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===== Llumar Window Film will sponsor the #93 Great Dane Racing Chevy Trucks in 10 races in 1998, with Mike Skinner driving 5 races, son Jamie Skinner in 2 races and owner Daba Dorman in 3 races(NASCAR Online) / Jayski ===== More truck news: Ron Barfield will drive the #35 Ortho Lawn & Garden Products Chevrolet in 1998 in a one-year deal. Any NASCAR Busch Series program Barfield would do in 1998 would be independent of Bill Elliott's race team which he ran in this year. Wayne Anderson signed a three-year deal and will replace departing driver Kenny Irwin in the No. 84 Liberty Racing Ford, which will be sponsored in 1998 by Porter-Cable Power Tools. The team/sponsor choose #84 to have it's own identity from the #98 and will be painted bright red(NASCAR Online) / Jayski ===== The LTN Hour(LTN hour is a nationally syndicated show based out of Milwaukee, WI) reports that Dick Trickle's #64 BGN Chevy will be sponsored by Schneider Trucking out of Green Bay WI. in 1998. (Jayski) ===== Luxaire will return as the sponsor on the #99 Chevy driven by Glenn Allen, Jr for 1998 and 1999.(NASCAR Online) / Jayski ===== Joe Ruttman won for the fifth time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season Sunday when Rick Carelli ran short of fuel with three laps to go. Carelli, winless since mid-June of last year, lost a five-second lead with the checkered flag in sight. The mistake was the result of an earlier pit stop during which his crew failed to get a full can of gasoline into his Chevrolet. The estimated half-gallon of gas cost the Denver driver $63,400, the difference between Ruttman's first place check of $83,000 and Carelli's sixth-place finish. ``I was flabbergasted. I don't know what to say,'' Ruttman said after his second consecutive victory. (Charlotte Observer) ===== One of the most difficult weeks of Joe Nemechek's life ended with a victory in Sunday's Jiffy Lube Miami 300 at the Homestead Motorsports Complex -- the speedway that claimed the life of his brother John Nemechek on March 16. As he approached the checkered flag for his second NASCAR Grand National victory of the season, Nemechek charged through a knot of wrecked cars, narrowly avoided Dennis Setzer's Chevrolet and held off series champion Randy LaJoie by .397 seconds. Mark Martin, a six-time Grand National winner this season, finished third, followed by Glenn Allen and Jimmy Spencer. Matt Kenseth, Todd Bodine, Kevin Schwantz, Joe Bessey and Tim Fedewa completed the top 10. The final Grand National event of he season marked Nemechek's first visit to Homestead since his brother's death in a NASCAR Truck Series race. It was the first visit ever for 5-month-old John Hunter Nemechek, Joe Nemechek's son. ``Every victory means a lot,'' said Nemechek, a resident of Lakeland, Fla. ``To be here in my home state and win in front of my home fans means a lot. But more, my brother lost his life here, and to come back and win a race at the same race track is just unbelievable. ``It wasn't until the end of `happy hour' that we could get the car to turn down to the bottom,'' said Nemechek, who won $62,695. ``As tough as it was coming down here, I was probably pretty miserable all weekend (to the crew). Every little thing that went wrong, I took it out on them. But I said I was sorry, and we rebounded from that and we made some good decisions.'' (Reid Spencer, Charlotte Observer) ===== Mike Irwin (mailto:email@example.com) NASCAR Fans _______________________________________
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This Week in Racing History
November 9 - NASCAR truck racer Rick Carelli born (1955).
November 10 - F1 racer Eddie Irvine born (1965).
November 11 - F1 racer Vittorio Brambilla born (1937).
- Junior Dragster racer Courtney Enders born (1986).
November 12 - Driving a Benz, American David Bruce-Brown wins the second American Grand Prize race. Run through the streets of Savannah, Georgia, it is the closest Grand Prix finish up to that time as Bruce-Brown defeats fellow Benz driver Victor Hemery by 1.42 seconds (1910).
November 13 - Paul Baras drives a Daraq to a new Land Speed Record of 104.52 mph/167.23 kph at Ostend (1904).
November 14 - Sportscar and F1 racer Brett Lunger born (1945).
November 15 - Craig Breedlove drives his Spirit of America to a new Land Speed Record of 600.601 mph (1965).
Previous issues of This Week in Racing History can be found at the Motorsport News International website (http://www.motorsport.com/).
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1997 SPORTSCAR GTS-3 CHAMPION BILL AUBERLEN ONLINE IN LIVE CHAT SESSIONS ON iRACE AND COMPUSERVE
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., November 10, 1997 - SportsCar GTS-3 Driver's Champion. Bill Auberlen, who wheeled his BMW M3 into victory lane five times and sat on the pole six times, will be online to chat with race fans about his championship season. Auberlen and his PTG teammates captured a combined total of eight of the 11 races in the Exxon Supreme GT Series Presented by Virgin Interactive in BMW M3 coupes and sedans. Auberlen's victories include the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the Exxon Superflo 12 Hours of Sebring
Auberlen will be in a live chat on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 9 p.m. EST on iRACE. The motorsports new site can be accessed on America Online by going to keyword "iRACE" then clicking "CHAT" once you access iRACE. The chat session will also be accessible at the iRACE site on the World Wide Web. The address, which will take you directly to the chat session, is -- http://www.irace.com/gatheringplace/chat/index.cfm.
Auberlen will be on CompuServe on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 9:30 EST. CompuServe members can access it by typing GO RACING after they log onto CompuServe. They will then be directed to the General Conference room where the chat will take place. A transcript will be posted later on the RIS World Wide Web page -- http://www.ris.com