Daytona 500 Best Finish for Jerry Nadeau

Nadeau posts best career finish at Daytona DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. (Feb. 14, 1999) NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver Jerry Nadeau posted his career-best finish Sunday in the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Nadeau drove his No. 9 ...

Nadeau posts best career finish at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. (Feb. 14, 1999) NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver Jerry Nadeau posted his career-best finish Sunday in the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

Nadeau drove his No. 9 Cartoon Network Wacky Racing Ford across the finish line in 11th place after starting the race in 25th position.

"We are really pumped up. This is great for Melling Racing," Nadeau said. "We found the draft early in the race and never lost much time from the leaders. That put us in a good spot at the end. I just stayed patient in the draft.

"There was no reason for me to get up front because the guys up there were getting a little crazy. That helped us avoid the big wrecks. The last one was really close -- I had to go through the grass to get around it, but that kept us out of trouble. We did everything we wanted to here. I am really happy for the guys (his crew) because this is just the start of a great year."

Nadeau collected $125,106 for his efforts at Daytona Sunday. He credits his Melling Racing team for his top performance.

"Every team worked the last three months just for this race because it is so important and prestigious," Nadeau said. "Our car handled great all day long and our motor ran great all day long. It is really nice to be a part of a team like Melling Racing that has been around for such a long time and still keeps doing well as an independent. It's great to leave here in the top-15."

Source: NASCAR Online

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jerry Nadeau