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NASCAR Fans E-mail List The "New Generation" Gordon Chassis under fire I've thought long and hard on how to report this story. I've talked to several different people and read several articles and all of them tend to be a little sensational...

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The "New Generation" Gordon Chassis under fire

I've thought long and hard on how to report this story. I've talked to several different people and read several articles and all of them tend to be a little sensational to me. So what I've decided to do is to post facts and quotes. I'll give a little bit of summary about what the story is hear and the full story can be found on the website.

Apparently the Hendrick Organization has hit a home run with this chassis design and it has several teams up in arms, some shaking there heads, and others baffled. Whatever the case apparently NASCAR doesn't quite know how to handle the situation. They approved the car to run in the Winston and rumors are everywhere that after the race they have told Hendrick to park the car until some sort of decision can be made. There is alot of worry from other teams that competetion will be completely lost and the design could obsolete current chassis. This is the type of situation that everyone has an opinion about and because of that you will hear many different versions of exactly what is going on.

Visit the website at www.nascarfans.com under the news section for a more complete story.

Ranier/Walsh and Hardees

Team Ranier-Walsh announced that the NASCAR Winston Cup Series car driven by Greg Sacks and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team driven by Toby Porter will no longer carry the Hardee's name on the quarter panels.

Co-owner Tom Walsh says Hardee's has not fulfilled their financial obligations to the team so he will no longer field the colors of the fast food chain. Walsh went on to say that unless the teams could find some financial support they would likely close the doors this season.

Rumors

There is the rumor that Ernie will stay and Coca-Cola will take over sponsorship. Texaco would then likely move to the Washington-Erving team. This is another possible scenario.

Doyle Ford will drop the Checkered One more time

Doyle Ford will call it quits at Charlotte Sunday Night. Ford, whose career with NASCAR spans 38 years, has flagged races since the 1960s at tracks in Pensacola and throughout Alabama. Ford made his reputation, however, at his hometown track, the former Nashville International Raceway, which staged its last Winston Cup race in 1984. Finally, in May 1990 at Charlotte, Ford climbed into the tiny flagstand as the chief starter for the Winston Cup Series. He will be hard to replace.

Spam team in for the Long Haul

Joe Falk, team owner for M. Wallace, sought to dispel rumors that his Spam-sponsored team was on the ropes. He said the team needs associate sponsors but that Spam (Hormel) was solid. Falk also said he would lease restricted engines from Childress. ''We're in it for the long haul,'' Falk said.

Chad Little Troubles

The Coca-Cola 600 marks the fourth time this season the #97 John Deere Motorsports team has failed to make a race. Officials at John Deere have called a meeting with Mark Rypien and Greg Pollux to discuss their futures together. Apparently John Deere has already told the team they are leaving at the end of the 1997 season, and are now discussing whether they should even stick around for the balance of this year. The team is pointing their fingers at the T&L engines they are running this year. Story Courtesy of Jayski.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Chad Little , Greg Sacks