Pontiac Racing adds Morgan-McClure Motorsports to 2003 lineup. DETROIT, Mich., Aug. 23, 2002 - Pontiac Racing announced Friday that Morgan-McClure Motorsports has been added to its racing stable, beginning with the 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Series...
Pontiac Racing adds Morgan-McClure Motorsports to 2003 lineup.
DETROIT, Mich., Aug. 23, 2002 - Pontiac Racing announced Friday that Morgan-McClure Motorsports has been added to its racing stable, beginning with the 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. Morgan-McClure currently campaigns the No. 4 Kodak entry with driver Mike Skinner in NASCAR's top division.
"The addition of Morgan-McClure and the Kodak race team is exciting news and adds to Pontiac's momentum in the NASCAR Winston Cup series," said Bob Kraut, marketing director for Grand Prix. "With the Grand Prix's recent on-track performance, we're looking forward not only to a strong finish to this season but getting our new Grand Prix on the track next year with enthusiastic teams such as Morgan-McClure."
Morgan-McClure Motorsports is part of an elite group of 10 active Winston Cup teams that have more than 10 wins in the record books. In total, the team owns 14 wins, 13 poles and 63 top-five finishes. Included in that win total are three Daytona 500 victories ('91, '94 '95), placing them in a tie for fourth all-time for wins in NASCAR's season-opening "Super Bowl."
"Morgan-McClure Motorsports is big on long term relationships," said Larry McClure, owner and President of Morgan-McClure Motorsports. "We have been with Kodak for 17 years. Our alignment with Chevrolet lasted for 12 years. This is a positive move for our team. We look forward to building a long-term relationship with Pontiac. I think the move to Grand Prix will position the Kodak team with more support and added benefits for the years to come. A combination of our successes over the years should provide added on-track excitement next season. Our entire organization is excited about the switch for 2003."
Skinner, who joined Morgan-McClure at the start of the 2002 season, has five NASCAR Winston Cup poles to his credit to go with 10 top-five and 38 top-10 finishes. The 1997 NASCAR rookie of the year owns a career-best 10th place finish in the final Winston Cup point standings (1999) and grabbed two wins at NASCAR exhibition races held in Japan (1997-Suzuka/1998-Motegi).
Morgan-McClure is the second team, joining PPI, in transitioning to Pontiac's racing NASCAR Winston Cup program in 2003. An all-new Pontiac Grand Prix racecar will hit the track at the 2003 Daytona 500.