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LOUDON, N.H. (May 7, 1998) Veteran NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division driver Elton Sawyer heads to the Magic Mile with two top-five and three top-10 finishes in his last three visits to New Hampshire International ...

LOUDON, N.H. (May 7, 1998)

Veteran NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division driver Elton Sawyer heads to the Magic Mile with two top-five and three top-10 finishes in his last three visits to New Hampshire International Speedway.

Although New Hampshire has been good to Sawyer in the past, Sawyer is gunning to improve on the career-best second-place finish he earned in 1995 and last year's fourth-place finish in the Gumout Long Life Formula 200 on Saturday.

"This season has been tough on the Barbasol team," Sawyer said. "We left the 1997 season proud to have finished eighth in points, but disappointed we didn't have a win. Adjustments to the new Taurus have been made, and we are ready for consistent top five finishes and trips to Victory Lane. The next string of races -- Loudon, Nazareth, Charlotte, Dover and Richmond -- should prove to be solid runs for us."

"I've had some good runs at Loudon," said Sawyer, currently 11th in the standings. "We'll have the same car we had success in at Bristol where we finished fourth in March, and we'll concentrate on adding a fourth top-10 to our stats this season."

Bob Sutton, co-owner of the Barbasol Ford, took time away from the shop to spend time on his Harley Davidson this week. Sutton flew to Fontana, Calif., where he joined the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America. Sutton participated in the 1997 event, which rode from Texas to Bristol, Tenn.

"I didn't want last year's ride to end," Sutton said. "Kyle has set up an awesome event that touches many lives across the United States. This ride is one of very few events that gets me away from the shop and I plan on participating every year."

Sutton's ride will stop in Kansas City, Mo., so that he can fly to Louden, N.H., for the NASCAR Busch Series race this weekend.

Source: NASCAR Online

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kyle Petty , Elton Sawyer