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Fri 04 Dec 1998
Dale Jarrett Helps Fan Win One Million

Dale Jarrett Helps Fan Win One Million

Jarrett helps fan win $1 million WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Dec. 3, 1998) Ronald Sims admits that he always pulled for the "other" Dale, but following Dale Jarrett's victory in the final Winston No Bull 5 event of the 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup season,...

Thursday New York Notes

Thursday New York Notes

NASCAR Winston Cup Banquet Notebook By Dave Rodman NEW YORK (Dec. 3, 1998) Notes and quotes following Thursday's NASCAR Winston Cup annual press conference at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel: NASCAR Winston Cup Series team owner Robert Yates said...

Mark Martin -Great Year, Falls Short

Mark Martin -Great Year, Falls Short

Martin's great year falls short By Shawn A. Akers NEW YORK (Dec. 3, 1998) In any other season, Mark Martin would most likely have had his day as the NASCAR Winston Cup champion. Seven wins, a whopping 22 top-five finishes, three Bud...

Jeff Gordon Raises the Bar

Jeff Gordon Raises the Bar

Gordon continues to raise the bar By Dave Rodman NEW YORK (Dec. 4, 1998) In a brief career that has been marked by one starburst after another, for three-time NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon, 1998 stands as a career year no...

IRL: Texas Motorspeedway Tickets on Sale

IRL: Texas Motorspeedway Tickets on Sale

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Dec. 3, 1998) - Gear up for the 1999 racing season when individual race tickets go on sale Saturday, Dec. 5. With four NASCAR and two Pep Boys Indy Racing League events, the 1999 racing ...

Wed 02 Dec 1998
Darrell Waltrip To Drive Ford for Travis Carter

Darrell Waltrip To Drive Ford for Travis Carter

Waltrip to drive for Carter in 1999, 2000 By Shawn A. Akers STATESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 2, 1998) Three-time NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Darrell Waltrip has found a ride for next season and beyond. The long-time General Motors man will ...

Dale Jarrett A Solid Season - Not Good Enough

Dale Jarrett A Solid Season - Not Good Enough

Solid season not good enough for Jarrett By Shawn A. Akers NEW YORK (Dec. 2, 1998) It was the same old hollow feeling for Dale Jarrett. A good, solid 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup season, but, like the previous year, one not good enough to win it all.

Tue 01 Dec 1998
Rusty Wallace Bounced Back Big in 1998

Rusty Wallace Bounced Back Big in 1998

Wallace bounced back big in 1998 By Brett Borden NEW YORK (Dec. 1, 1998) If nothing else, 1998 will be remembered by Rusty Wallace and his fans as the year he regained consistency. The 1989 NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion hit a few bumps...

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 ...

Mon 30 Nov 1998
Cale Yarborough Remains Afloat

Cale Yarborough Remains Afloat

Yarborough shifts gears to remain afloat By Dave Rodman CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 30, 1998) Cale Yarborough, who has struggled for more than 10 years to transfer some of his scintillating success as a NASCAR Winston Cup driver to his role as...

SABCO - Just Two Cars in 1999

SABCO - Just Two Cars in 1999

SABCO to go with just two teams in '99 MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 30, 1998) NASCAR Winston Cup Series team owner Felix Sabates Monday announced his No. 46 operation would close, ending Team SABCO's two-year experiment running three teams in...

Terry Labonte Recharges Batteries

Terry Labonte Recharges Batteries

Labonte recharges batteries By Brett Borden NEW YORK (Nov. 29, 1998) Slowly but surely, Bobby Labonte keeps inching his way towards a first NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship. In 1997, he finished a career-best seventh in the final point ...

Rough Sports Leave Jeff Burton in Fifth

Rough Sports Leave Jeff Burton in Fifth

Rough spots relegate Burton to fifth By Brett Borden NEW YORK (Nov. 30, 1998) Even the most promising careers in racing experience growing pains. Witness the young NASCAR Winston Cup career of Jeff Burton. Burton broke through in 1997...

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 ...

Homestead Prepares For Ticket Rush

Homestead Prepares For Ticket Rush

HOMESTEAD READIES TO SELL NASCAR WINSTON CUP TICKETS HOMESTEAD, Fla. (Nov. 30, 1998) - The Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex is preparing for an onslaught of calls and visitors today (December 1) at 9 a.m., when tickets go on...

Sun 29 Nov 1998
Jeremy Mayfield Has Look of A Contender

Jeremy Mayfield Has Look of A Contender

Mayfield now has look of a contender By Brett Borden NEW YORK (Nov. 28, 1998) When Jeremy Mayfield bleached his hair late in the year, people were amazed at the difference. "Can this be the same guy?" they said. In that way, his hair is a lot...

Sat 28 Nov 1998
Bookend Season for Dale Earnhardt

Bookend Season for Dale Earnhardt

A bookend season for Earnhardt By Brett Borden NEW YORK (Nov. 27, 1998) Between the first race of the season and the exhibition race at its end, Dale Earnhardt had a rather ho-hum season. But because of its unforgettable start and finish,...

Terry Labonte Aiming for Higher Finish in 1999

Terry Labonte Aiming for Higher Finish in 1999

Labonte aiming to get back up in the points By Shawn A. Akers NEW YORK (Nov. 26, 1998) When Terry Labonte won the 1996 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship, he literally had nowhere to go but down. What he didn't anticipate is falling...

Boddy Hamiltion - Tenth - Not Bad

Boddy Hamiltion - Tenth - Not Bad

Tenth not bad for Hamilton, Kodak team By Shawn A. Akers NEW YORK (Nov. 25, 1998) By no means was it a dream season for Bobby Hamilton. Tenth place in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series point standings was not exactly what he was shooting for. ...

Wed 25 Nov 1998
Yarborough Shuts Down Race Team

Yarborough Shuts Down Race Team

Yarborough shuts down racing team FLORENCE, S.C. -- Cale Yarborough is shutting down his race team, Cale Yarborough Motorsports, because he can't find a sponsor. "There's not much to tell," Yarborough told The (Florence) Morning News. "I just...

Tue 24 Nov 1998
A Night at the Smithsonian

A Night at the Smithsonian

NASCAR Night at the Smithsonian on tap WASHINGTON (Nov. 24, 1998)Some of the most powerful and influential people in NASCAR racing have been invited by the world-renowned Smithsonian Associates to make a two hour presentation elaborating on the...

IRL: Texas Motor Speedway December Testing Schedule

IRL: Texas Motor Speedway December Testing Schedule

DRIVERS HEAD TO TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY FOR TESTING FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Nov. 25, 1998) - The 1998 season has come to a close and already teams are gearing up for 1999. Both Firestone and Goodyear are scheduled to test during the first ...

Mon 23 Nov 1998
Motegi Post Race Notes

Motegi Post Race Notes

Coca-Cola 500 Weekend Notes and Quotes By Brett Borden MOTEGI, Japan (Nov. 21, 1998) Notes and quotes from a weekend in a foreign land... Bill Elliott said he still has nothing to announce regarding sponsorship of his second team,...

Touring Series All-Star Series Banquet Review

Touring Series All-Star Series Banquet Review

Kosiski awarded 7th Busch All-Star title WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Nov. 22, 1998) Champion Steve Kosiski and other drivers of the Busch All-Star Series, a part of the NASCAR Touring Division, were honored Saturday at the annual Busch All-Star ...

Sun 22 Nov 1998
Michael Wlatrip Confident Philips Will Stay

Michael Wlatrip Confident Philips Will Stay

Waltrip confident Philips will stay By Brett Borden MOTEGI CITY, Japan (Nov. 22, 1998) Michael Waltrip, taking over the reins of the No. 7 Philips Ford for the first time here in the NASCAR Thunder Special Motegi - Coca-Cola 500 at Twin...

Sat 21 Nov 1998
Motegi Starting Grid

Motegi Starting Grid

NASCAR Winston Cup Series Racing Qualifying Results Coca Cola 500 Race No. 34 /November 20, 1998 Pos No Name Sponsor Make Time Speed 1 12 Jeremy Mayfield Mobil One ...

Motegi Qualifying Report

Motegi Qualifying Report

Mayfield takes Twin Ring pole By Brett Borden MOTEGI, Japan (Nov. 21, 1998) Jeremy Mayfield just keeps finding ways to outdo himself this year. The 29-year-old Kentucky native tore around Twin Ring Motegi in a time of 35.116...

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 20 Nov 1998
Motegi Practice Results

Motegi Practice Results

NASCAR Winston Cup Series Racing Practice for the Coca-Cola 500 Twin-Ring Motegi Nov. 19 Pos No Driver Make Laps Fast Lap Time ...

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...

Motegi Jeremy Fast in Practice

Motegi Jeremy Fast in Practice

Mayfield sets early pace in Japan MOTEGI CITY, Japan (Nov. 20, 1998) Jeremy Mayfield posted the fastest speed, 156.237 mph, as the practice for Sunday's much-awaited '98 NASCAR Special Thunder Coca-Cola 500 got under way at Twin Ring Motegi in...

Daytona USA 1999

Daytona USA 1999 "Ride Along" Dates

DAYTONA USA sets 1999 "Ride-Along" dates DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 19, 1998)DAYTONA USA, the "Official Attraction of NASCAR," has announced the 1999 schedule for the Richard Petty Driving Experience (RPDE) Ride-Along program at the 2.5-mile ...

Bass Extends RCR Commitment

Bass Extends RCR Commitment

Bass extends commitment to RCR SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Nov. 19, 1998)Bass Pro Shops has announced it is reinforcing its commitment to NASCAR Winston Cup Racing as an associate sponsor on the No. 3 owned Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Monte ...

Central Japan Revs Up for NASCAR

Central Japan Revs Up for NASCAR

MOTEGI CITY, Japan (Nov. 19, 1998)The first engine has yet to be fired in preparation for the NASCAR Thunder Special Motegi -Coca-Cola 500, but it is crystal clear this tiny community in Central Japan and thousands of Japanese NASCAR fans are ...

Thu 19 Nov 1998
IRL: Atlanta Motor Speedway Tickets Online

IRL: Atlanta Motor Speedway Tickets Online

Tickets for the Cracker Barrel 500 and the Atlanta 500 Classic (Indy Racing) are now on sale. For updated fan packages and luxury seating go to http://www.atlantamotorsports.com to order online. ...

Wed 18 Nov 1998
Jack Roush Names Bobby Leslie Crew Chief

Jack Roush Names Bobby Leslie Crew Chief

Leslie named Benson's crew chief By Shawn A. Akers LIBERTY, N.C. (Nov. 17, 1998) Bobby Leslie, who led Mark Martin's NASCAR sBusch Series Grand National Division team to victories in nearly a third of its starts since 1994, has...