BUSCH: South Boston Lepage advance

Contact: T. Coons 704 552-6933 June 12, 1997 LEPAGE LOOKING FOR ANOTHER TOP TEN AT SOUTH BOSTON Kevin Lepage, driver of the NASCAR Busch Grand National ...

Contact: T. Coons 704 552-6933 June 12, 1997

LEPAGE LOOKING FOR ANOTHER TOP TEN AT SOUTH BOSTON

Kevin Lepage, driver of the NASCAR Busch Grand National #88 HYPE/Ryder Driver Recruiting Monte Carlo, would like to finish in the top ten for the third year in a row at South Boston Speedway Friday night. Lepage finished 9th in last year's event and 10t h in the NASCAR BGN's 1995 visit to the .4- mile oval. "This is a great little race track," commented Lepage. "This is the kind of track I grew up on. There's lots of close racing. You never know what's gonna happen, so you have to be prepared for anything. I've done well at South Boston. I'd love to have my second win here." Lepage, who joined Ridling Motorsports last April, posted his only NASCAR BGN win at the season finale last year at Homestead. Lepage finished the 1996 season 8th in driver points. Currently he is in 9th place with 1711 points, just 105 points behind 5th place driver Steve Park. "We had a slow start this season," said C. R. Miller, Crew Chief. "Things have finally come together for us. Kevin finished 2nd at Charlotte, behind Winston Cup regular Joe Nemechek. That was almost as good as a win for us. Then at Dover he finished 4th. Now we are in the top ten in points and we intend to stay there. All the guys in the shop have worked hard to get here and they won't give up without a fight." Lepage has steadily moved up in driver points. After a disappointing run at Rockingham, he was 32nd in points. Since then he has moved up to 9th with the help of the two top-5 finishes and two 8th place finishes at Nashville and Texas. "The crew keeps giving me good cars," stated Lepage. "We've run 97% of all possible laps and are 4th in the miles run category. It's just a matter of time before we have another win." LEPAGE SOUTH BOSTON RECORD: Start Finish Laps Status $ Won June 1996 8 9 300/300 Running $3,590 July 1995 8 10 299/300 Running $2,940

1997 LEPAGE NASCAR BGN RESULTS TO DATE

DATE EVENT ST FIN LC/TL STATUS $ WON

February 15 Gargoyles 300, Daytona Beach, FL 27 22 118/120 Running $16,784 February 22 Goodwrench Service 200, Rockingham, NC 7 37 145/197 Running $7,965 March 1 Hardee's Fried Chicken Challenge 250, Richmond, VA 13 23 246/250 Running $8,771 March 8 Stihl Outdoor Power Tools 300, Hampton, GA 32 21 195/197 Running $9,155 March 16 Las Vegas 300, Las Vegas, NV 13 20 200/200 Running $19,250 March 22 Diamond Hill Plywood 200, Darlington, SC 18 21 145/147 Running $8,030 March 29 Galaxy 300, Hickory, NC 19 20 197/200 Running $7,870 April 5 Coca-Cola 300, Fort Worth, TX 23 8 200/200 Running $19,700 April 12 Moore's Snacks 250, Bristol, TN 12 28 225/250 Running $7,830 April 19 BellSouth Mobility/Opryland USA 320, Nashville, TN 2 8 320/320 Running $8,560 April 26 Birmingham Automobile Dealers 500K, Talladega, AL 15 13 117/117 Running $13,830 May 10 United States Cellular 200, Loudon, NH 14 19 197/200 Running $8,320 May 18 Corestates Advantage 200, Nazareth, PA 9 15 200/200 Running $7,737 May 24 CarQuest Auto Parts 300, Concord, NC 24 2 200/200 Running $38,392 May 31 GM Goodwrench/Delco Battery 200, Dover, DE 19 4 200/200 Running $13,925

TOTALS: 3005/3098 (97%) $196,119

LEPAGE NASCAR BGN RECORD

YEAR STARTS POLES WINS TOP 5 TOP 10 TOP 15 $WON

1994 21 0 0 0 1 3 $72,618 1995 22 0 0 0 5 6 $124,974 1996 26 0 1 3 10 13 $254,925 1997 15 0 0 2 4 6 $196,119

TOTALS 84 0 1 5 20 28 $648,636

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