Wednesday news #2 97-08-06

NASCARFans E-Mail List I got some additional information from Joe concerning Michael Moorehead, (former) GM of Nazareth Speedway. Joe said he lives 3 miles from the track, and they announced this on the radio. So we can count this one as ...

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I got some additional information from Joe concerning Michael Moorehead, (former) GM of Nazareth Speedway. Joe said he lives 3 miles from the track, and they announced this on the radio. So we can count this one as "confirmed". I had previously announced this as "unconfirmed". Thanks for the clarification, Joe!

Here's a personal observation about the Brickard race from Bernie, one of our readers: He had asked some policemen near the Indy track after the Brickyard about the race and the difference between the IRL crowd and the NASCAR crowd. The policemen said that at the IRL races they make about 1500 arrests (no typo error, 1500!) for lewdness, drunkeness, exposing parts of the anatomy, etc. At the NASCAR race they make only about 50 arrests.

RPM2Nite reports that two teams are interested in Jerry Nadeau, former driver for the #1 R&L Carriers Pontiac. It was hinted around that the two teams are: an established team, possibly the Kodak #4 and a team starting a second team in 1998, Andy Petree maybe?? (Jayski)

If Lance Hooper does well at Watkins Glen and sponsor, R&L Carriers approves, Hooper may continue as the driver of the #1 Richard Jackson owned Pontiac after Watkins Glen(RPM2Nite)/Jayski

Jayski confirms that Todd Bodine will drive a WC Car prepared by his BGN team at Watkins Glen in August. He hears the car will carry the #34 and is the same Chevy that Mike McLaughlin tried to qualify last year at Watkins Glen with Hardinge as a sponsor.

With the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway coming down to the final laps, the leaders ducked down pit road for a final fuel stop during the fifth caution period. Ricky Rudd just watched them go. Crew chief Jim Long took the gamble that Rudd's Tide Ford could go the distance on fuel. That gamble paid off with a $571,000 payday for Rudd and the biggest win of his career. It also helped Long grab his third RCA Pit Strategy Award of the season. Long will be awarded a check for $5,000 and a stuffed RCA mascot "Nipper" dog during pre-race ceremonies this weekend at the Bud at the Glen at Watkins Glen International. (NASCAR Online)

Penske Motorsports, Inc. announced record revenues, earnings and earnings per share for the second quarter of 1997. Second quarter revenues were up 88 percent to $46.3 million, versus $24.7 million in the comparable quarter of 1996. Net income for the period was up 63 percent to $10.9 million, compared to $6.7 million in 1996. On a per common share basis, earnings were $.80 compared to $.52 in the second quarter of 1996, after a 5 percent increase in average shares outstanding. (NASCAR Online)

The challenging Inner Loop at Watkins Glen International will have a new look and a new name for the next three years of racing, including this weekend's Bud at the Glen NASCAR Winston Cup Series race and its support races for the NASCAR Busch North Series Grand National Division and SCCA Trans-Am Tour. The True Value Inner Loop will feature bright red signage and give fans close views of challenging competition in turns five through eight on the Glen's 2.45-mile NASCAR road course. (NASCAR Online)

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Todd Bodine , Jerry Nadeau , Mike McLaughlin , Lance Hooper , Andy Petree