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Wed 15 Dec 1999
Driver of the Decade Stats

Driver of the Decade Stats

Chevrolet drivers Earnhardt and Gordon rank 1-2 in driver of the decade rankings Chevrolet drivers Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon combined to win seven NASCAR Winston Cup championships in the 1990s and rank 1-2 in driver of the decade...

Tue 14 Dec 1999
Sears Point Modifies Modernization Plan

Sears Point Modifies Modernization Plan

SONOMA, Calif. (Dec. 14) Sears Point Raceway officials Tuesday unveiled the latest version of a proposed modernization master plan, showcasing two key modifications designed to address community concerns. Entering the final stages of the Sonoma...

Rick Crawford Quick in Tuesday Test

Rick Crawford Quick in Tuesday Test

Quick Crawford paces Daytona truck test By Dave Rodman DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 14, 1999) NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series veteran Rick Crawford turned the fastest lap Tuesday on the opening day of a two-day test session at Daytona...

Terry Elledge Signs With Bill Davis Racing

Terry Elledge Signs With Bill Davis Racing

HIGH POINT, N.C. - Engine builder Terry Elledge recently signed a three-year contract with Bill Davis Racing. It is the first official contract between the two since Elledge joined Bill Davis Racing at the conclusion of the 1997 NASCAR Winston...

Watkins Glen Offers Pit Passes in 2000

Watkins Glen Offers Pit Passes in 2000

Watkins Glen, NY (December 14, 1999) - Watkins Glen marketing director, Roger Curtis, announced that Watkins Glen will be offering fans a Pit Access Credential for both NASCAR weekends at The Glen during the 2000 season. Fans will have the...

Team  Gordon - Packing Up to Move East

Team Gordon - Packing Up to Move East

As many of you are aware, we have acquired the usage of Irvan-Simo Racing and their facility in Mooresville, North Carolina for the 2000 racing season. It is now referred to as Team Gordon. In fact, if you were to call that shop the phone would...

Mon 13 Dec 1999
Petty Enterprises Makes Leadership Changes

Petty Enterprises Makes Leadership Changes

LEVEL CROSS, N.C. (Dec. 13, 1999) Developing its leadership team for the future, Petty Enterprises has named four winning veterans to new NASCAR Winston Cup positions. Kyle Petty made the announcements Monday. Greg Steadman has been promoted to...

Souvenir Day at Martinsville a Success

Souvenir Day at Martinsville a Success

Martinsville VA---Race fans donated more than 1,200 toys and $2,400 on Saturday at Martinsville Speedway to be distributed to Martinsville and Henry County children. The toy drive was part of Martinsville Speedway's Souvenir ...

BUSCH: Trucks to Test at Daytona

BUSCH: Trucks to Test at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 13, 1999) More than 25 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series teams are scheduled to begin a two-day test session Tuesday at Daytona International Speedway in preparation for the inaugural NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series 250 that...

BUSCH: Parker Racing To Auction Race Shop

BUSCH: Parker Racing To Auction Race Shop

MOORESVILLE, N.C., (Dec. 13, 1999) After more than 10 seasons as a mainstay in the NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division, team owner Ron Parker decided to close the doors on his operation. Now he's having his going-out-of-business ...

Sun 12 Dec 1999
BUSCH: Andy Santerre Waves Checkered Flag on Toys for Joy

BUSCH: Andy Santerre Waves Checkered Flag on Toys for Joy

SANTERRE WAVES CHECKERED FLAG ON "TOYS FOR JOY" DRIVE AT NHIS (LOUDON, NH - December 8, 1999) - NASCAR Busch Series driver Andy Santerre will be meeting fans and signing autographs at New Hampshire International Speedway to help wrap up the ...

Sat 11 Dec 1999
Jack Sprague's Night

Jack Sprague's Night

SAN FRANCISCO The curtain officially fell Friday night on the 1999 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season at the fifth annual awards banquet at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, and the first item on series champion Jack Sprague's off-season list...

Fri 10 Dec 1999
Jack Sprague Worked Hard for Title

Jack Sprague Worked Hard for Title

Sprague worked hard for second title By Marty Smith SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 10, 1999) Jack Sprague defied logic by winning the 1999 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship. Logically, most tasks are easier the second time around, but ...

Greg Biffle Drove to New Heights in 1999

Greg Biffle Drove to New Heights in 1999

Biffle drove to new heights in trucks By Dave Rodman SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 10, 1999) Greg Biffle is simply paid to drive the No. 50 Grainger Ford F-150 in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, and it's debatable that he didn't do it better in 1999...

BUSCH: Tyler Jet drops Busch Series program

BUSCH: Tyler Jet drops Busch Series program

HARRISBURG, N.C. (Dec. 10, 1999) Tyler Jet Motorsports announced Friday that it had released driver Tyler Walker and suspended its fledgling NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division effort. TJM had signed Walker, the former World of Outlaws...

Thu 09 Dec 1999
BUSCH: Joe Nemechek Inks Sponsor Deal

BUSCH: Joe Nemechek Inks Sponsor Deal

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 8, 1999) NASCAR Winston Cup Series regular Joe Nemechek announced Wednesday a three-year sponsorship agreement with Oklahoma City-based Dobson Cellular Systems for his NEMCO Motorsports NASCAR Busch Series Grand National...

Wed 08 Dec 1999
Mike Wallace Now Knows the Way

Mike Wallace Now Knows the Way

Wallace now knows the way By Brett Borden SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 8, 1999) Remember the first time you had to find someone's house in another city? You drove around gingerly, wondering why the street signs weren't more prominent and/or better...

Jay Sauter Surged Late in Season

Jay Sauter Surged Late in Season

SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 8, 1999) Driving a black GM Goodwrench Service Plus-sponsored Chevrolet with a large white No. 3 on the side is not one of the easiest jobs in sports. It's like wearing a Yankees baseball cap, Cowboys football helmet or Bulls...

Tue 07 Dec 1999
Andy Houston Still Seeking Title Shot

Andy Houston Still Seeking Title Shot

Houston still seeking title shot By Marty Smith SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 7, 1999) To look at the list of achievements Andy Houston pieced together in the 1999 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season, you'd never imagine his campaign was a ...

Ron Hornaday Leaves as a Big Winner

Ron Hornaday Leaves as a Big Winner

SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 7, 1999) To racing enthusiasts everywhere, the name Ron Hornaday is synonymous with NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series greatness. The Palmdale, Calif., native has won a series-record 25 races over the past five seasons, not to...

Eel River - New Sponsor, New Driver, New 'old' Car Number

Eel River - New Sponsor, New Driver, New 'old' Car Number

Eel River turns new chapter with 'old' number By Dave Rodman MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 7, 1999) Eel River Racing -- with a new sponsor, new driver and new number on its Pontiacs for the NASCAR 2000 season -- hopes its refurbished look brings...

Jeff Gordon Gets New Crew Chief

Jeff Gordon Gets New Crew Chief

CHARLOTTE, N.C., (Dec. 7, 1999) Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday that veteran NASCAR Winston Cup Series crew chief Robbie Loomis has been named crew chief for three-time champion Jeff Gordon and the No. 24 DuPont Automotive Finishes...

Mon 06 Dec 1999
Mike Bliss Successful in 1999

Mike Bliss Successful in 1999

SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 6, 1999) For Mike Bliss, much of the 1999 season was spent in the shadow of his teammate, but by the end of the year the spotlight shone brightly in his corner as well. Bliss, driver of Jack Roush's No. 99 Exide Batteries ...

Jimmy Hensley 1999 Roller Coaster

Jimmy Hensley 1999 Roller Coaster

Hensley rode the roller coaster in 1999 By Marty Smith SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., (Dec. 6, 1999) When the 1999 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season began, there was every reason to believe that Jimmy Hensley would be a championship contender.

Cale Yarborough Anticipates Sale of Team

Cale Yarborough Anticipates Sale of Team

Yarborough anticipates sale of team By Dave Rodman CONCORD, N.C. (Dec. 6, 1999) After two false starts on selling his NASCAR Winston Cup Series race team, Cale Yarborough is taking nothing for granted. But a spokesperson at the team's shop...

Watkins Glen Gains New Title Sponsor

Watkins Glen Gains New Title Sponsor

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (Dec. 6, 1999) Watkins Glen International and Global Crossing announced a new name for the NASCAR Winston Cup Series race at Watkins Glen. The NASCAR Winston Cup Series race at The Glen scheduled for the weekend of August...

Sun 05 Dec 1999
BUSCH: Anthony Lazzaro Returns to Practice

BUSCH: Anthony Lazzaro Returns to Practice

HICKORY, N.C. (December 3, 1999) -- Anthony Lazzaro, having sufficiently recovered from a compression fracture of his T3 vertebra sustained in an ARCA race accident at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on Oct. 16, climbed back into the cockpit of his...

Sat 04 Dec 1999
Banquet Keeps Focus on Family

Banquet Keeps Focus on Family

Jarrett, others keep family focus of banquet By Mark Talkington NEW YORK (Dec. 3, 1999) Even as NASCAR's popularity continues to attract thousands of new fans each year, the sport's top drivers have not lost focus on each and every...

Bill McAnally Racing, Orleans MS Join Forces

Bill McAnally Racing, Orleans MS Join Forces

December 3, 1999 (Las Vegas, Nev.) - Bill McAnally Racing and Orleans Motorsports have merged to create what they hope will become the most prestigious motorsports organization in the western states. The newly formed organization will operate...

Fri 03 Dec 1999
Dale Jarrett Presents Historic Shoes to Niketown

Dale Jarrett Presents Historic Shoes to Niketown

NEW YORK (Dec. 3, 1999) – Newly crowned driving champion Dale Jarrett, in town for tonight’s nationally televised NASCAR Winston Cup banquet, took time out from a weeklong whirlwind media tour Wednesday night with an appearance at the local...

Mike Helton - the State of NASCAR

Mike Helton - the State of NASCAR

Helton delivers 'State of NASCAR' By Mark Talkington NEW YORK (Dec. 2, 1999) Mike Helton, NASCAR senior vice president and chief operating officer, spent little time looking back during his state of the sport speech Thursday at the ...

Bobby Labonte Reached New Heights in 1999

Bobby Labonte Reached New Heights in 1999

Labonte scaled new heights in 1999 By Marty Smith NEW YORK (Dec. 3, 1999) If nothing else, Bobby Labonte received a thorough education in the ethics of leading the pack during the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. Running up front has a ...

Junie Donlavey Recieves Myers Brothers Award

Junie Donlavey Recieves Myers Brothers Award

Donlavey honored with Myers Brothers Award By Brett Borden NEW YORK (Dec. 3, 1999) NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Dale Jarrett and 51-year NASCAR team owner W.C. "Junie" Donlavey together highlighted the Myers Brothers Breakfast on...

Bill Elliott Voted NASCAR's Most Popular Driver

Bill Elliott Voted NASCAR's Most Popular Driver

NEW YORK (Dec. 3, 1999) - For the ninth straight year and 14th time overall, Bill Elliott, owner and driver of the McDonald's Ford Taurus, was voted NASCAR's Most Popular Driver. The 1999 fan balloting was conducted by the National Motorsports ...

Thu 02 Dec 1999
Mark Martin Had no Time for Pain

Mark Martin Had no Time for Pain

NEW YORK (Dec. 2, 1999) Mark Martin has been a paragon of consistency in the 1990s in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. Martin is the only driver in that time span that has finished in the top-10 in the annual point standings every year. But to ...