MIKE MCLAUGHLIN LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY FAST FACTS EVENT: Sam's Town 300 DATE: March 6, 1999 QUALIFYING RECORD: Mark Martin, 162.557mph, 33.215 secs., 2/27/98 RACE RECORD: Jeff...
MIKE MCLAUGHLIN LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY FAST FACTS
EVENT: Sam's Town 300 DATE: March 6, 1999 QUALIFYING RECORD: Mark Martin, 162.557mph, 33.215 secs., 2/27/98 RACE RECORD: Jeff Green, 114.153mph, 3/15/97
MIKE McLAUGHLIN'S LAS VEGAS CAREER RECORD
YEAR START FINISH LAPS STATUS 1997 14 24 194/200 Running 1998 9 27 198/200 Running
Quotes from Mike McLaughlin, 1997 Busch Series Most Popular Driver:
"After an off weekend, I am real anxious to climb back into the Goulds Pumps Chevrolet. This year has been so exciting for us so far, I didn't really want to take the week off, but it gave the crew more time to work on the car. The enthusiasm of this team has been fantastic so far. I think a lot of that has to do with our new crew chief, Jay Smith fitting right into place. Jay has an easygoing style about him that goes well with the rest of the guys. You never know how a new person will fit in, but it's been great with Jay."
"We haven't had much luck in Las Vegas in the two previous Las Vegas races. We have put a lot of extra work into this car and believe it's going to be our time for good luck in Las Vegas. Maybe some of the good luck I hear about people having in the casinos will rub off on me this year."
¨ During the break from racing action, The Goulds Pumps Team, along with the other two Cicci-Welliver owned teams, completed their move into a brand new 43,000 square foot shop located a half-mile from their old shop in Harrisburg, NC. The state-of-the-art shop was built by Welliver-McGuire, a firm owned by team owner Scott Welliver.
¨ This will be Mike McLaughlin's second visit to Las Vegas in 3 months. McLaughlin spent time at The Las Vegas Motor Speedway during December. McLaughlin accompanied a group of Goulds Pumps dealers to the Richard Petty Driving Experience at the track.