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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...

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,...

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 ...