvick is on the pole, #21-Mike Skinner starts 6th, #31-Steve Park starts 3rd, #1-Kevin Lepage starts 6th and #48-Kenny Wallace starts 9th(5-11-2001)
  • NHIS Race Info: from and the NHIS Site
  • Plates at New Hampshire: NASCAR has no plans to use restrictor plates during Busch Series events this weekend at New Hampshire International Speedway, and it has not made a decision on whether it will use them in the Winston Cup race July 22.(SpeedVision). Back in February it was reported that “Helton also said that restrictor plates won’t return to New Hampshire, where NASCAR used them for the first time last year. “We’ve got some other things we’re looking at to do in general on the race cars,” Helton said without elaboration(see my NHIS Past News Page for the full story)(5-11-2001)
  • New Hampshire does some work: NHIS officials coated the entire track with sealant. According to track owner Bob Bahre, the procedure is done every three years to help preserve the track and give drivers better handling in the corners. The coating comes following the deaths of NASCAR drivers Adam Petty and Kenny Irwin last season. Both drivers were killed in practice crashes when their cars slammed into the wall in the track’s third turn. Despite the deaths of the two drivers, Bahre said the procedure had nothing to do with the accidents. After the NASCAR test sessions in April, a few of the drivers said they thought there were a few bumps on the speedway. NHIS brought in an engineering firm from Kansas City experienced in racetrack profiling to check the speedway. They detected some insignificant bumps over the tunnel and in Turns 3 and 4. Although the bumps were slight, NHIS officials had them removed(Foster’s Online). No word or mention on the rumor that the walls were being confiured in some of the turns(see my Track News and Link page for past news)(5-9-2001)
  • #00 Cuts back: the #00 Buckshot Racing team will ship the races at New Hampshire and Narareth, two races they planned to run, the next race will be at Lowes Motor Speedway(MRN’s NASCAR Today Radio Show)(5-9-2001)
  • More Cup drivers at NHIS BGN race UPDATE: Mike Skinner has joined fellow Cup drivers Kevin Harvick(#29 in Cup, #2 in BGN), Steve Park(#1 and #31), Kenny Wallace(#27 and #48), Jimmy Spencer(#26 and #1), Mike Skinner(#31 and #21), (The #00 will not run at NHIS as reported) in the field for the May 12 CVS/pharmacy 200 Presented by Bayer BGN race at New Hampshire International Speedway(NHIS PR)(5-4-2001)
    UPDATE: Kevin Lepage will drive the #1 Yellow Chevrolet in the CVS/pharmacy 200. Lepage will be stepping in for Jimmy Spencer, who has family obligations that will keep him in North Carolina for the weekend(NHIS PR)(5-8-2001)
  • Scholarship Awarded: The first Christain Martin Lovendahl scholarship has been awarded to Zeke Allen Woodard, of Benton, Ark. The scholarship honors the memory of Lovendahl, a crew chief in the Busch Grand National Series who died in an auto accident on May 5, 2000. For more info see my Racing Charities page(5-8-2001)
  • Christopher to run the #21 at Nazareth: Ted Christopher got the news Sunday morning that he will drive for Richard Childress’ #21 BGN team in the Nazareth 200 May 20 at Nazareth Speedway. Mike Dillon, Childress’ son-in-law, stepped down as the team’s driver after a crash March 24 at Bristol.(Hartford Courant)(5-7-2001)
  • Grubb Out of the #37? UPDATE – NOT: According to a source close to Brewco Motorsports, Kevin Grubb has been released as the driver of the #37 Timber Wolf Chevy. Ricky Craven is rumored to be the driver of the car for next weekend’s BGN race at New Hampshire. Elliott Sadler and Ron Hornaday have been mentioned as possible long-term substitutes( Buzz)(5-6-2001)
    UPDATE: Kevin Grubb has not been fired from Brewco Motorsports, team spokesperson Dennis Punch said Monday morning. Punch said he had heard from the management at Brewco Motorsports to quickly “set the record straight” on this matter. learned over the weekend that had Grubb not performed extremely well at Richmond that he would be let go. This was untrue( Buzz)(5-7-2001)
  • Rules Change: BGN Series director John Darby says that teams will receive a bulletin this week addressing a minor change for the rest of the season. The bulletin will detail spring parameters and bump stops. Each front wheel has its own spring coil suspension. A lot of teams have found that using a very soft spring allows the car’s front end to go lower to the ground and have less air resistance. Less air resistance means faster times. The bump stops halts the spring from dipping so low that the bottom of the car hits the track. Darby says the rule will be for the BGN series only at this time(Roanoke Times)(5-6-2001)
  • Spencer wins at Richmond, his first BGN race win since Las Vegas in 1998(sure didn’t seem like that long ago). #33-Tony Raines was 2nd with #21-Mike Skinner running third. See That’s Racin’ for Hardee’s 250 Results (5-5-2001)
  • Kenseth Wins Pole at RIR: #17-Matt Kenseth turned a lap at 125.780 mph to win the pole for Friday night’s Hardee’s 250 (8 p.m. Eastern, FX). It’s Kenseth’s third BGN pole of the season. Fellow Winston Cup drivers Kenny Wallace and Jimmy Spencer will start second and third, respectively. Ryan Newman, running a varied schedule of Grand National and Winston Cup events, was fourth and defending series champion Jeff Green fifth. See qualifying results at That’s Racin’: NASCAR lawyers grill firefighter(5-4-2001)
  • New Busch Program: Busch beer has implemented a new Top 10 driver and team promotion for the 2001 NASCAR Busch Series racing season. The program is designed to generate friendly competition between drivers and teams in the garage area and recognize excellence at each race during the tour. During the season, NASCAR Busch Series drivers will receive two special decals for each top 10 finish (see attachment for an example of the decal): one for the driver’s race helmet and a second for a special Top 10 helmet presented to each team. Similar to helmet decals presented to college football players at universities such as Ohio State and Florida State, the Busch Top 10 decals will be a visible sign of a successful race or season. At the end of the 2001 season, the driver with the most Top 10’s will win one year’s supply of Busch beer for his entire team. (Limit 20 people per team -must be 21 years of age or older to qualify. Also subject to local/state regulations.) In addition, the team that features the Busch Top 10 helmet in the most creative/consistent manner during the season will also receive one year’s supply of Busch beer for the entire team. (Limit 20 people per team – must be 21years of age or older to qualify. Also subject to local/state regulations.) ( PR)(5-4-2001)
  • New Team Announcement: Taylor Motorsports and driver Hal Goodson, Prevent Child Abuse Virginia Driver, team owner and Prevent Child Abuse Virginia representatives will be on hand Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at Richmond International Raceway to unveil the #05 “Blue Ribbon” car and discuss the partnership for the May 4th NASCAR Busch Series race at Richmond International Raceway. Hal Goodson and Taylor Motorsports Team Owner George Taylor, along with representatives fiom Prevent Child Abuse Virginia will answer media questions for the first time regarding this partnership and how it will impact the lives of children throughout the Commonwealth State. The team will also unveil the #05 “Blue Ribbon” Prevent Child Abuse Virginia car that will run in the May 4th NASCAR Busch Series event at Richmond International Raceway(Taylore Motorsports PR/Image500(4-27-2001)
    UPDATE: The May 4th NASCAR Busch Series race at Richmond will mark the first of four events the team will enter during the 2001 season. Plans call for the team to enter BGN events at Bristol, Aug. 24; Richmond, Sept. 7; and Homestead-Miami, Nov. 10. Goodson and Taylor Motorsports plan to compete full-time in the NASCAR Busch Series in 2002.(Image500 PR), see an image of the car on my BGN Paint Scheme Gallery(5-2-2001)
  • #43 Assoc Sponsors: The Curb-Agajanian Motorsports current primary sponsor, Quality Farm Stores, has developed new retail business relationships with three vendor partners, Exide Batteries, Coleman Cable, and Great Neck Tools. Each vendor partner will be selling their merchandise in the over 350 Quality Farm retail stores, as well as, support the #43 race team and driver Jay Sauter. In addition to their corporate logos being placed on the rear quarter panel of the car beginning with the race in Richmond, Friday, May 4, retail promotional ties will be developed in-store to support and promote the sale of these products.(Sport Management PR)(5-2-2001)
  • Pardus Sponsorship Oppurtunity: Now, you do not have to be the owner of a Fortune 500 Company to sponsor a NASCAR racecar. Dan Pardus, #32 Busch Grand National Driver is reaching out to the millions of E-Bay buyers and inviting them to bid on a single race sponsorship package. The race is the Car Quest 300 at the Lowes Motor Speedway in Charlotte on May 26. The auction includes a decal on the car’s total trunk deck area, considered a prime location for the TV viewing audience. The winning bidders will be honorary pit crew members on race day. They will receive sponsor credentials allowing access to the garage and pit area, plus two nights accommodations in Charlotte. For more info, see the Dan Pardus Site(5-2-2001)
  • Woodland to attempt Lowes: Rich Woodland will attempt to qualify for his first BGN race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway for the upcoming CARQUEST Auto Parts 300. The Rich Woodland Racing team has recently purchased a car(Pontiac) from Jarrett/Favre Motorsports and hopes to make the May 26th race the first of 6 races to be run in the Busch Series this year. This will also be the first time that RWR will field a Pontiac as well as the first race with motor builder Keith Roberts. The #40 car, a Hopkins chassis with a 2001 Pontiac body was driven by both Jason Jarrett and Hut Stricklen last year in the Busch series. RWR will resume its season on May 12th at the Kentucky Speedway for the Kentucky ARCA 150(Rich Woodland PR/Site)(5-1-2001)