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NASCAR Fans E-mail List North Wilkesboro Busch race hopes not dead Jeff Byrd said that hope has not gone for the charity race a North Wilkesboro. He said that NASCAR has told him that a truck race may be easier due to the hecktic...

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North Wilkesboro Busch race hopes not dead

Jeff Byrd said that hope has not gone for the charity race a North Wilkesboro. He said that NASCAR has told him that a truck race may be easier due to the hecktic Busch Schedule, but Byrd says that he is still trying and it is NOT a publicity stunt.

Jeff Gordon test at Daytona

Jeff Gordon tested a new car at Daytona to replace the car that he won the Daytona 500 with. The Daytona 500 car is now a part of an exhibit at Daytona U.S.A. Gordon bettered his pole time for last years Firecracker 400 in July with a speed of 189.076. Gordon said the purpose of the test was not speed but rather to "shake out" a new car for qualifying and the race, which is set for July.

Melling and Lake Speed have seperate one race deals

Kelly Fuels and Merillat Industries have signed seperate one race deals to sponsor the Lake Speed driven #9 Melling Ford Thunderbird during the June 15, Miller 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Kelly Fuels, a Jackson, Michigan based Mobil gasoline distributor will feature Mobil logos on the hood and Save Time logos, Mobil's convenience store partner, on the rear quarterpanels of the #9 Melling Ford. Adrian, Michigan based Merillat Industries, the nation's largest cabinet manufacturer, will be making their Winston Cup debut as an associate sponsor with secondary signage on the hood, and in front of the rear wheel wells of the #9 Ford

Joe Nemechek has a new family memb

Congratulations to Joe Nemechek on the birth of his son today, named John Hunter after his late brother.

Ernie Irvan deal

Ernie Irvan will more than likely be re-signed to a one yeat deal. This on the heels of Robert Yates not being able to find a replacement driver that is not under contract. This will more than likely be done unless there is a driver that suddenly comes free.

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