W. Burton looks for consistency at Loudon

"New Hampshire hasn't been one of our better tracks. We have struggled there in the past, but I think we improved some last year. We finally had a top-10 finish in the fall race. With the way things have been going this year, we should run...

"New Hampshire hasn't been one of our better tracks. We have struggled there in the past, but I think we improved some last year. We finally had a top-10 finish in the fall race. With the way things have been going this year, we should run pretty good there. We have improved at the tracks where we struggled in the past and seemed to have struggled at the tracks where we typically run well." - Ward Burton, driver of the Caterpillar Racing Pontiac

NEW HAMPSHIRE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY ENGLAND 300

BURTON ON DAYTONA - "We were tight for most of the night. Tommy and all of the guys worked real hard to make important changes to the car. I've never seen Daytona like that before. It was really hard to pass there. Track position meant everything. We put on two tires during one pit stop and it got us out into the lead, but eventually got shuffled out of the draft. We fell in line about fifth and ran around there all night long. I'm pleased to have three restrictor-plate races under our belts and have three top-10 finishes at all three of them."

BALDWIN ON NEW HAMPSHIRE - "I am really anxious to get back to New Hampshire. We made some major gains at Loudon last year. We hadn't finished better than 23rd until last year. We tan real well at the spring race and settled for a 15th place finish. Then last fall we finished eighth. I am pleased with our progress, but we need to get a little better to contend for that win. We're going to run the same car we raced at Martinsville (11th) and Richmond (sixth).

BALDWIN AND CHRISTIANSEN RETURN TO OLD STOMPING GROUND - Tommy Baldwin, crew chief, and Tracey Christiansen, tire specialist, have both seen victory lane at New Hampshire International Speedway. Together, Baldwin and Christiansen have scored five victories in the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series at NHIS. They led NASCAR Winston Cup driver Steve park to three victories and Jeff Fuller to two. Both return to NHIS in hopes of recapturing that winning style.

<pre> Year Event ST FIN Earnings Event ST FIN Earnings 1999 Jiffy Lube 300 22 15 52,815 Dura-Lube 300 17 8 58,000 1998 Jiffy Lube 300 34 23 41,975 CMT 300 20 31 34,175 1997 Jiffy Lube 300 35 36 25,975 CMT 300 35 23 35,875 1996 Jiffy Lube 300 30 25 28,800 1995 Slick 50 300 27 39 11,575 1994 Slick 50 300 33 42 9,500

    Starts  Wins    Top Five    Top 10  Poles   Earnings
Spring  6    0          0       0       0       170,640
Fall    3    0          0       1       0       128,050
Total   9    0          0       1       0       298,690

2000 PERFORMANCE DATE EVENT START FINISH LC/TL STATUS EARNINGS PTS. POS. Feb. 20 Daytona 500 6 8 200/200 Running 221,196 8 Feb. 27 Dura-Lube 400 11 3 393/393 Running 70,410 3 March 5 Cars Direct.com 400 37 23 147/148 Running 67,075 9 March 12 Cracker Barrel 500 18 8 324/325 Running 45,220 5 March 19 Mall.com 400 3 1 293/293 Running 132,725 4 March 26 Food City 500 5 3 500/500 Running 81,135 2 April 2 DirecTV 500 9 14 334/334 Running 93,525 3 April 9 Goody's 500 18 11 500/500 Running 55,485 3 April 16 DieHard 500 9 10 188/188 Running 72,480 3 April 30 NAPA 500 4 6 250/250 Running 76,725 3 May 6 Pontiac 400 13 6 400/400 Running 57,775 2 May 28 Coca-Cola 600 32 13 399/400 Running 63,100 2 June 4 MBNA 400 23 8 398/400 Running 74,685 2 June 11 Kmart 400 13 6 194/194 Running 55,875 3 June 18 Pocono 500 32 27 199/200 Running 50,515 4 June 25 Save Mart 350 37 21 112/112 Running 55,715 4 July 1 Pepsi 400 6 7 160/160 Running 68,775 4

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Ward Burton , Jeff Fuller , Tommy Baldwin