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Mon 21 Dec 1998
Buckshot Jones Weds Longtime Girlfriend

Buckshot Jones Weds Longtime Girlfriend

NASCAR Winston Cup Driver Buckshot Jones Says "I Do" SPARTANBURG, S.C.(December 21,1998) --- On Saturday, December 19, 1998, among candles and Christmas trees, NASCAR Winston Cup driver Buckshot Jones and longtime girlfriend Jina Cadena married...

Thu 15 Oct 1998
Joe Gibbs Racing Inks MBNA as Sponsor

Joe Gibbs Racing Inks MBNA as Sponsor

MBNA to sponsor Joe Gibbs Racing cars WILMINGTON, Del. (Oct. 15, 1998) MBNA America Bank, N.A., the leading credit card issuer in motorsports, announced a significant expansion of its racing involvement by signing a multi-year agreement to ...

Sat 11 Jul 1998
Knuckles Crew Chief for #15

Knuckles Crew Chief for #15

Moore-Robinson names Knuckles crew chief Dave Rodman SPARTANBURG, S.C. (July 10, 1998) Team manager Greg Moore Friday announced the latest step in the rejuvenation of Robinson-Moore Motorsports, the hiring of NASCAR Winston Cup veteran Joey...

Wed 16 Dec 1998
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...

Wed 26 Aug 1998
Both Earnhardts To Race in Japan

Both Earnhardts To Race in Japan

Earnhardts to race in Coca-Cola 500 in Japan ATLANTA (Aug. 26, 1998) Coca-Cola Classic is delivering the hottest father and son duo in NASCAR to racing fans. Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will race head-to-head for the first time at the...

Fri 08 May 1998
Daytona Pepsi 400 - Record ratings, Attendance

Daytona Pepsi 400 - Record ratings, Attendance

Pepsi 400 gets record ratings, attendance DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 21, 1998) The inaugural running of the Pepsi 400 under the lights at Daytona International Speedway, broadcast on TNN, set a record for the highest-rated fall night race in ...

Richmond Starting Grid

Richmond Starting Grid

NASCAR Winston Cup Series Racing Starting Grid Exide NASCAR Select Batteries 400 Richmond International Raceway Race No. 25 /September 12, 1998 Pos No. Name Make Time Speed 1 2 Rusty Wallace Frd ...

Myers to Work Charlotte-Indy Doubleheader

Myers to Work Charlotte-Indy Doubleheader

Myers to work Charlotte-Indy double-header FONTANA, Calif. (May 3, 1998) Danny "Chocolate" Myers, the gasman for Richard Childress Racing's No. 3 GM Goodwrench Service Plus Chevrolet team and driver Dale Earnhardt, will...

Fri 13 Feb 1998
Honoring 50 Greatest Drivers

Honoring 50 Greatest Drivers

NASCAR honors its 50 greatest drivers DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 13, 1998) NASCAR's 50-year history can be told from many different perspectives - track history, promoter history, or manufacturer history. But the one that adds the color and ...

Fri 23 Oct 1998
Chad Little - New Father

Chad Little - New Father

Another "Little" Little arrives CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 22, 1998) Chad Little, driver of the No. 97 John Deere Ford, will have a Little extra someone on his mind during Sunday's Dura Lube/Kmart 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Little...

Tue 01 Dec 1998
Dick Beaty Passes

Dick Beaty Passes

Former Winston Cup Director Beaty passes DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 30, 1998) Dick Beaty, who served as NASCAR Winston Cup Director from 1980 until retiring from that position following the 1992 season, has passed away at his home in North ...

Wed 21 Oct 1998
Doug Hewitt joins No. 44 car

Doug Hewitt joins No. 44 car

Hewitt to join Petty Enterprises By Shawn A. Akers RANDLEMAN, N.C. (Oct. 21, 1998) Doug Hewitt, the crew chief for Bahari' Racing since 1992, will join Petty Enterprises as the crew chief of the No. 44 Hot Wheels Pontiac, with driver Kyle ...

Fri 20 Nov 1998
Motegi Jeff Burton Has Bruce Lee Paint Scheme

Motegi Jeff Burton Has Bruce Lee Paint Scheme

Burton has kickin' paint scheme MOTEGI, Japan (Nov. 21, 1998) Sometimes a paint scheme can be used to send a message. For years, Dale Earnhardt has piloted a black Chevrolet, part of his image as 'the Intimidator'. Jeff Burton has unveiled a...

Fri 08 May 1998
Dick Trickle's Reaction to Nephew's Death

Dick Trickle's Reaction to Nephew's Death

BRISTOL, Tenn. (March 27, 1998) Former NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour driver Chris Trickle, nephew of NASCAR Winston Cup Series and NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division driver Dick Trickle, died Wednesday after spending ...

"Coca-Cola Racing Family" created

Coke introduces its new "team" DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 11, 1998) Coca-Cola, the "Official Soft Drink of NASCAR," is running with a fast crowd -- a team of 10 of the hottest drivers on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series circuit. The Coca-Cola ...

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"...

Thu 01 Oct 1998
IMG Motorsports Enters The Sport

IMG Motorsports Enters The Sport

SPORTS MARKETING LEADER ENTERS NASCAR ARENA CLEVELAND, OHIO (October 1, 1998) --- IMG Motorsports, a division of International Management Group (IMG), announced today the acquisition of Marketing Performance Group (MPG). MPG is a six-year-old...

Mon 30 Nov 1998
Banquet - A Rich History

Banquet - A Rich History

NASCAR Winston Cup Banquet has rich history NEW YORK (Nov. 30, 1998) The pot of gold at the end of each NASCAR Winston Cup season is the point championship. The rainbow ends each December with a grand production at the world-renowned ...

Fri 04 Dec 1998
David Evans Joins Hedrick Motorsports

David Evans Joins Hedrick Motorsports

Evans named to position at Hedrick Motorsports STATESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 3, 1998) Veteran Winston Cup engine specialist David Evans has been named chief engine builder for Larry Hedrick Motorsports and the No. 41 Kodiak Racing Team. Evans,...

Thu 17 Dec 1998
BUSCH: Irvan-Simo Racing Branches Out

BUSCH: Irvan-Simo Racing Branches Out

Irvan-Simo Racing branches out By Shawn A. Akers & Dave Rodman MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 17, 1998) Irvan-Simo Racing, which has fielded a full-time entry in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series the past two years, will compete in all three ...

Wed 14 Oct 1998
Skip Eyler Released as No. 98 Crew Chief

Skip Eyler Released as No. 98 Crew Chief

Eyler released as crew chief of No. 98 By Shawn A. Akers CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 13, 1998) Skip Eyler was officially released from his duties as crew chief of Cale Yarborough's No. 98 Thorn Apple Valley Ford team on Monday, and will be ...

Mon 28 Sep 1998
Ralph Seagraves Dies

Ralph Seagraves Dies

Former SME exec Seagraves passes away WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Sept. 28, 1998) William Ralph Seagraves, who guided R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. into its sponsorship of motorsports in the early 1970s, died Sunday after a lengthy illness. He was 69.

Wed 21 Jan 1998
Pennell named SME president

Pennell named SME president

Source: NASCAR Online Pennell named SME president WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Jan. 21, 1998) G. Clifton "Cliff" Pennell has been named president of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.'s Sports Marketing Enterprises, Andy Schindler, RJR president and chief...

Fri 08 May 1998
Waltrip Terminates Speedblock Deal

Waltrip Terminates Speedblock Deal

Waltrip terminates sponsorship deal HARRISBURG, N.C. (March 10, 1998) - Three-time NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Darrell Waltrip announced Tuesday that Darrell Waltrip Motorsports has -- effective immediately -- terminated its ...

Thu 17 Dec 1998
Charles

Charles "Buddy" Morrison Memorial Service Plans

The memorial arrangements for race car engine builder Charles "Buddy" Morrison are as follows: Date: December 30, 1998 Time: 1 p.m. CST Place: Moore and Sons Funeral Home 4216 S. Bowen Rd. Arlington, Texas 76016 ...

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...

Fri 04 Dec 1998
1998 NMPA Myers Brothers Award

1998 NMPA Myers Brothers Award

Robertson gets Myers Brothers Award By Dave Rodman The late T. Wayne Robertson, former vice president of Sports Marketing Enterprises, the sports marketing and promotions division of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, was honored at a Friday ...

Sat 21 Nov 1998
Motegi Earnhardt, Jr. on Track with Dad For The First Time

Motegi Earnhardt, Jr. on Track with Dad For The First Time

Earnhardt Jr. on track with dad for first time By Brett Borden MOTEGI, Japan (Nov. 21, 1998) Dale Earnhardt Jr. can remember distinctly one of the first competitive ventures he ever shared with his father. Father and son were fishing, and...

Fri 08 May 1998
More Stars Join

More Stars Join "NASCAR Night in Hollywood"

More stars join "NASCAR night in Hollywood" HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (April 28, 1998) Jay Leno, James Garner and musical act Sugar Ray, along with ESPN's Kenny Mayne and Dan Patrick have been added to the list of stars taking part in...

Sun 08 Nov 1998
Las Vegas Starting Grid

Las Vegas Starting Grid

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Racing Starting Grid Sam's Town 250 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Race No. 27 /November 7, 1998 Pos No. Name Make Time Speed 1 24 Jack Sprague Chv 00:33.385 161.749 2 ...

Thu 10 Sep 1998
Twin Ring Motegi Preview

Twin Ring Motegi Preview

Take a tour of Twin Ring Motegi DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 10, 1998) (NOTE: This is the second in a series of articles counting down the weeks and days until the NASCAR Thunder Special Motegi Coca-Cola 500K exhibition race in November in ...

Mon 10 Aug 1998
Martin's Father Killed in Plance Crash

Martin's Father Killed in Plance Crash

Martin's father killed in Nevada plane crash HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 10, 1998) Julian Martin, the father of NASCAR Winston Cup Series star Mark Martin, and his family were killed Saturday in a private plane crash in Ely, Nev. ...

Mon 14 Dec 1998
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...

Fri 08 May 1998
T. Wayne Robertson in Fatal Boat Accident

T. Wayne Robertson in Fatal Boat Accident

Courtesy of NASCARFans Newsletter: All of the local New Orleans affiliates are reporting that the body of T. Wayne Robertson has been found. 5 of the bodies in this mornings accident have been recovered...Margaret Maddox is still missing. A...

Fri 10 Jul 1998
Brickyard 400: Monte Carlo to Pace Field

Brickyard 400: Monte Carlo to Pace Field

CHEVROLET HAS MONTE CARLO READY TO PACE AT INDY INDIANAPOLIS, July 10, 1998 -- The Pace Car hasn't exactly been the busiest vehicle in the four NASCAR Winston Cup Brickyard 400 races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The car...

Fri 08 May 1998
Bristol Sunday Notebook

Bristol Sunday Notebook

Food City 500 Sunday Notebook by Dave Rodman - NASCAR Online BRISTOL, Tenn. (March 29, 1998) Ricky Craven, the regular driver of Hendrick Motorsports' No. 50 Budweiser Chevrolet, may be on a medical sabbatical, but he is still making his ...