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NASCAR Fans E-mail List Unconfirmed Rumors (thanx to JRF) Quoting an article in the Easton Express-times, Easton PA. It said that in Winston Cup, John Andretti is out of the ...

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Unconfirmed Rumors (thanx to JRF)

Quoting an article in the Easton Express-times, Easton PA. It said that in Winston Cup, John Andretti is out of the #98 (effective July Pocono) and the new driver will be Bobby Hillin. Also, in the truck series, the #75, driven by Dan Press will be driven the rest of the season by Jerry Glanville.

DW Note

Darrell Waltrip, who has only four top-10 finishes in 15 starts this season, is the only Winston Cup driver to have led at least one lap in each of the last five races. During that stretch, the three-time series champion has finished 21st, 28th, seventh, 24th and 15th. He is 15th in the season points.

Underbird!

Alan Kulwicki's championship race car rebuilt by Port Orange, Florida's Larry Bean will again attack the track next weekend. The "Underbird" will be used in a press preview of Hooter's Cup race scheduled next week at USA International Speedway. Mario Gosselin, Jimmy Cope and Derrick Kelley will drive the car over the three-quarter mile oval. Kulwicki raced the car in the 1992 season-finale at Atlanta Motor Speedway to win the Winston Cup title that season. Kulwicki died the following year in an airplane crash.

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CHARLIE NEARBURG TO DRIVE FOR PAYTON/COYNE PPG-CART TEAM

DALLAS, Texas (June 27) - - Veteran Atlantic driver Charlie Nearburg, of Dallas, Texas, has announced he will drive for the Payton/Coyne Racing Lola/Ford-Cosworth XD in four upcoming PPG CART World Series road races this season. Nearburg will compete in the Medic Drug Grand Prix of Cleveland, Miller 200 at Mid- Ohio Sports Car Course, Texaco/Havoline 200 at Road America, and the Toyota Grand Prix of Monterey. "CART is one of the premier racing series in the world," said Nearburg. "I have pictured myself driving a competitive Indy car since I began my driving career, and I appreciate the opportunity to be part of the Payton/Coyne Racing Team. The Lola/Ford-Cosworth package is improving daily and the Firestone tires are extremely fast. I look forward to driving at four circuit where I have extensive experience." Team co-owner Dale Coyne commented, "Charlie is an extremely smooth and experienced driver. His success at these circuits, combined with his performance at Sebring and Le Mans s year, shows he can compete with the best drivers in the world. Im excited that Charlie is part of our team and I feel confident he will find success in CART." The Payton/Coyne Racing Team is co-owned by NFL all-time rushing leader Walter Payton and Coyne. Dale Coyne Racing advanced from Super Vee and Atlantic to Indy car racing in 1984. Payton joined the team as co-owner in 1994. Payton/Coyne Racing, which has consistently provided first-year Indy car drivers a chance to break into CART, finished in third place in last years U.S. 500. Nearburg, who finished fourth in the 1996 Atlantic finale at Laguna Seca, has been a consistent front-runner in the KOOL/TOYOTA Atlantic Championship and the Bosch Super Vee series. In 10 year professional career, Nearburg has participated in all forms of auto racing including Trans-Am, IMSA, and at Le Mans.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers John Andretti , Darrell Waltrip , Mario Gosselin , Dale Coyne , Alan Kulwicki
Teams Dale Coyne Racing