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Thu 17 Dec 1998
BUSCH: Earnhardt Jr. and Fred Rahmer Earn EMPA Awards

BUSCH: Earnhardt Jr. and Fred Rahmer Earn EMPA Awards

EARNHARDT, JR. AND FRED RAHMER EARN EASTERN MOTORSPORT PRESS ASSOCIATION DRIVER OF THE YEAR AWARDS LANGHORNE, PA December 18, 1998 . . . Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 1998 NASCAR Busch Series Grand National champion, and Fred Rahmer, the ...

Wed 16 Dec 1998
Junie Donlavey Signs

Junie Donlavey Signs "Big Daddy's" and Mike Harmon

Big Daddy's backing Donlavey in 50th year RICHMOND, Va. (Dec. 16, 1998) Big Daddy's BBQ Sauce, Spices and Meats Chief Executive Officer Dan Lloyd announced today that the company has signed a contract to be the primary sponsor of W.C. "Junie"...

Dover Touches Up Track

Dover Touches Up Track

Dover touching up racing surface DOVER, Del. (Dec. 16, 1998) After four complete seasons, the concrete racing surface at Dover Downs International Speedway has met its goal of providing clean racing on a consistent surface for NASCAR Winston...

Jon Wolfe Named Crew Chief for Butch Mock MS

Jon Wolfe Named Crew Chief for Butch Mock MS

Wolfe named crew chief for Butch Mock MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 15, 1998) Jon Wolfe, assistant crew chief for Joe Gibbs Racing since 1991, has been named crew chief for Butch Mock Motorsports and the No. 75 Remington Arms Ford NASCAR Winston Cup...

Barry Owens, Frontline MS Join Forces

Barry Owens, Frontline MS Join Forces

Frontline Motorsports-South joins forces with Barry Owens Racing. Linwood, NC (Dec 14, 1998) -- Frank Tiscareno, President of Frontline Motorsports-South announced today that the ...

Scott Hansen To Drive No. 52

Scott Hansen To Drive No. 52

SCOTT HANSEN NAMED DRIVER OF THE NO. 52 OAKWOOD HOMES CHEVROLET December 15, 1998 (Charlotte, N.C.)---Oakwood Homes Corporation announced today that Scott Hansen will drive the No. 52 Oakwood Homes Chevrolet for the 1999 season. Oakwood Homes...

IRL: Indy Installs Seven Large-Screen Video Displays

IRL: Indy Installs Seven Large-Screen Video Displays

NEW VIDEO DISPLAYS TO GIVE INDY FANS BETTER VIEW OF ACTION Seven Daktronics screens to be installed at Indianapolis Motor Speedway INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 16, 1998 - Seven permanent large-screen video displays will be installed at the ...

BUSCH: Kevin Lepage Joins Brewco Team

BUSCH: Kevin Lepage Joins Brewco Team

Lepage joins Brewco's three-car team CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (Dec. 15, 1998) Brewco Motorsports Inc., announced today that it has expanded its operation to include a third NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division team which will compete in 15...

Tue 15 Dec 1998
Scott Barbour Team Making Progress

Scott Barbour Team Making Progress

Barbour's team making progress By Shawn A. Akers HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 15, 1998) Scott Barbour knows he's got a lot to learn about being a car owner in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, a place where success doesn't come too easy or too...

Junie Donlavey May Get Sponsor

Junie Donlavey May Get Sponsor

Donlavey team close on sponsorship RICHMOND, Va. (Dec. 15, 1998) One way or another, Junie Donlavey will have a NASCAR Winston Cup Series team at Daytona International Speedway for the Daytona 500 in February. Anything beyond that, however, ...

Mon 14 Dec 1998
Geoffrey Bodine to Drive for Joe Bessey in 1999

Geoffrey Bodine to Drive for Joe Bessey in 1999

Bodine to drive for Bessey in 1999 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 14, 1998) It looked bleak for a while, but Geoff -- make that Geoffrey -- Bodine has landed on his feet once again. A variety of circumstances, most notably several NASCAR Winston...

Tucson Winter Heat Results 98-12-13

Tucson Winter Heat Results 98-12-13

Biffle challenges, but Obrist wins at Tucson TUCSON, Ariz. (Dec. 14, 1998) Greg Biffle went from tuxedo to firesuit like he was Superman in a phone booth Sunday, competing in the NASCAR Winter Heat Tucson 200 only hours after receiving awards...

DEI Hires Sandy Jones to Run No. 16 Team

DEI Hires Sandy Jones to Run No. 16 Team

DEI hires Jones to run 16 team MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 14, 1998) Dale Earnhardt, Inc. (DEI) announced Monday that Sandy Jones has joined the organization as crew chief for the No. 16 NAPA Brakes Chevrolet driven by Ron Hornaday on the ...

Sam Johns Named Crew Chief for Andy Petree Racing

Sam Johns Named Crew Chief for Andy Petree Racing

Johns named crew chief for Schrader, Petree EAST FLAT ROCK, N.C. (Dec. 14, 1998) Sam Johns, who most recently worked as the crew chief for American Equipment Racing in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, has been hired by Andy Petree to serve as...

BUSCH: Band-Aid Team Switches to Chevrolets

BUSCH: Band-Aid Team Switches to Chevrolets

Band-Aid team switching to Chevrolets By Shawn A. Akers SHERRILLS FORD, N.C. (Dec. 14, 1998) In conjunction with Mattei Motorsports' recent announcement of that team switching from Fords to Chevrolets in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series...

Sat 12 Dec 1998
Banquet Notes

Banquet Notes

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Notebook By Brett Borden SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 11, 1998) Notes and quotes from Friday's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series banquet: Ridge Gate, Inc., owner of the Ridge Gate Motorsports Nos. 38 and 39 Chevrolets,...

BUSCH: Kevin Schwantz Tries to Maintain Presence

BUSCH: Kevin Schwantz Tries to Maintain Presence

Schwantz trying to maintain NASCAR presence By Shawn A. Akers MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 11, 1998) Former motorcycle 500cc Grand Prix world champion Kevin Schwantz hasn't been soured by a difficult debut experience in NASCAR racing, despite...

BUSCH: Jay Smith New Crew Chief for Mike McLaughlin

BUSCH: Jay Smith New Crew Chief for Mike McLaughlin

Smith set as McLaughlin's new crew chief By Shawn A. Akers CONCORD, N.C. Dec. 11, 1998) Jay Smith, who has spent time as a crew chief in NASCAR's three major series, has been hired as the crew chief of the Cicci-Welliver Racing No. 34 Goulds...

Fri 11 Dec 1998
Caterpillar to Sponsor Andy Houston

Caterpillar to Sponsor Andy Houston

Caterpillar to sponsor Houston in 1999 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Dec. 11, 1998) The metamorphosis from rookie to veteran just got a whole lot easier for Andy Houston. Caterpillar Inc. announced it will be the primary sponsor of Andy Houston...

Skinner Has Successful Surgery

Skinner Has Successful Surgery

SOPHIA, N.C. (Dec. 11, 1998) NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver Mike Skinner was resting comfortably at home Friday after undergoing a scheduled successful arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in ...

Bristol Pole Tickets Available

Bristol Pole Tickets Available

Bristol pole tickets are available BRISTOL, Tenn. (Dec. 11, 1998) Tickets for 1999 First American Pole Day at Bristol Motor Speedway, featuring seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt and 1998 NASCAR Busch...

Greg Biffle Gets

Greg Biffle Gets "Winter Heat" Sponsor

Biffle gets sponsor for Winter Heat HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 10, 1998) Greg Biffle, the 1998 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Cintas Rookie of the Year and Roush Racing standout, is scheduled to defend his NASCAR Winter Heat Late Model...

Ortho Leaves Hardy Motorsports

Ortho Leaves Hardy Motorsports

Hardy in limbo after Ortho leaves DALLAS, Ga. (Dec. 10, 1998) Hardy Motorsports, which scored a ninth-place finish in the 1998 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series final standings with driver Ron Barfield, may not race in 1999 unless it can ...

Jack Sprague Comes Close to Championship

Jack Sprague Comes Close to Championship

Sprague comes so close, but falls short By Brett Borden SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 11, 1998) In sports, second place is the residence of the broken-hearted. It's a place where accomplishments are celebrated, but also stigmatized by so many whys...