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NASCARFans E-Mail Newsletter ===== Merry Christmas Eve Eve. Kinda slow news day today, but here's some tidbits for you: ===== Team owner and driver Darrell Waltrip has announced that Dave McCarty has been named crew chief for the No. 17 ...

NASCARFans E-Mail Newsletter ===== Merry Christmas Eve Eve.

Kinda slow news day today, but here's some tidbits for you: ===== Team owner and driver Darrell Waltrip has announced that Dave McCarty has been named crew chief for the No. 17 Chevrolet NASCAR Winston Cup Series team fielded by Darrell Waltrip Motorsports. (NASCAR Online) ===== Morgan Shepherd will be at the Daytona 500, he has built a Pontiac to form his own team, and is looking for sponsorship. (NASCAR Humor and More Newsletter) ===== I also had a report from Ryan:

I quote:

"I just watched a report on ABC affiliate WSB Channel 2 out of Atlanta that Atlanta Motor Speedway has been shut down due to various fire safety violations (including exits and extinguishers) and have been fined $2000 by the State Inspections Dept. AMS officials said the track (was) just upgraded and may have some issues they need to look into, but assure everyone that the speedway will be ship-shape by the March race there." ===== >From Ron in Toronto:

"CNE stands for Canadian National Exhibition, and not Exposition as indicated in your e-mail." ===== And the "controversy" continues.... this from Jim:

"According to Greg Fielding's book, "Rumblin' Ragtops," Petty made his first start in a 200-lap convertible race at Columbia (S.C.) Speedway on July 12, 1958. The King also swears this was his first." ===== Brewco Motorsports, Inc. will utilize engines prepared by Katech Engine Development in its No. 37 Timber Wolf Chevrolet with driver Mark Green during the 1998 NASCAR Busch Series season.

"We are very pleased to be a part of the Katech family," said Brewco Motorsports team manager Todd Wilkerson. "They are proven winners and champions."

In addition to supplying Brewco Motorsports with engines, Katech also provides the power for three-time NASCAR Busch Series champions Bace Motorsports, Reiser Enterprises and ST Motorsports. (Racing PR Web Site, from a Timberwolf Motorsports press release) ===== As promised:

T minus 26 days and counting 'til the Craftsman Chevy Trucks Challenge T minus 47 days and counting 'til the Winston Cup Bud Shootout T minus 50 days and counting 'til the Gatorade Twin 125 Qualifiers T minus 52 days and counting 'til the Busch Series NAPA Auto Parts 300 T minus 53 days and counting 'til the Winston Cup Daytona 500 ====

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Darrell Waltrip , Morgan Shepherd