Quotes from Dale Earnhardt Jr. "It seems like we have some unfinished business at Loudon. We ran there last year (as one of the five Winston Cup races for the Budweiser team in 1999), and we were doing really well until we dropped out with ...
Quotes from Dale Earnhardt Jr.
"It seems like we have some unfinished business at Loudon. We ran there last year (as one of the five Winston Cup races for the Budweiser team in 1999), and we were doing really well until we dropped out with mechanical troubles. We have a much better team this year, so I hope that means we can run in the top 5 or top 10 this weekend.
"I like the track because it has some very tough corners. Because the corners are very flat, it's easy to spin tires the tires coming off the corners. I think it takes a good driver to run well and to take care of the tires and the car for the entire race."
<pre> The Race What: New England 300 Where: New Hampshire International Speedway, Loudon, NH When: Sunday, July 9, 2000 Watch: TNN (The Nashville Network) 1:00 p.m. Eastern
BUD Pole qualifying will be seen via tape-delayed coverage on TNN at 9:00 am Eastern Saturday.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Loudon Winston Cup Starts: 1 (1999) Started: 13th Finished: 43rd (ignition)
Busch Series Starts: 2 Best Start: 5th (1999) Best Finish: 10th (1998)
What To Watch
The 2000 season is at the halfway point, and it has been a spectacular year so far for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the Budweiser team. Following the first 17 races, here are the numbers behind the success.
Races Started: 17 Wins: 2 Poles: 1 Prize Money: $1,271,991 Average Start: 11 Average Finish: 19.8 Points Position: 14 Rookie Points: 2nd place Top 10 Finishes: 5 Top 5 Finishes: 3 Laps Led: 365 Races Led: 6 Laps Completed: 4713 ( out of 4994) 94.3% Most Laps Led: 2 races
These figures do not include Dale Jr.'s stunning victory in NASCAR's all-star race The Winston. If you include the Winston, The Bud crew is the only team to visit victory lane three times this season, and it pushes their prize money to almost $1.8 million.