Atlanta "M&M's"(R) Racing Team Preview

"M&M's" Chocolate Candies Fascinating Fact... "M&M's" Chocolate Candies have proclaimed themselves the official candy of the new Millenium. The connection? MM means 2000 in Roman numerals. "M&M's" Racing Team Atlanta Motor Speedway ...

"M&M's" Chocolate Candies Fascinating Fact...

"M&M's" Chocolate Candies have proclaimed themselves the official candy of the new Millenium. The connection? MM means 2000 in Roman numerals.

"M&M's" Racing Team Atlanta Motor Speedway Highlights...

* To commemorate their status as the official candy of the new Millenium, "M&M's" Chocolate Candies is running a special paint scheme at the NAPA 500 this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The car is painted a metallic navy with festive renditions of the "M&M's" Spokescharacters.

* Retired "M&M's" Racing Team driver Ernie Irvan will make his final lap around a Winston Cup race track on Sunday, November 21, prior to the start of this weekend's event at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Irvan, driving a Pontiac Grand Prix pace car painted with a matching Millenium paint scheme, will use the time to salute his legions of fans and fellow competitors for their support since his retirement on September 3, 1999.

Irvan finished his Winston Cup career with 15 wins, 22 pole positions, 68 top fives and 124 top-10 finishes in 313 starts.

* "M&M's" Chocolate Candies is hosting an early celebration for the new Millenium on Saturday, November 20, outside Atlanta Motor Speedway. NASCAR fans and "M&M's" enthusiasts will be treated to an early New Year's, including an autograph session by "M&M's" drivers Ernie Irvan and Jerry Nadeau from 5-6:30 p.m.

* The "M&M's" Racing Team posted a very successful trip to Atlanta Motor Speedway when the series visited the Georgia track in March. Driver Ernie Irvan and the "M&M's" Pontiac came from one lap down to finish seventh on a rainy day in March.

* MB2 Motorsports and the "M&M's" Racing Team have strong ties to the Atlanta area. All three of the team owners: Nelson Bowers, Tom Beard and Read Morton: graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens. Beard and Morton still reside in Georgia while Bowers lives in nearby Chattanooga, Tenn.

"M&M's" Racing Team At Atlanta Motor Speedway

Year Event St Fin Earnings 1997* NAPA 500 23 12 41,050 1998^ Primestar 500 42 15 37,655 NAPA 500 39 25 37,910 1999^ Cracker Barrel 500 21 7 40,220

Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Earnings Spring 2 0 0 1 0 88,875 Fall 2 0 0 0 0 78,960 Total 4 0 0 1 0 156,835 Driver: *Derrike Cope; ^Ernie Irvan

"M&M's" Racing Team 1999 Winston Cup Cumulative Results Date Race St. Fin. Earnings Status 2/14 Daytona International Speedway 31 14 $123,584 Running 2/21 North Carolina Speedway 34 29 32,675 Running 3/7 Las Vegas Motor Speedway 40 6 95,075 Running 3/14 Atlanta Motor Speedway 21 7 40,220 Running 3/21 Darlington Raceway 37 24 32,235 Running 3/28 Texas Motor Speedway 22 37 45,950 Engine 4/11 Bristol Motor Speedway 41 43 32,161 Handling 4/18 Martinsville Speedway 7 22 34,150 Running 4/25 Talladega Superspeedway 19 40 36,050 Accident 5/2 California Speedway 26 35 43,650 Running 5/15 Richmond International Raceway 25 33 31,475 Running 5/30 Charlotte Motor Speedway 20 36 37,500 Engine 6/6 Dover Downs 29 35 37,150 Running 6/13 Michigan Speedway 2 7 47,725 Running 6/20 Pocono Raceway 34 8 54,415 Running 6/27 Sears Point Raceway 40 30 35,070 Running 7/3 Daytona International Speedway 30 9 52,175 Running 7/11 New Hampshire Intl. Speedway 20 21 49,425 Running 7/25 Pocono Raceway 24 11 47,215 Running 8/7 Indianapolis Motor Speedway 40 24 98,510 Running 8/15 Watkins Glen International 36 41 28,895 Engine 8/22 Michigan Speedway** 15 40 27,620 Running 8/28 Bristol Motor Speedway^ 8 20 40,600 Running 9/5 Darlington Raceway^ 3 43 24,725 Accident 9/11 Richmond International Raceway^ 38 18 38,080 Running 9/19 New Hampshire Intl. Speedway^ 30 32 41,275 Running 9/26 Dover Downs^ 2 16 39,050 Running 10/3 Martinsville Speedway^ 42 26 31,650 Running 10/10 Charlotte Motor Speedway^ 10 34 27,070 Running 10/17 Talladega Superspeedway^ 24 40 39,175 Accident 10/24 North Carolina Motor Speedway^ 32 37 29,050 Running 11/7 Phoenix International Raceway^ 35 37 39,150 Running 11/14 Homestead Motorsports Complex^ 19 38 39,500 Running 11/ 21 Atlanta Motor Speedway

Totals: Starts Top 5 Top 10 Poles Outside Poles Money Won* 33 0 5 0 2 $1,490,720 *Includes non-points money **"M&M's" Pontiac qualified and driven by Dick Trickle ^"M&M's" Pontiac qualified and driven by Jerry Nadeau

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Derrike Cope , Ernie Irvan , Dick Trickle , Jerry Nadeau