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Fri 31 Dec 1999
1999 Top Ten Stories

1999 Top Ten Stories

NASCAR's top-10 on-track stories of 1999 By Brett Borden DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 31, 1999) You say you want a revolution? Wish granted. The winds of change swept through the NASCAR Winston Cup garage in 1999, altering the balance of...

Thu 30 Dec 1999
Jerry Pitts to be Melling Racing Crew Chief

Jerry Pitts to be Melling Racing Crew Chief

CONCORD, N.C. (Dec. 30, 1999) Melling Racing is banking on similar backgrounds paying big dividends in the NASCAR 2000 season. Team owner Mark Melling announced Thursday the hiring of Jerry Pitts Jr. as crew chief for the No. 9 Kodiak Fords ...

Wed 29 Dec 1999
Jerry Nadeau Ready to Taste the New

Jerry Nadeau Ready to Taste the New

Nadeau ready to taste the new with Hendrick By Marty Smith MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 28, 1999) In terms of practicality, NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver Jerry Nadeau couldn't ask for a more fitting sponsor on his Hendrick Motorsports-owned No.

Thu 23 Dec 1999
Irwindale Speedway 1999 Track Records

Irwindale Speedway 1999 Track Records

IRWINDALE SPEEDWAY 1999 OFFICIAL ONE LAP TRACK RECORDS (RECORDED IN QUALIFYING) compiled by Tim Kennedy DIVISION DRIVER Car ...

BUSCH: Kenny Irwin to Work with Dave Steele

BUSCH: Kenny Irwin to Work with Dave Steele

Irwin looks to rekindle success with Steele in NBS By Dave Rodman INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 23, 1999) Former NASCAR Winston Cup Series Raybestos Rookie of the Year Kenny Irwin is kicked back at home for the holidays, but it's not hard to get him ...

Wed 22 Dec 1999
Martinsville has Toll Free Ticket Ordering

Martinsville has Toll Free Ticket Ordering

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Dec. 22, 1999) Martinsville Speedway now has a toll-free ticket office number. Race fans needing tickets for Martinsville Speedway's Goody's Body Pain 500 on Sunday, April 9, 2000 can order tickets by calling 1-877-RACE-TIX...

Richard Petty to Dodge in 2001

Richard Petty to Dodge in 2001

As soon as Dodge announced its plans to return to the NASCAR Winston Cup circuit in 2001, the rumors about Petty Enterprises' potential involvement began to surface. Those reports apparently had a foundation in fact. The latest...

Tue 21 Dec 1999
Daytona Sets January Testing Dates

Daytona Sets January Testing Dates

Daytona sets January testing schedule By Dave Rodman DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 21, 1999) Daytona International Speedway is on a holiday break after a busy December that included runs by just about every manner of two- and four-wheeled race...

Brett Bodine Maintains Ownership of Team

Brett Bodine Maintains Ownership of Team

Bodine maintains ownership of team By Dave Rodman MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 21, 1999) Fresh off a pre-Christmas cruise, NASCAR Winston Cup team owner/driver Brett Bodine is happier to have that title attached to his name than he would have...

It's A Ken Schrader Christmas Story

It's A Ken Schrader Christmas Story

'Tis The Season To Be Jolly With The Schraders 'Twas the night before Christmas and all though the house, the Schraders were stirring, getting ready to go out. When what to their wonderful eyes did appear but a motor coach full of friends,...

Mon 20 Dec 1999
Barry Dodson Ready to Go with Jeff Fuller

Barry Dodson Ready to Go with Jeff Fuller

CHARLOTTE, N.C., (Dec. 17, 1999) Barry Dodson is back in the crew chief saddle once again -- and he's back with a vengeance. Dodson, who guided Rusty Wallace from relative obscurity to the 1989 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship in just four...

Dennis Huth Resigns

Dennis Huth Resigns

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (December 20, 1999) The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing has announced that Dennis Huth, who most recently served as vice president of touring operations and international development, has resigned to pursue...

Bill France Seeks Treatment for Cancer

Bill France Seeks Treatment for Cancer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 20, 1999) NASCAR announced today that Bill France, 66, the sanctioning body president since 1972, has been diagnosed with cancer. France is currently pursuing additional diagnosis and treatments. "The doctors have...

Cale Yarborough Team Sale Falls Through

Cale Yarborough Team Sale Falls Through

Yarborough still waiting to sell team By Marty Smith CONCORD, N.C., (Dec. 20, 1999) All Cale Yarborough wants for Christmas is a sales receipt. Yarborough, the three-time NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion turned car owner, is probably...

Bill Davis Racing Crew Chief Signs Three Year Extension

Bill Davis Racing Crew Chief Signs Three Year Extension

HIGH POINT, NC -- Gil Martin has signed a three-year contract extension at Bill Davis Racing (BDR) to continue as crew chief for Amoco Ultimate Team 93 and driver Dave Blaney, a contender for the 2000 Raybestos NASCAR Winston Cup ...

Fri 17 Dec 1999
Dale Earnhardt Back Surgery Successful

Dale Earnhardt Back Surgery Successful

WINSTON SALEM, N.C. (Dec. 17, 1999) Seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt underwent surgery this morning at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, in Winston-Salem, N.C., to repair a ruptured disc in his spinal ...

Eel River Puts Jeff Fuller in Viagra Pontiac

Eel River Puts Jeff Fuller in Viagra Pontiac

Eel River puts Fuller in Viagra Pontiac By Dave Rodman CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 17, 1999) The NASCAR 2000 Raybestos Rookie of the Year race in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, featuring undoubtedly the strongest class of competitors in the ...

Dave Blaney To Seek 2000 Rookie of the Year

Dave Blaney To Seek 2000 Rookie of the Year

HIGH POINT, NC -- After two years of stock car apprenticeship in the NASCAR Busch Series, Dave Blaney will join one of the largest first-year classes of aspiring Winston Cup regulars in the quest for the 2000 Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Year award....

Tony Hunt Looks to Race Though Farm System

Tony Hunt Looks to Race Though Farm System

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 17, 1999) -- With NASCAR rolling into the new millennium as one of America's most popular sports, everyone wants to predict where stock car racing's new heroes will come from. At least some will keep coming through...

Thu 16 Dec 1999
Newt Moore Joins The Wood Brothers

Newt Moore Joins The Wood Brothers

STUART, Va. (Dec. 16, 1999) Newt Moore, who served as crew chief for two NASCAR Winston Cup Series teams in 1999, has been named shock specialist for the Wood Brothers No. 21 Citgo Ford, driven by Elliott Sadler. Moore started the 1999...

Jerry Nadeau Ties the Knot

Jerry Nadeau Ties the Knot

Christmas Bells and Wedding Bells MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 16, 1999) -- NASCAR Winston Cup competitor Jerry Nadeau decided decorating a tree and exchanging gifts weren't the only ways to celebrate the holidays this year. The driver of the No.

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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
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...

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...

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 ...

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