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NASCARFans E-Mail List ===== Veteran stock car driver Tim Steele, who had been at Atlanta Motor Speedway testing the No. 15 NASCAR Winston Cup Series car owned by Bud Moore, crashed the Ford Wednesday in the fourth turn of the newly reconfigured...

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===== Veteran stock car driver Tim Steele, who had been at Atlanta Motor Speedway testing the No. 15 NASCAR Winston Cup Series car owned by Bud Moore, crashed the Ford Wednesday in the fourth turn of the newly reconfigured quad-oval. Steele was taken by ambulance to Southern Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ga., checked for injuries, then released. He underwent a CT scan, which was negative, and treated for a sprained left ankle. He had been preparing for the No. 16 NAPA 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series race, the finale for the 1997 season. "I really don't know what happened," Steele said after being released. "I'm not sure I want to know, but I'm OK. My ankle is a little sore, but I'm fine." Steele, a resident of Coopersville, Mich., is a three-time Automobile Racing Club of America Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series champion. He has won a record three ARCA races at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He plans to compete in both the Reese's 400 for the ARCA cars on Nov. 15 and a day later in the NAPA 500. (NASCAR Online) ===== Rusty Wallace's colors on the #2 Ford will stay the same in 1998 (Jayski) ===== Tim Fedewa will have Kleenex back on his car next season but they have not confirmed whether they will be with BACE Motorsports. At Roush Racing, Matt Kenseth will soon be announced for a full time BGN ride in 1999. His duties for Roush next year may include driving in selected Busch races or testing Cup and Busch cars. Musgrave's possible BGN deal won't happen. Also, since Kingsford Charcoal has announced they will be with #59 Busch team next year, Royal Oak has rethought their decision to leave Team 34 and may co-sponsor the car with Gould's Pumps or may re-replace them. If not, Royal Oak will appear on another Busch Car as a primary sponsor. (Jayski) ===== Truck News/Rumors: Quaker State not back with Jack Sprague, LCI has not committed to Joe Ruttman's Roush ride, Rich Bickle will not be in a WC ride with Darrell Waltrip in 1998 but DW hopes to retain Bickle for the truck and is close to re-signing Sears Die Hard, Wayne Anderson will replace Kenny Irwin, Jr in the #98 with Porter Cable as the sponsor, Raybestos looks like they will not return to the truck series(RPM2Nite) / Jayski ===== Terry Labonte was fastest today in testing at Atlanta with a speed of 192.166, Todd Bodine in the #35 Tabasco Pontiac was second at 192.097, others who tested in order was Dick Trickle, Tim Steele, Ward Burton, Kyle Petty, Rusty Wallace, Bobby Hamilton, Ricky Rudd, Darrell Waltrip, Jeremy Mayfield, Gary Bradberry, Steve Grissom, Ed Berrier and Mike Miller(#08)(RPM2Nite and NASCAR Online) (Jayski) ===== The car (Ricky) Craven is driving in Japan is actually out of his stable and painted with a Dupont paint job (the team members)(Jayski) ===== Who will drive Yarborough's No. 98 Fords next year, provided a sponsor to replace RCA can be found? Perhaps Rich Bickle, who was supposed to move from the truck that Darrell Waltrip owns into a Winston Cup ride for Waltrip next season. Waltrip is having trouble finding a sponsor for his own car, let alone two sponsors for a two-car team, and has told Bickle he's free to look for other options. (David Poole, Charlotte Observer) ===== Mike Irwin (mailto:mike@nascarfans.com) NASCAR Fans _______________________________________

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Rich Bickle , Ward Burton , Bobby Hamilton , Darrell Waltrip , Matt Kenseth , Terry Labonte , Jeremy Mayfield , Dick Trickle , Rusty Wallace , Todd Bodine , Kyle Petty , Jack Sprague , Joe Ruttman , Ed Berrier , Tim Steele , Steve Grissom , Gary Bradberry , Wayne Anderson