Fellows to drive BellSouth Mobility car at WGI WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 18, 1998) Ron Fellows is looking to repeat his dominating victory last year at Watkins Glen International. But this time it will be in next weekend's NASCAR Busch Series...
Fellows to drive BellSouth Mobility car at WGI
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 18, 1998)
Ron Fellows is looking to repeat his dominating victory last year at Watkins Glen International. But this time it will be in next weekend's NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division Lysol 200 driving the No. 87 BellSouth Mobility Chevrolet Monte Carlo owned, and usually driven, by Joe Nemechek.
"Ron is a tough competitor who has shown he can win on a road course," Nemechek said. "He's won here before in the trucks and the odds are good he can do it again. We want to use his familiarity with the track to get a win on a road course."
In addition to one NASCAR Busch Series start in 1997, Fellows ran five NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series events, posting three top-10 finishes including his win at the Glen. He also has logged two wins on the road course in the Trans-Am Series.
Last season at the 2.45-mile road course, Nemechek started the NASCAR Busch Series race from the Bud Pole and led the first 31 circuits. After making a green-flag pit stop, he came back through the field to lead another five laps. There wasn't enough time, however, after his second pit stop to get back to the front. Nemechek eventually finished in third.
In 1997, Nemechek recorded nine top-10 starts and six top-10 finishes. This season he has posted one Bud Pole and wins at Daytona and Talladega, while finishing no lower than sixth place.
Next weekend, Nemechek will be at the "other" road course -- Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. -- running his No. 42 Team SABCO/BellSouth Chevrolet Monte Carlo entry in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Save Mart/Kragen 350.
Nemechek will run in four more NASCAR Busch Series events this season, with starts scheduled at Charlotte, Gateway, and Homestead, as well as the rescheduled Atlanta race.
Source: NASCAR Online