CONCORD, N.C. (March 22, 2001) -- Chad Knaus, crew chief of the No. 92  
Kodiak Dodge, will lead the Melling Racing team in this weekend's Food  
City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.  Knaus was scheduled to begin       
serving a two-race suspension.                                          
Melling Racing is appealing NASCAR's fine and suspension of Knaus,      
which postponing the penalties until the appeal decision is made.       
Knaus was penalized for rules infractions under section 12-4-a,         
"actions detrimental to stock car racing" and section 12-4-q, "any      
determination by NASCAR officials that parts and/or equipment used in   
the event do not conform to NASCAR rules."                              

-MR