2 RUSTY WALLACE Rusty will drive car PC-25, also known as "Mad Max," this weekend ... Wallace drove "Mad Max" to victory last year at Michigan, one of his five career victories at MIS ... Rusty also drove this car to victory at California earlier...
2 RUSTY WALLACE
Rusty will drive car PC-25, also known as "Mad Max," this weekend ... Wallace drove "Mad Max" to victory last year at Michigan, one of his five career victories at MIS ... Rusty also drove this car to victory at California earlier this year ... He has 15 top-fives at Michigan, dating back to 1987 ... Wallace is in ninth place in the Winston Cup points standings.
6 MARK MARTIN
Mark will drive JR-88 this weekend, a car that has scored top-10s this year at Las Vegas, Texas and Chicago ... It's not the same car that he drove to a 16th-place finish at Michigan earlier this year ... Martin has four career victories at MIS, most recently in 1998 ... In the 1990s, Mark collected 19 top-10s in 20 races at the track ... He has nine top-10s in 22 races this year ... Martin is in 12th place in the points standings, less than 100 points out of the top 10.
7 MIKE WALLACE
Mike will drive car #25 ... The car was driven to a 35th-place finish at Chicago by Robbie Gordon ... Wallace has two 10th-place finishes in the last three races he's started (at Daytona and Loudon) ... He has two other top-10s this year (sixth in the season-opener at Daytona and ninth at Talladega).
11 BRETT BODINE
The car that Brett will drive this weekend will be making its fourth appearance of the season ... In addition to competing in the first race at Michigan, it also was fielded at Indianapolis and California ... This is also the car Brett drove at Indianapolis last year when he set the track record during the second round of qualifying ... Bodine has five top-20s in the last seven races ... He scored a season-best ninth-place finish at Daytona last month - after starting 43rd ... Brett is in 29th place in the points standings.
12 JEREMY MAYFIELD
Jeremy will drive car #21 ... The car also competed at Chicago ... Mayfield finished third at Watkins Glen last week, tying his season best ... He also finished third at Darlington and Bristol ... He has two other top-fives - including a fourth-place finish at Michigan ... Mayfield is in 22nd place in the points standings, just 59 points out of the top 20.
17 MATT KENSETH
Matt will drive car #15 this weekend ... Kenseth has one top-10 in four career starts at Michigan ... He finished 14th at MIS earlier this year ... Matt is in 14th place in the points standings, despite just four top-10 finishes this year.
21 ELLIOTT SADLER
Elliott will drive the same car that he drove in The Winston, the chassis' only other 2001 appearance ... Last year, Sadler drove it at both Darlington races - starting sixth and finishing 12th in the first one ... Elliott's best finish at Michigan was 11th in 1999 ... The Wood Brothers' 11 victories at MIS lead all owners ... Sadler moved up one position to 17th in this week's points standings, despite a 30th-place finish at Watkins Glen.
26 JIMMY SPENCER
Jimmy will drive car #30 this weekend ... The car is making its sixth appearance of 2001 ... In its previous five starts, the car has two top-fives (fourth at Darlington and fifth at Chicago), two top-10s (sixth at Charlotte and seventh at California) and an 11th (Michigan) ... The car started second at Chicago, fifth at Charlotte and ninth at California ... Jimmy won the second pole of his career at Indianapolis two weeks ago ... Spencer has seven top-10s in 22 starts this year, and is in 15th place in the points standings.
28 RICKY RUDD
Car #69 at Michigan is a familiar sight - this marks the fourth consecutive race that this chassis has been at MIS ... Ricky started second and finished second in the season's first race at Michigan ... Rudd's lone victory at MIS occurred in 1993 ... Rudd is tied for the Winston Cup Series lead with 15 top-10s ... His nine top-fives are tied for second-best ... Rudd is in second place in the points standings, less than 100 points out of the lead ... His best finish in the championship race was second in 1991.
32 RICKY CRAVEN
Ricky will drive a brand-new car this weekend ... Although the car is making its race debut, it was tested at Indianapolis ... Craven started fourth in the first race at Michigan, but finished 35th ... Two of his four top-10s this year have been in the last three races (Pocono and Indianapolis) ... Craven is tied for 26th place in the points standings.
57 DAVID KEITH
David is driving the same car that he took to Indianapolis.
66 TODD BODINE
Todd will drive car #7 this weekend ... It's the same car he put on the pole at Pocono and Chicago ... Those were the second and third poles of Bodine's career ... He has four other top-five starts this year (Atlanta, Bristol, California and Charlotte) ... Todd finished fifth at Watkins Glen last week, tying his season best ... He also finished third at Las Vegas.
77 ROBERT PRESSLEY
Robert will drive car #13 this weekend ... The car has made four previous appearances this year (The Winston, Charlotte, Michigan and Chicago) ... With this car at Chicago, Pressley scored a career-best second-place finish ...Boris Said drove the #77 to an eighth-place finish at Watkins Glen last week.
88 DALE JARRETT
Dale will drive car #82 ... Jarrett drove this car to two of his four victories this year (at Darlington and Texas) ... This car also was fielded at California and Dover ... Jarrett is a three-time winner at Michigan ... His first career victory occurred at MIS in 1991 ... A string of nine consecutive top-six finishes at the track was snapped with his 18th-place finish earlier this year ... Dale has 11 top-fives in 29 career starts at MIS ... Jarrett's four victories this year are second best in the Winston Cup Series ... His nine top-fives are tied for second-best with Robert Yates Racing teammate Ricky Rudd ... Dale won his first pole at a road course last week at Watkins Glen ... Jarrett is in third place in the points standings.
90 HUT STRICKLIN
Hut will drive car #31 this weekend ... Stricklin drove the car to a season-best sixth-place finish at Michigan earlier this year ... With that showing, owner Junie Donlavey has now scored top-10 finishes in each of the last six decades ... Stricklin scored a career-best second-place finish at MIS in 1991 ... He finished fourth at Michigan in 1989 ... He has four top-10s at the track in 20 career starts.
96 ANDY HOUSTON
The car Andy is driving this weekend is making its third appearance of 2001 ... This is also the car Andy drove at Michigan last year in his Winston Cup debut ... Although he finished 35th (engine problems), he did run in the top 10 that day.
97 KURT BUSCH
Kurt will drive car #39, the same car that he drove at Michigan earlier this season ... He started 11th, but a wreck ended his day after just 16 laps ... Busch has five top-10s this season, including a career-best third-place finish at Talladega and a fifth-place finish at Indianapolis two weeks ago.
99 JEFF BURTON
Jeff will drive the same car that he drove at Indy (started 22nd, finished 16th) ... His best finish at Michigan was third in 1999 ... Burton has finished in the top 10 six times in his last nine trips to MIS ... He finished seventh in this season's first race at Michigan ... Burton finished second at Watkins Glen last week, his third top-five of the season ... Jeff is 13th in the points standings this week - up two spots following last week's second-place finish at Watkins Glen.