BUSCH: Nazareth Mike Mclaughlin pre-race notes

Nazareth, PA - Goulds Pumps NASCAR Busch Series driver Mike McLaughlin heads north to Nazareth, Pennsylvania this weekend looking to gain some momentum for his Goulds Pumps Racing Team. McLaughlin, a Waterloo, NY native has competed numerous...

Nazareth, PA - Goulds Pumps NASCAR Busch Series driver Mike McLaughlin heads north to Nazareth, Pennsylvania this weekend looking to gain some momentum for his Goulds Pumps Racing Team. McLaughlin, a Waterloo, NY native has competed numerous times on the tricky one-mile track in NASCAR Busch Series, Busch North and Featherlite Modified cars. In seven career Busch Series starts, McLaughlin has recorded four top-ten finishes and three top-ten starting spots, including an outside pole position in 1996.

"Nazareth has been a fun place to race over the years, it's shaped so different from the other tracks that you almost approach it like a road course," McLaughlin said. "If we can find an even balance in the car for all the different turns, I believe it can be a real productive weekend for the Goulds Pumps Team."

McLaughlin and the remaining 42 Busch Series competitors will take the green flag on Sunday at 12:30pm.

<pre> MIKE McLAUGHLIN'S NAZARETH BUSCH SERIES CAREER RECORD

    YEAR        START   FINISH   LAPS    STATUS
    1993         20       9      199/200 Running
    1994          4       5      200/200 Running
    1995         13      31      112/200 Accident
    1996          2      29      177/200 Accident
    1997         19       8      200/200 Running
    1998          7       3      200/200 Running
    1999         22      28      165/168 Running

FAST FACTS

* McLaughlin will make his 210th career Busch Grand National start this weekend. McLaughlin made his Busch Series debut in 1984 and competed part time until 1994. Since September of 1994 McLaughlin has made 169 consecutive starts in the Busch Series, the longest current streak and 7th longest streak in series history.

* McLaughlin is one of only three drivers to qualify for all 18 races this season without using a provisional starting spot. McLaughlin is joined on this list by Ron Hornaday and Mike Dillon.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Ron Hornaday Jr. , Mike McLaughlin