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NASCARFans E-Mail List Wow, what a race yesterday! Nice tight points race right up to the last race at Atlanta. ===== >From a Skip Wood article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch: Dale Jarrett: "Once I passed Rusty, my main focus was fuel,...

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Wow, what a race yesterday! Nice tight points race right up to the last race at Atlanta. ===== >From a Skip Wood article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

Dale Jarrett: "Once I passed Rusty, my main focus was fuel, because I knew what we had stopped a little early and we had to go a long way," Jarrett said. "When your car's that good, it allows you to save fuel. The only way to save fuel is stay off the throttle, [and] what I could do is back off early and let the car roll through the center of the corner. Then I could just ease back into the throttle."

That didn't keep him from sneaking anxious glances at the fuel gauge. "I got to where I quit looking at it," he said. "I figured, h***, if it's going to run out, it don't matter if I'm looking at it or not." ===== Here's the results:

Starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, make of car, laps completed, reason out if any, and money won:

1. (9) Dale Jarrett, Hickory, N.C., Ford, 312, $98,830. 2. (3) Rusty Wallace, St. Louis, Ford, 312, $63,355. 3. (1) Bobby Hamilton, Nashville, Tenn., Pontiac, 312, $47,225. 4. (6) Ken Schrader, Fenton, Mo., Chevrolet, 312, $38,588. 5. (7) Dale Earnhardt, Kannapolis, N.C., Chevrolet, 312, $39,300. 6. (14) Mark Martin, Batesville, Ark., Ford, 312, $33,265. 7. (8) Johnny Benson, Grand Rapids, Mich., Pontiac, 312, $29,015. 8. (20) Steve Grissom, Gadsden, Ala., Chevrolet, 311, $27,505. 9. (34) Kyle Petty, Randleman, N.C., Pontiac, 311, $19,905. 10. (17) Geoff Bodine, Chemung, N.Y., Ford, 311, $29,905. 11. (29) Terry Labonte, Corpus Christi, Texas, Chevrolet, 311, $36,105. 12. (19) Darrell Waltrip, Franklin, Tenn., Chevrolet, 311, $25,205. 13. (37) Jeff Burton, South Boston, Va., Ford, 311, $30,705. 14. (2) Jimmy Spencer, Berwick, Pa., Ford, 311, $24,605. 15. (36) Bill Elliott, Dawsonville, Ga., Ford, 311, $25,330. 16. (16) Derrike Cope, Spanaway, Wash., Pontiac, 311, $16,580. 17. (12) Jeff Gordon, Pittsboro, Ind., Chevrolet, 310, $29,880. 18. (25) Ernie Irvan, Salinas, Calif., Ford, 310, $27,555. 19. (22) Jeremy Mayfield, Owensboro, Ky., Ford, 310, $16,155. 20. (11) Kenny Irwin, Indianapolis, Ford, 310, $12,170. 21. (28) Greg Sacks, Mattituck, N.Y., Chevrolet, 310, $15,745. 22. (23) Ted Musgrave, Franklin, Wis., Ford, 310, $22,620. 23. (4) Bobby Labonte, Corpus Christi, Texas, Pontiac, 310, $27,095. 24. (18) Joe Nemechek, Lakeland, Fla., Chevrolet, 310, $15,445. 25. (42) Chad Little, Spokane, Wash., Pontiac, 310, $15,320. 26. (30) Michael Waltrip, Owensboro, Ky., Ford, 310, $22,195. 27. (26) Sterling Marlin, Columbia, Tenn., Chevrolet, 310, $27,970. 28. (32) Mike Skinner, Susanville, Calif., Chevrolet, 309, $16,045. 29. (41) David Green, Owensboro, Ky., Chevrolet, 309, $14,920. 30. (33) Hut Stricklin, Calera, Ala., Ford, 309, $21,895. 31. (5) Rick Mast, Lexington, Va., Ford, 309, $21,370. 32. (40) Jeff Green, Whitehouse, Tenn., Chevrolet, 309, $11,595. 33. (15) Brett Bodine, Chemung, N.Y., Ford, 309, $18,570. 34. (38) Dave Marcis, Wausau, Wis., Chevrolet, 309, $11,545. 35. (21) Kenny Wallace, St. Louis, Ford, 308, $18,520. 36. (39) Ricky Rudd, Chesapeake, Va., Ford, 308, $26,495. 37. (10) Lake Speed, Jackson, Miss., Ford, 307, $11,450. 38. (24) Robert Pressley, Asheville, N.C., Ford, 302, $11,390. 39. (35) John Andretti, Indianapolis, Ford, 299, $18,390. 40. (13) Dick Trickle, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Ford, 294, engine failure, $11,390. 41. (31) Steve Park, E. Northport, N.Y., Chevrolet, 240, engine failure, $11,390. 42. (27) Ward Burton, South Boston, Va., Pontiac, 128, crash, $18,390. 43. (43) Ricky Craven, Newburgh, Maine, Chevrolet, 39, crash, $18,390.

Unofficial point standings: 1, Gordon 4,598; 2, Jarrett 4,521; 3, Martin 4,511; 4, J.Burton 4,224; 5, Earnhardt 4,096; 6, T.Labonte 4,077; 7, B.Labonte 3,916; 8, Elliott 3,781; 9, R.Wallace 3,531; 10, Musgrave 3,486; 11, Schrader 3,473; 12 (tie) Mayfield and Benson 3,441; 14, Irvan 3,402; 15, Hamilton 3,304. ===== Jayski hears Ernie Irvan will be in the #39 Pedigree Pontiac at the Winston West race in Las Vegas. The car will be yellow with white numbers, Pedigree on the hood and TV Panel and Petco on the rear quarter panels and rear decklid. ===== Jayski heard that on the LTN hour (LTN hour is a nationally syndicated show based out of Milwaukee), it was revealed that Darrell Waltrip will be sponsored by the FOX TV network. ===== During the post truck race interview on Saturday in Phoenix, Jack Sprague said that Quaker State was not going to be back in 1998 on the #24 truck (Jayski). ===== "Gary DeHart, who resigned last month as crew chief for Terry Labonte, says that he's not interested in going to work for another team, that he instead plans to set up his own chassis-building shop, probably near Salisbury." (JournalNow) / Jayski ===== "Dave Marcis said RealTree, the camouflage clothing company that is sponsoring his No. 71 Chevrolet, will be back next year."(Charlotte Observer)/Jayski ===== Rick Mast says he has absolutely no plans to leave the No. 75 car owned by Butch Mock.(GVA)/Jayski ===== Bodine-Scandia Racing (#11 Brett Bodine) will run Roush chassis and engines in 1998(NSSN)/Jayski ===== The #90 Heilig-Meyers Ford driven by Dick Trickle owned by Richmond's Junie Donlavey is expected to be unveil their new look for 1998 at Atlanta, although Trickle's competition car will carry the present design and colors.(GVA)/Jayski ===== Jack Roush announced his third NASCAR truck team with sponsorship from W.W. Grainger, Inc., a manufacturer of motors, pumps, fans and air compressors.with Greg Biffle, a NASCAR Northwest Tour series driver from Vancouver, Wash., handling the driving duties(The Depot-Bob Zeller) / Jayski ===== Jayski has heard from a few readers that Jeff Purvis has been named to drive the James Finch owned #4 Lance Snacks Chevy in the BGN series in 1998. ===== Mike Irwin (mailto:mike@nascarfans.com) NASCAR Fans _______________________________________

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , John Andretti , Brett Bodine , Jeff Burton , Ward Burton , Derrike Cope , Bill Elliott , Jeff Gordon , Bobby Hamilton , Ernie Irvan , Dale Jarrett , Darrell Waltrip , Bobby Labonte , Terry Labonte , Jeremy Mayfield , Dick Trickle , Rusty Wallace , Michael Waltrip , Steve Park , Mike Skinner , Kyle Petty , Ken Schrader , Jimmy Spencer , Joe Nemechek , Kenny Wallace , Greg Biffle , Jeff Green , Sterling Marlin , Hut Stricklin , Robert Pressley , Johnny Benson , Ted Musgrave , Ricky Craven , Chad Little , Jeff Purvis , David Green , Dave Marcis , Rick Mast , Steve Grissom , Jack Roush , Greg Sacks , Tim Richmond , Mark Martin