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Thu 31 Dec 1998
Mast and Wilson to Lead Yarborough Team

Mast and Wilson to Lead Yarborough Team

Mast, Wilson to lead Yarborough team By Shawn A. Akers CONCORD, N.C. (Dec. 30, 1998) In an attempt to revive its struggling NASCAR Winston Cup Series program, Cale Yarborough Motorsports has secured the services of driver...

Roush Plans Multi-faceted Resolutions

Roush Plans Multi-faceted Resolutions

Roush plans multi-faceted resolutions HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 30, 1998) With 1999 right around the corner, people across the country are making New Year's resolutions, and the members of Roush Racing are no different. Drivers,...

Marcis to Test for Skinner

Marcis to Test for Skinner

Marcis to test for Skinner By Shawn A. Akers WELCOME, N.C. Not wanting to put its regular driver at risk so soon after surgery, Richard Childress Racing will employ the services of veteran Dave Marcis to test the No. 31...

Rudd Making Preparations for '99

Rudd Making Preparations for '99

Rudd preparing better for 1999 season By Shawn A. Akers MOORESVILLE, N.C. Finishing 22nd in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series point standings this past season didn't come as a complete surprise to veteran Ricky Rudd. As a matter...

Tony Stewart and New Team Gear up for '99

Tony Stewart and New Team Gear up for '99

Stewart's "rookie" team feeling fine By Shawn A. Akers HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. A rookie team, a rookie driver, a rookie crew chief. Talk about having the odds stacked against you in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. ...

Sun 27 Dec 1998
Crew Chief Optimistic about Buckshot

Crew Chief Optimistic about Buckshot

Pearson optimistic about Buckshot By Shawn A. Akers SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Dec. 27, 1998) Crew chief Ricky Pearson anticipates he and the No. 00 Buckshot Racing team will struggle early on in their Raybestos Rookie of the Year season in the ...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Performer of the Year ESPY Nominees

CHAMPCAR/CART: Performer of the Year ESPY Nominees

(December 26, 1998) - Alex Zanardi, who won seven times in 19 races en route to claiming the 1998 FedEx Championship Series title, has been nominated for an ESPN "ESPY" Award as Auto Racing Performer of the Year. The Italian driver, who...

Thu 24 Dec 1998
Ernie Irvan Enters Rolex 24
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Ernie Irvan Enters Rolex 24

Irvan enters Rolex 24 At DAYTONA DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 23, 1998) NASCAR Winston Cup driver Ernie Irvan, who missed the last three races of the 1998 season while recovering from injuries suffered in a racing accident, plans to return ...

Christmas Break Notebook

Christmas Break Notebook

NASCAR Christmas Break Notebook DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 23, 1998) Selected notes and quotes from around the world of NASCAR racing leading into the Christmas holiday: Mike (Mickey) Korzybski has been named general manager of NASCAR ...

Tue 22 Dec 1998
Two Car Team for Andy Petree Racing

Two Car Team for Andy Petree Racing

The Times They Are a'Changin' HARRISBURG, N.C., (Dec. 22, 1998) - The idea of having more than one NASCAR Winston Cup Series race team is not a new idea, nor was it the readily accepted idea that it is today. Petty Enterprises ...

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...

Yate's No. 28 Team Makes Changes

Yate's No. 28 Team Makes Changes

Yates' No. 28 team makes changes By Shawn A. Akers CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 21, 1998) Robert Yates Racing got itself a new crew chief for its No. 28 Texaco/Havoline Ford, now it's branching out into a new facility. The No. 28...

Fri 18 Dec 1998
Liberty Racing - Trucking Ahead

Liberty Racing - Trucking Ahead

Liberty Racing is trucking ahead By Dave Rodman LORAIN, Ohio (Dec. 18, 1998) Veteran crew chief Roland Wlodyka, who has been on the job at Liberty Racing for little more than a month, has created a lot of smiles among the 12 team employees...

Thu 17 Dec 1998
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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 ...

Kyle Petty Named Man of The Year

Kyle Petty Named Man of The Year

Petty named True Value Man of the Year DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 16, 1998) Kyle Petty, who finished 30th in final 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Series standings, was named the 1998 True Value NASCAR Man of the Year for his involvement in community...

Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, Mark Martin Nominated for ESPYs

Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, Mark Martin Nominated for ESPYs

Gordon, Earnhardt, Martin nominated for ESPYs DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 17, 1998) Three-time NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon, Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt, and Mark Martin headline key 1999 ESPY Award nominations announced...

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 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...

IRL: Indy Installs Seven Large-Screen Video Displays
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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 ...

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...

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...

Fri 11 Dec 1998
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...

Thu 10 Dec 1998
Jeff Burton Test Reconfigured Texas Track

Jeff Burton Test Reconfigured Texas Track

Burton first to test reconfigured Texas track FT. WORTH, Texas (Dec. 9, 1998) Jeff Burton, winner of the inaugural NASCAR Winston Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway in 1997, also had the honor of being the first series driver to test on...

Watkins Glen Announces Events for 1999

Watkins Glen Announces Events for 1999

WGI announces '99 plans WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (Dec. 9, 1998) Watkins Glen International has released its 1999 event schedule, including races for NASCAR's three biggest series, along with plans to offer 1999 season tickets and...

Bahari Hires Dan Glauz as Crew Chief

Bahari Hires Dan Glauz as Crew Chief

Bahari hires Glauz as crew chief MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 8, 1998) Bahari' Racing has hired Dan Glauz, who was instrumental in helping Mike Skinner win NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year honors in 1997, as its new crew chief. Glauz, 39,...

Wed 09 Dec 1998
Dale Jarret Named Spirit Award Nominee

Dale Jarret Named Spirit Award Nominee

Jarrett named Spirit Award nominee HARRISBURG, N.C. (Dec. 7, 1998) NASCAR Winston Cup driver Dale Jarrett has been selected as the fourth-quarter nominee for the National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA)/Pocono Spirit Award. Now in its...

Tue 08 Dec 1998
Jeff Burton Tests Tires at Texas Motor Speedway

Jeff Burton Tests Tires at Texas Motor Speedway

JEFF BURTON SAYS RECONFIGURED SPEEDWAY PASSES TEST FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Dec. 8, 1998) - Jeff Burton, winner of the inaugural Winston Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway in 1997, also had the honor of being the first Winston Cup driver to test on the...

Sat 05 Dec 1998
Friday Post Banquet Notes

Friday Post Banquet Notes

NEW YORK (Dec. 5, 1998) Notes and quotes following Friday's NASCAR Winston Cup Series Awards Banquet from the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel: According to a piece in Forbes magazine, three-time NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon is "one of...

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 ...

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,...